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An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

HYPE Innovation

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what could be, and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end user (the customer). A design mind-set is not problem-focused, it’s solution-focused, and action-oriented.

4 Reasons Great Leaders Are Not Afraid to Fail

Idea to Value

Many people have an overwhelming fear of failure. This usually stems from societal programming that tells us how negative and even shameful failure is. However, the reality is that failure is a necessary part of life. It is just one step of thousands you will take.

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We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

Game-Changer

Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

Braden Kelley

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Stages of Innovation. Where Are You and What Does That Mean for You?

IdeaScale

A brilliant innovation starts with a single step. How does innovation happen? That’s a question that bedevils even the most creative of companies. Innovation is necessary for corporate survival, but where is your company in the five stages of innovation?

How to test & iterate new product & service ideas faster & cheaper

Leapfrogging

Moving faster and cheaper when innovating new products and services ideas is the name of the innovation game. Here’s how to do it like never before.

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Interview with Mike Roycroft

Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane interviews Brigadier Mike Roycroft who tells of his rise in the British Army. He is now CEO of St Raphael’s Hospice in London. He shares leadership lessons on leading change programmes. link]. The post Interview with Mike Roycroft appeared first on Destination Innovation.

Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of “Keep Innovation Simple”, Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00). 03:00). Why you need to be careful about applying best practice from other companies (04:30). How you can keep innovation simple (06:45).

A Tactical Guide to Protecting Your Corporate Innovation IP

Rocketspace

Intellectual property (IP) is the bedrock of every corporation. It serves as a foundation for an organization, setting a company's course and ensuring the long-term viability of profit margins. In fact, Harvard Business Review estimates that 80 percent of the worth of U.S. companies lies in their IP portfolios. Working With Startups Legal Corporate-Startup Partnerships Leadership

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Happy 8th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Some of my favorite posts. Related posts: Happy 7th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 3rd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 5th Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 2nd Birthday. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Interview with Pam Warren

Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane interviews Pam Warren, speaker and author who became known as the ‘Lady in the Mask’ after receiving terrible burn injuries in the Paddington rail crash in 1999. She is the founder of the Paddington Survivors Group. link].

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Podcast #20 – Brad Barbera: How to learn to love chaos but hate confusion

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk to Brad Barbera, author of “Keep Innovation Simple”, Innovation Strategist and holder of the first patent for low-fat mayonnaise. Topics covered in this episode: Is there a perfect formula for innovation which works for all companies? (03:00). 03:00). Why you need to be careful about applying best practice from other companies (04:30). How you can keep innovation simple (06:45).

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2017

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

FinTech and Machine Learning

IdeaScale

When people talk about machine learning they are a referring to a type of artificial intelligence that has the ability to learn without explicit programming.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Amazon’s Purchase Of Whole Foods Shows Why Every Industry Needs An Ecosystem

Digital Tonto

Every organism eventually dies. In the long term, it is only ecosystems that survive. Related posts: The New Technology Ecosystem That Will Power Small Business. 2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Ecosystems Leadership

User-Centered Design is Everyone’s Responsibility: A Launch Checklist

Boxes and Arrows

I cannot count how many large-scale projects my team has been a part of where we’re scrambling last-minute to take care of some seemingly small but integral task necessary for launch.

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Innovation Excellence

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction.

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Weapon

Daniel Burrus

An organization’s culture is one of its most singular aspects. It’s one of a handful of characteristics that simply can’t be replicated. That poses a specific challenge. If your organization is acquiring or merging with another company, can your culture keep its most important attributes?

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Overcoming fixedness before being locked in amber

Jeffrey Phillips

It seems strange to me, after working for over 12 years in innovation, that so many people can view the same set of circumstances and opportunities in so many different ways. Our economy is awash in innovation opportunities, and the opportunities are growing and expanding. There are opportunities to innovate new products and services, of course, but also new channels and new business models. Customer experience is rapidly becoming an important innovation avenue.

5 of America’s Best Innovation Labs

InnovationManagement

The innovation that goes on within American corporations is truly breathtaking. Of course, many of the best innovation labs require the immense resources of powerful companies, but at their heart, these labs all succeed when two components come together: the right people and the right ideas.

Innovation Culture Starts With YOU, Not Your Boss.

Innovation Excellence

One of the most prominent organizational factors, if not the most prominent one, is autonomy. Studies showed a one-way relationship between autonomy and creativity. Employees need autonomy to be creative.

How can your team benefit from using an idea management platform ?

Ideanote

Meet Peter. Peter is a Customer Success Manager in a Sports company. He leads a medium size team, consisting of 7 people. Working in Customer Success means working closely with the customers to ensure they are satisfied with the services.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Open Innovation: How the United Nations is Changing the World by Collaborating with It

Planview Spigit

What is the relationship between access to education and access to water sources in the developing world? How does an improvement in one influence the other? How does local rainfall affect child health and nutrition over time? To better understand complex and connected challenges in the developing world, the United Nations (UN) , the international organization tasked with bringing nations together, turned to Spigit to power their open innovation challenge , #SDGInsights.

5 Keys to a Flexible Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

Meeting with a client to design a visioning session for its upcoming strategic planning activities, I prepared several pages of options. The possibilities included many different directions we could incorporate within their strategic planning process.

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Improve Your Organization with Design Thinking & Change Leadership [podcast]

Innovation Excellence

"How can we improve?" is a conversation taking place at nearly every organization. Innovators and product managers have the right perspective that is needed. They are uniquely equipped to make the move from building better products to building a better organization. Innovation Innovation Management Organizational Performance Product Management product managers

Turning Big Data into Big Paydays

InnovationManagement

The global technological advancement has been ongoing for many decades now. The ability to generate big data by companies concerning their clientele and customers is an opportunity that to exploit and transform into huge returns on paydays. Venturing into data analytics can form a source of income for many more people globally as big data continues to get more use. Trend Alert big data

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

Information Overload: How Can Digital Minimalism Streamline Your Work Process and Create Innovation?

Ideanote

We are surrounded by apps that promise us efficiency and innovation. But where is the line between apps that streamline and apps that clutter? Read more to discover how digital minimalism can remove distractions and let you focus on creating.

3 Ways to Organize Your Strategic Planning Process

BrainZooming

We think one of the most important decisions during a strategic planning process is how to structure the activities the plan contains. Getting the right structure helps align the proper leadership to engage the organization in successfully implementing the plan.

Which is the Innovator? Kroger or Amazon?

Innovation Excellence

Now, first of all, Kroger is a Cincinnati-based company not a Seattle-based company, so it is only natural that I should hear more about the things Amazon is experimenting with than those of Kroger, owners of a portfolio of grocery brands, including: Ralphs, Fred Meyer, QFC, Kroger, fry’s, Food4Less, King Soopers, Harris Teeter, and more.

How will Your Organization Prepare for Extreme Scenarios?

InnovationManagement

A BISS-project powered by the Service Science Factory Rapid changes in technology, customer needs and society forces large organizations to constantly adapt to a changing context in order to remain relevant.

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.