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Why incremental innovation is so easy; disruptive is so difficult

Jeffrey Phillips

After years, no decades, of working in and on the margins of innovation, I think I had an epiphany recently. It's interesting to know that the more you work in a field, you become more aware of the things that you don't know, rather than confident in the things that you do know.

Developing Your Innovation Potential: Webinar & Online Learning


Are you looking for ways to ignite your personal creativity? Want to engage your colleagues in thinking differently, building skills, and channeling inspiration? Would you like to improve innovation on your team—across the workforce, and beyond?


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Take These 5 Steps To Respond To Flawed Decisions Made By Your Team


I like developing self-directed teams. Heck, every smart leaders likes to develop self-directed teams that can make decisions on their own without having to rely on their manager. Most managers say it but rarely achieve it! Because most managers pay lip service to the word empowerment.

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The Eight P Plan for Success

Destination Innovation

Let’s say that you are overloaded, overworked and under pressure. You are struggling to cope. This could be at a personal level with private projects or it could be at work where your team is having difficulties with business challenges. Try this eight point plan which will help you. Pause.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Revolutions Don’t Begin With a Slogan, They Begin With A Cause

Digital Tonto

Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenski has been compared to great orators like Winston Churchill. In the English House of Commons, he vowed to fight “in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Breakthrough Innovation vs. Disruptive Innovation


Aren’t breakthrough innovation and disruptive innovation the same thing? It’s a common question when building innovation strategy. After all, the car, the telephone, the smartphone, the electric car, the solar panel, weren’t these all breakthroughs that were also disruptive? In a sense, yes.

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What Is Idea Management?


Traditional innovation can only take your business so far, and without an evolution of processes, you might find it harder than ever to move new ideas forward. Introducing structures and systems to formulate, organize, and act upon new ideas is one of the best ways to optimize internal innovation.

What Jake and Flo Aren’t Telling Us: Disruptions Constantly Change the Insurance Industry

Daniel Burrus

Auto and home insurance bundles, umbrella policies, constant arguments about paying for healthcare (especially during a pandemic), and thousands of streaming and social commercial advertisements pushing different providers as being the best option for the average Joe and Jane. .

Developing Your Innovation Potential: Webinar & Online Learning


Are you looking for ways to ignite your personal creativity? Want to engage your colleagues in thinking differently, building skills, and channeling inspiration? Would you like to improve innovation on your team—across the workforce, and beyond?

Latest Energy Ideas


Energy is a very topical subject now and the news is mostly bad, related to the war in the Ukraine. There are however many posi (Feed generated with FetchRSS


2022 Guide to Corporate Meetings in the Metaverse

Digital fatigue? No sense of purpose or belonging? Meetings using limited technology often fall short for teams working remotely. So how do you bring spontaneous communication and collaboration to your meetings?Check out this guide to meeting in the Metaverse.

Lean Transformation Steps for Operational Excellence


The Lean business methodology is based on the simple principle that organizations should strive to provide maximum value to the customer with as little waste as possible. The idea is simple, but it isn't easy.


Innovation Mindsets Assessment

For those of you looking for new and better ways of assessing and developing the innovative potential in your team, this blog post offers you my first-hand view of Innovation Mindsets TM – the new diagnostic instrument from Prof. Jeanne Liedtka and Treehouse Innovation.

What is Killing Capitalism in America?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell There’s no doubt that capitalism in America is in bad shape.

What Does the Latest Research on Innovation Management Software Reveal?


Our industry of innovation management software is quite an interesting one. It’s been around for a while, but it’s still not a mainstay that every organization would use, at least not in the same way as CRM and team communication software are.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How Improvement Software Strengthens Lean Initiatives


The Lean approach to business management started when Toyota decided to retool its manufacturing practices to improve efficiency and quality simultaneously. Since then, the approach has gained traction globally and in almost every industry.

Revitalizing An Iconic American Market Leader: The Transformation Of GE Appliances

Forbes Leadership

GE Appliances, once a cash-cow in GE's conglomerate portfolio, has been revitalized, following its acquisition by Haier, to become an independent, market-leading, entrepreneurial organization, following Haier's RenDanHeYi principles.

First Principles Are the Building Blocks of True Knowledge

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Farnham Street First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility.

SpaceTech Is the 'Next Frontier,' and These 4 Industries Will Experience Major Disruption

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Space technology has already contributed to diverse inventions, from carbon monoxide detectors to memory foam. Today, four industries stand to benefit from SpaceTech. Let's take a closer look at each one. Defining Moments

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Dog Days and Dynamite: New Takes on 4th of July Classics


The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council ( NHDSC ) reports that hot dogs are served in 95% of American households, estimating an astounding 20 billion eaten annually, boiling (no pun intended) down to about 70 dogs per person.

11. To Compete or Not To Compete (part 2)

Stephen Shapiro

The final section of Tip 11 from Best Practices are Stupid. Please read the first two sections before reading this. Remember, this book was written a dozen years ago, so some concepts have evolved.

The 3 Student Entrepreneur Personas

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Healthcare professional schools, healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship education, and training programs are growing. However, one question is should they be required or elective? The medical student persona has changed in the past several years.

Business Model Innovation Basics Series - Part 1: What is a Business Model?

The BMI Lab Blog

Introducing the Magic Triangle of Business Models Every profit-oriented organization has a business model – its consistency, future ability and basic logic largely influence the overall success of an organization.

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Episode 098: What Can We Learn From Doctors and Their Creative Approaches to Disease?

Innovation in Practice

What can doctors teach us about creativity? People in the medical field actually have a lot of knowledge and experience around innovation. Because they deal with uncertainty daily. Doctors often take risks and make decisions all in the face of uncertainty.

11. To Compete or Not To Compete (part 2)

Stephen Shapiro

Here is the continuation of Tip 11 from Best Practices are Stupid. Please read yesterday’s post before reading this. In it, I talked about competitions vs collaboration. Now we go to three downsides of traditional brainstorming (there are actually MANY more).

How Networking Accelerates Growth

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson As a leader, you’re likely aware that building a network takes time and work. Mentors and a network of peers are not easily established for jobs, professional growth, or business.

The Internet Is All Wrong


What is the true motivation behind the creation of the internet? Wasn’t it intended to link every human in the world to every other human on the planet, and maybe even lead us into a future where all people will be able to comprehend one another better?

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Want Engaged Customers? Ditch the Fads and Embrace the Audio Trend

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Use these three ways to help your business leverage audio-based communication events for better buyer engagement. Defining Moments

11. To Compete or Not To Compete (part 1)

Stephen Shapiro

TO COMPETE OR NOT TO COMPETE: THAT IS THE QUESTION (part 1 of 3). Tip 11 from Best Practices are Stupid. This tip will be split into three posts. Remember, this book was written a dozen years ago, so some concepts have evolved. Open-source software is a well-known collaborative community.

Transformation Insights – Part Two

Innovation Excellence

“The world needs stories and characters that unite us rather than tear us apart.”~ Gale Anne Hurd, Producer of Aliens and The Terminator GUEST POST from Bruce Fairley In my early years I was fortunate to spend some time on … Continue reading → Digital Transformation Leadership Technology career digital transformation Insights Project success Talent technology transformation

Three Steps to Accelerate Your Sustainability Journey


This article originally appeared on Forbes. Stakeholder capitalism is upon us. Customer obsession can leave you in the cold if you lose sight of the forest for the trees.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.