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Responding to COVID-19 and future challenges


In our blog “Leading and Managing Transitional Change” we described how leaders could help their people to transition through the fears and challenges they are experiencing as a result of the disruptive COVID-19 pandemic , by cultivating their mental toughness.

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How is Sales Changing During COVID-19?

Innovation Leader

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many business-to-business sales organizations are left with a pipeline of prospects that do not advance to later stages of the sales process

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How to Beat Information Overload


We’re living in a world of information overload

Podcast S4E76: Tamara Ghandour – unlocking your competitive advantage with innovation

Idea to Value

In today’s episode fo the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Tamara Ghandour, founder of Launch Street, author of INNOVATION IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS and developer of the IQE assessment.

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!

Why Consensus Kills Innovation

Digital Tonto

Big ideas are never easy. Almost by definition, they are unlikely, fraught with risk and often counterintuitive. They need champions to inspire and empower beliefs around them. That’s why leadership. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Government Innovation Can Work


Government and business have inherently different goals. Yet this doesn’t mean that business mindsets like entrepreneurship can or should be set aside.

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Business Development Manager bei Pixofarm


Werde Teil des Teams! Business Development Manager bei Pixofarm (m/w/d). JETZT BEWERBEN. Start. Ab sofort. Anstellung. Vollzeit bei Pixofarm. Sprachniveau. C1 Deutschniveau. Über uns. Pixofarm ( ist eines der drei Company Building Projekte von WhatAVenture.

VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce


VTEX, the fastest-growing e-commerce platform in the world, has been named a “visionary” in Gartner’s August 2020 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce. Gartner’s annual report is a must-read for B2B and B2C vendors looking to adopt digital commerce platforms. Having entered the quadrant in 2017 as a “niche” player, VTEX has now been promoted to the “visionary” rank. The post VTEX named a visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce appeared first on Exago.

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PSA International Shares Tips on How to Create an Award-Winning Innovation Program


PSA have long been leaders in innovation. From the long-ago days as a Singapore statutory board to the post-corporate multinational it is today, this organization remains relevant. Innovation is a crucial part of how products are created, and customers are served.

3 Lessons on Launching From 3 Young, Early-Stage Founders

Entrepreneur - Innovation

They know how to harness ideas - and fearlessly take action. Young Millionaires

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

#1,903 – Wakanda Theme Park

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

To honor Chadwick Boseman, Whoopi Goldberg has pitched to Disney the idea of creating a Wakanda Theme Park at one of their resorts. And I couldn’t agree more.

Bob Iger’s 10 Principles Necessary To True Leadership


I don’t read a whole lot of business books anymore, but I do like reading ones written by people who were actually there. The most recent one I read is Bob Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime , where he writes about his 40+ years at Walt Disney Company; including being CEO. I’ve obsessed about Disney for a long time, so a book written by the CEO of Disney is very appealing to me. This is a leadership book, and good one.

A Look at the 2020 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report


Disruption is a necessary component of innovation. The novel coronavirus has massively disrupted all industries, resulting in brand new questions and conversations. Some innovative companies take a centralized approach to innovation, while others choose a decentralized method.

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How Would You Reimagine School?

Innovation Leader

In two months, education underwent a shift faster than it had in 200 years. How might we adapt to remote learning, while also using this moment to reimagine education

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Get your idea funded by questioning power dynamics

The Future Shapers

How can intrapreneurs leverage decision making, agenda setting, and management of meaning to get their ideas funded? Using some pointers from the literature and looking at advice from the experts, here are some sound advice on how to promote and get your ideas funded at work.

5 Ways To Accelerate The Pace of Change


McKinsey and Company , one of the country’s leading management consultancies, reports that up to 70% of systemic change programs fail to reach their business goals.

How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in any company with Amy Radin

Rapid Innovation in digital time

The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company. Amy Radin examines thoroughly innovation through various angles, from finding, nurturing and scaling market-leading innovations.

What is the Future of Theme Park Vacations?

Innovation Leader

Temperature screenings and face coverings are now part of the park experience. So what elements of the theme park vacation will remain forever changed? What will bounce back

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.

#1,889 – FitBit Sense, Amazon Halo, and the Future of Fitness Trackers

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

FitBit recently announced a new wearable capable of detecting your stress levels.

Rockwater's Participation and Bonus Program


Recognizing and rewarding employees on their efforts is a critical component of a continuous improvement culture. Without recognition, it’s typically challenging to drive employee engagement.

What if climate change leaders behaved like dentists?

The Future Shapers

The dental system has succeeded in getting rid of dental cavities for the last 50 years. This is a brilliant system addressing prevention, cure, and solutions. Hopefully, a COVID-19 system will do the very same. What if a climate change system could do so as well?

Mastering Virtual Presence and Communication

Innovation Leader

There are three elements that set the stage for successful virtual presentations: lighting, framing, and the right background. Find out how to master all three

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.

People Don’t Want Creativity

Stephen Shapiro

People don’t want creativity. They may say they do, but there is a strong anti-creativity bias in most organizations. And unfortunately this bias happens at an subconscious level.

How to Convert Feedback Into Leadership Enhancement

Tullio Siragusa

How to Convert Feedback Into Leadership Enhancement. Organizations are spending millions to setup feedback channels like email, social platforms, and follow-up programs, in order to create a better work environment. Still, the words “feedback” often make us cringe as we immediately adopt a defensive posture. Progress-driven leaders value both positive and constructive feedback, always giving priority to constructive ones.

Fear of the light

The Future Shapers

The greatest fear emanates from those who fear change itself. A gulf is opening up between those who own the means of production and the billions of under-privileged serfs in that system.

Our August Coverage on Reimagining Innovation

Innovation Leader

We’ve gathered the best pieces of recent advice we’ve been given by innovators in our live show, report, and other online coverage

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.

#1,902 – Let’s Rename Boneless Chicken Wings

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Ander Christensen is an absolute legend.

Play Bold: The ride to the next level

Innovation 360 Group

How do you build an electric motorcycle that can be composted but can still be an icon for the fashionable set. Play Bold Podcast


Third Place and the Starbucks empire: the user experience at the heart of strategy


‘Third Place’ existed long before Starbucks. Sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term in his book The Great Good Place (1989). He described why community settings like cafes, bars, and beauty salons are essential for social connections, inclusion, and democracy.

How Can You Stay Close to Customers Remotely?

Innovation Leader

Eric Steege of Amazon Web Services shares how teams can stay close to their end users during a pandemic. Get his tips about leveraging learnings, customer insight channels, and more

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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.”