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Female CEOs unite to mitigate COVID-19 impacts in business and society

Exago

Exago and the Rede Mulher Líder (RML) network have joined forces to find ways of mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in both business and society., with the launch of Ignite RML. The post Female CEOs unite to mitigate COVID-19 impacts in business and society appeared first on Exago.

How To Lead Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

There’s a passage in Ernest Hemingway’s 1925 novel, The Sun Also Rises , in which a character is asked how he went bankrupt. Two ways,” he answers. Gradually, then suddenly.” The quote has since become emblematic of how a crisis takes shape.

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Reimagining Retail in the Age of Innovation

IdeaScale

Does your retail innovation strategy make you stand out from the rest? In an industry that is continuously evolving, it’s crucial to keep up with how customers are shopping and figure out what that means for your business.

Thriving in Volatility

Jeffrey Phillips

I think it is important that we consider future competitive conditions as they are likely to be, not as we wish them to be. Too many people are talking about "new normal", as if they know what the new normal will look like.

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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!

Strat-O-Matic's Surge in Demand Is No Fantasy

Entrepreneur - Innovation

With Major League Baseball and other pro sports on hold, the iconic, family run simulation platform is proving more popular than ever. Company president Adam Richman explains how they were ready for the rush. Crisis Management

What if Private Equity Ran Medical Schools?

Innovation Excellence

Dear Miss. Robertson, Thank you for responding to our solicitation for a new Dean of our medical school. We are intrigued by your past experience and background in private equity.

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How a Culture of Experimentation Helped Us Survive COVID-19

Collectivecamp

COVID-19 has served as a wake-up call to leaders everywhere

Overcoming Coronavirus – Be A Strong Brand to Withstand a Crisis

Brunner

When you hear “there’s a crisis,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it CNN ’s report on “ The Gulf spill: America’s worst environmental disaster ?” How about Sports Illustrated’s “ Punch seen ’round the world ” Or maybe it’s when USA Today reported “ Yahoo may be the biggest data breach ” of all time? The reality is, even if your crisis isn’t that big, it feels that way. No one ever expects a crisis to take shape. Because most of the time we see it happening to someone else.

Designing the New Customer Experience

Michael Roberto

[link] In the weeks and months ahead, consumers will engage in a very different shopping experience. That "new normal" is likely to persist for quite some time.

How Transformational Leaders Learn To Overcome Failure

Innovation Excellence

When we think of great leaders their great successes usually come to mind. We picture Washington crossing the Delaware or Gandhi leading massive throngs or Steve Jobs standing triumphantly on stage. It is moments of triumph such as these that make indelible marks on history’s consciousness.

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.

Podcast S3E60: Håkan Ozan – Building an ISO standard for innovation management

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Håkan Ozan, who has helped to draft the recent ISO Standard on Innovation Management. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:30 His start with innovation management systems. 00:02:30 What is an innovation management system.

Seeing the Energy Transition in Different Horizons and Innovative Ways

Paul Hobcraft

The majority of my recent work has been in investigating and building a comprehensive understanding of the #energytransition. It is, to say at the very least, complex and challenging, but for me, satisfying and rewarding. Let me briefly explain how I am going about this and why.

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The Psychology Behind Coronavirus Denial

Digital Tonto

The lesson here is that we are all prone to bias. We need to be careful and promote a healthy skepticism, especially with opinions that we are predisposed to agree with. Just as we shouldn’t believe. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Handwashing solution supported by TRANSFORM scales to Bangladesh

Exago

For every challenge there is a solution, and in these uncertain times, social innovators are making an impact and facing COVID-19 head on. HappyTap, a portable handwashing solution supported by the TRANSFORM initiative, is one such example, having recently launched its product in Bangladesh.

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.

Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

Idea to Value

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there.

Taking a Long Term View During Turbulent Times

Tim Kastelle

What’s the best way to respond to covid-19? There’s still so much uncertainty, it’s almost impossible to know. There are people and institutions that urgently need help – and first priority has to go them.

Five Ways Government Supports and Fosters Innovation in the Private Sector

IdeaScale

Government has been a source of innovation for decades. However, that role can be obscured in the discussion of the private sector. Any innovation strategy should be built on an understanding of how government supports it, in a few key ways.

The World has Changed: Is Your Organization Ready?

InnovationManagement

The COVID-19 epidemic has had a tremendous effect on many aspects of our lives and resulted in a significant change in the workforce, and on the very way that individuals and organizations work.

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.

Improvement Happens In The How Not In The What

Game-Changer

One of the biggest mistakes people make as they take on leadership roles is they focus too much on the bottom line, and not much on how those results are achieved. Results matter, but unfortunately what they fail to see that improvement happens in the how not in the what.

Taking a Long Term View During Turbulent Times

Tim Kastelle

What’s the best way to respond to covid-19? There’s still so much uncertainty, it’s almost impossible to know. There are people and institutions that urgently need help – and first priority has to go them.

Five Top Challenges for Innovation Managers and How to Address Them

IdeaScale

Innovation is the art of finding and overcoming challenges. Yet sometimes the challenges will find you as you work on your innovation strategy. Here are some of the key challenges for innovation programs across the business world in 2020.

Let Culture Drive Online Innovation Teams

InnovationManagement

Online innovation teams need to be especially mindful of cultural sensitivities among members and adapt accordingly. Evidence suggests that cultural diversity is a major asset for innovation teams.

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.

Book Excerpt: Think Like a Privateer, Not a Pirate

Innovation Leader

Steve Jobs once said that it’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy. Pirates refer to startups that churn out innovative ideas. Jobs likens large organizations to the bureaucratic Navy

11 Rapid Continuous Improvement Tools and Techniques Explained

Kainexus

Leaders who want to develop a culture of rapid continuous improvement have many tools at their disposal. So many, in fact, that it can be difficult to keep them all in mind when deciding how to execute an opportunity for improvement or to address a difficult challenge.

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Data Storytelling: What It Is And Why Data Leaders Should Adopt It

Acuvate

Data Storytelling: What It Is And Why Data Leaders Should Adopt It Traditionally data scientists have used visually-appealing dashboards and visualizations to communicate their findings to business executives.

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How to Build Knowledge-Based Companies?

InnovationManagement

Knowledge management improves organizational processes through a variety of different practices, and enhances learning, which can increase both follower engagement and personal development.

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.”

How To Align Innovation Projects With Corporate Strategy

Strategyzer Innovation

From our experience, nowadays most companies perform some sort of innovation activities. Unfortunately, we only rarely see a clear alignment between strategy and innovation. This results in innovation projects that inevitably fail to gain traction and support from leaders within the business.

10 Leadership Mistakes that Undermine Improvement Efforts

Kainexus

Leaders that we speak with get very excited about the idea of creating an improvement engine within their organizations. Who doesn’t want a team of players always looking to edge closer to perfection? Of course, achieving this goal is harder than it sounds.

Do Quibi's Problems Come Down to a Confusing Name?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Terrible timing has certainly contributed to a difficult start for Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile-video platform, but maybe it isn't just that. News and Trends

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The Three Challenges of Crowdsourced Innovation

InnovationManagement

You have a problem to solve, and we have the crowd. IdeaScale has recently acquired Betterific, a crowdsourcing platform that engages a community of 18,000+ creative problem solvers, design thinkers, and ideators to help you come up with your next big idea.

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.