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A Path to More Creative Thinking

Innovation in Practice

Innovation is a skill. It’s not a gift. It’s not something you’re born with. But you can actually learn to be creative like you could learn any other skill – whether it be in business or in your personal life or some other skill that you want to learn like a new sport. What is Creativity? Think of creativity as a process, a cognitive process, which is something that happens inside your head. But your brain produces lots of thoughts that aren’t creative.

How to Increase Productivity by 500% and Boost Innovation


Flow has been defined as a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus

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The Ten Types of Innovation Framework Explained


When we hear people talk about innovation, we often hear it being used as a synonym for new products, or perhaps new features in existing products. In reality, that is quite a narrow view of innovation and, in our experience, it is one of the root causes leading to many of the mistakes inexperienced innovators make. Getting past the implications caused by this can often be challenging, especially in larger organizations where everyone won't be familiar with innovation.

Podcast S4E73: Robert Lowe – How LEGO invests in new innovations and partnerships

Idea to Value

?. In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Rob Lowe, head of Value Creation and Marketing at LEGO Ventures. We speak about what innovation and creativity mean at Lego, and how they look for partners to invest in. Topics covered in today’s episode: 00:01:00 – What is LEGO Ventures and its purpose: Play can be a great basis of learning. 00:03:20 – How creativity and innovation is a part of the culture at LEGO.

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!

Those that learn to frame the Strategic Innovation discussion are the big winners

Paul Hobcraft

Constructing an innovation conversation framework is never easy, we all come at it in different ways and when it comes to those strategic conversations, we feel a sense of panic and growing tension as our messages begin to fray at the edges and slip more into tactical, the more we talk. If you just diving into innovations, this sort of strategic conversation can change the goalposts, alter the perspective, and can give the innovation a more focused framing to build propositions around.

The Best of Both Worlds: How Supporting Entrepreneurial Thinkers Leads to Growth for Employers

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Cultivate an environment where individual expression, ideas and solutions are valued, encouraged and rewarded. Future of Work


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Innovation gaps between the real world and the virtual world in the time of quarantine

Board of Innovation

It’s been 6 months since the majority of the world came to a halt, shuttering businesses, and forcing many to move from the boardroom to the game room. But the tech world never slowed down. So why haven’t we seen any clear advancements to improve our “virtual” quality of life?

The important gap between capability and need

Jeffrey Phillips

I'll be writing occasionally for my friends at the Collective - a group focused on autonomy, mobility and the use of drones. I think this group has an excellent opportunity to create new solutions and influence new products. I've learned a lot this summer, especially about drones, because I bought one and started flying it, and my son interned with a drone company. What we learned flying drones and viewing the imagery was the range of opportunities and solutions that could be created.

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Happy 11th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

Thanks for all of the support over the past 11 years. Here are some of my favorite posts over the last year or so. Related posts: Happy 2nd Birthday Digital Tonto! Happy 8th Birthday Digital. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Top Posts


Socially Responsible Innovation Part One: For-Profit Companies


Corporations have struggled with the balance between profit and the greater good since the beginning of capitalism. Some argue that corporations have no obligation to anyone other than their shareholders, while others argue that social impacts can limit the long-term viability of the corporation, making social responsibility a core tenant of corporate responsibility. Socially responsible … Continued.

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.

Taking The Guesswork Out of Innovation


To manage an innovation portfolio and make the right investment decisions, you need metrics to measure progress of projects in your portfolio. But many organisations we work with fall into the trap of using execution metrics on innovation projects. We believe innovation needs its own metrics. In innovation, the main task is not to measure if you are on time and on budget, which are key metrics in an execution project.

Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma


Inclusivity, sustainability and collaboration are the foundations of Almaroma, the latest partner to join Exago’s growing global network. The post Exago expands its partner network with Almaroma appeared first on Exago. Blog collaboration inclusivity innovation partnership sustainability

You Can’t Wish Or Hope Your Way To A Different Perspective; You Have To Act Your Way


Whether people and organizations like it or not, the current pandemic is accelerating the digitalization of the enterprise at all levels. Still, many organizations are late to the party, and some aren’t acting at all. I recently had a chat, via video of course, with the Head of HR of a meat processing and packing company.

Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government


Governments thrive on socially responsible innovation, putting it in a unique position to work for the public good. Yet, the challenges governments face can be just as specific. In part two of our three-part series on innovation strategy and social responsibility, we’ll delve into those challenges and how they can be overcome. Stakeholder Commitment Government … Continued. The post Socially Responsible Innovation Part Two: Government appeared first on IdeaScale.

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.

How One Innovation Leader Grew His Team During COVID-19

Innovation Leader

One innovator from Stanley Black & Decker shares insights on how COVID-19 has impacted his innovation strategy in 2020 and how his team has managed to secure key wins during the pandemic

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement

Tullio Siragusa

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement. An effective leader can achieve goals through influence instead of forced compliance. Amazing lessons in leadership can be learned by stepping up to lead in a volunteer organization. When you are leading a team in a volunteer situation you have no leverage. No one is getting paid to be there, and in most cases you had nothing to do with who is there.

Great Leaders Don’t Delegate Innovation And Creativity; They Lead It


You can’t talk about things you want done when you’re not setting the example. In every group and / or business that I’ve lead, I’ve always set the example; I don’t know any other way to do it. So earlier in my career it was a bit mindboggling to me when I encountered other organizations where the leader was not setting the example. They asked and expected their employees to behave in a certain way, but they didn’t walk the talk themselves.

AI in Foresight & Innovation Management


Recently, we have been exposed to a lot of information about the new and rapidly developing field of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning which is likely to change many things about the way we work and exist in the future.

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.

Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases)

Board of Innovation

Have a look at different ways to create value in the circular economy. The examples shown are based on our own client cases. The post Examples to create value in the circular economy (Cases) appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Circular economy Business design Inspiration

Jermaine Dupri Talks New Role With The Beet and a Lifetime of Entrepreneurial Inspirations

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The legendary hip-hop producer, mogul and dedicated vegan's new role as creative advisor for the plant-based-lifestyle platform is just the latest stop on his evolving journey. Lifestyle

#1,859 – Transparent TV

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

We all enjoy having a TV in our homes. In fact, most of us can’t live without them. There’s just one problem: when we’re not using our television sets they can be a real eyesore, dominating the view in our living rooms. But that doesn’t have to be the case anymore.

Anticipatory Leaders and Accelerated Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

The predictability of disruption as an innovation accelerator is a central component of the Anticipatory Organization Model , focusing closely on how Anticipatory Organizations and Anticipatory Leaders can look at disruption and see enormous opportunities. The untimely situation we have been facing with COVID-19 is no exception. Not only has every industry been touched by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, every country has.

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.

CONTACTLESS 2.0 Are you ready to explore the possibilities within your business?


The new normal, currently under construction, calls for us to reflect, embrace uncertainty, and act immediately in a world where all parts of organizations need to operate with low-touch interactions to keep everyone safe—the world of what we call: Contactless 2.0. To embrace a Contactless 2.0

Remote Innovation – A Method to use over Zoom


Paul Sloane discusses ways to collaborate remotely over Zoom, drawing on inspiration from the musical duo The Postal Service, in this new article. The post Remote Innovation – A Method to use over Zoom appeared first on InnovationManagement. Collaborative Innovation Collaboration postal service remote collaboration zoom

Towards meta intelligence

The Future Shapers

The world as we know it is changing rapidly. There is no getting back to the old. In this thought piece Ron Immink unpacks the lessons from a book called “The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives”. It is a must read for every CEO. The post Towards meta intelligence appeared first on The Future Shapers. Foresight Future Thinking Leading Change

7 Habits of Highly Effective Kaizen Thinkers


The practice of Kaizen is not about a particular way of performing business operations or even a specific approach to process improvement. Instead, it is a way of thinking about business operations that can transform how you look at problems and open up new doors to innovation. Kaizen seeks to move operations nearer and nearer to perfection through incremental improvement.

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.

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement

Tullio Siragusa

How to Enable Organizational Success without Micromanagement. An effective leader can achieve goals through influence instead of forced compliance. Amazing lessons in leadership can be learned by stepping up to lead in a volunteer organization. When you are leading a team in a volunteer situation you have no leverage. No one is getting paid to be there, and in most cases you had nothing to do with who is there.

#1,854 – PrintPod

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

You may feel like the quarantine is stifling your creativity but that doesn’t have to be the case. For instance, you could cover a wall of your apartment with doodles like this artist recently did. Or you could pick up a PrintPod and start writing on any surface. Literally, any surface you can think of. Technabob sums it up best: “Normally, printers are designed to print on flat sheets of paper.

Understanding the Mindsets of Knowers & Learners

Innovation Leader

This workshop, led by the former Head of Innovation at Pfizer, explores the mindsets that separate learners and knowers

The Continuous Improvement Imperative for Oil and Gas Companies


Oil and gas companies have increasingly faced the twin challenges of low prices and increased competition from renewables. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation much more difficult. For example, the US benchmark for the price per barrel of crude dropped from $63 in January to below zero in April. Since then, the price climbed back up to about $41, which is a third lower than before COVID-19 became a reality in the US.

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.”