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Why Innovation Takes More Than Genius

Digital Tonto

The truth is that genius can be exceptionally fragile. Making a breakthrough takes more than talent. It requires a mixture of talent, luck and an ecosystem of support to make an idea into something. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Five Ways Procrastination Spurs Innovation


It’s odd that we act like everything has to be done at top speed, no stops, no hesitation, and no drifting of focus. Imagine if we cooked everything at the highest heat possible, drove with our foot to the floor, or said everything as loudly as we could, all the time.

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Time for a new C-suite officer?

The Future Shapers

As we come out of one global, life-changing crisis, we find ourselves staring at the same old climate change crisis that is creeping ever onwards towards another disaster. Maybe it is time to think about how we tackle this problem.

Why its Important to Give Innovators a Stake in Innovation Success


To build a portfolio of innovation projects, companies need people that have an entrepreneurial mindset. This is different from the managerial mindset that is needed from people working on your portfolio of existing businesses.

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!

Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

Innovation Excellence

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective.

Can Creativity Be Learned? 5 Best Practices to Fuel Innovation


Do you possess a creative and innovative mindset? Some people think these traits are innate while others are convinced they can be learned. Evidence shows these are teachable behaviors. Innovation research reveals only 25-40% of innovation comes from genes.

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Innovation has the power to unlock the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

The energy shifts undergoing in the energy transitions today are allowing real innovation opportunities when you survey the innovation landscape. There is complexity in all the energy transitions going on.

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Podcast S4E70: Pete Newell – How to manage an innovation pipeline

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Pete Newell, Founder of BMNT. We speak about how to align innovation strategy with operations in large organisations.

Diversity Matters: Why Genuine Inclusion Is Essential to True Innovation


Diversity is a crucial component of a successful innovation strategy. It drives market growth and helps everyone in the workplace embrace different ideas. According to research on how diversity can drive innovation, there are two types of diversity: inherent and acquired.

Building trust and personal connections in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

The last few months were not easy for any professional who, in normal times, relies on being close with their customer. E.g. Sales representatives, fundraisers, recruiters. and still are, reinventing how to do business. We collected plenty of feedback from different industries.

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.

Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture


Life as an innovation manager at WhatAVenture. “Hi, Hi, I am Johanna, Innovation Manager at WhatAVenture. I have been with WhatAVenture since 2018, and I am excited to give you a little insight into the job of an Innovation Manager.“. Ever wondered what it means to work at WhatAVenture?

Innovation in China with Fabernovel

Rapid Innovation in digital time

How innovation in China differentiates from the US, and Europe? Brilliant Project Director Katherine Wang from Fabernovel helps us to understand what is at stake. Creativity Innovation China Fabernovel Katherine Wang

5 Best Microsoft PowerApps Use Cases With Examples


5 Best Microsoft PowerApps Use Cases With Examples The average cost to develop an application is 74% less with PowerApps – Forrester Consulting Speaks volumes about the efficiency of PowerApps, doesn’t it?

A Brief Introduction to 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing


Lean Thinking , by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones, covers the five principles of Lean manufacturing. Truly remarkable.


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.

Focus Through Crisis: Find out how different organizations are responding to COVID-19

Cascade Strategy

We recently sent a survey to our readers, asking them to share some experiences of how their organizations have responded to the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this blog post, we will share some of their insights

Atelier Louis Zéro: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Louis Zero is a strategic design workshop, and not a digital agency. Strategic design stands for shaping impactful products, services and business models. As a workshop, it's open to all, from debates and meetings to playground for companies.

Knowledge Management in the Era of the COVID-19 Crisis


Executives should look at three-step processes of knowledge accumulation, integration, and reconfiguration. This model for managing knowledge reflects a more strategic and practical perspective, as it is process-oriented and most applicable for leading organizations.

The Evolution of Online & On-Campus Education

Innovation Leader

Sian Beilock of Barnard College and Adam Medros of edX discuss how their organizations have pivoted to address the challenges that COVID-19 has created for higher education


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.

How to Effectively Manage Change as a Team

Tullio Siragusa

How to Effectively Manage Change as a Team. Change is a constant phenomenon. Small changes occur every day. In the workplace changes are efficiently catered to by an active leadership environment. From time to time organizations have to adapt to major changes. A leadership change, a reorganization, a merger or acquisition, and or a pandemic can have catastrophic impact on people’s lives when managed poorly.

Broadcast industry lessons in the time of coronavirus

Board of Innovation

When the Coronavirus pandemic forced many entertainment and broadcasting agencies to suspend operations and they were forced to innovate on the fly.

Virtual Vs In-Person Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: The current pandemic has definitely changed the way we organize ourselves and our meetings. This large scale experiment has also shown that work from anywhere is a going to be a distinct reality in most of our lives (unless it cant be).

How Can Banks Transform?


What does digital transformation mean to banks and financial institutions? Right now, it means using digital technologies to accelerate change within the organization, mostly applying digital technologies to current processes and products.

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.

Trailblazing CEOs from Apple, Tesla, Starbucks & More Talk Innovation

Innovation Leader

These are 10 of our favorite videos that feature CEOs, founders, and trailblazing innovators sharing insights on how new things get created in their organizations

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The elusive innovation strategy

The Future Shapers

Who would’ve thought that combining two vague terms would result in an even vaguer phrase? Fortunately, they are vague mostly due to ignorance and negligence, so let’s shine some light on them. The post The elusive innovation strategy appeared first on The Future Shapers.

How Supply Chain Leaders Can Ensure Product Availability Amid The New Normal


How Supply Chain Leaders Can Ensure Product Availability Amid The New Normal The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced governments to institute stay-at-home and social distancing rules and order complete lockdowns and store closures.

Ways We Innovate: 60 Uses In Two Minutes


They say that good artists borrow, but great artists steal, so consider this taken from the great dancer, Twyla Tharp. In her book, The Creative Habit, she outlined a creativity exercise which she asked her students to go through to help them break through their barriers of conformity.

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.

Make It a CI-nch


Cinch. ?sinch. sinch. Noun. : A thing done with ease : A secure grip : A certainty to happen. Verb. : To make certain : To fasten tight. Improvement work doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, the intent of the thinking and methods is to provide some sense of security and increase your certainty.

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Seeing Opportunity in Crisis

Innovators Alliance

Business leaders have been thrust into a crisis that has forced them to deal with unforeseen challenges at an accelerated timeline outside of their control.

Leading and managing human transitions through adversity

Innovation Excellence

Connecting with a diverse range of my coaching and consulting clients over the past few weeks, has seriously deepened my understanding of the impact of disruption and adversity, on our stress levels and neurology, and the importance of leading and managing these factors, from both the business and the human perspective.

#1,819 – Week In Review

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A quick look at everything that tickled my fancy this past week: 6 in 1 Tent: Here’s something that is an immediate must have for outdoor enthusiasts: a 6 in 1 tent/hammock combination that will absolutely blow your mind.

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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.”