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Open Innovation demands collaborative innovation | Sopheon

Sopheon

In a recent episode of the Innovation Talks podcast, I shared some takeaways from the recent Innov8rs Conference in Amsterdam, which had open innovation as its central theme.

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Four Ways to Build Inclusive Teams

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus At the core of teamwork is the need to solve problems. And when generating solutions, the more diverse a team you have, the more ideas you can generate. Sort of. The rationale behind diversity being a strength on teams is solid.

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10 Beliefs That Get in the Way of Organizational Change

Harvard Business Review

In their new book, Move Fast and Fix Things, Frances Frei and Anne Morriss outline five strategies to help leaders tackle their hardest problems and quickly make change. Their final strategy is to execute your plan with a sense of urgency. They argue that most big organizational problems deserve a more urgent response — a metabolic rate that honors the frustration, mediocrity, and pain of the status quo.

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How to Manage Cognitive Load and Optimize Your Thinking

Phil McKinney

Have you ever experienced feeling overwhelmed when studying for an exam or trying to solve a difficult problem? If so, you've likely encountered cognitive load. Cognitive load refers to the mental effort required to process information and complete tasks. As we go through our daily lives, we encounter cognitive load in many forms, such as trying to remember someone's name, navigating a new city, or juggling multiple tasks at once.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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The Stories We Tell Determine The Change We Can Achieve

Digital Tonto

Change always begins with a grievance. There’s something people don’t like and they want it to be different. We like to see ourselves as heroes fighting for everything that’s right and we question the motivations of those who oppose our cause. When we believe in something passionately, it’s hard to see how anyone, in good conscience, can see it another way.

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Ask an Absurd Question

Destination Innovation

Why would you ask a question that everyone knows the answer to? The great thinker and astronomer Carl Sagan asked this question, ‘Is there life on Earth?’ But he asked it from a different perspective; from the viewpoint of an unknowing observer far outside the Earth. In December 1990, NASA’s exploratory space probe, Galileo, was due to fly past Earth.

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As education choice grows, expect more school unbundling, but no great unbundling

Christensen Institute

Every few years it seems that hype grows around the possibilities of unbundling education. The latest fuel is the emergence of at least 14 states with education savings accounts (ESA) programs that allow families to pay for a variety of educational programs and supports from public funds. As a recent article in Education Next , where I’m an executive editor, proclaimed, “While parent-led unbundling is not a new phenomenon, the current movement has expanded so quickly that it’s been dubbed ‘the G

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The Discomfort Caused by a Diversity of Perspective

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When your organization doesn’t want to hear your truth because it contradicts a decision they’ve already made, that’s a sign of trouble. It’s a sign they’re going to do what they’re going to and they don’t care all that much about you. But, what if they’re wrong?

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BIG Ideas: How ICL Built a Billion Dollar Innovation Accelerator

Qmarkets

ICL’s story begins at the lowest point on earth. Nearly a century ago, a Siberian adventurer, engineer, and businessman named Moshe Novomeysky secured permission to establish a mining facility in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Over the years that followed, this venture would overcome significant obstacles and make countless breakthroughs on its journey to becoming the global innovation powerhouse known nowadays as ICL.

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5 Questions to Get Your Project Team on the Same Page

Harvard Business Review

Projects are unique, temporary, and dynamic. At the beginning of a project, you can be proactive as you plan, schedule, source, and staff. But the process will invariably shift and become more reactive as you respond to challenges along the way. Project success ultimately depends on maintaining project team alignment from inception to completion. That can only happen when a project manager consistently realigns the team throughout the project.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Breaking Free from the Competitive Cycle: The Role of Creativity

Daniel Burrus

Creativity is a highly applicable character trait of those who find success and significance in the business world. In light of this observation, the question of whether creativity can be taught naturally arises. While it’s true that, with sufficient determination, individuals can learn almost anything, teaching your team to think creatively in any industry is contingent upon the approach.

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Mastering Your Innovation Mindset

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Dennis Stauffer Mindset is quite a remarkable thing. It can be an invisible hindrance, or a tremendous asset when you know how to manage it. Mindset is your often subconscious beliefs about how the world works. It’s your mental frame, your personal paradigm.

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5 Books That Will Change The Way You Think About Being an Effective Leader

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Want to improve the way you lead? Learn from those who blazed the trails you hope to follow.

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Old Formulas Won’t Help You Solve Today’s Business Problems

Harvard Business Review

Formulas may be road-tested approaches to business challenges, but formulas have flaws. What worked yesterday might not be applicable or even plausible today. There are three primary weaknesses to relying on formulas to address business issues in a constantly changing environment: 1.) they don’t work the same in all contexts; 2) they can be replicated by the competition; and 3) they can have hidden risks.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Understanding Corporate Partnering with Immanuel Nama

Viima

We've returned with yet another Innovation Room Podcast episode. In this conversation, I was joined by Immanuel Nama to chat about corporate partnering, what it is, and how to do it right. Immanuel is an Innovation consultant at HYPE Innovation where he focuses on startups and partnering, and he is responsible for the scouting side of the process. With a keen eye for emerging trends, he has had the privilege of spearheading HYPE’s efforts to identify and collaborate with some of the most promisi

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Why Employees Must Do More Than Expected

Innovation Excellence

(Even When It’s Not in Their Job Description) GUEST POST from Shep Hyken As customers, we appreciate it when someone we’re doing business with does more than we expect. Even if we don’t consciously recognize it when it’s happening, the value of that “something extra” makes us enjoy the experience and want to come back.

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Measuring what matters: The importance of assessing social capital in career-connected learning

Christensen Institute

In July 2023, our team published “ People-powered pathways: Lessons in how to build students’ social capital through career-connected learning.” In the report, we describe successes and challenges in bringing social capital–building strategies to a variety of educational settings. Our observations draw from an 18-month pilot during which we leveraged our social capital playbook to provide direct support to a group of three intermediary organizations—Education Strategy Group, Generation Schools N

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Encourage Your Team to Escalate Issues on Technical Projects

Harvard Business Review

In the aftermath of a very public system failure or a project going significantly over-budget, a key question that’s often asked is: “Why didn’t anyone bring this to our attention?” The root causes of why people fail to escalate issues (even when they know it’s the right thing to do) fall into both organizational and systemic categories. Among them are the lack of a culture of trust, poor communications, ineffective feedback, and valuing IQ over EQ.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Blending Metrics and Empathy with Design Thinking: The New Paradigm in Leadership

Tullio Siragusa

Blending Metrics and Empathy with Design Thinking: The New Paradigm in Leadership The contemporary leadership environment requires a meticulous balance between quantitative evaluations and genuine human connection. In today’s shifting workplace dynamics, marked by remote work, global teams, and an increasing emphasis on emotional well-being, this balance becomes even more paramount.

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Top Ten Reasons Your Next Innovation Speaker Should Be Braden Kelley

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Chateau G Pato If you’re looking for an innovation speaker who can captivate your audience and inspire them to think differently, look no further than Braden Kelley.

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PBTO: What sort of Leader do you want to be with Lisa O’Neill

Rmukesh Gupta

This the first episode of the current season of my podcast – Pushing Beyond the Obvious and I am super happy and excited to kick off the season with none other than Lisa O’Neill. She is a self described energy and human expert. In this wide ranging conversation about energy and leadership, she shared a lot of great insights on leadership.

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How AI Can Help Leaders Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

Harvard Business Review

More and more businesses are turning to AI-powered technologies to help close the data-insight gap and improve their decision-making capabilities in time-critical, high-pressure situations. These technologies encompass a wide range of tools, including virtual assistants, virtual and augmented reality, process discovery, task mining, and an array of data analytics and business intelligence platforms.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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How feasible is your product idea? Here are 5 things to test

Sopheon

You’ve developed a great idea. You’ve tested its desirability and concluded that there is a genuine market need. However, without testing its feasibility – whether you have the time, skills, resources and budget to actually make it happen – you may find yourself stuck at the idea stage.

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How A Networked Culture Drives Experian’s Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance, the bestselling memoir of the his historic turnaround at IBM, Lou Gerstner wrote, “I came to see, in my time at IBM, culture isn’t just one aspect of the game—It is the game.

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AI – Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Innovation

Moves the Needle

The hype around AI is mind-boggling—more than the standard tech hype, which is saying something. Leadership is demanding to know what it means for their organizations. So what does it mean? Is this just the latest iteration of FOMO? How do you get answers? The post AI – Artificial Intelligence or Artificial Innovation appeared first on Moves the Needle.

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How to Navigate Feelings of Confidence and Self-Doubt After a Promotion

Harvard Business Review

Successfully transitioning to a higher-level leadership role requires self-confidence, but many leaders display too much or too little early on. In this article, the author outlines strategies to help you find the optimal level of confidence. If there is one thing that defines effective leadership as you move from a manager to executive to CEO, it’s that your results become increasingly less about you and more about the attention you place on others so you can deliver through them.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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PBTO: What sort of Leader do you want to be with Lisa O’Neil

Rmukesh Gupta

This the first episode of the current season of my podcast – Pushing Beyond the Obvious and I am super happy and excited to kick off the season with none other than Lisa O’Neill. She is a self described energy and human expert. In this wide ranging conversation about energy and leadership, she shared a lot of great insights on leadership.

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Measuring the Successful Value of the Integrated Framework for Innovation Ecosystems

Ecosystems4Innovating

The significant value and success of the Integrated Framework for Innovation Ecosystems needs to be constantly tracked and measured. Measuring the Multifaceted Impact is essential and radically different from how we usually approach measuring and collecting metrics. As I previously mentioned in a recent post, “ The Dynamics of Being Connected for Innovation Ecosystems.”this draws out the multifaceted approach.

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Episode 18 – Part 1: The ROI of Learning

IM Insights

About the Episode Elijah Eilert is talking to Peter LePiane about innovation within large organizations. Part one of the podcast, explores the core principles of innovation, the challenges associated with measuring its impact, and the formidable obstacles faced in corporate landscapes. Starting with the question of “What is Innovation?” Peter offers his perspective, emphasizing the fusion of novelty and impact in the concept of innovation.

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Are You the Pessimist on Your Team?

Harvard Business Review

Raining on people’s parade is rarely welcome. How can you moderate your pessimism so that you can be effective — and have healthy relationships with your colleagues? In this article, the author outlines practical, research-backed strategies to try. You may not be able to change your outlook — particularly if you’re someone who has a prevention focus — but remind yourself that you do have agency.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.