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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2023

Innovation Excellence

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2023: Robyn Bolton Robyn M.

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How to Use Active Communication to Mitigate Risks

IdeaScale

93% of business leaders say that their ability to work is strongly contingent on how well their collaborators can express their needs. This highlights just how important active communication is. If business leaders are able to effectively actively communicate with one another and with their employees, it’s safe to say this could play a big [.

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How Much Is Too Much Automation in the Workplace? How AI Could Be Hurting Your Employees

Entrepreneur - Innovation

As organizations continue to invest more and more in artificial intelligence (AI), how will this impact employees well-being and office diversity practices?

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The critical differences in understanding Dynamic Ecosystems.

Paul Hobcraft

The need to understand Dynamic Ecosystems I believe dynamic ecosystems require a richer understanding of the characteristics, environmental factors, and critical differences that can shape the dynamism of the business system. This post highlights the essence of Dynamic Ecosystems and how they differ or provide active support for other ecosystem models, as they do have different roles to play in Ecosystem thinking and design: Characteristics of Dynamic Ecosystems: Rapid Adaptability: Characterist

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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2024: A Pivotal Year

Digital Tonto

In 2009, it felt like the world was ending. I was still living in Ukraine then and the financial crisis hit there especially hard. GDP would fall by 14% and the ad market, which fueled the media business I ran, fell by 85%. I remember walking past the kiosks that traded currency everyday, tracking Ukraine’s Hryvnia fall heralding an even more uncertain future.

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Bringing True Strategic Foresight Back to Business

Harvard Business Review

Strategy and foresight were once the same discipline. And they should be again. The immediacy of day-to-day operations can lead to a strategic process that is more about ticking boxes and filling templates, which often end up languishing, unopened, in an inbox. With modern updates and improvements to these combined disciplines, leaders can sharpen their vision for the future, empowering managers to make informed strategic choices and propelling teams towards superior performance.

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The Emotions of an Innovator

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Dennis Stauffer Your emotional state has a lot to do with how innovative you are, especially when those emotions are negative. How willing are you to act in the face of uncertainty and take those risks? How comfortable are you with new ideas and interpretations that may conflict with those you have?

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The US doctor shortage: a proposed solution for our national problem

Christensen Institute

Last year, I had a PCP appointment scheduled for March. At the time, I had just switched jobs, so my health insurance did not start until the next month. Rather than pay for the cost out-of-pocket, I rescheduled it. When I called the doctor’s office to reschedule, the earliest appointment was in March 2024, a year later. This was inconvenient, but I didn’t worry about it because I am someone who regularly goes to the doctor for annual checkups, is in good health, and comes from a family of medic

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Zen Philosophy for Stretching Innovation Space-Time

IdeaScale

The non-duality principle of Zen philosophy suggests a more intensive approach to the dimensions of innovation “space-time.” Business teams should stop following a simple sequential procedure in which new ideas are accepted or rejected almost as soon as they arise. Instead, they should take extra time and create a “learning space” or study environment for [.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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The Best Leaders Can’t Be Replaced by AI

Harvard Business Review

There are some areas where AI is surpassing human capabilities — but there are several it can’t replace. Based on their research into employees’ comfort with AI in management, as well as their decades of research on the qualities of effective leadership, the authors identify the promise (and perils) of AI-enabled management, as well as the three uniquely human capabilities leaders need to focus on honing, especially as AI begins to figure more in management: 1) awareness, 2) compassion, and 3) w

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Build Trust Before Beginning a Transformation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell A few years ago I was invited by Accenture Strategy, along with other thought leaders such as Bruce Weinstein and Andrew Winston, to discuss its research on trust and competitive agility.

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Let Your Employees Be CEOs for a Day to Harness Their Hidden Power

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Helping people think strategically, by imagining themselves as chief executive, is one way to generate new ideas and drive innovation.

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Top 10 Digital Innovation Companies You Need to Know About in 2023

IdeaScale

In today's fast-paced business landscape, digital innovation has become a key driver for companies to stay ahead of the competition. From AI-powered automation to blockchain-based solutions, digital innovation companies are transforming industries across the board. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the top 10 digital innovation companies you need to know about [.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Your Boss Is Leaving for Another Job. Should You Follow?

Harvard Business Review

When your boss leaves for a new company, it can be tempting to try to follow them, especially if you’ve had a strong working relationship and built up trust. But is it a good idea? In this article, the author offers advice from Nancy Rothbard, a professor of management and the deputy dean at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Arika Pierce Williams, a leadership development consultant and the president and founder of Piercing Strategies.

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9 of 10 Companies Requiring Employees to Return to the Office in 2024

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Happy employees mean more engaged and productive employees. I’ve written many times that what’s happening inside an organization will be felt on the outside by customers. A good employee experience (EX) will positively impact the customer experience (CX). And of course, the opposite is true.

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Maximizing Your PMO’s Value Starts with a Mindset Shift

Planview

Elevate your Project Management Office (PMO) to become one of the most effective strategic partners in your organization. You have big plans for the new year. But how do you turn those plans into business outcomes while navigating the unexpected? It all starts with a mindset shift. Adopting a sponsor’s mindset enables the PMO to drive value across the business, even when faced with disruption and economic uncertainty.

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Embracing Higher Consciousness in Organizations: The Radical Purpose Way

Tullio Siragusa

Embracing Higher Consciousness in Organizations: The Radical Purpose Way As the co-founder of Radicalpurpose.org, I’ve observed a vital element that stands at the core of organizational success and fulfillment — higher consciousness. This isn’t just a lofty ideal; it’s a practical approach to leadership and management grounded in emotional intelligence (EQ) and the fundamental respect for free will.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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How to Improve Your Soft Skills as a Remote Worker

Harvard Business Review

In the age of AI, soft skills are the hidden gems of the workplace, but they can be a challenge to build when you work from home. Without daily, face-to-face interactions with colleagues, learning the nuances of how to communicate and collaborate is just plain harder. So what are some practical steps you can take to develop soft skills when Zoom calls are your norm?

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Leadership Development Fundamentals

Innovation Excellence

Work Products GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski Leadership development is a good idea in principle, but not in practice. Assessing a person against a list of seven standard competencies does not a leadership development plan make. Nor does a Meyers-Briggs assessment or a strengths assessment.

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AI’s education impact in 2024 could be bigger than many predict 

Christensen Institute

2023 was a landmark year for AI, with tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and Character.AI offering radical new ways to interact with technology. Now, as we step into 2024, let’s explore how AI might reshape education. Currently, most people see AI as a tool for enhancing traditional classroom practices—like helping write lesson plans and grade essays.

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2023’s Hottest Scouting Topics

Yet2

The yet2 team is thankful for another great year supporting our clients across technology scouting and Open Innovation advising. Among the highlights across our clients and industries were alternative/sustainable material supplier searches, novel product formats, innovation tours, packaging, and more. Throughout the year we saw new trends in technology scouting that we’d like to share with you!

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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How High-Performing Teams Build Trust

Harvard Business Review

It’s no surprise that trust is at the core of high-performing teams. But conversations about cultivating trust at work often focus on the relationship between managers and employees. As important — if not more so — is establishing trust between teammates. To understand how the best teams build trust among themselves, researchers interviewed 1,000 U.S.

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How to Use Your Nervous System to Feel Psychologically Safe

Innovation Excellence

or “Why Mandating a Return to the Office Destroys Safety” GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton In last week’s episode, we learned that psychological safety is more neuroscience than psychology and the huge role our nervous system plays in our experience of safety.

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Learn Any Hard Skill by Cal Newport

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: We live in a world that is changing much faster than we can keep pace with. The rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence is a testament to this. As I talk in my book Thrive, we will be called upon to learn something new all the time, just to stay relevant. If we are to thrive, we need to be able to turbo charge our ability to learn.

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Design Thinking Fundamentals to Unlock Innovative Solutions

BrainZooming

Design thinking is a well-known methodology that generates innovative, user-centric solutions. It applies a human-centered and iterative problem-solving approach. The process emphasizes empathy, creativity, and collaboration in addressing complex problems. End-users take center stage within design thinking; there are specific outreaches incorporated into design thinking to understand end-user needs, desires, and pain points.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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Is GenAI’s Impact on Productivity Overblown?

Harvard Business Review

We don’t know much about how LLMs change productivity at the firm level — and a close reading of recent studies suggests they can hinder as much as help.

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AI as an Innovation Tool – How to Work with a Deeply Flawed Genius!

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Pete Foley For those of us working in the innovation and change field, it is hard to overstate the value and importance of AI. It opens doors, that were, for me at least, barely imaginable 10 years ago.

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Infectious Generosity

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I watched this TED talk delivered by Chris Anderson and was inspired by this. He tells a lot of stories that have sparked the imagination of people, who went on to spread a lot of joy by being generous and creative.