Sat.Apr 01, 2017 - Fri.Apr 07, 2017

Innovations Degree’s of Connectivity, Interactivity and Sharing

Paul Hobcraft

We often forget it is our people that really make innovation work. They determine the ideas, drive these forward to deliver them as new innovation concepts into the world.

Get Social with Your Innovation

Braden Kelley

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

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Are you a Positive Role Model for Innovation?

IdeaScale

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”. Mahatma Gandhi. Innovators listen to what leaders say, but most of all, they watch what leaders do.

You Have Stories to Tell

Idea Champions

Here is the retelling of an old tale I first heard from Prem Rawat. The story can be interpreted in a number of ways. For this particular moment, I am telling the story to draw your attention to the fact that within you, hidden from sight, there are many wonderful stories still to be told.

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2017 Business Innovation Report

Spigit’s 2017 Business Innovation Report is an in-depth look at why and how the biggest brands in the world tap into the collective intelligence of their employees, customers, and partners to solve business challenges.

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Would Anyone Miss Your Company?

Michael Roberto

Columbia Business School Professor Rita McGrath sent out a terrific tweet several days ago. She offered a thought about Macy's, the department store struggling to adapt to the new business environment in which find themselves.

Learning to Communicate With Difficult Co-Workers

InnovationManagement

No matter where you work, there's always some difficult co-workers you're going to have to deal with. Instead of wishing the situation away, which never works, it's time to learn how to perfect your skills for dealing with them.

The 3 Things You Need to Build an All Star Team

Digital Tonto

We need to change the way we evaluate, recruit, manage and train employees. Related posts: How To Build Trust, Even With Your Enemies. How to Build Cooperation. How to Build an Innovative Culture. 5. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Story of Technology

Innovation Excellence

Every age is defined by its technology. The stories of Dickens wouldn’t have been possible without the steam engine and the industrial revolution it brought about. For that matter, neither would the those of Vanderbilt or Carnegie.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

Thriving is the natural state of super-high performers in the workplace.

An Introvert’s Guide: 23 Ideas to Meet New People at a Conference

BrainZooming

A friend is heading to a business conference by herself today.

Why Running After Perfection can Kill Your Projects

InnovationManagement

Running after perfection can hinder your project’s success, despite your best intentions and efforts. Generally speaking, your project scope must align with its time and budget - a rule that doesn’t play well with the pursuit of perfection from start to finish. In this article, we’ll look at why perfection shouldn’t be your ultimate goal - but how to still satisfy your inner perfectionist as a project manager. Creative Leadership Strategies perfection project management scope creep workflow

The Life Sciences Industry: Decision Making from Batch to Continuum

IdeaScale

The life science industry is close to a significant transformation. Regulations are tightening considerably. In developed markets, governments are restricting the freedom to price new drugs. For many therapeutic areas in developed nations, mortality rates have drastically come down.

Getting the Right Talent for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

When I hire innovation team member, I always look for certain characteristics beyond just job experience and track record. I look for people who are competitive by nature, who have a high tolerance for ambiguity, who are great at networking, and who have a good head for numbers.

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

7 Collaborative Strategic Planning Process Impacts (Even if the Plan Sits on the Shelf)

BrainZooming

Talking to executives, you hear the expectation that an organization should implement a solid strategic plan strategy-by-strategy. To the extent a strategic plan is not implemented in that way, it falls short in some fashion.

How To Compete And Win In An Automated Age

Digital Tonto

When technology automates tasks, value shifts to humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human. If You Want To Avoid Being. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

A follow-up trip to Europe

Yet2

Further to our last post on 17 th March the yet2 team has been working together with the business to plan another successful European trip, and establish further contact with key clients whilst learning more about new opportunities. Our CEO, Tim Bernstein, will be in Benelux at the beginning of May; our Vice President, Bob Miller, will be in Belgium next week, and our European Managing Director, Ed De Paz, will be in Germany & Switzerland at the end of this month.

Innovation is Social

Innovation Excellence

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around.

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

From his newly released book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

Mentoring versus Coaching for Innovation

Guide 4 Innovating

I lot of people get caught out in not knowing the differences between Mentoring and Coaching. Equally, when you are in the coaching mode you need to guard against moving over to the mentoring mode unless it is conscious ways. We are facing highly competitive environment changes.

Meg Whitman: The Right Approach Early in Your Career

Michael Roberto

careers eBay leadership Meg Whitman

Accelerate Growth Using Hard Trends

Daniel Burrus

Certain mindsets and ways of thinking are genuinely habit forming. Taking years of successful growth for granted is one of them. Companies and organizations often inadvertently stunt their own success by making certain assumptions when it comes to growth. For example, let’s say your company has been growing by 8% a year for the past 10 years. It would be easy to assume that you will grow 8% next year. I find this sort of assumption about growth all too often.

7 innovative ideas that changed the retail industry

Ideanote

How did the digitalisation challenge the retail structure and its customer engagement techniques ? Retail industry has come a long way. Since the 1900`s when the local corner stores dominated the game, to department stores, malls and e-commerce.

A Strategic Approach to Open Innovation

Speaker: Jeffrey Phillips, Senior Consultant, OVO Innovation

This action-packed session examined the critical questions you should ask as you establish an open innovation framework: which technologies or ideas? Which partners and how many? Which methods? By taking a strategic approach to open innovation, you’ll find the right ideas or partners more effectively, and you’ll accelerate new products to market more quickly. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

Subtraction: The Simplest, Most Common Path to Innovation There Is

Game-Changer

Waiting… It’s something we all do on a daily basis and have accepted as a given in most situations. Mostly, waiting is a hassle and inconvenience when our expectations of “waiting” are not met, and a pleasant surprise when they are exceeded.

Gap Takes Advice from 5-Year-Old: What Innovators Can Learn

Spigit

Great ideas, and lessons, can come from anyone. Yes, even a 5-year-old. As reported by the Washington Post, 5-year-old Alice Jacob wrote a letter to the fashion retailer, Gap. In the letter, Alice urged Gap to consider going beyond the “pink” and “princesses” stuff common in their girls section.

A Look Back at Three Innovations that Have Changed Our Lives

InnovationManagement

Nowadays, the words “innovation” and “creativity” get thrown around a lot in the business and academic world. But the road to making successful innovations is filled with challenges, opportunities taken or missed, and plenty strikes of luck. Often, people invent machines to face a recurrent problem. These inventions, in turn, spawn other inventions and innovation. These types of inventions have the most impact on society. Here’s looking at three inventions that have changed our lives forever.

6 Reasons to NEVER Skip the Opening Keynote at a Conference

BrainZooming

Yesterday’s Brainzooming mega-post was about how an introvert can go solo and still comfortably meet new people at a conference. I’m happy to report my initial audience of one for the mega-post used it with great success yesterday.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

We are excited to launch the Collaborative Innovation Webinar Series with Dr. Soren Kaplan. His just released book, "The Invisible Advantage," provides actionable insights into how any organization can create a culture of innovation, an environment that promotes freethinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, and sustainable value creation at all levels and across all functions. By registering for the webinar, you will get a free excerpt from his book.

If You Can’t Outsmart, You Must Outbehave

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Follow through, follow up, being considerate and thoughtful; these are the basics of relationships and business.

How Big Brands Move to Brand Journalism

Innovation Excellence

The stories aren’t meant to sell corn flakes. They are meant to inform, entertain and engage in much the same way that articles on any mainstream media site accomplish the same goal. Naturally, there is a brand message, but it is subtle. True to the nature and mission of brand journalism.

Time starved, innovation lacking

Guide 4 Innovating

Today most executives seem to be time starved. They are constantly reacting to daily events, for fix focusing and fixing short-term performance. This applies to the top executive down to the most junior. This time-starved environment has real implications for innovation. If we don’t sit down and think through issues and implication of our present performance around innovation, how can we close the gaps and improve it?

Innovation Ecosystem Podcast: Lessons from Season 3 and the Difficulties Innovators Face

InnovationManagement

In this episode, Mark briefly shares his key takeaways from season 3 followed by a special sneak peak at his interview for Idea to Value’s Innovation and Creativity Summit coming up next week.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.