Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

How to Practice The Art of The Possible

Game-Changer

Innovative leaders and organizations practice the art of the possible. What is the key trait all innovators have? Curiosity, which enables them look beyond the obvious and consider possibilities. Innovation is about new, surprising and better options.

Is ‘Jobs to be Done’ the Road Map for Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, ably assisted by three acolytes, Hall, Dillon and Duncan. It is an important work which makes some big claims.

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The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human

Digital Tonto

The key to winning in the new era of automation is not to eliminate people, but to put them at the center. Related posts: The Future Of Robots. Are Robots Really the Problem? Why The Future Of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Better looking and more clever than ever, this is our Fox Edition

Exago

Exago’s 3.6 idea management software release is a major leap forward from the previous versions. With a brand new homepage look and feel, it offers additional idea review gates and a more comprehensive evaluation process, as well as more effective communication mechanisms.

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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What Every CEO Should Know for Successful Change

Innovation Excellence

Your organization has embarked on a new venture which is going to require a lot of change. Of course everyone is hoping for the best – but please allow me to be frank with you now, to save you a lot of heartache, time, and money in your near future. As CEO, your style and.

Storytelling is a Powerful Way to Transmit Tacit Knowledge

Idea Champions

My book on storytelling. MitchDitkoff.com

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Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

InnovationManagement

This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas.

Offering You An Innovation Coaching Methodology

Guide 4 Innovating

Coaching offers real benefits. For instance, in Leadership Coaching, the results offer an ROI on the initial investment of nearly SIX times on average.

Innovation in Changing Corporate Cultures

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

Innovation is about finding and discovering

OVO Innovation

I've been thinking a lot about the challenges that midsized and larger companies face when trying to do more innovation. It's not a secret that they need to do more innovation; everyone knows this. It's not really a secret what innovation is, or what the potential benefits might look like. We've seen the results of good innovation in the marketplace.

THE DNA OF BRAINSTORMING and The Power of Three

Idea Champions

Every brainstorm session you will ever facilitate or attend, like any good movie you will ever see, can be divided into three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the end.

Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

Innovation Excellence

We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organization's survival and sustainability.

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What Do the Best Innovation Programs Have in Common?

InnovationManagement

An in-house innovation program is becoming a common fixture in the most competitive organizations. However, in a recessed economy, these research & development programs can sometimes get eliminated, because they struggle to prove or articulate value. Strategies communications crowdsourcing engagement failure innovation metrics moderation Success

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.

My inspiration as CEO comes from HBR 2016 #1 CEO

Ideanote

The success of a CEO comes from harvesting the seeds planted by his predecessor. It is a CEO’s job to sow the seeds, so your successor reaps the benefit of your efforts. This is what sunk in when I read an interview of Lars Rebien Sørensen, who 2016 was best performing CEO according to HBR.

Open Innovation: Your Guide to Harnessing and Managing the Best Ideas

IdeaScale

If you’re tired of not being able to compete with bigger companies in your industry due to a lack of research and development (R&D) budget, the good news is that’s no longer a problem.

Why We Need T-Shaped Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Big disruptive innovations don’t usually come from experts in the field. Max Planck, the famous physicist famously quipped that “science advances one funeral at a time”, and in some ways, you can argue that this applies equally to innovation.

Being Digital : Innovating For a Smarter, Faster, Lighter Enterprise

Tata Consultancy

TCS is gearing up for its annual thought leadership event – TCS Innovation Forum – in New York , London, Sao Paulo and Medellin in the coming months. I was ideating, with my research and innovation teams, on the appropriate theme for these events.

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.

8 Advantages of Using Cloud-based Software Services

Ideanote

8 advantages of using cloud-based software services . The advantages of using cloud-based software services is constantly increasing. As digitalization is still talk-of-the-town, we thought it would be appropiate to provide you with some quick insights: You can focus on your own expertise.

Innovators to Watch 2017

InnovationManagement

Alongside the annual Innovation Leaders analysis of large organizations’ performance , we also identify upcoming companies that are seen as potential future catalysts for change. While these are organizations that are yet to achieve global scale, they are already making significant impact. They are the companies that are inventing new technologies, applying new business models and creating value in new ways that may well have significant global influence in the years ahead.

What's the Best Incentive Compensation Strategy for Salespeople?

Michael Roberto

Harvard Business School Professors Doug Chung and Das Narayandas have conducted an interesting new study about compensation schemes for salespeople. They conducted a field experiment with a Swedish electronics retailer. The firm used a monthly quota system to motivate and reward salespeople. The scholars tested the effect of shifting to a daily quota system. What did they find? Overall revenue increased with the installation of a daily quota system.

Lessons from Monet: Impressions of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

I did not set out to chronicle the innovative characteristics of the great painters (my previous writing was on Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings), yet somehow I ended up following precisely that path as I read a new book by Ross King on Claude Monet’s famous Water Lilies.

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.

Lessons in Storytelling That I learnt from TED Conference Speakers

Rmukesh Gupta

Lessons in Storytelling From TED Conference Speakers by Mukesh Gupta. Premise : Story telling has been one of the most memorable and influential ways to spread ideas. The TED conference is so popular because the speakers in the conference are mostly good at telling stories – stories that they are passionate about and that passion spills over to the audience and we are able to connect. Also, note that the duration of these talks are not very long.

5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Employee Engagement, Collaboration and Retention

InnovationManagement

In today’s workplace, technological innovation is key to retaining your best talent. From telecommuting, to growth and career development, to improved communication and collaboration, and beyond, there are myriad ways you can keep your employees happy and productive. Organization & Culture cloud collaboration employee engagement employee satisfaction project management technology telecommunication

Great Interview Question!

Michael Roberto

On Friday, I moderated a panel discussion at Bryant University's 20th Annual Women's Summit. One audience member asked the panelists to describe their favorite interview question. Gerardine Ferlins, founder and CEO of Cirtronics (a contract manufacturer based in New Hampshire), explained her favorite line of inquiry. She asks job candidates to think of someone that they admire professionally. perhaps a former manager or colleague.

The Future of Insurance: 15 predictions for 2017

Innovation Excellence

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Matthew Griffin’s upcoming paper The Future of Insurance 2020 & Beyond.

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.

Comment on The Carrot or Stick? Conventional Wisdom May be Wrong by Stephen Shapiro

Stephen Shapiro

Absolutely. I remember many years back I was awarded a large contract with a client. Let’s just say I was paid $100. This was more money than I thought I would get for this work. I would have been happy if I got paid $70 for it. I hired a contractor to do some work for the client. Their work was $20 and the client paid it. In the end, the contractor’s work was subpar, so to make sure my client was happy, I paid them them $20 from my pocket.

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A Modern Reading of Drucker’s Classic “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

InnovationManagement

Peter Drucker wrote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the 1980s as a book that for the first time put innovation as a regular management tool, side-by-side with strategy and operations in a managed business. It offers little mystification of the term "innovation" and there is much of a practical approach to where innovation is made or might be made. Book Reviews book review entrepreneurship innovation Peter Drucker

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The Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post.

Creative Thinking Skills – 8 New Questions for Breakthrough Ideas

BrainZooming

Short story: If you want big ideas, ask the big questions, which is what extreme creativity is all about ! By Friday night, we’ll know the Elite Eight in NCAA college basketball.

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.