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Getting more curious: Research shows that curiosity can be enhanced

Idea to Value

Curiosity has long been linked to being more creative. Along with being open to new experiences , being curious makes it more likely that you discover new and interesting knowledge which can then be combined in a creative way.


How to Make Your Training Stick: 7 Methods to Transfer & Sustain Learning


In the latest 2021 Training Industry Report , conducted by Training Magazine, results indicated that U.S. training expenditures rose nearly 12 percent to $92.3 billion in 2020-2021.


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The fear of business contagion requires different innovation response

Paul Hobcraft

Business contagion requires different innovative responses.


Creating the conditions for disruptive innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

In what is probably one of the most revered books among innovators, Edward De Bono wrote about six "thinking" hats. The point of his book is to recognize and acknowledge that many people, either intentionally or often unintentionally, play roles or "wear hats" that represent a specific point of view.


What Not to Do When Onboarding Your Customer

Speaker: Jamie Bernard, Senior Product Manager and Product Management Practice Lead at Nexient, an NTT Data Company

In this webinar, you will learn principles and practices to simplify your customers' onboarding experience

Happy 13th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

When I started this blog back in 2009, the world was a very different place. First, and perhaps most obvious, we used to come up with brand names for our blogs instead of just using our real names.


Employee Health: An Imperative for Leadership


Health is one of the most important factors that affect employee motivation and productivity. However, many workplaces tend to neglect their staff’s health, leading to stress and burnout.


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Automaticity: A Thinking Trap?

Phil McKinney

Just as a car can be driven more smoothly and efficiently when the driver doesn't have to think about each action, so can our lives run more smoothly when some tasks are done automatically.


Idea Generation in Business: Eight Techniques to Supercharge Creativity


Ideas are vital to innovation. They are the seeds from which every innovation grows. When it comes to overseeing an idea management program involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas.


What is Stakeholder Theory? The Benefits of Applying it

Cascade Strategy

Stakeholder Theory Overview. Milton Friedman is one of the most famous economists of all time. He put forward a theory (among many others) that companies are ultimately beholden to just one stakeholder - their shareholders. Strategic Analysis & Evolution


This 9-Box Grid Can Help Grow Your Best Future Talent

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Soren Kaplan Hiring good people is tough. Retaining your best talent can be equally challenging. In today’s disruptive world, competitive advantage relies as much on people as it does technology.


The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Turning Reverse Engineering of Business Goals into Strategies

Tullio Siragusa

Turning Reverse Engineering of Business Goals into Strategies. A lot of learning can come from reverse-engineering many things. In business it can be a creative process on how to bring about new change, and innovation. Tech Backstage interviewed Jason Jepson to learn more about reverse engineering.


Achieve Alignment with Hoshin Kanri


Hoshin Kanri , also known as Policy Deployment, is the Lean approach for ensuring that an organization's strategic goals are driving process and action at every level. Hoshin Kanri translates from Japanese to English as "direction setting" or "management compass."


A Day in the Life of Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Planview

Planview Blog

Picture this: you have accepted a job offer from your dream company. It is your first day and you are excited yet nervous to start your new journey. You have a ton of questions before you can even get started, but who do you direct your questions to?


How To Attract, Grow and Retain Your Best Employees

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken In a recent article, Why Employees Stay, I shared seven reasons why employees would want to continue working for a company. 5 on the list was that the company offers career growth and promotes from within.


Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

The top 10 PMO KPIs you should be tracking (+ how to track them)

Cascade Strategy

Outstanding project portfolio managers have a set of PMO KPIs they track to showcase the business value of their office


Business Model Innovation Basics Series - Part 3: How to create successful business models

The BMI Lab Blog

Designing successful business models is a craft and not an art – with a suitable methodology, the right toolset and mindset business models can be innovated systematically. The methodology represents a crucial success factor in the process of business model innovation.


Why the EU, UK, US, and Japan are Exploring Space-Based Solar Power


Throughout the twentieth century, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s idea that solar power stations in space could generate power was a source of creativity and inspiration for science fiction writers.


How Consensus Kills Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell “I hate consensus,” legendary Silicon Valley coach Bill Campbell used to growl.


Process, Product, and Profitability: Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Michael Cardy - Red Hat Chief Strategist, Jason Tanner - CEO of Applied Frameworks, and Mike Mace - VP of Market Strategy at UserTesting

Join us to learn how companies mitigate risks through usability testing and real-time qualitative feedback from customers to efficiently launch and develop digital products.

How to create a hybrid workplace?


Hybrid work is now a common and sustainable practice for most companies: it’s estimated that for 2025 most company employees will still work 2 to 3 days per week remotely.


The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Coaching Culture in the Office


Many leaders and professionals tend to assume that coaching is a formal discussion you have when someone is struggling. In fact, it’s actually an agile practice that can be weaved into virtually any type of interaction.


How To Succeed With Purpose

Innovators Alliance

Our guest contributor this month is Phillip Haid. Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”.


The Power of Stopping

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If when you write your monthly report no one responds with a question of clarification or constructive comment, this may be a sign your organization places little value on your report and the work it stands for.


New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Becoming a RAD Organization

Moves the Needle

The goal of the book Disruption Proof is to help leaders and founders of companies to create what I call RAD companies, which stands for being resilient, aware, and dynamic.


The Value Of Manual Labor In The World Of Work In The Future


I went to a conference a few months back that was focused on the future of conversational interfaces. During this conference, one of the speakers described the current state of the art in cloud robotics, which is a very new field of study.


Innovation time machine: Putting primitive fire making through a new product development process


What would a new product development process look like during the prehistoric invention of fire? Let’s take a closer look. The post Innovation time machine: Putting primitive fire making through a new product development process appeared first on Sopheon.


Land Mines of Intrapreneurship

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity under VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) conditions with the goal of creating user/stakeholder defined value through the deployment of innovation using a VAST business model.


Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

4 Ways to Increase Cross-Collaboration in Trend & Technology Scouting


Y ou have a list of super-relevant trends and technologies for your business but not yet an efficient way to select the most strategically valuable ones?


Moving from Project to Product: A Five-Stage Journey

Planview Blog

The way we work and organize is changing. And so is the mindset around productivity and team structure. In the traditional project-centered model, companies are organized around tasks, with each group focused on one element of a project.


Guest article: How Brunner continues to innovate with the help of Roku


Note: This article originally appeared on the Roku website as a partner spotlight feature about Brunner. Republishing with permission. The Pittsburgh-based marketing agency, Brunner (pronounced “Brew-ner”) has partnered with Roku to offer their clients access to Roku’s OneView , the ad platform built for TV streaming, to help performance marketer’s fuel growth through TV streaming ads.


Idea Generation in Business: Nine techniques to supercharge creativity


Ideas are vital to innovation. They are the seeds from which every innovation grows. When it comes to overseeing an idea management process involving thousands of employees or customers, it is crucial that the process is structured in a way that helps participants to generate the best ideas. In this blog, we highlight nine techniques that will help your idea management audience to reach their creative potential and set your business on the path to innovation excellence. We’ve all been there.


Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.