Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

Combat Unpredictable Change with Anticipation

Daniel Burrus

It is often assumed that people don’t like change, when in reality humans are born to instinctively love change. It’s why we take vacations and crave travel, because we want and need change.

Do you know your innovation fitness?

Paul Hobcraft

We seem to be facing a more Darwinian World. I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead.

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Innovation FOMO and FOMAD

Jeffrey Phillips

Today, memes enter and leave the lexicon so quickly that I almost hesitate to use newly coined words or phrases, in fear that they may have already become passe. So you can imagine my trepidation in using FOMO - the "fear of missing out" - when writing about innovation.

The Push Pull of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Do you remember playing tug-of-war as a kid? It was a game of two teams holding on to either side of a rope, and each team had to try to pull the other over a line down the middle. When it comes to change and innovation, that’s exactly what happens individually, in our teams, and.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

3 Problems with Token ‘Head of Innovation’ Roles

Collectivecamp

When our car breaks down, we call a mechanic.When our bathroom is flooded, we call a plumber

Sorting through Ideas: Challenges and Opportunities

IdeaScale

Set up idea criteria to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. If innovation were easy, we wouldn’t need to create teams of talented individuals and task them with working at it. In fact, innovation is full of challenges and pitfalls.

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Centralized vs. Embedded Innovation: Which is Right for Your Organization?

Innovation Leader

Jennifer Kirby, a former Managing Director on the innovation team at Hyatt Hotels, lays out the advantages of centralizing innovation versus embedding it within teams

25 of the Best Books on Innovation

Viima

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning. Leadership Innovation

Six Important Questions for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Here are six important questions for innovation: 1. What’s the Distinctive Value Proposition? The new offering must help the customer make progress. How does the customer benefit? How is their life made easier? How does this compare to the existing offerings? Summarize the difference on one page.

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone else in the world. Prof Firestien has a new book coming out called Create in a Flash: A Leader’s Recipe for Breakthrough Innovation.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Achieve Repeatable Innovation: A Chat with Spotless

IdeaScale

Innovation is about teamwork at Spotless. Would you ever think that you’d have a grounds person pitching an executive director asking for money?” asks Bridie Scott, Innovation Manager at Spotless.

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What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Visual Search

Entrepreneur - Innovation

From Amazon to Pinterest, the entire e-commerce ecosystem is making the switch. Innovation Now

Time Travel Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Is it really possible to travel back in time? What about traveling into the future, have we finally figured out how to do that?

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Top Posts of 2019

Digital Tonto

2019 was a big year for me personally. I finally published my book, Cascades, a project I had been working on for 15 years, about how to create transformational change. The book has its roots in my. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Josh Folk: Life Lessons for Continual Innovation

IdeaScale

Josh Folk has turned the study and practice of innovation strategy into a multimillion-dollar business, helping millions of users across the world to grow and evolve with IdeaScale.

How Is Digital Innovation Changing Marketing?

InnovationManagement

In 2013, Adobe conducted a comprehensive research study and found that 76% of marketers believe that marketing changed more in the past 2 years than in the previous 50. Digital technologies were changing rapidly, impacting how marketers build their strategies and market to their audiences.

Actions, Motivations, and Trust

Innovation Excellence

(Excerpt from my upcoming book The Book of Trust): One element of personal shared values is encompassed in the why we are taking action, and what action we choose to take. Imagine two people as in the image below.

3 Noteworthy Continuous Improvement Books from 2019

Kainexus

Every year, the collective wisdom about how to lead organizations and engage in continuous improvement continues to grow. Many of the core principles remain unchanged, but new ways of thinking about how we get close to perfection emerge, and new voices add their insight to the conversation.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Failure: The Other F-Word

Innovation Leader

Innovators often repeat the mantra, “Fail fast, fail cheap.” But is that the right approach to projects that flop

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work to Increase Productivity

Tullio Siragusa

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work to Increase Productivity. Mindfulness is retaining a moment by moment awareness of our thoughts, senses, and surrounding environment. Awareness and attention are at the core of mindfulness, and it also includes active observation without judgements of memories, and personal experiences. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune with what we are sensing in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or fearing the future.

Why Most Corporate Innovation Programs Fail (And How To Make Them Succeed)

Innovation Excellence

Today, everybody needs to innovate. So it shouldn’t be surprising that corporate innovation programs have become wildly popular. There is an inherent tradeoff between innovation and the type of optimization that operational executives excel at.

From Ambivalence to Action: Leadership Lessons from Motivational Interviewing

Kainexus

One of the things we love doing most is providing the continuous improvement community with more resources and opportunities to learn.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing

InnovationManagement

There are four ways to crowdsource answers to your innovation challenges: garden variety crowdsourcing, distant expert sourcing, expert targeting, and force multiplying. The post The Four Forms of Crowdsourcing appeared first on Innovation Management.

New York Roundtable Hosted by Tiffany & Co.

Innovation Leader

In December, we brought together innovation and R&D leaders from large organizations at Tiffany & Co.’s s headquarters to discuss building a system to support innovation at scale

The Future of Smart Cities

Innovation Excellence

I’m sitting here in a large convention center in Los Angeles about to deliver the closing keynote at the Southern California Public Power Authority annual conference.

Why I Bought a Cybertruck: Its Strange, Weird & Different (Like Me)

helloFUTURE

I have a real problem with electric cars – I keep wondering how the electricity was generated. What if the power was produced in a coal-fired plant? If it wasn’t cleanly produced, is there a point to having an electric car? But I digress. The main reason I have yet to buy an electric car… The post Why I Bought a Cybertruck: Its Strange, Weird & Different (Like Me) appeared first on hellofuture. autonomous vehicles creativity design disruptive innovation innovation

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

10 Ways Medical Innovation will Transform Our Lives Over the Next Decade

InnovationManagement

Emerging technologies look set to transform the healthcare industry. In this year's Global Innovation Index, Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores some of the innovations that could have the biggest impact in the next decade.

How to Build an Enterprise Leadership Team

CMOE

How Artificial Intelligence Spurs Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

In the 1990s John Koza, a professor at Stanford University carried out a series of experiments involving new ways to create electrical circuits. He designed a programme which created thousands of random circuit designs. These were measured against desired outcomes.

10 Quick Tips for Avoiding Distractions at Work

Collectivecamp

In a world of push notifications, email, instant messaging, and shrinking office space, we’re becoming increasingly distracted at work

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Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.