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A Look at Innovative Sustainability Trends for 2020


Are you looking to shape sustainability trends in 2020? There’s a climate fight going on, and consumers and citizens are getting their say. Organizations and policymakers are altering how they do business to introduce new rules for promoting global sustainability.

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Working with start-ups? Be more successful at scouting the best ones

The Future Shapers

Scouting start-ups might sound like a glamorous job, but it is not always the case. There is a lot to consider on both sides and doing this successfully requires considerable know-how and expertise. Being a scout asks for careful consideration of many aspects.

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Forget Your Business Plan. Create a Strategy Map.

Innovation Excellence

Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created. Instead, create a one-page strategy map.

Are You Really Committed To Your Customer Experience?


My haircut is very simple, all around the head with number 1. It has been like that since I was 18 years old. So sometimes I cut my hair myself, and most of the time I go to the barber if I’m not feeling like doing it myself.

How To Create A Movement To Drive Transformation In Your Company Or Industry

Speaker: Greg Satell

Everybody has something they’d like to change, whether it is a problem in their organization, their industry, their community or society at large. But how can you get your ideas for change to take hold beyond a small circle of likeminded people? What you need is a cascade: small groups that are loosely connected but united by a common purpose. When they synchronize their collective behavior as networks, they become immensely powerful. A business model is disrupted, an industry is remade, the preceding order is no more and the world is transformed.

Pulse of Innovation: Encouraging Risk, Navigating Uncertainty, and Embracing Failure


Every so often we ask our community to sound off on popular topics in innovation and share their best tips, tricks, and advice in hopes that their answers may inspire others in the field.

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How to Identify Industry Trends

HYPE Innovation

This is the fourth blog post in HYPE’s series on the most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight.

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Five Innovation Best Practices to Kick Off March

Innovation Leader

We released one video from Impact 2019 each week this month. We have also gathered five best practices from our February online coverage below

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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Innovation Excellence

In 2011, MIT economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee self-published an unassuming e-book titled Race Against The Machine. It quickly became a runaway hit. Before long, the two signed a contract with W.

Tips To Help Reduce Costs In Business

The Human Factor

Costs in business are always mounting up and the more you loosen the purse strings, the more money gets spent. It’s important to remember to try and curb big or regular expenditures that could end up impacting the financial health of the business. Here are some tips to help reduce costs in business.

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How to thrive in the age of disruption


Ah, the age of disruption! The future of work! The fourth industrial revolution! Futurists and thought leaders have been talking about this for some time. The world of work is changing – on a technological, political and social-cultural scale.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Can large companies disrupt?And indeed, should they even try?

The Future Shapers

What does it take for an organisation to become a game changer? Finding the new product or service might be easier than ticking all of the boxes in terms of getting it to market successfully.

The Flywheel of Growth – A Strategic Innovation Framework

Innovation Excellence

These days virtually everyone agrees that innovation is strategically important. For example, in an international PwC innovation survey of roughly 250 CEOs, only 3% said that innovation is not a strategic priority for them.


Innovation 360 Group

Exercises in Innovation #3: Observe customers in the wild. Going out and observing customers is something you should really try and not just as a thought experiment. I have often advised business leaders that to be truly innovative, they should test out anthropology for themselves.

Key Factors Affecting Your Strategy Implementation

Cascade Strategy

If you’ve been an avid reader of our blog for some time, you know that developing an effective strategy for your organization is vital for growth and sustainability. However, coming up with a strategy that can work is only part of the battle - making it happen is a whole different challenge.

How to Solve 4 Common Challenges of Legacy Information Management

Speaker: Chris McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, Nuxeo

After 20 years of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), businesses still face many of the same challenges with finding and managing information. Join Chris McLaughlin, CMO and CPO of Nuxeo, as he examines four common business challenges that these legacy ECM systems pose and how they can be addressed with a more modern approach.

Everything is changing faster- can we respond differently in our Innovation work?

Paul Hobcraft

Suddenly we are stopped from traveling; we are advised to work from home to keep us safe from this coronavirus and catching it. We have the choice of “self-imposed” or company-imposed” time at home.

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Judge a woman based on her ideas, not her profile photo

Idea to Value

I need to start off by apologising. I’m not immune to bias, just like everyone else. This week I had a very interesting conversation with my fiancee about her experiences and challenges to be taken seriously at work as a woman. Especially as an attractive woman in a creative profession.

Five Ways to Innovate in a Risk-Averse Corporate Culture


Innovation is a buzzword in the corporate world today. If you aren’t on board with collaborating to form ground-breaking ideas, you won’t stay ahead in the fast-paced digital age. Successful innovation management derives from a mindset that welcomes new ideas and allows for a certain amount of risk.

Why No-Code and Low-Code Software Is the Industry Disrupter You Should Pay Attention To


No-code and low-code software may create a massive opportunity. A massive transformation faces the software industry, similar to the disruption we’ve seen hit other industries like health care and manufacturing. We’ve already seen how Google Docs took the world by storm through free cloud-based software, forcing Microsoft to change its Office 365 business model. Cloud-based software is now the norm. Now, we’re about to see another software industry jolt.

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.

Politicians Like To Talk About Innovation. Here Are 3 Things They Should Actually Be Doing About It

Digital Tonto

Today, by all indications, we are at a new Sputnik moment in which our global scientific and technological leadership is being seriously challenged. We can respond with imagination, creating novel. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The Core Problem of Management Today. Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales; 2.

Overlooked in the digital transformation: Ethical, Societal, Legal, Regulatory issues

Jeffrey Phillips

A friend and I were talking recently about the dramatic change that digital transformation will create. The potential impact on our lives is tremendous, from autonomous vehicles that whisk us to and from work, to drones that deliver goods directly to our homes or other locations, to the insights generated from data harvested by IoT devices. We can expect significant upgrades in customer experience and business models from the use of data massaged by artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Paying forward lessons learned from a life of service



Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

21 Employee Engagement Activities that Work


Whether your company has 10 employees or 10,000, coming up with ideas to keep everyone connected and engaged can be a challenge. It’s easy to fall back on the same old employee engagement programs, but they tend to lose their effectiveness with too much repetition. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back.

Technological Revolutions and the Governance Gap

Tim Kastelle

The Core Problem of Management Today. Sur-veil-lance Cap-i-tal-ism, n. A new economic order that claims human experience as free raw material for hidden commercial practices of extraction, prediction, and sales; 2.

Why Is Innovation So Important for Businesses?

Innovation Excellence

Even in our line of work, we often meet people who aren’t very familiar with innovation. As such, we often get to answer the question of what exactly innovation in business is, and why businesses should care about it. Given how vaguely the term innovation is used, that is hardly surprising.

Why there’s no straight path to entrepreneurial success




Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

What Makes You a Great Product Manager? 4 Tips and One Extra


For the past 11 years, we’ve worked with product managers and helped them to perform better. We know their challenges and we know their worries and needs. For this reason, in this article, we want to share some tips that make their life a lot easier. The post What Makes You a Great Product Manager?

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Your Title Doesn’t Make You A Leader. Your Example Does


A few weeks ago I was asked to examine the leaders, people who are responsible for a specific area and had direct reports, of a company. I noticed one person in particular who talked badly about their direct reports behind the scenes. His take went something like this: “They suck. They aren’t doing what they’re told! Everyday I have to put up with this.” ” And when this person was chewed up by his manager, he basically laid the blame on his employees.

5 ingenious innovations triggered by chaos

Board of Innovation

Do you see chaos as an opportunity for growth? It's worth a try. Here are 5 innovations that were triggered by forced experimentation. The post 5 ingenious innovations triggered by chaos appeared first on Board of Innovation. Inspiration

Harnessing the Ingenuity of Soldiers




Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.