Sat.Feb 25, 2017 - Fri.Mar 03, 2017

Your lazy brain: Why thinking is actually uncomfortable

Idea to Value

A fantastic video by Veritasium which shows how your brain usually reacts instinctively, because that is more energy efficient that actually working on a challenge.

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Barrier Buster: Clearing the Way for Breakthrough Ideas

IdeaScale

Innovation leaders must master a wide range of skills in order to enhance the innovation potential of their teams. Often, managers are required to play the role of a barrier buster to ensure the team’s creativity delivers bottom line results for the business.

Technology’s Moral Crisis

Digital Tonto

It is never enough to simply charge boldly forward, we also need to stop every once in a while and think about where we are going. Related posts: Now, Anyone Who Wants Can Access The World’s Most. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Tell If Innovation Matters to Your CEO

Innovation Excellence

Thank the good folks at PWC for their latest survey of executives about innovation. The new article, optimistically entitled Unleashing the power of Innovation was recently published and surveyed approximately 250 senior executives about innovation.

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Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Podcast #009 – Paul Hobcraft on the Three Horizons Framework

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak to innovation expert Paul Hobcraft. Paul is the founder of Agility Innovation and is well known for his insights into the Three Horizons Framework. In today’s episode, we talk about: Why executives need coaching on innovation (05:35). Why senior leaders often feel like they need to start from the beginning with innovation (07:35). What has changed in innovation over the past few years, divergence and convergence (11:15).

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How to really use your organisation’s collective intelligence

Exago

Studies show a direct, consistent correlation between the level of engagement of a company’s workforce and business growth. Fight for differentiation also remains on top of CEO’s agendas.

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Connectivity and IoT Disruption: Optimizing Logistics and Enabling Smart Trade

Rocketspace

The consumer trend in connected devices is all about connected cars, smart homes and cities — like fridges that order milk when it runs out and voice assistants that control home heating systems. But the Internet of Things (IoT) also has big things to offer to enterprises, particularly in logistics and trade. Here are some of the IoT and connectivity trends from RocketSpace's 2017 Disruption Report. Trends Logistics Internet of Things (IoT

Best Practices for Asking for Employee Ideas

IdeaScale

Creativity should be rewarded, but you need to ask for it. Can an employee ever offer you the unvarnished truth? Many of us would like to say yes, but stop and think back to the jobs you held before you took a leadership role.

If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there is no one true path to innovation. You need to define your own innovation playbook based your strategy, capabilities and culture. Related posts: How Innovation Really. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Obsession: The Difference Between Good and Great

Game-Changer

Illustration by Christian Laborin. Survival in the 21st century demands a ceaseless obsession with your customers and with the possibilities that new technologies can offer them. When hiring or collaborating, we want to work with the most talented people.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

New and Classic Corporate Innovation Books To Read in 2017

Rocketspace

One of the few things that seems as rapid as the pace of innovation is the number of books coming each year to talk about it. It's a rare executive who has time to even check out the reviews of the hundreds of titles published each year, much less read more than a handful of business books. Trends Leadership Good Reads Innovation Models

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Is Innovation Just a Buzzword?

IdeaScale

I moved to the Bay Area three years ago for an exciting new job with IdeaScale. From the first week in town I was meeting new people constantly—people here really love networking. It was amazing, it was exciting, it was … endless.

The 6 Types of Strategic Planning Activities for a Workshop

BrainZooming

What types of strategic planning activities are in a strategic thinking workshop ? Readers have been asking this question frequently of late.

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Innovation failing to deliver

RTI Innovation Advisors

In what should come as no surprise to many of us working in the innovation space, a McKinsey study revealed in October 2016 that 84% of CEOs think innovation is important for their growth. This is not new news and is actually a substantial increase from previous surveys conducted by BCG and others, where the numbers routinely suggested that anywhere from 66% to 75% of CEOs thought innovation was important. The real news that McKinsey released has to do with results.

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5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

Intrapreneurial Success: Leading Disruption, Managing Change

InnovationManagement

Embracing an intrapreneurial mindset, which intentionally disrupts things from the inside out and often from the bottom up, is a radical concept for companies that thrive on stability and predictability.

How Innovation Affects Brand Loyalty

Innovation in Practice

A company that retains a high percentage of its customers must be doing a lot of things right. That’s why Retention Rate is the best indicator of a company’s long term viability. But keeping customers can be very challenging.

36 Articles to Explore Strategic Planning Process Activities

BrainZooming

Yesterday, we identified the six types of strategic planning process activities we use to design a client’s strategic thinking workshop.

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Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

The Human Factor

In case you didn’t get the memo, March 3 rd is National Employee Appreciation Day.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

The Eight Attributes of Bottom-Up Innovation Leaders

InnovationManagement

Bottom-up innovation is fueled by many ideas initiated by employees, as opposed to top-down innovation, which is fueled by a strong vision - often by the company’s founder. Bottom-up innovation leaders are entrepreneurial, supported by management’s emphasis on creativity and a can-do culture, and often share these eight attributes.

Becoming a maker of ideas

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been giving a lot of thought to the concept of waves of history, or periods of change. For example, not all that long ago a group of workers in England decided to try to stymie change, by destroying the looms that they felt were replacing their jobs. The "Luddites" as they were called, were afraid of looming (sorry, couldn't pass it up) change and the incumbent shift in jobs and roles as automation replaced manual labor.

A Creativity Prayer and Reflecting on Lies We Tell Ourselves

BrainZooming

During the Lenten season, which starts today (Ash Wednesday), Christians are called to sacrifice in a spirit of reflection and prayer. The point is to distance ourselves from the attractive nuisances of daily living that chip away at our spiritual lives. Lies We Tell Ourselves.

4 Tips for Improving Customer Centricity Through Idea Challenges

Planview Spigit

Companies like Pfizer, Siemens, and AT&T have discovered that idea challenges are the missing links to solving customer experience problems. What is an idea challenge you may be wondering? An idea challenge is a core component in any effective innovation program.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Change Management and the Structure of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Often innovation is cast in the minds as a pure product related process. Apple’s iPod to iPhone to iPad, for example, is, perhaps, a perfect reflection of how most people would define innovation. But innovation doesn’t have to be limited to product design and new product ranges.

The Benefits of Experiential Learning for Leaders with Rocket Scientist Joshua Spodek

InnovationManagement

In this podcast, Joshua Spodek discusses his journey from PhD student of astrophysics to launching and failing in the business world, and finally becoming a sought-after leadership coach and professor at NYU.

A Big Clue Your Strategic Planning Process Is Focused on the Wrong Issues

BrainZooming

Talking with a client team about facilitating its strategic planning process , we discussed why completed strategic plans sit on shelves. There are multiple reasons for this unfortunate situation. I think an important reason is when a strategic planning process focuses on the wrong issues.

When is technology bad for innovation?

Wazoku

Yes, the title ‘when is technology bad for innovation’ is deliberately provocative. As illogical as it may seem, technology without constraint harms our ability to be innovative.

What Users Want: How and Why to Build Knowledge into Your Product

Speaker: Nils Davis, Principal, NPD Associates

Usage data allows PMs, the product team, and the whole organization to make better decisions. Good usage intelligence gives you the ability to be smarter, more active, more decisive, nimbler, and to minimize risk. But what if you don't have that data - such as before you have users? Or, what if the right decision seems to fly in the face of the data you have? Or, what if your product offers more than just the standard features? To get deeper into these questions, Nils Davis asks, "What is the most interesting thing about Instagram?" (Because who doesn't like a product that Facebook paid $1 billion for when it had fewer than 50 employees and no revenue?) Nils will use the example of Instagram’s Filters to talk about how putting prebuilt knowledge in your product can change the way your product is used for the better - putting you in the company of most market-leading products. Finally, he’ll tie it all together by explaining how the way you interpret and use usage data can impact the way your tell your product’s story, and ultimately, how your users use your product.

Innovation Metrics in Outcome-Based Culture

Innovation Excellence

One of the key objectives of the corporate innovation function is to build and manage the innovation funnel of ideas that will eventually become Horizon 2 & Horizon 3 products.

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager

Rmukesh Gupta

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta.

Corporate Branding Decisions – You Gotta Get Physical

BrainZooming

I long ago learned an important lesson about corporate branding decisions : no matter how many intriguing, mentally-engaging brand strategy conversations you have among senior executives, those conversations NEVER lead to final decisions.

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5 Guiding Principles for Your Next Innovation Challenge

eZassi

Holding an open innovation challenge is an excellent way to ensure a continuous flow of fresh ideas to your organization. When launching your next challenge, consider these five guiding principles. Cast a Wide Net to Find Unexpected Innovators.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.