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Using Generative AI to Drive Corporate Impact

TechEmpower Innovation

Generative AI is revolutionizing how corporations operate by enhancing efficiency and innovation across various functions. Focusing on generative AI applications in a select few corporate functions can contribute to a significant portion of the technology's overall impact. Key Functions with High Impact Generative AI is revolutionizing sales by enabling dynamic pricing and personalized customer interactions, boosting conversion rates and customer satisfaction.

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Unleash the Power: Driving Innovation in Executive Teams with Experiential Intelligence

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Experiential Intelligence in Executive Teams Understanding Experiential Intelligence In today’s competitive business landscape, it’s important to recognize that the traditional metrics of intelligence such as IQ or even EQ (Emotional Intelligence) are no longer sufficient on their own. Instead, a more holistic approach to leadership intelligence is required—one that includes Experiential Intelligence (XQ).

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Is Imagination really more important than knowldge?

IdeaScale

How does imagination catalyze collective innovation and unleash corporate vitality - and is imagination, like we are led to believe that Albert Einstein famously said - is more important than knowledge? When I did my research, I discovered that Albert Einstein provided us with an additional context to this famous quote “Imagination is more important [.

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Creating Innovators, Not Just Innovations

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | At Chick-fil-A, innovation is not merely a process, but a culture deeply embedded within the organization's fabric. Their approach is to develop the innovation mindset at all levels, starting with leadership and gradually influencing the entire organization. Michael McCathren, a senior innovation leader at Chick-fil-A, recently sat with Tommy Knoll, heading up Innov8rs CoLab, sharing his perspectives on cultivating an environment where innovation thrives.

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Manufacturing Sustainability Surge: Your Guide to Data-Driven Energy Optimization & Decarbonization

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets.

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Innovation Lessons from One of the Greatest Olympic Moments: The CO-STAR Method for Developing Idea Champions

IdeaScale

The lighting of the Olympic torch in Paris will usher in a new wave of heroes. Their stories will be part of sports history, and hopefully a few will achieve the transformative power of Dick Fosbury's high jump revolution. An unknown high schooler in the early 1960s, Fosbury soared to Olympic gold in 1968, defying [.

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Every Revolution Needs To Anticipate Its Own Counterrevolution

Digital Tonto

Saul Alinsky noted that every revolution inspires its own counter-revolution. “Once we accept and learn to anticipate the inevitable counterrevolution, we may then alter the historical pattern of revolution and counterrevolution from the traditional slow advance of two steps forward and one step backward to minimizing the latter,” he wrote. We are at an inflection point, with multiple pendulum’s beginning to swing the other way.

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When You Have to Make a Strategic Decision Without Much Data

Harvard Business Review

One big challenge that leaders have when figuring out how or where their companies can grow is that a dearth of data about future problems and opportunities. In these situations, there are three techniques that leaders can employ to develop insights: look at customers and startups for signs of change, experience new technologies rather than just read about them, and practice “associative thinking,” which means connect two seemingly disparate concepts to develop a novel idea.

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Is Imagination really more important than knowledge?

IdeaScale

How does imagination catalyze collective innovation and unleash corporate vitality - and is imagination, like we are led to believe that Albert Einstein famously said - is more important than knowledge?

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Driving Success: How to Lead High Performance Leadership Teams with Psychological Safety & Experiential Intelligence

Leapfrogging

Introduction to High Performance Leadership Teams Defining High Performance Leadership Teams High performance leadership teams are those that not only achieve outstanding results but also sustain these levels of success over time. Such teams are characterized by their ability to effectively collaborate, adapt swiftly to change, and consistently exceed expectations.

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I Attended an Ivy League University's Most Popular MBA Leadership Class and Learned How Steve Jobs Became a Better Leader in 10 Minutes

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Hitendra Wadhwa teaches Columbia University's most popular MBA leadership and success course. In one session, he shared how Steve Jobs became a better leader.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Put Marketing at the Core of Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Companies that make the decision to put marketing at the core of their growth strategy outperform the competition, according to McKinsey research. Specifically, both B2C and B2B companies who view branding and advertising as a top two growth strategy are twice as likely to see revenue growth of 5% or more than those that don’t (67% to 33%). Yet their research also showed that few CEOs recognize the potential for marketing as a growth accelerator.

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The Ultimate Guide to Discover the Hidden Secrets of the Diffusion Process in Marketing

IdeaScale

The diffusion process in marketing refers to the spread of a product or service throughout a market or population. Understanding the diffusion process is crucial for any marketer who wants to create an effective marketing strategy. In this ultimate guide, we will discuss the hidden secrets of the diffusion process in marketing. What is the [.

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Revolutionize Your Team: Creating Psychology Safety with Experiential Intelligence

Leapfrogging

Introduction to High Performing Teams High-performing teams are the engines of innovation and success in any organization. They outperform their peers in productivity, creativity, and overall results. But what distinguishes these teams from the rest? Two critical elements are psychological safety and experiential intelligence. Defining Psychological Safety and Experiential Intelligence Psychological safety is a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-

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4 Questions Worth Asking on International Women’s Day

Planview

Nearly 115 years ago, Clara Zetkin set a vision: that every country, every year, would celebrate women on the same day. The group that Zetkin rallied in Copenhagen then — about 100 passionate women from 17 countries — has grown exponentially. In fact, International Women’s Day (IWD) is now an official holiday in more than 25 countries, with thousands of marches, debates, concerts, and talks taking place each year.

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How Retailers Are Transforming Customer Experiences with Data & AI

Speaker: David Azoulay, Marc Stracuzza, Román Tejada, and Guest Speaker Sucharita Kodali

Imagine a retail landscape where every interaction is personalized, every decision informed, and every opportunity maximized 🤔✨ Join us for an exploratory journey into the heart of AI-driven retail innovation. We’ll unveil the transformative potential of AI and data analytics in shaping the future of omnichannel personalization and e-commerce.

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How to Succeed When You’re Not the Boss’s Favorite

Harvard Business Review

Staying positive and motivated is tough when your boss has a clear favorite. When you feel like you’re not favored, you may hesitate to proactively communicate with your boss, worrying that you might be a bother and worsen your relationship or that your attempts will be futile. However, a passive approach will result in missed opportunities for growth, clarification, and relationship-building.

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In the Age of AI: The Art of Questioning Becomes More Crucial than Ever for Innovators

IdeaScale

After 20 years of experience in Innovation, it has long been clear to me that a key factor in finding novel solutions to any challenge is to start by gaining a new perspective on the problem. The best way to find new answers is to first seek new questions. Questions have always been the master [.

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The Future of Design Thinking: Embracing AI Tools for Success

Leapfrogging

Introduction to Design Thinking Design thinking has become a cornerstone methodology in the worlds of innovation, business strategy, and product development. This approach emphasizes a user-centric problem-solving process that is both iterative and hands-on, encouraging teams to deeply understand their users, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions.

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Agile Innovation Management

Innovation Excellence

Braden Kelley is a popular innovation keynote speaker creating workshops, masterclasses, webinars, tools, and training for organizations on innovation, design thinking and change management.

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How Mature Companies Are Scaling Transformational New Businesses

Scaling transformational innovations in large companies is challenging due to ‘Company Fit’ issues, which arise when the resources, processes, and priorities (RPPs) of the core business are not aligned with the needs of the new business. Many companies have learned how ambidexterity—the ability to both ‘exploit the present and explore the future,’ can help them address these issues for ideation and incubation of new innovations, but scaling transformative business innovations remains a challenge

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When New Hires Get Paid More, Top Performers Resign First

Harvard Business Review

To attract new talent, employers often offer new hires higher wages than existing employees. But today, a combination of regulatory changes and technological advances have dramatically increased pay transparency in many sectors, making employees increasingly aware of these pay disparities. How do existing employees (and especially top performers) react to these higher-paid new hires?

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The “hug” that America’s mothers need now

Christensen Institute

As we embark upon women’s history month, it appears 2024 is on track to be another stressful year for women in America. This isn’t a post about the recent women’s health news , but instead, about what this recent ruling continues to signify about the stressors of women’s health care and health outcomes in the US, and how we might make our current state better.

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This Data Security Consultant Explains Why Businesses Should Embrace Web3 — But Do It Cautiously

Entrepreneur - Innovation

As more companies are looking to integrate blockchain technologies into their operations and join the Web3 rally, it is important to understand how to build these applications in a secure way that will protect both customers and data infrastructures.

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Change the World One Shared Purpose at a Time

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1847, a young doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis had a major breakthrough. Working in a maternity ward, he discovered that a regime of hand washing could dramatically lower the incidence of childbed fever.

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How Automation is Driving Efficiency Through the Last Mile of Reporting

Speaker: Jamie Eagan

As organizations strive for agility and efficiency, it's imperative for finance leaders to embrace innovative technologies and redefine traditional processes. Join us as we explore the pivotal role of digitalization and automation in reshaping what is commonly referred to as the “last mile of reporting”. We’ll deep-dive into why digitalization is no longer a choice, but a necessity for finance departments to stay competitive in a fast-paced environment touching on: 2024 trends for the Office of

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How to Interview a Candidate You Don’t Immediately Click With

Harvard Business Review

It’s often easier for interviewers to connect with candidates who have similar backgrounds, pedigrees, credentials, or perspectives. In fact, research shows that implicit bias shapes hiring managers’ perceptions of candidates in profound ways. At the same time, research also attests to the enormous benefits of diversity. As organizations experiment with new ways to attract and retain underrepresented talent, the job interview dynamic merits further attention.

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The Symbiotic Path of Leadership and Humanity: A Journey of Vulnerability, Service, Gratitude, and Integrity

Tullio Siragusa

The Symbiotic Path of Leadership and Humanity: A Journey of Vulnerability, Service, Gratitude, and Integrity In our relentless pursuit of leadership excellence and personal growth, we often find ourselves at the crossroads of humanity and leadership, where the essence of being a better human intertwines with the qualities of being a better leader. This journey, as I’ve come to realize through transformative experiences such as the Sterling Men’s Institute weekend over a decade ago, is not just

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Proving the Value of Innovation: How Innovation Departments Measure Their Impact

Innov8rs

Innov8rs | Companies are increasingly focusing on quantifying the return on investment (ROI) of their innovation initiatives. In an environment where results and returns are closely scrutinized, as innovation teams we must navigate the delicate balance between pursuing long-term, transformative initiatives and delivering short-term wins that affirm their contribution to the organization's goals During a recent Innov8rs Learning Lab , Megan Kennedy, Head of Learning at Kromatic had a conversation

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Celebrating the Trailblazing Women Pioneers of Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia On this International Women’s Day, we honor the remarkable women who have shaped our world through their groundbreaking inventions, discoveries, and unwavering determination. These female innovators defied societal norms, shattered glass ceilings, and left an indelible mark on history.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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How to Build a Broader Network within Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Professional relationships, like all interpersonal connections, tend to form between individuals who are similar to each other. And having a fixed belief that relationships tend to develop spontaneously can inhibit one from reaching out and building diverse relationships. A study indicates that embracing a growth mindset — believing that relationships can be cultivated through effort — can pave the way for boundary spanning networks.

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How is AI transforming operations and business models?

The BMI Lab Blog

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a game-changer across industries, transforming how businesses operate. Let's delve into the numerous ways AI is reshaping business models and operations, helping organisations stay ahead in today's fast-paced digital world. Enhanced data analytics by AI AI's role in data analytics marks a monumental shift towards handling vast datasets with precision.

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Registration is Open for This Year’s Fresh Thinking. Shared ’24. on April 18, 2024.

Innovators Alliance

Along with the warmer days and daylight ‘spring forward’ this year’s Fresh Thinking. Shared. event will happen in just a few weeks. This year’s theme – Powering Your People – promises to deliver a lively line up of keynotes, breakout sessions, and panel discussions, with innovation at the very heart of it all. This year – complimentary access to the morning session for friends, and special guests of Innovators Alliance members.

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How to Re-engineer the Incubation Zone

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore Having spent the last several years working with public companies in the tech sector who want to apply zone management principles to catching their next wave, I finally had an epiphany.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.