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How to Embrace The 4 Leadership Paradoxes

HYPE Innovation

In today’s fast-paced, non-linear, unpredictable world, leaders must embrace not ignore these leadership paradoxes. Discover them in our blog post!

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Four Ways To Empower Change In Your Organization

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1957, Ken Olsen founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) with his MIT classmate, Harlan Anderson, and by the 1960s, the company had pioneered the minicomputer revolution. Much cheaper than IBM mainframes, but still powerful enough to be useful, these machines helped make DEC one of the world’s leading technology companies.

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The Resolution Myth

Stephen Shapiro

Welcome to 2024. We’ve been told that because it’s a new year, it’s time for a new you. But before you set those resolutions, consider the fact that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail! 24% (one in four people) NEVER succeed and have failed on every resolution every year. That’s pretty depressing.

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A Portal to Open Innovation: Insights from yet2’s webinar with industry leaders

Yet2

Words by Carlos Pichardo Closed mouths don’t get fed. It’s true in daily life and innovation. However, it can be difficult to market innovation needs efficiently and attract the right submitters. yet2 hosted a webinar with Tomoharu Hayama, Open Innovation Manager, Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals, and Kendra Gittus, Global Innovation Lead, Syngenta, to discuss open innovation portal setup, insights, and outcomes.

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Implementing Intelligent Document Processing Solutions: Why It Works

See how companies like yours are tackling some of today’s most common business problems using AI-assisted automation for document processing. Manually capturing, extracting, and processing data within documents is a costly and outdated practice that’s holding your company back. IDP takes document processing to a whole new level so you can understand and use your data more effectively than ever before.

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Can Workplaces Have Too Much Psychological Safety?

Harvard Business Review

It is certainly important for people in some jobs to feel safe to speak up, make mistakes, take risks, or ask for help. They include jobs that involve creativity, learning, and exploration. But five studies of workers in a variety of frontline jobs found that more is not always more when it comes to psychological safety. Previous research had focused only on the average effects, which, of course, are made up of high scores and low scores.

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3 education innovations to watch in 2024 (hint: it’s not just about skills and AI)

Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, evidence about the profound link between social capital and economic mobility has expanded through both research and practice. Opportunity Insights’ study on economic connectedness and LinkedIn’s study on weak ties and job-getting are some examples At the same time, we’ve seen the rise of practice-based evidence, through efforts of leading organizations like Basta and Climb Hire, and technology platforms like People Grove and Handshake publishing impact reports on how us

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Harnessing the Scarcity Principle: Driving Innovation through Consumer Psychology

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Chateau G Pato In today’s fast-evolving business landscape, innovation has become the lifeblood of success. In order to stay ahead of the competition, companies must continuously find new ways to captivate consumers and create lasting impact. One powerful strategy that businesses can employ is leveraging consumer psychology, specifically the scarcity principle.

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A Simple Hack to Help You Communicate More Effectively

Harvard Business Review

Using a structured approach when communicating can help you prioritize what you need to convey. In this article, the author introduces his “What, So What, Now What” framework. Much like the Swiss Army knife, known for its versatility and reliability, this structure is flexible and can be used in many different communication situations. The structure is comprised of three simple questions: 1) What: Describe and define the facts, situation, product, position, etc. 2) So What: Discuss the implicati

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How Innovation and Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Game

IdeaScale

Innovation and emerging technologies are constantly changing the game in various industries. From healthcare to transportation, education to entertainment, there's no escaping the impact of these advancements. In this blog, we will explore some of the ways that innovation and emerging technologies are changing the game. Healthcare The healthcare industry is constantly evolving, and innovation [.

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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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Listening, Learning and Leading: Digital Transformation Expert Debra Aizikovitz

Planview

Planview’s platform is designed to empower its customers for success in their digital transformation efforts. However, achieving success in any digital transformation initiative necessitates the alignment of people, methodology, and governance. Clients seeking assistance in ensuring their organizations are well-prepared for success can turn to Planview’s Evolve Advisory Services.

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How will you allocate your time differently in 2024?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski I don’t like resolutions, but I do like looking back to assess how spent my time differently over the previous year. Below is a short exercise that could help you get ready for 2024.

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Want to Be a Better Leader? Stop Thinking About Work After Hours.

Harvard Business Review

It’s not uncommon for managers to continue thinking about their job, even after the official workday is over. This may involve ruminating about an issue with an employee, trying to think of a solution to a client problem, or creating a mental to-do list for the next day. But new research shows that this tendency may not be beneficial, particularly for people new to a leadership role.

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What is the Lean Startup Methodology?

Viima

In the dynamic landscape of startups, a staggering 90% face the risk of failure, whether within the first year or succumbing to mounting challenges by the end of the fifth. These statistics echoed in articles spanning the last decade, underscore the unpredictable and volatile nature of the startup journey. Faced with such uncertainty, adopting a cost-effective, waste-free approach becomes not just a choice but a vital necessity.

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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.

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Rationale, Passion and Beliefs: Changing how we approach the Energy transition.

Innovating4Energy

Questioning the need to change how we approach the Energy transition. I always determine the end of a year to be a highly reflective one to build out the future rationale, passion, and beliefs in what I do within the Energy transition. You evaluate what you have achieved, missed out on, and built out all the new understandings and knowledge that constantly “flows” your way.

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Reinventing Wheels

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Dennis Stauffer You’ve no doubt heard—and perhaps used—the expression: Don’t reinvent the wheel. Or another overused cliché: If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Both get injected into conversations and ideation sessions to reject ideas perceived to be redundant or weak, and both are profoundly bad advice.

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How to Mentor More People — and Not Get Burned Out

Harvard Business Review

While mentoring people can be extremely rewarding, it has its challenges. It can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, if you structure and administer mentorships wisely, you can overcome the challenges, excel in being a mentor, and enhance your standing in your organization. Five strategies can help: divide your mentees into teams, set expectations with mentees early, use technology to your advantage, brand your efforts, and hold your organization accountable for providing the time and fu

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What is the Lean Startup Methodology?

Viima

In the dynamic landscape of startups, a staggering 90% face the risk of failure, whether within the first year or succumbing to mounting challenges by the end of the fifth. These statistics echoed in articles spanning the last decade, underscore the unpredictable and volatile nature of the startup journey. Faced with such uncertainty, adopting a cost-effective, waste-free approach becomes not just a choice but a vital necessity.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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GAI to Refine your New Product Development Process | Sopheon

Sopheon

When’s the last time a workday passed without you reading or talking about generative AI? Can’t remember? You’re in good company. All of us in the innovation universe are trying to unlock new possibilities and drive innovation at scale faster with this unique technology.

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80% of Psychological Safety Has Nothing to Do With Psychology

Innovation Excellence

or Why the Lack of Psychological Safety Makes You Dumber GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton It’s been over 20 years since “Psychological Safety” exploded onto the scene and into the business lexicon.

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The Challenges of Retiring from a High-Powered Job

Harvard Business Review

Each year, thousands of executives retire from long and successful corporate careers. But few are prepared for the journey they are about to embark on. Based on conversations with dozens of highly respected former chief executives, the authors identified seven common mistakes, ranging from not preparing far enough in advance to thinking you can rely on your existing professional network to not realizing that behaviors that worked for you as an executive can work against you in retirement.

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Book Cover Reveal for PIVOTAL

Stephen Shapiro

As we get one step closer to the publication of my seventh book, it is time to reveal its cover. Over the coming weeks, I will be sharing some awesome endorsements the book has received. We are targeting mid-2024 for the book’s release. I hope you like this! The post Book Cover Reveal for PIVOTAL appeared first on Stephen Shapiro.

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From Whims to Wins: How a Customer-Centric Portfolio Transforms Product Strategy

Speaker: John Mansour - President, Product Management University

You know that sinking feeling. You’ve come up with a winning product strategy, everyone’s on board and energized, and you’re halfway down the path to execution only to have it submarined by something someone convinced your leadership was more strategic! It’s a scenario that’s all too familiar, and it exemplifies one of the biggest struggles with individual product strategies.

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How To Make this Year Your Best Year Ever

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I was invite to deliver a workshop on how to set up your year to be “Your Best Year Ever” recently and here is what I had shared with them in terms of how to think about or approach this task. I believe in order for any year to be our best year ever, it needs to be balanced and see success and growth in all areas of our lives.

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5 Simple Steps to Team Alignment

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from David Burkus So much of the struggle of working on teams comes down to one key task: getting a team aligned. Aligned teams lead to better engagement, performance, and retention. Getting and keeping a team aligned is a key task for leaders at all levels.

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A Guide for Getting Stakeholder Buy-In for Your Agenda

Harvard Business Review

You may be an expert at running your business unit or leading your team. But do you know how to advance your agenda across an organization, particularly if you have an idea that will impact its strategic direction? This article offers four key domains you can focus on to ensure you’ve prepared an agenda-setting mission: adopting an enterprise perspective, leveraging your strategic mindset, cultivating stakeholder awareness, and considering your personal motives and risks.

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Health Care in 2024: 3 predictions based on theories of disruptive innovation

Christensen Institute

January is here, and with the turn of the calendar, we’ve either already seen, or are anticipating, our favorite thought leaders’ predictions. What will the year ahead hold in store for our industry? In this “predictions” piece, I take a different perspective. It’s not about what I think will happen in 2024, but instead what theories of disruptive innovation would suggest.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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How to Mentor More People Without Getting Burned Out

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: One of the things that all leaders, sorry, all good leaders, get asked, is to mentor someone. The better the leader, the more such request that we tend to get. However, the time that we have for mentoring is fairly limited. While the mentee’s benefit a lot from the mentoring, there are reasons to believe that mentoring also benefited me as much as a mentors.

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Are Your Customers Actually Happy?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Are your customers happy, or not? How do you know? How often do you ask them? If you do ask them, and they tell you, what do you do with that information? This is all about customer feedback.

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3 Drivers of China’s Booming Electric Vehicle Market

Harvard Business Review

More than half of the electric vehicles (EVs) on roads worldwide are found in China. In 2022, new EV sales in China grew by 82%, and the country provided 35% of global EV exports. While the U.S., Norway, and other Scandinavian nations were early adopters of EVs, and Germany and Japan have long been automotive powerhouses, their EV markets have lagged in mass market adoption compared to China.

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