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3 Innovation Strategies for Solving 'Impossible' Problems

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Innovative ideas start with looking at obstacles causing real harm. Ready for Anything

From charisma to consensus

The Future Shapers

We often assume that authentic leadership entails having charisma, in addition to other certain personality traits, in abundance. The opposite happens to be closer to the truth.


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The Dignity Economy

Digital Tonto

In the final analysis, ideology should serve people, not the other way around. The success of a society needs to be measured by the well-being of the people who live in it. If we increase GDP, but. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

Idea to Value

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

Connecting innovating value comes from Ecosystem thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Ecosystems can offer so much connecting value out there to ‘form’ around. We are witnessing a very radical change, driven by technology, increasingly disrupting and breaking down past traditional boundaries, partly built to defend positions so as to achieve economic scale.

Crowdsourcing AMA Event with the Chairperson of NYU’s Administrative Management Council


Universities are facing new challenges in 2020 and beyond. Remote learning, budgetary constraints, and renewed attention on diversity are just a few vital change management strategies.

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Podcast S4E86: Linda Naiman – Creative Resilience

Idea to Value

We speak with award-winning designer and artist Linda Naiman. Linda is the founder of Creativity at Work and helps organizations develop creativity, innovation, and leadership capabilities, through coaching, training and consulting.

Most good innovation is offensive

Jeffrey Phillips

If you are a football fan, the way I am, you know the old adage: defense wins championships. For years, decades even, defense held sway in the coaching ranks. Everyone seemed to believe, and it was often proven out, that the teams with the best defense would win the championships and the Super Bowl.

How PSA International Has Transformed Idea Creation


PSA International has been named as a winner of the IdeaScale 2020 Innovation Awards. Known for building an inclusive innovation process, PSA used the IdeaScale platform to create iCAN. It is used to provide a place for any business to ideate on any topic and is a valuable resource.

Interview with Stefan H. Thomke, Author of “Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments”


I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Stefan H.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Pace of innovation – The ultimate competitive advantage

The Future Shapers

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand.

Implementing a Culture of Improvement in Healthcare


Across the globe, healthcare leaders are working hard to implement the principles of continuous improvement in their organizations. Continuous improvement is a systematic, repeatable approach to enhancing the quality of care and patients' health outcomes.

How to Generate Ideas from Employees


Idea generation is the first step in the innovation process. It should involve everyone in your organization, and focus on increasing creativity at work. Research shows 94% of hiring managers consider creativity among the top hiring traits. Idea generation takes planning.

What is a Virtual Innovation Lab?


The Virginia Department of Transportation created their own Virtual Innovation Lab, where they collaborate to solve problems related to remote work, engineering topics, safety, and more with the help of their entire distributed workforce. Learn more in this December 15th webinar!

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Gary Vaynerchuk Launches A New Kind of Consulting Service

Entrepreneur - Innovation

VaynerMedia is now offering a playbook for connecting with Gen Z. Innovation

Innovation Series: Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at CVG Airport


Brian Cobb was appointed Chief Innovation Officer of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in January, 2018

The Right Way to Talk About Standard Work with Your Staff


We've written about standard work in the past, but it is often a topic that is overlooked or misunderstood in the continuous improvement process of many organizations, so it's definitely worth revisiting.


Frugal Banking: An Opportunity to Create Customer Value in the Future?


Investments that are necessary to innovate and serve customers are no longer sustainable while COVID-19 hastens the need to exploit the potential of digital innovations. Serving customers accurately during unprecedented times requires a new mindset and business model innovations.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The New Pfizer Vaccine Needs Plenty of Cold Storage, but Will There Be Enough Dry Ice?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

We talked with one industry exec who's not so sure but would welcome the government's call to action. News and Trends

Innovating from Within: The 10 x 10 Laws

Innovation Leader

Mohan Nair has run the Innovation Force team at Cambia Health Solutions for 10 years now. He offers 10 rules to follow over 10 years in order to guide a program to success

The Innovation Room: Perttu Pölönen on Skills of the Future


Welcome back for another interview on our The Innovation Room podcast! The Innovation Room

Agile Development for Manufacturers: The Emergent Gating Model


Agile is employed within Stage-Gate for new-product development by manufacturers with positive performance results; but must be adjusted from the software version of Agile – the result: the emergent Agile-Stage-Gate hybrid model.

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Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.

Man Builds Disney World Roller Coaster in His Parents' Backyard

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The Matterhorn-inspired ride is his answer to livening up quarantine. Adapt to Bounce Forward


The wisdom of failure

The Future Shapers

For most in the corporate world failure is to be avoided at all costs, but why? What are the reasons failure has become a situation to avoid at all costs? Failure is a part of the human experience since the beginning of time but only in modern times did it evolve into a taboo.

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Remembrance 2020 – Get involved from home


It’s being reported in many newspapers that the Royal British Legion may be down on their usual collections this year because of the Covid19. 100%Open is doing more than its usual amount of thinking about the relationship between UK Defence and British Society this November.

To Drive Innovation Success, You Need These Safety Belts

Innovation Leader

Kevin Bolen, Global Head of Market Intelligence at KPMG LLP, offers three guiding principles for managing periods of disruption and uncertainty

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

Amazon Launches Care Hub, and Alexa Starts Asking Follow-Up Questions

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The virtual assistant is now capable of predicting what your goals are. News and Trends

Hindsight from 2020: Strategies for the New Normal

Daniel Burrus

These days, you can find a slurry of memes and motivational graphics on social media alluding to the concept that you must always beat out your competition in business.

Disruptive Forces Impacting the Insurance Industry in 2021


A look at disruptive forces impacting the insurance industry in 2021 and beyond. As insurers re-engineer their offerings to find renewed resilience and stability in the flux of global uncertainty, industry leaders have the opportunity to evolve legacy environments and redefine differentiated value.

What Are the Do’s and Dont’s When Digitally Twinning Your Innovation Hub?

Innovation Leader

This illustration of a digital twin Innovation Utopia/Dystopia completes the trifecta of the “new normal” hybrid experience by including the virtual dimension

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.