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How to sell ideas to your organisation

The Future Shapers

Innovating, or creating something of value out of new ideas is like a journey, where an idea travels through six distinct phases. Each phase needs different ways of thinking and a different set of skills.

One Toxic Personality Every Innovator and Entrepreneur Must Avoid

Innovation Excellence

You know you’re out to beat the odds, but being reminded of it is the last thing you need. You don’t like the norm; by definition, entrepreneurs strive to step outside of it. They break free of what’s typical and expected.

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3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

Idea to Value

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself.

Why context is more important than ideas

Jeffrey Phillips

Everyone has ideas - they are like the air, everywhere and ubiquitous. People who say they don't have any ideas are merely referring to their lack of ideas about a specific issue or in a specific setting. Everyone has ideas, all the time. What they often lack is context.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

What’s the Best Idea Criteria for Innovation Programs?

InnovationManagement

One of the most popular webinars that IdeaScale has ever hosted is our webinar on how to select the best ideas. We are constantly being asked by our customers and prospects, “how do I know a good idea when I see one?”

4 Steps to Supercharge Your Next Brainstorming Session

IdeaScale

If you use the right brainstorming tools, you’re more likely to get better ideas. You know that brainstorming isn’t just thinking. It’s more than that. It’s coming up with different and novel ideas that will hopefully lead to a better solution to your problems.

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5 Reasons Your Brainstorming Sessions are a Waste of Time

Stephen Shapiro

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. But do they work? Not the way they are typically conducted.

The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

Innovation Excellence

Intrapreneurship is an employee(s) initiative for developing new business within established ?rms, rms, somehow different from the core business.

3 Tips for Measuring the Impact of Your Innovation Platform

Planview Spigit

From aerospace to retail, every industry is impacted by disruption, whether it’s from new technologies, new customer experiences, or even new business models. Many companies have responded to these threats by reinventing themselves—often from the inside out. When the metamorphosis includes an innovation platform, leaders are typically left to determine not only how to leverage the solution, but also how to measure its impact.

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What’s in the CEO’s Innovation Playbook?

Innovation Excellence

Recently I received an advance copy of “The CEO’s Innovation Playbook” – the latest white paper from Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. For the effort they interviewed a dozen CEO’s highly innovative companies including Citigroup, Lyft and Coca Cola. The paper spends most of its real estate on captured quotes straight from the. Innovation Research Harvard Business Review Mastercard Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire white papers

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Business Model Innovation in Local Government

Collectivecamp

In recent years, prominent corporations have geared towards acting more like Startup organizations, because it’s the environment most conducive to innovation

Keep your eye on the prize: a clear goal is dimension 3 of successful innovation

Exago

Innovating successfully in 2020 requires good leadership, a people-first strategy and, as dimension 3 of our guide shows, setting clear, tangible goals and measuring a broad range of results.

Technology And Globalization Have Failed Us

Digital Tonto

Technology alone will not save us. To solve complex challenges like inequality, climate change and the rise of authoritarianism we need to take a complex, network based approach. We need to build. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

Idea to Value

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Understanding the Innovation Landscape needed for Enabling Technologies in the World’s Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

During this September to November 2019 period, I deliberately chose to have a 100% focus on the energy transition that the world is committing to undertaking, of reversing the rising global climate temperatures through a shift from fossil fuels to increasing commitments to renewables.

The Innovation Leader’s Secret Superpower: Curiosity

IdeaScale

It’s the people who ask questions that innovate. One common quote about science you often hear is “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’

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The Value of Value Chain Analysis

Innovation Excellence

Disrupting competitors or an industry essentially means doing something to take market share away from your competitors or get non-users to buy your product or service at at profit. There are many examples of sickcare entrepreneurs doing it and usually the tactic is to introduce new technologies.

4 Ways Data Can Drive Workplace Innovation 

InnovationManagement

The amount of data in our world is exploding, which means data sets can be a little tricky to analyze. However, for those able to harness this beast, big data can prove a gold-mine for innovation in the workplace.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

3 Ways Technology Has Changed the Pet-Care Industry

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Silicon Valley has seized on an ever-expanding market. Innovation Now

Can a designer sustainably transform the world?

Board of Innovation

Watch senior innovation consultant Kevin Shahbazi's talk on circular business design at TU Delft's Symposium: Impact (or skim his key points). The post Can a designer sustainably transform the world? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration

Innovation Intelligence – 4 Thinking Tools for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

This continues on from an Innovation Excellence blog I wrote last month about how personality types can influence innovation capability.

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Critical Leadership Question: Do You Bring Out Mediocrity In Others?

Game-Changer

Leadership is hard. It’s not about giving commands and mandates; it goes beyond that. You have to get involved with people, care about them. It’s about influence. You see successful leaders deliver results through relationships.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Take Your Biggest Problem…and Skip It

Daniel Burrus

Every business runs into issues that can or will halt progress and cause the company to stagnate. These include slow cash flow, out-of-date technology, and long sales cycles; you name it, it likely exists.

The 6 Best Business Strategies I've Ever Seen

Cascade Strategy

I recently wrote an article about why so many strategies fail. Today though, I want to focus on the flip-side of that coin. I want to share with you my personal top 6 picks for the best business strategies of all time. Enjoy and more importantly, add your own examples in the comments below!

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

Innovation Excellence

In our line of work, we get to talk with hundreds of leaders around the globe, and from virtually every industry. Most of them seem to intuitively understand the importance of innovation, but there’s still a lot of fluff, ambiguity and uncertainty regarding innovation as a topic.

The Future of Ecommerce

Game-Changer

Arjun Ohri who is CEO of ShopMessage, a marketing automation platform built on Facebook Messenger that enables stores to engage their customers in new conversational ways. Tell me about yourself and business sms service. How does shopping through a chatbot enhance the experience?

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

10 Practical Ways to Align Your Team

The Future Shapers

Getting practical about alignment can sound like a challenge for many, but as leaders know all too well, a lack thereof can be detrimental. One needs to consider creating a common language, using tools more effectively and getting personal, amongst other things.

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Three Tactics to Spur Innovation Inside Highly-Regulated Companies

Innovation Leader

If you’re on the inside of a traditional, regulated industry and want to shake the status quo, here are three things you need to start doing, according to the former Head of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer. Includes a downloadable set of tips

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Exploring and Exploiting for Innovation (Part 2)

Innovation Excellence

If you are following along, I’m writing a series of posts about the opportunities and challenges with the way we think about and implement the concepts behind explore and exploit. In my first post I wrote a short introduction to the topic.

Innovations in ROI for Customers: the Environmental Edition

InnovationManagement

Value propositions are a key element to success. In the modern business climate, the environmental value proposition, in particular, is uniquely effective. The post Innovations in ROI for Customers: the Environmental Edition appeared first on Innovation Management.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.