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5 steps to crafting your strategic ambitions

The Future Shapers

Many entrepreneurs don’t take time to think about their aspirations, and many organisations set targets simply by continuing last years budgets or adding 10% growth to revenues. Here are five steps that help you set stretching strategic ambitions for your company.

How Can You Run An Idea Creation Competition?


Idea generation is the heart of innovation. Creating this culture in your organization increases employee engagement and promotes collaboration. Innovation increases brand loyalty. Research shows 77% of consumers have been loyal to certain brands for more than a decade.


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How to Create Trust by Setting People Free

Tullio Siragusa

How to Create Trust by Setting People Free. While several nations are celebrating their independence from foreign rule every year, the same cannot be said for the superimposition of various factors on people in workplaces. Employees also deserve freedom and independence from the command-and-control structures that are still very pervasive in corporate culture today. Here are some of the questions that need to be addressed to maintain freedom in order to build more trust in corporate cultures. ?

Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

Idea to Value

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was a lie.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Games that Boost the Creative Brain

Destination Innovation

I love playing games. I believe that there are great benefits in playing games and in adopting a playful approach to life in general. Games help develop a range of vital skills in children and they love playing them.

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Building Capability and Capacity to Expand Capabilities for Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

For innovation to be successful, the bottom line is the commitment and focus made for the building the capabilities and competencies in innovation as people make us the real value and ARE the innovation success equation in my opinion, so simply invest in them by focusing on the 3 C’s of developing their Capability, Competency and Capability.

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Validate your idea or innovation, not yourself

Idea to Value

An important part of the innovation process is validating ideas. When done correctly, it is a powerful way of getting feedback from the market on what it would take to make the innovation a success. However, many people fall into a trap when looking for feedback.

The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture


In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation. The post The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Design Thinking Is Not A Safe Way To Be Creative


“If you think design thinking is a cookie-cutter, templatised way to “safely” be creative, think again.” ” Absolutely! This is a quote from my friend Sunil Malhotra. It’s a topic we’ve talked about extensively , and one that still gets talked about it.

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!

What is innovation? Understand the key aspects of implementing change | Innovation


The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines innovation as “the introduction of something new.” A beautifully simplistic definition, it captures the essence of this complex and immeasurable term.

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Podcast S5E102: Nick Bulwin – Bringing consciousness to business

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with tech investor and consciousness crusader Nick Bulwin. We speak about how companies and brands need to prepare for the future.

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Strategies that Promote Workplace Diversity and make your Business More Innovative


At IdeaScale, we’ve learned that diversity combined with equity and inclusion leads to more innovative thinking: businesses that are run by culturally diverse teams are more likely to develop new products, 45% more likely to grow market share, and more likely to have a 2X innovation revenue.

Stop Hoping For Things To Go Back To Normal


The pandemic has changed many of the ways we’re used to doing things. It’s created loss for many, anxiety for others, and frustration for most everyone.

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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.

Disruptive Innovation: What it is and why it is crucial to your innovation strategy | Types of Innovation


Disruptive Innovation; what it is, why understanding the theory is crucial and the importance of implementing an ideation strategy in staying one step ahead


Idea to Value

In Germany, people are obsessed with Durchlüftung.

What Does Innovation Mean?


Innovation is a common term in business today. Companies must embrace change to move forward and reach goals. Knowing when and how to innovate is crucial to success. Here are some ways to identify innovation and put it to work in your organization. Definition: What Does Innovation Mean?

Business Model Disruption: MrBeast vs McDonalds


2020 has been an incredibly disruptive year for the restaurant industry with losses of over $240B in the US market alone. Supply chains have been cut, the way people consume and order food has been turned upside down by the pandemic.

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.

This Explains Why Your Organization Is Not As Innovative As You Want It To Be


The quest for innovation, transforming your business, overwhelms most organizations. Most organizations just don’t know where to start , or worse they believe they’re doing it right.

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

Idea to Value

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck?

How Are Agile and Innovation Related?


Organizations everywhere are working to form agile cultures. What does it mean to be agile? . The post How Are Agile and Innovation Related? appeared first on InnovationManagement. Training & Education Agile agile culture continuous improvement

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Member Spotlight: Tony Parham, Fidelity Investments

Innovation Leader

Tony Parham is the Vice President of Innovation & Strategy for the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) at Fidelity Investments. We spoke with Tony as part of our IL Member Spotlight series

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.

Sharing Covid Vaccination Process Improvements - VacciNexus!


For the entire team at KaiNexus, the phrase "spread continuous improvement" is a driving mission statement. It's not just a business objective, it's something that we think can change the world. We truly believe that. Our customers spread continuous improvement throughout their organizations.

Book Review: A.L.I.E.N. Thinking

Jeffrey Phillips

As you may know, as a noted (ahem) blogger and voracious reader, I am sometimes asked to review books on strategy and innovation.

Leaders need to move faster to survive


The pace of change on the outside must be at least met by the pace of change on the inside not to be going backwards. Or as fam. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Party Lines, Clubhouse, and Reinvention as a Shortcut to Innovation

Innovation Leader

Rick Robinson, Vice President of Innovation at AARP Innovation Labs, shares why not every innovation needs to stem from novel ideas — all through the lens of Clubhouse

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.

What is a Kaizen Event? Your Complete Guide Rapid Improvement


Kaizen events, also called rapid improvement sprints or blitzes, are an impactful way to implement improvement quickly, but they require planning and preparation to make them useful. We've heard many stories about Kaizen events that went wrong.


Risks Can and Should Be Calculated. Here’s the Formula.

Daniel Burrus

Learning to become anticipatory versus being agile and reactionary will prove to be far more effective in helping you think exponentially, skip your biggest problems with ease, and ultimately envision and bring to life amazing new ideas with the confidence that certainty provides.

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A Yin-Yang Model for Global Sustainability: Moving Towards Rural-Urban Balance


This article employs a holistic, interactive East Asian framework—the ancient yin-yang circle—for presenting both defensive and proactive carbon control strategies in urban and rural areas.