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Lead. Don’t Compete

Game-Changer

This is a quick post I’m writing for a friend of mine who’s in the middle of a leadership challenge … It’s easy to look at what others are doing and copy that. It’s easy to follow what already works. It’s all easy, no need to think about it.

Here’s How We Can Make The Next Big Thing Happen Much Faster

Digital Tonto

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Debunking 5 Myths about Building an Innovation Team

IdeaScale

Build the best team, by ignoring these myths. Building an innovation strategy can be intimidating, and often it’s a relief to have a team together. But too often, innovation teams meet, talk, and come out with ideas, but nothing else.

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Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda

Exago

When developing your innovation agenda, bear in mind that employees deal daily with inefficiencies in your company, having often diverse and powerful ideas related to organisational processes and products. The following are real examples of this. The post Step 3: Invest more in a bottom-up approach for your innovation agenda appeared first on Exago. Blog Insights collective intelligence Efficiency employees experience innovation-results innovation-tips

6 Ways to Build a Successful Innovation Program

Learn how forward-thinking leaders use crowdsourcing to impact their company’s bottom line through methods such as creating a culture of innovation.

Biggest Strategy Mistake: Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket

Game-Changer

Businesses have always relied on various forms of advertising to promote themselves. It’s still holds true in the digital world we live in today. But the internet changes everything because today every business is a digital business or a dead business.

The 5 Whys

Digital Tonto

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Six factors that lead to greater innovation success

RTI Innovation Advisors

I've been thinking a lot about why innovation fails. Not about why supposedly innovative new products fail, because there are multiple reasons for the failure of a new product. It could be too early or too late in the market window, or it could simply have the wrong pricing or distribution. A new product may lack key features or components, or like some successful products take years to build an audience. I'm actually more interested in the 90+% of ideas that never make it to product development.

Are you starving for powerful female leaders in your strategy planning workshop?

BrainZooming

We were facilitating report outs at a strategy planning workshop after multiple teams tackled developing high-level plans to improve various employee challenges in a relatively high-performing company.

10 Ways Higher Education Could Be Transformed to Support the Needs of a Changing World

Innovation Excellence

Is there a future for higher education? There is probably no other industry or social institution quite as invested in the future than education, yet its struggles with self-reinvention manifest as a ticking time bomb, putting the future of both the institutions and wider society at risk.

Net Neutrality and its Impact on Innovation

IdeaScale

In today’s technologically advanced society, the Internet is a vital resource for start-ups and established businesses alike when it comes to driving innovation.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Evaluate Ideas Easier Than Ever Before With Ideanote

Ideanote

The post Evaluate Ideas Easier Than Ever Before With Ideanote appeared first on Ideanote. Idea Management Uncategorized digital solutions employee empowerment idea management platform innovation

How Much Do You Love Free, Fun Strategic Planning Advice?

BrainZooming

With nearly 2,400 articles (at time of publication) on strategy , branding , and innovation , it’s safe to say there’s a ton of content on the Brainzooming website. You can go deep, wide, and in multiple directions on these core topics.

Understanding 25 Cognitive Biases That Impact Business [Infographic]

Innovation Excellence

The best way to combat a cognitive bias is to have awareness of its existence and how you or those around you will react to certain informational stimuli. In business, these cognitive biases can actually work in your favor as you provide people with justification for their shopping decisions.

Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen lights up with an ad for the latest laundry detergent. Perhaps the concept seems foreign, but software companies, such as Telenav Inc.,

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

A rigorous, quantitative analysis of corporate innovation cultures – the most comprehensive study on this topic ever.

Innovation Lessons: Why Is Amazon Crashing The Innovation Game

Ideanote

The post Innovation Lessons: Why Is Amazon Crashing The Innovation Game appeared first on Ideanote. Innovation Spotlights digital solutions innovation innovation spotlight new ideas

2 Super Smart Ways to Catalyze Innovative Success

BrainZooming

An article in The Wall Street Journal by Paul Ziobro shares an report on how toy manufacturers, including Mattel and Hasbro, are accelerating their new product innovation processes. The brands want to capitalize on market growth stemming from toys tied to popular social media themes.

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Design Thinking and the Customer-Centric Organization

Innovation Excellence

“There’s a reason millions of people try to solve crossword puzzles each day. Amid the well-ordered combat between a puzzler’s mind and the blank boxes waiting to be filled, there is satisfaction along with frustration.

Crisis Manager or Opportunity Manager? You Decide.

Daniel Burrus

We all manage something or other, whether it’s other people, an entire organization, sales or even just ourselves. Managing suggests careful planning, a well-thought-out direction and a sense of control. What if we applied that definition of management to opportunity?

Data From 3.5 Million Employees Shows How Innovation Really Works

Analysis of how 3.5 million employees using Spigit ideate proves innovation is a science, and can be measured.

The Quadruple Helix Model of Open Innovation

Innocentive

The benefits of open innovation are becoming better understood. They enable businesses to draw on expertise from outside of their operations to develop new products, services, and ideas. But does open innovation offer the best model for the 21st century? Will it really help us answer the wicked problems we face, that demand a range of perspectives to find potential solutions?

Business Development Strategy – Can Your Brand Grant Prospects’ Desperate Prayers?

BrainZooming

I’m involved with a new outreach effort at church. Our objective is connecting with people that have left the Catholic Church or those that have expressed an interest in joining.

Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Innovation Excellence

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What’s more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants.

How to Manage Ideas and Make Innovation Happen

Viima

One of the questions we often get asked about is how to actually “make ideas happen”. Most of the people asking this are ones we’ve just started working with, and who’ve already gathered lots of great ideas and are now finding it slightly overwhelming to think about what to do with them.

How to Improve Customer Experience in an Era of Choice

Customer experience is quickly becoming the de facto differentiator between successful businesses and the ones that fail. Download this ebook to learn how some of the largest companies in the world are driving better customer experiences.

Creating Innovations in Education

Beyond the Obvious

My objective for the workshop was to test the Killer Questions before handing them off to the Department of Education. Remember, the focus for the attendees of the workshop was how to create innovations in education to better prepare our students for the competitive workforce.

Leadership Strategy – 1 Unconventional Way to Handle a Corporate Antagonist

BrainZooming

You’re leading a major new initiative for your organization. It’s kind of a big deal. Since you’re leading it, that means a lot of other people ARE NOT leading it. Nearly all of them are fine with that. It’s one fewer thing to be responsible for beyond their regular day jobs.

Innovation Programs In Schools Can Help Kids Learn More Than Just Facts

Innovation Excellence

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

Hack: connect with one (or more) startups nearby

Board of Innovation

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Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. Just as you use data from the customer to inform your solutions, transparency during the building of those solutions is critical for making better risk mitigation decisions. Whether your solution has fixed scope, fixed scheduling, fixed resources or fixed level of quality, the earlier you can know when these are at risk (and how) the better. The more clear the picture, the better you can understand the impacts of changes, and the more effectively you can deliver the solution the customer needs, when they need it, at a reasonable cost. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view. We will show how this tool can be used to monitor and evaluate how your solution is getting built, and a clear view of any cascading impacts risks have as they surface.

The Leader’s Journey

Mike Shipulski

If you know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you’re pretty sure what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you think you may know what to do, do it. Don’t ask, just do. If you don’t know what to do, try something small. Then, do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.

Reshaping the Power Grid – The Tesla Way

Adam Hartung

What do electric cars and solar panels have in common? Disruption based on trends. Tesla understands product, distribution and technology disruption. Tesla may soon be delivering the sun to neighborhoods like yours.

Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

Innovation Excellence

Back in 1997 some of you reading this were not even born, but Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple. It was 12 years since he had been fired from the company he had created with Steve Wozniak in 1976. At that point, one of the greatest marketing campaigns in the history of technology was.

Eradicating Invasive Mussels via Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

They’re the mollusk world’s ‘most wanted’ the mussels with a price on their gills. Invasive quagga and zebra mussels are a huge problem in parts of the United States and a solution is needed fast.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?