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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

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

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.

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Mindfulness and Innovation

IdeaScale

The start of a new year is so motivating. A fresh start, a new leaf – we usually enter a year with a lot of good intentions and plans to make positive changes in our lives. I know it can be tricky to stick to your resolutions, but I like making these promises to myself.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Case Study: How to Build a Digital User Experience Monitoring System

Boxes and Arrows

Most software user experience and product management teams have similar questions: How do users feel about our products? How is our product experience changing over time? How do users feel about a recent change we’ve made in the product?

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

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

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hack: connect with one (or more) startups nearby

Board of Innovation

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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.

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.

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

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.

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.

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.