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Defy Success and Choose Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Innovation is difficult because it requires novelty. And novelty is difficult because it’s different than last time. And different than last time is difficult because you’ve got to put yourself out there. And putting yourself out there is difficult because no one wants to be judged negatively.

Leadership Techniques for Overcoming Resistance to Change


People like to joke that the only things that never change are death and taxes, but that's just not true. If it were, you would never hear things like, "That's just the way we've always done it," and, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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Achieving a more dynamic innovating environment

Paul Hobcraft

There is a growing need for having some dynamic tensions within the organization’s innovation system; this helps generate better conditions for innovators to thrive.

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Strategies for Innovating Your Workspaces

What is the relationship between the places we work and our ability to innovate? From the layout of your office to the business tools you use each day, our work environments play a key role in our ability to think critically and creatively about unexplored avenues for future success.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Top 10 Innovation Leader Articles, Podcasts, and Reports: 2019

Innovation Leader

What were the most popular reports, case studies, and resources that the Innovation Leader team produced in 2019? We pulled the data

Innovation Hacks: Lessons Learned from Successful Startups


Why do startups have a head start in innovation? One of the great virtues of startups is that they have to innovate quickly, or they cease to exist. However, you don’t need to be a startup to apply their approaches.

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The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation


Only by thinking ahead of the curve can companies succeed in 2020. And that involves being open to digital transformation, the fifth element in our guide to succeeding in innovation in the year ahead. The post The fifth element of successful innovation? Be open to digital transformation appeared first on Exago. Blog business transformation digital transformation innovation-priority technology

Strategic Planning For Santa Claus

Cascade Strategy

What Would Strategic Planning For Santa Claus Look Like? As we come to the close of the year, I've been reflecting on all the different clients we’ve worked with on strategy.

3 Reasons Why Your Brainstorms Suck

Innovation Excellence

Brainstorms are important and an easy way to get everybody together to collaborate, discuss, debate, and ultimately, innovate.

Five Reasons You Need Idea Management Software


Idea management is about working together.?. It’s a challenge every leader must overcome: the suggestion box. It seems so simple; set out a box, some pencils and paper, and let people anonymously contribute ideas.

Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

Upgrade Your Thinking With These 9 Mental Models


Decision making and creativity go hand in hand. I’m interested in books and tools that can help me think clearly because we all have brain bugs, aka cognitive biases, that hinder us from making great decisions. Only a handful of people actively work to keep biases away. How do they do that?

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5 Easy Improvement Ideas to Get Ready for 2020


I’m not sure about you, but at this time of the year, I don’t feel like tackling any major new projects. There seem to be a ton of interruptions, people are in and out of the office, and it is just harder to focus with holiday thoughts on the brain.

That Department

Innovation Excellence

Which department acts like a lightening rod within your organization? You know that if they are called to participate in a meeting that it will be both productive and enjoyable.

Jessica Day on Intrapreneurs, Ideation, and Innovation


CEOs and their innovation teams have such power, but focus and direction are necessary to unleash it.?. Innovate or be left behind — that’s the reality of the business world.

Game-Changers 911™: How to Change the Game in 2020

Speaker: John Storm, President, BrainStorm Network

Join John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, to learn how to identify game-changing opportunities within your company and industry, and then brainstorm ways to capitalize on these ideas. Get ready to change your game in 2020!

Top 10 Innovation Leader Articles and Reports: 2019

Innovation Leader

What were the most popular reports, case studies, and resources that the Innovation Leader team produced in 2019? We pulled the data

How asset-light business models in the energy industry empower consumers

Board of Innovation

The decentralization of the energy industry has led to the birth of new companies with asset-light business models, such as Power2U. The post How asset-light business models in the energy industry empower consumers appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Business design

These 4 Major Shifts Will Drive The 21st Century

Innovation Excellence

In 1900, most people lived much like their ancestors had for millennia. They lived and worked on farms, using animal power and hand tools to augment their own abilities. They inhabited small communities and rarely, if ever, travelled far from home.

Employee Engagement in 2020 – Meeting the Needs of Millennials


By the end of next year, Millennials (those born between about 1980 and 2000) are expected to comprise half of the American workforce. By 2025, 75 percent of the global workforce will belong to this group.

Navigating the VUCA World With Innovation Coaching

Speaker: Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation

Join the founder and CEO of ImagineNationTM, Janet Sernack, to understand how developing an innovation coaching skill set can help lead the way in supporting people through the exponential change and disruption in our VUCA world.

My First Big Failure: 4 Pieces of Advice for Intrapreneurs

Innovation Leader

Dan Seewald, Founder + CEO of Deliberate Innovation and Former Head of Worldwide Innovation at Pfizer, discusses what he learned from the failure of his first startup

Discover how Agile revolutionized MJV Marketing


The above quote is just one of the numerous motivational phrases scattered in frames here at MJV Marketing. It was written by Michael Hyatt and transmits the spirit of our team very well.

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Which Pace of Change to Align To?

Innovation Excellence

You’ve heard it before – the pace of change is accelerating. I can present all of the technology adoption charts, the fascinating nuggets of data that tell you how quickly different products or technologies were acquired by millions of customers. And so on and so on.

Happy Holidays

Idea Sandbox

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! SandBlog


The Science of High-Impact Experimentation

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Too many product teams don't know what to test, which leads to poorly designed experiments and unclear results. How can a product manager be certain they’re making effective decisions when it comes to experimentation? Join Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach at H2R Product Science, as she walks us through the entire experimentation process, from deciding what to test to sharing the results with stakeholders, to illustrate what strong testing practices look like and how they can be implemented in every organization.

The One Thing: Bring Joy and the Money will Follow


As a libertarian, I love capitalism. It is the only system that humans have designed which works to improve the situation of those in the system, as well as the fact that it hews very closely to human nature (and nature itself, for that matter – for proof just read Bionomics).

Do You Grow with Market Shifts – or Slowly Lose Relevancy? The Advertising Story

Adam Hartung

Internet advertising growth tripled in each of the last two decades. It's the very definition of a market disruption. Yet, many companies didn't see the trend. Advertising Disruptions Innovation Television Trends digital advertising internet advertising

Scaling School

Innovation Excellence

Several years ago, I decided to give sailing a try. I started by going on a few local trips with some folks who owned a small boat and then, gradually, decided to improve my skills and confidence.

Breakthrough Internet of Things Technology Wins 2019 Nokia Open Innovation Challenge


A novel technology for drastically reducing energy consumption for Internet of Things devices

Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

One Lit Candle

Idea Champions

Here's a very beautiful music video, featuring excerpts from Greta Thunberg, 16-year old Swedish climate change activist and a newly released anthem (One Lit Candle) written in her honor, by Anthems on the Rise (Jennifer Edwards and Stuart Hoffman).

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Essay on the Taxonomy of Chatbots


And the Taxonomy of Chatbots are consolidating because they do not necessarily need the IT professionals involved to become a reality. So MJV has brought a series of blog posts with what you need to know to develop a bot in your company. But are you really prepared to enter the world of bots? Do you already know all the concepts used when it comes to conversational robots?

Jeff Bezos $100 Billion Bet For Amazon’s Future

Innovation Excellence

Bezos has announced an out of this world initiative that may well eclipse everything else Amazon has done so far and may turn out to be one of humanity’s most ambitious technological achievements. One of the things that’s always struck me as the largest untapped opportunity for Internet enabled business, commerce, and humanity is the. Innovation Strategy Technology Amazon Broadband Internet communications Jeff Bezos Satellite

The Zero Challenge – Becoming Climate Neutral

Innovation Excellence

The topic of this post is a bit different from what I write about, but just as important. For as long as humanity’s been around, innovators have always been creating the future. As a result, we’ve made tremendous progress and changed our world for the better in so many ways. However, these innovations have also. Innovation Inspiration Leadership Sustainability climate change sustainability

How to Design Strong Experiments

Speaker: Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy, and Tendayi Viki, Associate Partner, Strategyzer

When testing new business and product ideas, choosing the right experiment is just the beginning. After we have chosen our experiment, it’s important that we spend some time designing it well. Join Tendayi Viki, corporate innovation expert and associate partner at Strategyzer, and Franziska Beeler, Head of Cloud Academy at Strategyzer, as they walk us through the three key elements that help you design stronger experiments and come away with the evidence you need to advance your idea.