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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Use Big Data For Improving Driver Safety


Road traffic accidents claim more than 1.25 million lives a year, which costs most countries about 3% of their GDP and remains the leading cause of death of people between the ages of 15 and 29, a report by World Health Organization (WHO) claims.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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Happy Holidays

Idea Sandbox

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


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

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”

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

IDEATION 2020: Online Brainstorm Facilitation Coaching

Idea Champions

In honor of the year 2020 and the classic meme it represents (i.e. clear vision), Idea Champions is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new offering -- an elegant way for its time-crunched, Conducting Genius graduates to upgrade the quality and impact of their brainstorming sessions.

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

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?

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.