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The 7 Wastes of Lean in Healthcare


Although the Lean business improvement methodology was initially developed to improve the quality and productivity of automotive factories, it has been used with great success in industries and settings of all types, including software development, government, retail, and other service settings.


What Should You Include in an Idea Capture Template?


Inspiration is fleeting, and we’ve all had a moment where an idea is lost. Idea capture templates can be perfect for getting ideas down on paper and writing them out. So what should be included, and how can you get the most out of them? What Is An Idea Capture Template?


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4 Innovative Business Pivots In The Age Of The Pandemic


2020 has been an incredibly challenging year on a multitude of fronts and, like many of us, businesses all over the world have struggled to stay afloat.

Podcast S4E91: Dave Birss – How to bring creativity into remote working

Idea to Value

In this episode of the Idea to Value, we speak with Dave Birss. Dave is a musician, educator, author and facilitator with a focus on improving creativity. We speak about how to keep up creativity in the times of remote working, and how to think laterally to live consciously again.

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!

No thinking time left- help

Paul Hobcraft

Today most executives seem to be time-starved. They are constantly reacting to daily events, to fix focusing and fixing short-term performance. This applies to the top executive down to the most junior.

The 2020 Digital Tonto Reading List

Digital Tonto

It’s interesting how often books seem to reflect the zeitgeist, or at least our perception of it. As I prepared this year’s list, I began looking through earlier versions and was struck by how each. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


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What Makes Amazon’s Approach to Innovation Unique

Innovation Leader

Lots of leaders talk like Jeff Bezos. But few organizations know how to create a culture with the right enablers to behave like Amazon. Here’s some background to get you started

Most Companies Don’t Have an Innovation Strategy. Here’s Why.


A few years ago, I was involved in a two-day boardroom session at a respected company – let’s call them Acme Corporation. They’d asked for help with their innovation strategy. Innovation

Accelerating the Journey to HR 3.0: Key Insights from IBM’s 2020 Study

A high-level summary of IBM’s latest report on transformations in HR.

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Here Are Five Examples of Creativity in the Workplace


Creativity can be difficult to cultivate in the workplace. Some teams gain inspiration from seeing creative innovations from other companies. Creativity is more than painting a work of art or writing a best selling book. Thoughts, words, and actions are all forms of creativity.

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.

Play Bold: Holiday Special

Innovation 360 Group

It has been 17 fantastic interviews with NASA executives, space designers, priests, Islamic leadership experts, super entrepreneurs, professors from the world-leading universities, Hollywood folks, authors, and experts on innovation and transformations, as well as corporate executives.

10 Signs You’re Just Going Through the Motions Of Innovation


Anything worth doing in life will challenge you. Our minds and bodies want to take the path of least resistance. By pushing yourself, you will get the most out of life. Like people, organizations are the same; most organizations simply go through the motions of innovation. They mistake innovation work for efficient work, but innovation is messy. It’s the opposite of business as usual, it aims to change business as usual for the better.

6 Innovation Leaders Share What Inspired Them in 2020


This year has been tough. We've experienced some highs and some profound lows. Some of us were able to find silver-linings throughout the last nine months as our commutes vanished, and we all got a lot more use of our homes. Maybe you realized you had more time to read.

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Four reasons why corporate startups fail (and how yours can be succesful)


Four reasons why corporate startups fail. and how yours can be successful). Having a great idea is the first step to startup success, but that alone won’t ensure its success.

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.

Innovative Thinking: Why It's The Skill of the Future


There’s a 25% chance you’ll lose your job to a robot. In the US, a quarter of all jobs are at high risk of automation, and just with already existing technology. If your job can be done more quickly and accurately by a computer program, then it’s not likely to be around for much longer.

Career-Long Lessons from a Once-in-a-Lifetime Disruption

Daniel Burrus

For some, the post-coronavirus “new normal” is a frightening concept that rattles their status quo, while others are taking this moment to seize new opportunities afforded to us by a global disruption, as COVID-19 has proven to be.

The 10 Best Things That Explain Amazon’s Culture of Innovation

Innovation Leader

What makes Amazon’s culture unique? Here’s a list of 10 articles and books if you want to better understand what makes Amazon tick

Leader Standard Work: A Foundation for Improvement Culture


In some organizations, the leaders who are good at putting out fires are considered the best managers. But what if, instead of putting out fires, leaders had the luxury to spend time on fire prevention?

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 Innovation is Changing Marketing; Interview With Marketing Expert John Bertino

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Business is ever-changing, and so are the marketing strategies that drive business growth and success. Marketing

6 Major AI Use Cases in IT operations


6 Major AI Use Cases in IT operations Data volumes generated by IT infrastructure are increasing two-to-three fold every year.

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Trek Exec on Tackling a Bike Shortage and Early R&D

Innovation Leader

Chad Manuell, Director of Engineering at Trek Bicycle, discusses the surge in demand for bikes and how his team approaches early innovation

What Are the Three C’s of Organizational Change?


I hadn’t thought much about health pathology innovation until we started to work with a statewide health pathology service in Australia. They provide pathology, forensic, and analytical services for hospitals and justice systems throughout their state.

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.

The Innovator’s Guide to the Galaxy (of recruitment) PT 2


You’ve brushed up on your Zoom etiquette, you’ve applied to the seven jobs that are still out there: now what? Instead of re-reading your sent mail, perhaps it’s time to review your skillset in order to see how well it matches up with that of a tried-and-tested innovation professional.



As we move towards the beginning of a new year in the cycle of seasonal changes, here in Melbourne, Australia, it is summer, a time for accelerating growth.

Go for Launch: Alyce, Aryballe & Owl Labs

Innovation Leader

Three startups demo their products, including an artificial intelligence powered gifting platform, a 360 degree meeting video camera, and odor sensors

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How the World's First Printed Beverage Was Born

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Smart Cups founder Chris Kanik talks about the journey that lead to his breakthrough. Success Stories


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.

Do You Have it in You to Be an Empathetic Leader?

Tullio Siragusa

Do You Have it in You to Be an Empathetic Leader? Leadership in its true essence is more about helping others than yourself. Empathy means the ability to understand the needs of those around you. Empathy is an essential quality of an effective leader. As a leader, you must be aware of what those who have chosen to follow you are thinking and feeling. This will help you in defining your relationship with your team and lead more effectively.

#2,039 – The Cuisine Curtain

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I get the desire to want to eat out right now. I really do. But what I don’t understand is the logistics. Wearing a mask while walking through the lobby of the restaurant…even wearing a mask while looking at the menu…just to turn around and take off your mask once your food arrives!

Mattel President & COO on Digital Innovation

Innovation Leader

Richard Dickson, President and COO of toy company Mattel, offers insights on speeding new products to market, sourcing ideas from employees, presenting ideas to leadership, and more

3 Ways to Build a Buzzing Blockchain Community

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are the most important growth strategies to nurture a tech-savvy network of enthusiasts. Finance

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.”