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How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire


You won't find your office's creativity vampire hiding in the dark supply closet or hanging from the ceiling for a snooze. The post How To Confront Your Office Creativity Vampire appeared first on Innovation Management. Organization & Culture creativity vampire

Breakthrough Innovation – What Are They, and How Do You Create One?


We’ve recently been breaking down the different types of innovations and explaining their differences in a series of posts on our blog. This time, we’re looking at breakthrough innovation.

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Increasing ROI Increases ROI


I know what you're thinking. First, What does ROI mean? And second, why and how does increasing ROI create more ROI


How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

Innovation Excellence

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them. And if you do put yourself.

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!

An Innovation Market Can Find Your Next Winner

Destination Innovation

Image by Martin Winkler on Pixabay. You have some very promising ideas but limited resources. How do you choose which of your great ideas should get the money and people needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds.

What Leadership Is Not


Yesterday was the first day of the next decade. I took the time to look through some of my posts in various categories from the last 10 years just to see what I was writing about in 2010!

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Eight Tips to Improve Employee Engagement in 2020


Drawing together everyone should be the goal of any innovative organization. There’s nothing more important to innovation than an engaged, thoughtful workforce. Yet bringing your team out of their box of day-to-day tasks and larger projects to focus on innovation can feel daunting.

Boosting Innovation by Starting at Step Two


Innovative ideas and implementation can start without you (or your organization) taking the first step. You can tinker your way into boosting innovation by starting at step two and building on work that others created.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

Belief Is Irresistible


The last book I read in 2019 was Shoe Dog , a memoir by Phil Knight; the co-founder of Nike. It’s a great book for entrepreneurs and leaders in any domain. Building a company in the 60’s, pre-internet and pre-venture capital was super hard. No email, no instant messaging, no social media.

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.

Catch Up on IdeaNation 2019 Interviews in the New Year


Want to catch up on any 2019 IdeaNation podcasts you may have missed before the first month of 2020 flies by? Click the 2019 Open Nation tab on the IdeaScale website to check out all the latest interviews, information, and more. What Is IdeaNation?

6 Technologies That Will Reshape Marketing In The Next Decade

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Augmented reality and the Internet of Things are among the defining forces going forward. Marketing

25 of the Best Books for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning.

Strategy Books: Essential Strategic Reading 2020

Cascade Strategy

Strategy Books: Worthy mentions. The next couple of books are not necessarily 'strategy' books as such, but certainly worth noting and will definetly help you get better framing particularly when you're trying to hit the reset button. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action.

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.

Start the New Year with This Must-See Webinar


Do you believe trust-building takes place in your local community? Want to strengthen communication between you and your local government through the right change management and innovation strategies?

5 Innovations That Will Dominate CES 2020

Entrepreneur - Innovation

CES 2020 is set to give a glimpse of the leaps forward that today's consumers are most excited about. Technology

The Impact of Evolution on Business Models

Innovation Excellence

Darwin teaches us that evolution is a long, slow process, gradually leading to new adaptive species that emerge over time with specialized capabilities.

Getting Scientists Thinking More Like Businesspeople

Innovation Leader

Alex Byelashov, VP of Innovations & Brewing Solutions at John I. Haas, shares some insights on quick wins

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.

How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time

Faisal Hoque

This hack or that routine may not be the best thing for everyone, but you can still become more reflective on your own terms. The post How To Practice Mindfulness When You Don’t Have The Time appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author. Creativity | Innovation homepage-recent Life's Journey creativity innovation Lifehacks Mindfulness mindset solitude

4 Hot Tech Trends in Senior Care

Entrepreneur - Innovation

As the elderly population grows, entrepreneurs can expand opportunities along with it. News and Trends

Select Your Next Big Innovation with an Innovation Market

Innovation Excellence

How do you choose which of your many promising ideas should get the precious and limited resources needed to bring it to market? Try using the wisdom of crowds. Many companies do this with software products which allow people to comment or vote on ideas – and this is fine. But if you do not.

Connecting Startups in a Portfolio with Business Units

Innovation Leader

Ayal Somech, Director of Portfolio Development, Boeing Horizonx Ventures, shares how his team executed a quick win


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.

The new roaring 20’s

Norbert Bol

Happy New Year to everyone and welcome in the new roaring ’20s. In the coming decade, we shall experience how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be more important in our everyday lives.

4 Ways Tech Will Disrupt the Travel Industry in 2020

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are several of the innovations opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs. Technology

4 Things Leaders Can Learn About Transformation from Social and Political Movements

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, I was managing a major news organization during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.

Advanced Analytics For Insurance Industry: 6 Major Use Cases


The insurance industry is a high-risk sector. Navigating through tricky claims procedures, pricing and promotion, mitigating risks, cash repression, natural perils, ensuring compliance are some of the toughest problems that pose the industry.

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.”

The 8 Pillars of a Successful Innovation Strategy

Idea Drop

Developing and implementing a successful innovation strategy is a challenging process, with various factors to consider and the need to onboard peers from across your organisation.

Own your own real estate or slowly disappear in 2020


It is getting harder and harder to be seen in the tsunami of stuff posted on various digital platforms.The platform owners are&nbs. Feed generated with FetchRSS


Voting Open – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be. As a result we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the. Innovation News Social Media 2019 authors bloggers contests Innovation Bloggers internet Lists Thought Leaders Top 40 writers

For 2020, Use Themes Not Resolutions

Stephen Shapiro

2020 is around the corner. Time to make some changes in your life. Right? Ready to set some resolutions? Before you do, did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!

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.