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Five Myths That Kill Change and Transformation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell I first became interested in transformation in the fall of 2004. I was managing a leading news organization in Kyiv, Ukraine when the Orange Revolution broke out.

Designing Effective Change Tactics Starts With Viable Targets

Digital Tonto

When we’re passionate about something, we want to take action. We want to launch an initiative, start a business, hit the streets, get stuff done. Yet our bias for action can be a trap that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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To Get Good Ideas You Have To Empty The Bad Ones First


Creativity it’s not for everyone, right? Wrong. Everyone is creative to some degree, it does comes natural to some people more than others. But even the people who are extremely creative have their roadblocks, and their methods to overcoming them ; we can all learn from them.

Don’t Lose Your Best People. Use the 9-Box Grid to Grow Your Future Talent.


Keep and develop your best people to create a high-performance culture and competitive advantage. Hiring good people is tough. Retaining your best talent can be equally challenging. In today’s disruptive world, competitive advantage relies as much on people as it does technology.

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Then: Creating Innovation In Public Sector Organizations



Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House


Karidja Sakanogo joined us on our Continuous Improvement webinar series to share the core values and dimensions of Lean management that can alleviate parenthood. You can watch the webinar recording here or read the webinar transcript below


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Why Wellspring Chose to Raise Capital in 2022


Today, Wellspring announced a significant capital raise. You can read the press release to learn more about Resurgens , our new growth partners, and the deal itself.

How the Customer in 9C Saved Continental Airlines from Bankruptcy

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky When Gordon Bethune took over as CEO of Continental Airlines in 1994, the carrier had just emerged from its second bankruptcy and was headed for their third and potentially final round.

12. Avoid Mobsourcing

Stephen Shapiro

Tip 12 from Best Practices are Stupid… Imagine you are the former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

My Favorite Mistake, Your Favorite Mistake? Learning From Mistakes as Individuals and Organizations


Mark Graban, Senior Advisor at KaiNexus, joined us on our Continuous Improvement webinar series to talk about My Favorite Mistake, Your Favorite Mistake? Learning From Mistakes as Individuals and Organizations.

2022 Guide to Corporate Meetings in the Metaverse

Digital fatigue? No sense of purpose or belonging? Meetings using limited technology often fall short for teams working remotely. So how do you bring spontaneous communication and collaboration to your meetings?Check out this guide to meeting in the Metaverse.

How “Core” Innovation Has Landed the Supply Chain in Its Current Mess


Get a look at how the supply chain has missed on innovation in the past, and why strategic innovation is proving to be the way forward. This article was originally published on Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Innovation

Cultivate Innovation by Managing with Empathy

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Managing with empathy is a leader’s superpower. Empathy opens the door to increased innovation, collaboration, and engagement.

A Framework for High Performance Leadership

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: I read a post by Michael McCune on Gartner’s blog about thought leadership and it resonated really well with me. In the post, he talks about the importance of original thought provoking content.

The V2MOM framework: why and how to use it + 4 tips

Cascade Strategy

Salesforce co-founder and co-CEO Marc Benioff developed the V2MOM framework in the early days of the company as a management process tool

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

14. Your Market Research Sucks! (part 1 of 2)

Stephen Shapiro

Tip 14 from Best Practices are Stupid…remember this is from over 10 years ago. Splitting this into two posts. Imagine you are a hearing aid manufacturer and you want to develop the next generation of product.

Customer Experience – The Forever Gift

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Nothing lasts forever … or does it? If something could last forever, what would the business model look like? Products could include a lifetime guarantee with a marketing message that says, “Buy it today and … Continue reading → Customer Experience marketing lifetime warranty referrals warranties

Open Innovation vs Closed Innovation: Here’s the Lowdown


“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” Margaret Heffernan Few would disagree with the idea that innovation is driven by the sharing of good ideas.

The OKR framework: How to implement it & mistakes to avoid

Cascade Strategy

OKR is a popular framework that few organizations manage to make it work for them

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

13. Lessons from Indiana Jones®

Stephen Shapiro

Tip 13 from Best Practices are Stupid. Here I explore the lessons from one of my favorite movies of all time.

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Changing Your Innovator’s DNA

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. In their book, The Innovator’s DNA, the authors identified 5 parts to the secret sauce of innovative business success: In thinking about how these skills work together, they found it useful to apply the … Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Innovation Mindset

Design Thinking: a Global Study on Implementation Practices in Organizations from HPI

Top insights from this 2022 Hasso Plattner Institute study. In 2015, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the Stanford Design Thinking Research Program conducted one of the most extensive global studies looking into the state of design thinking in organizations.

What is Innovation Accounting? Explained by Artificial Intelligence

IM Insights

By Elijah Eilert. My friend Mark Vaughn recently found this interesting tool – OpenAI. In a group chat with friends, we had some fun with it, writing poems and asking the AI silly questions.

Fractional CTO Services Crafted for Tech Startups

Your startup is growing, and you realize that the next addition to your team should be someone with a technical background. Download this guide to discover the 3 steps for finding the perfect hire!

Episode 100: Which Technique is Best for Certain Situations

Innovation in Practice

Have you ever wondered if certain creativity techniques are better to use in certain situations? If so, this episode is for you. As you know by now, creativity is a skill that anyone can learn. It is a structured process and involves using structured techniques.

Why AI Models Turn Out Bad: Its Our Fault


Recently, there was a story about an AI model that used 4chan to learn behaviors. Needless to say, the AI it created was pretty horrible. Prior to that, there was another story about an AI trained on Reddit. It, too, turned out to be pretty terrible.

How to Define the Right Search Criteria in Emerging Technology Scouting


Which emerging technologies will be game-changers for your industry? Recognizing this early can be a great asset to your business. To adapt to changes in the market, companies must research technological breakthroughs and use them to develop products and services to meet evolving consumer needs.

Is Percy an Innovation or Another Attack on America’s Poor?

Innovation Excellence

Are you one of the nearly four million cashiers in the United States? If so, outsourcing and robots are coming for your job. Freshii‘s founder Matthew Corrin left the quick-serve restaurant chain two months ago to focus on Percy, a … Continue reading → Innovation Psychology

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Six critical questions for successful product innovation


Six questions every company should ask to innovate well and ensure a successful product launch. The post Six critical questions for successful product innovation appeared first on Sopheon.

Bullying Doesn't Just Happen in Schools. Here's How to Turn a Workplace Culture of Bullying to a Culture of Innovation

Entrepreneur - Innovation

In today's workplace, you need a culture that allows people to be their best -- inclusiveness and acceptance are essential. Defining Moments

Supply Chain Innovation (Part 2): Developing Future-Fit Supply Chains


As a variety of factors continue to impact the global economy, the clear call for companies to prioritize foresight and innovation across business activities is more relevant than ever.

What Did the Pandemic Teach Us About New Product Development?

Planview Blog

In this post, you will find questions and answers from an incredibly timely and informative webinar that provided crucial new product development best practices based on lessons learned from the pandemic.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.