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4 Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Decisions


This is a guest post by Francisco Ramirez, CEO of The ACE Group; a customs broker, warehouse operator and ecommerce fulfillment provider that helps merchants reduce their fulfillment costs. This post was originally published on their blog. Quick, think about the best decision you made this year.

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Innovation Accounting: The Failure of The Business Case

The Future Shapers

Change driven by rapid technological advancement has made companies more and more paranoid. Ignoring that risk and reward go hand in hand, corporations fall back on their time-honoured solution they are comfortable with: The Business Case.


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My multipliers for innovation at the Front End of Energy

Paul Hobcraft

Following my last post, “ I aim to put more innovation into the front end of Energy “, I want to outline why I am focusing increasingly on this front end of the energy transition (FEE) within my innovation work.

Every story is the same: The Hero’s journey

Idea to Value

What do Frodo Baggins, Luke Skywalker, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Hansel & Gretel, and Hercules all have in common? Their stories all follow a well-worn path, and in some cases are nearly identical. In fact, once you know it, you will see this template for stories nearly everywhere.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

4 Things Every Leader Should Know About Making Decisions (But Most Don’t)

Digital Tonto

Being in a position of responsibility means that you have to make decisions without all the facts, in a rapidly changing context, often in a compressed time frame. You do so in the full knowledge. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Webinar: How United Way Served Community Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis


Overview: Join us Sept 14, 2021, 11 AM PST on Zoom as we discuss how the United Way Worldwide (UWW) innovation team used innovation strategy to fight the “invisible problems” and downstream effects of COVID-19. The Tsunami After An Earthquake.

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Careers Conducive to Creativity

Idea to Value

Living a creative life is a goal for a lot of people. The idea of spending every day immersed in artistic pursuits exploring opportunities, even gaining a better understanding of what creativity means is exciting. Yet, this isn’t the current reality for most — life tends to get in the way.

The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make When They Avoid Difficult Conversations


No one enjoys having difficult conversations, but as a leader you’ll have to have them. No way around it. As parents, siblings, friends, co-workers; we need to embrace having those difficult conversations instead of avoiding them. Personally, I’m a no B.S.

2021 IdeaScale Innovation Management Award Winners


For 2021, IdeaScale has three new winners of the Innovation Management Awards: TriHealth for engaging nearly 80% of their workforce; Grant Thornton for pioneering work in automation; and Graybar for an exemplary innovation process. Best Innovation Process: Graybar.

Video Marketing: How To Maximise Your Reach


Video marketing has become an important strategy for many businesses in today's digital world. There are about 5 billion videos vi. Feed generated with FetchRSS

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Podcast S6E130: Esther Gons – Innovation Accounting

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ether Gons, Founder of GroundControl and author of the Corporate Startup (with Dan Toma) and Innovation Accounting.

Kaizen: The Japanese Approach to Continuous Improvement


In the business management context, continuous improvement means a never-ending effort to identify and eliminate the root causes of problems that produce errors or diminish customer value. Most often, it consists of many incremental improvements rather than one drastic change.


7 tips on evaluating an innovation agency

Board of Innovation

How do you evaluate which is the right agency to help your organization excel in innovation? We give you 7 tips on selecting and evaluating the right innovation agency and partner. The post 7 tips on evaluating an innovation agency appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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New Innovation Books for 2021 & Beyond

Innovate to grow with these innovation book recommendations. Does your organization have a comprehensive innovation strategy or plan for the year?

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Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Stop Zoom Fatigue: Having cameras on is especially hard on women and newcomers

Idea to Value

If you have ever been exhausted after long sessions on videoconference, you are not alone. Now, just-released research shows that being forced to have the cameras on may be one of the main reasons why.

Why Innovation Governance Matters


Be prepared for change with clear mandates and trained rules for the unexpected. The post Why Innovation Governance Matters appeared first on Sopheon.

How to Improve Employee Morale and Motivation [Without Raising Costs]


Bolstering employee morale and unleashing motivation does not necessarily require offering expensive incentives or the implementation of big programs. There are cost-effective but tangible ways for organizations and team leaders to excel in these two areas.

Four Ways To Become A Successful Future-Fit Organization


This article originally appeared on Forbes. In the late 1990s, as the Age of the Customer was in full bloom, it was clear that the old ways of working were no longer going to cut it.

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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.

The Five Whys technique

Idea to Value

What does a Fishbone have to do with the Toyota Production system ? Five Whys. No, not five Y’s, like you see in an excited text message saying “Heyyyyy!!!” ” The Five Whys technique of figuring out problems in a business.

Equipping Ourselves For The Future




Scaling-up, the next frontier for innovation organization

Innovation Excellence

How to transform innovative bottom-up initiatives into a movement spread across the company? How to scale your innovation program widely? Here are a few lessons learned from creating innovation programs in Europe, and tweaking them to Africa and Middle-East contexts.

Hybrid Workshops

The Future Shapers

The hybrid landscape is a new frontier for event facilitators and attendees alike; therefore, putting on a hybrid workshop will require a different approach and mindset than an in-person or virtual one. Prioritize connection and choose the right tech and hardware to run effective hybrid events.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

A summer office after a pandemic – what did we do?

Board of Innovation

Every year, we gather our colleagues from around the world for a week of team bonding, workshops, strategy sessions, and unwinding - we call it ‘Summer Office’. The post A summer office after a pandemic – what did we do? appeared first on Board of Innovation. All Inspiration About us

Visual Strategy Deployment is Supported by the X-Matrix


Operationalizing strategy is one of the most critical responsibilities of business leaders. Mapping out the direction for the organization and making choices that move the organization closer to its long-term goals is the essence of leadership. But, of course, it is more complicated than it sounds.

The Fail Fast Fallacy

Innovation Excellence

The Fail Fast Fallacy is that while we speak of failing fast, many corporate executives are not going to do so successfully because a) corporates continue to expect success b) the highest achievers are the ones being asked to fail … Continue reading → Innovation Fail Fast Prototyping

Happy managers: The new leaders of the 21st century

The Future Shapers

The happy manager must be dynamic, proactive, natural leader and motivational speaker, able to keep consistency between what their collaborators should be, do, and say. It’s a relatively new job and quite complex, but fun to observe.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Cheerscrolling- How to Add Positivity to Your Day


You may not have heard of cheerscrolling yet, but you’ll benefit from trying to apply it to how you consume content on your ph. Feed generated with FetchRSS

Ensure Alignment With the Strategy Execution Framework


The modern, technology-driven business landscape offers countless opportunities to introduce new products and services to the market. Unfortunately, even the most innovative leaders with clear visions often fail to achieve their strategic goals.

Co-creating Future-fit Organizations

Innovation Excellence

In our second blog in this series of three, we opened the door to a threshold for a new kind of co-creative, collaborative and cohesive team spirit that catalyzes change through “innovation evangelism”.

7 Industries Making Use of Artificial Intelligence


Artificial Intelligence is a broad computing term used to describe any non-human code, program, or machine that can intelligently learn in a way that follows or exceeds human, logistical traits

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!