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Is Micromanagement Why Your Innovation Program is Failing?


“It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." ? Steve Jobs. Micromanagement can have devastating consequences for both employees and organizations.

Three HOW MIGHT WE Alternatives That Actually Spark Creative Ideas

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Q: How might we brainstorm new ideas to serve our customers better? A: Have a brainstorming session that starts with “How Might We help customers [Job to be Done/problem]?” ” If only it were that simple.


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What are the most common foresight biases and how can you avoid them?


Foresight is all about paying attention to certain insights, signals, and trends. It also means disregarding or prioritizing some sources of data over others, correctly interpreting information to reach conclusions, and using all that data to make decisions about the future. Business Strategy

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Strategy Without Purpose Will Always Fail

Digital Tonto

We usually think of strategy as a rational, analytic activity, with teams of MBA’s poring over spreadsheets or generals standing before maps. Yet if we fail to take into account human agency and dignity, we’re missing the boat. Strategy without purpose is doomed to fail in the end, however clever the calculations, because eventually the real world will intrude. In the real world, strategy is not a game of chess, in which we move inert pieces around a board.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Productivity at Your Business


You’ve probably heard the term ‘Quiet Quitting ‘ being thrown around by the media recently. It refers to employees who do the bare minimum required of them and nothing more.

Beyond the Expected: Real-Life Business Uses for Augmented Reality

Daniel Burrus

The phrase “You have got your head up in the clouds” is no longer an insult in today’s world — having your head in the clouds may be the best way forward in business!

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Have the Courage to be Wrong

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When you were wrong, the outcome was different than you thought. When the outcome was different than you thought, there was uncertainty as the work was new. When there was uncertainty, you knew there would be learning.

Let’s Get Together Again! Why In-Person Meetings Are Still Important

Innovators Alliance

Many organizations are facing a dilemma: 60 percent of employees do not want to come back to the workplace after working remotely for two and a half years.

How to Use Open Innovation for Startup Scouting


By creating effective channels for startups to contribute towards your next-generation products, services, and business model, organizations can tap into new innovation and collaboration opportunities. In this blog, you’ll learn more about using open innovation as an efficient way to scout startups.

The ladder of “No”

Idea to Value

As companies grow, it is inevitable that more hierarchies will be created. This is because after a certain size, it is essentially impossible to keep track of the relationships between everyone and what everyone is working on. Contrary to popular belief, hierarchy is not always a negative.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration

Tullio Siragusa

Data Innovation in Manufacturing Requires Integration. Manufacturing industries deal in creating or producing goods with various machines, technological tools, labor, and equipment.

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The Ansoff Matrix: 4 Growth Strategies Explained (With Examples)

Cascade Strategy

TL; DR Summary. Ansoff Matrix is a popular strategic framework for decision-makers, entrepreneurs, and business managers tasked with evaluating opportunities for business growth. Marketing teams can also use it in the marketing planning phase.

What is Reverse Innovation, and Is It For You?


When you think of innovation, you probably think of high-income countries that have both the technology and the financial means to make innovation happen.

Opportunity cost

Idea to Value

Every choice you make comes with trade-offs. This is especially true when it comes to strategic decisions around innovation. If you choose to spend your time, focus, effort and money developing one idea or innovation, it means you cannot spend those same resources on other ideas.

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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.

Reset and Reconnect to Transform your World

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Our blog, Reset and Reconnect in a Chaotic World was the first in a series of three, on the theme of reconnecting and resetting, to create, invent and innovate in an increasingly chaotic world.

Remote Work Doesn't Stifle Innovation — Overlooking These Best Practices Will.

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Apple and Google think remote work isn't good for innovation, but research suggests the opposite can be true. Assuming innovation requires physical proximity is an outdated traditionalist approach. Here's why. Growing a Business

A Day in the Life of Demand Generation Specialist, Anthony Fowler

Planview Blog

Successful, happy teams create incredible work, and the marketing and demand generation teams at Planview do exactly that. Today in our Day in the Life series, we’re spotlighting someone who’s been on a couple of teams at Planview.

How Innovation Governance Elevates Your Innovation Teams’ Performance


Do you know how your innovation teams spend their time and your resources ? Most probably, you do not know exactly. That’s ok as long as they deliver the right results. Yet, are they performing really? End2End Innovation $Engagement & Collaboration $Innovation OS

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

The Role of Instagram in Customer Experience

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Part of what fuels a good customer experience is the content experience.

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4 Tips for High-Ed Marketers to Engage Prospective Students


Be Positively Disruptive. Millennials have passed the social media-obsessed crown onto GenZ, who are quickly taking over the landscape with endless new socials at their fingertips.

What Makes an Effective Crowd?


This month we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of online communities, and how to harness that power as effectively as possible.

Reducing Uncertainty in Your Business | Ep 007

Moves the Needle

How do you reduce uncertainty in your business? Exploration is the norm. It’s not necessarily because people think of it that way, but because the default nature of a new business is not knowing. There is no blueprint yet for building, marketing, selling and delivering new value for customers.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Why We Need Digital Health Package Inserts

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules for nutrition labels that can go on the front of food packages to indicate that they are “healthy.” ” According to one source, a package insert is a document included in the package of a medication that provides information about that drug and its use. For prescription medications, the insert […]. Digital Transformation Healthcare digital medicine therapeutics

The Key Differences and Skill between Supervisor vs. Manager Roles


The terms supervisor and manager are often used interchangeably. However, there are distinct and important differences between them.

Change Is Good: Business Evolution Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

Entrepreneur - Innovation

If a business is to grow, it needs to be ready and right-size itself to enable it to grow. But what does it mean to right size for growth? Growth Strategies

Reducing Uncertainty in Your Business | Ep 007

Moves the Needle

How do you reduce uncertainty in your business? Exploration is the norm. It’s not necessarily because people think of it that way, but because the default nature of a new business is not knowing. There is no blueprint yet for building, marketing, selling and delivering new value for customers.

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

How COVID-19 Has Exposed Us

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell The moon landing in 1969 was, in many ways, the high point of the American century. Since then, we’ve been beset by scandals like Watergate, Iran-Contra and two presidential impeachments, mired in never-ending wars that we don’t win, while increasingly encumbered by rising debts and income inequality amid falling productivity […]. Change Government Healthcare Coronavirus COVID19

Embrace Change And Conquer The Future


“I’m afraid the patient doesn’t have much longer to live,” the doctor said. There is a treatment, but it has some serious adverse effects. The patient responded, “I’ll take it!” ” What adverse reactions can I expect?” ” The doctor sighed and said, “Well, primarily cultural change.”

Consumer Bots Strategy for CPG Marketing


The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry is characterized by products that are sold quickly, at high volumes, and at relatively low prices. Goods like packaged food items, beverages, and cosmetics, are mass-produced, quickly picked up from the shelves, and even more swiftly consumed.

As a Leader, Are you Trying to Impress or Connect?

Michael Roberto

I recently listened to an interview with Jon Levin, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The podcast focused on communication. Levin offered a great take on how his thinking about communciation has changed over time, as he has taken on leadership roles.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.