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The Critically Important Innovation Narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Whatever we do, we do far better when we become emotionally connected. Often understanding a good story builds this emotional connection or simply puts you off. Stories can inspire and spark even greater ideas.

Five Barriers to the Innovation Process and How to Overcome Them


It would seem that the innovation process is simple: Get an idea, refine that idea, implement it, and repeat the process. Yet like anything that’s simple to put on paper, practice is another matter. Here are five common problems with the innovation process and how to resolve them.


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The Top 25 Most Influential Innovators

Innovation Leader

2020 was a brutal year that separated a few forward-looking companies that continued to invest in innovation from the rest of the pack. From mRNA vaccines to streaming services to commercial spaceflight, here’s our list of the Top 25 Most Influential Innovators working inside big organizations

The Double-Handed Approach to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Most new products and services are developments or combinations of existing offerings. But just adding features can lead to a product overloaded with ‘feature bloat’ Instead try giving with one hand and taking away with the other.

Is Your IoT Pilot in Danger?

Take our short quiz to determine if your IoT pilot is set up for success, or at risk of being delayed.


Idea to Value

What is more stable: A pure diamond or pure graphite? And what does this have to do with innovation?

There Will Always Be People Who Want To Kill Change. Here’s How To Outsmart Them

Digital Tonto

Look at anyone who has truly changed the world and they encountered significant resistance. In fact, while researching my book Cascades, I found every major change effort, whether it was a political. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year


Chaos might have defined the year that was 2020, but that turmoil helped business leaders learn a new skill that will serve them well in the years to come. The post Strategic Agility: The Leadership Survival Skill of the Year appeared first on InnovationManagement.

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I shaved my head

Idea to Value

Nobody knows exactly what the future is going to look like. This is especially true in business , and one of the main reasons why it can be so hard to get buy-in for new ideas. But in some cases, we can see what is coming up on the horizon and prepare for it.


Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus

Innovation 360 Group

Many call her the Swedish 007. Christina Bengtsson is a global thought leader on mastering focus, a former military officer and world champion precision shooter, as well as a praised author and coach. The post Play Bold: Dear madam, please help me I lost my focus appeared first on Innovation360.


Slow Innovation: decelerating in a high-speed world

Board of Innovation

Speed has long been seen as a trademark of innovative companies – maybe it’s time for a different approach; see how slow innovation can help you manage in a high-speed world. The need for speed Let’s face it, we live in a time where we expect everything done quickly.

Rightpoint Launches Cadillac's Reimagined In-Vehicle Experience

Every company is either an experience company today or will need to reinvent themselves to become one. Learn how Cadillac is using research, experience design and organizational change to deliver a next-generation user experience.

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader


As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions.

Podcast S5E110: Jeff Wald – The End of Jobs

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with serial entrepreneur and investor Jeff Wald. Jeff’s most recent company, Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers was acquired by ADP in 2018.

The Innovation Wheel

The Future Shapers

You need to think about innovation holistically. Some people confuse strategy with goals, while others think it’s a detailed plan. A strategy is much more than simple goal setting and quite different from a detailed plan. Think about it an innovation wheel.

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Here's What AI Will Never Be Able to Do

Entrepreneur - Innovation

While artificial intelligence and data-driven technologies are powerful, they can never master the mysterious impulses of human creativity that lead to breakthrough innovation. Artificial Intelligence

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How Micro-Innovations Can Drive Breakaway Results

How do micro-innovations affect businesses' way of thinking? Those small acts of 'everyday innovation' are the stuff of greatness. Download the eBook today to learn more about micro-innovations and how they have influenced some of the biggest companies to date.

What Impact Did 2020 Have on Innovation?


2020 revealed our fragility and our capacity for adaptation, and what IdeaScale's 2021 State of Crowdsourced Innovation report reveals is improved innovation capability from faster implementation rates to more engaged leadership. Let's look at some trends and takeaways from this year's report.

The G.I. Joe Fallacy: Knowing is not enough

Idea to Value

I have a problem. One of my missions in life is to help spread facts and knowledge which helps individuals improve their creativity and innovation capabilities.

Member Spotlight: Tom Wagner, AstraZeneca

Innovation Leader

Tom Wagner is the Director of Digital Research, Knowledge Management & Market Intelligence at AstraZeneca. We spoke with Wagner as part of our IL Member Spotlight series, which profiles our members.

The dark side of innovation – Innovation killers: The Organisation

The Future Shapers

The Killers of Innovation are responsible for the fact that about 90% of innovation projects fail. Our current challenges expose the shortcomings and the struggles that jeopardise innovation within enterprises even more.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

5 Ways to Overcome the $1 Million Paradox


Inside large companies, the first $1 million in revenue that a new idea generates often triggers skepticism: how big can this idea really get? Corporate innovators need a strategy for addressing that skepticism. The post 5 Ways to Overcome the $1 Million Paradox appeared first on InnovationManagement. Enabling Factors $1 million paradox accelerator company culture cvc growth board innovation resources intrapreneurs metrics priorities startup storytelling

How leading businesses are making an impact

Board of Innovation

5 secrets of how leading businesses are building a better world and making an impact. Social and environmental challenges are becoming more pressing by the day, setting in motion societal transformations that will impact economic and social life in the decades to come.

Construction Careers Just Got More Interesting – And Most Likely, Less Backbreaking

Daniel Burrus

Whether it is a global pandemic or everyday disruptions, most of us default to reaction and agility when faced with a crisis.

How Moderna’s CDO Leverages Software & Automation for Speed

Innovation Leader

Moderna’s Chief Digital and Operational Excellence Officer shares insights on how the company’s digital infrastructure supported the design and production of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

The Challenge of Creating Smart Products


You are using features across products while managing feature and product releases. but how can you keep everything aligned and coordinated? The post The Challenge of Creating Smart Products appeared first on Sopheon.

Are you Managing or Leading Innovation?

Inspiring Next

Really? I like the statement – “Manage process and lead people”. But what about innovation? We still struggle to understand if it is process, or people mindset, or some combination. We know innovation is a lot about exploratory action and Leadership that empowers action.

One Certainty in These Uncertain Times: Innovate Through Ecosystems, or Miss the Opportunity to Radically Transform Your Innovation Strategy


Hardly no one will regret 2020, it seems. Yet, 2021 ahead is hard to predict. There are hopeful signs that pave the way for a better, stronger future, but as we have now the experience, our world can go upside down almost overnight. .

Three tips for working longevity

The Future Shapers

Did you know a modern degree lasts you about five years before it’s completely irrelevant? How will you adapt to the new realities of the virtual workplace? The world of work has seen a fundamental shift in workplace realities.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Innovation Emergency Objectives & Key Results

Innovation Leader

Technischer Zeichner (m/w/d) bei WOOD_SPACE


Werde Teil des Teams! Technischer Zeichner (m/w/d) bei WOOD_SPACE. JETZT BEWERBEN. Start. Ab sofort. Anstellung. geringfügig bei WOOD_SPACE. Sprachniveau. C1 Deutschniveau. Über uns. WOOD_SPACE ( ) ist eines der drei Projekte aus der Company Building Einheit von WhatAVenture.

How to Sharpen Your Intuition to Make Better Decisions

Tullio Siragusa

How to Sharpen Your Intuition to Make Better Decisions. Intuition can be described as something that helps one make decisions from instinctive feelings rather than conscious reasoning. There are some people who have what is often referred to as an inner voice, that guides them about what to do and when to do it. That little voice is often right, and it is an art learning to listen to it and follow it.

R&D investment grew by nearly 12% in Q4 of 2020?

Commodore Innovation

Research and development expenditure grew dramatically in Q4 of 2020—by nearly 12% compared with Q3. However, just three sectors accounted for most of that growth: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology & medical research, and software & IT services.

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!