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How To Tackle Inflation With Innovation

IdeaScale

Highlights. In 2022, inflation is being driven by a complex mix of pandemic aftereffects, changing labor markets, supply chain shocks, and geopolitical concerns. Innovative companies are using inflation as an opportunity to reexamine assumptions and make needed changes.

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Three Lessons for Creating Better Customer Experiences

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Customer behavior is changing. Expectations are higher. There’s tension between customers and the brands they do business with. The willingness to leave one brand to do business with another has never been higher.

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Ambition Matrix: What It Is and How To Use It

InnovationManagement

Creating an innovation strategy means improving what you currently offer and finding ways to differentiate from your competition in the future. This is easy in principle, but applying this practice to your business can be very difficult.

Most corporations don’t understand how much change is created by innovation. 

Paul Hobcraft

The Value of the Three Horizons of Seeing Beyond. Applying the three horizon framework to innovation and change.

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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.

How To Tackle Inflation With Innovation

IdeaScale

Highlights. In 2022, inflation is being driven by a complex mix of pandemic aftereffects, changing labor markets, supply chain shocks, and geopolitical concerns. Innovative companies are using inflation as an opportunity to reexamine assumptions and make needed changes.

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Why We Need To Put Human Agency Back At The Center Of Decision-Making

Digital Tonto

A joke began circulating in the late 1970s, often attributed to management consultant Warren Bennis, that the factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.

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Positioning my innovating approach

Paul Hobcraft

I want to find a new way of approaching innovation, a new positioning, and these are my opening statements to be questioned and built upon. Chasing dedicated focal points, looking for big transforming “impact points” Helping to deliver them Opening need to achieve.

Four Exercises to try in your next Virtual Whiteboarding Session

IdeaScale

Whiteboarding is a critical part of the brainstorming process that helps you realize the full potential of your ideas.

What Alfred P. Sloan Can Teach You About How Being a Listener Makes You a Better Leader

Game-Changer

Contrary to popular belief, great leaders are not the best communicators because they talk a lot; but because they listen more than they talk. Listening is a superpower. Here’s a short story on how Alfred P. Sloan led the transformation of General Motors with a listening-driven mindset.

Open Innovation vs Closed Innovation: Here’s the Lowdown

Qmarkets

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

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.

Selective Neglect – What Do You Not Do?

Phil McKinney

It can be tough to know which tasks to focus on, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done. We want it all. But by using the Eisenhower Matrix, we can focus on the right tasks and apply selective neglect to those we should delegate or ignore […].

“This innovative book will help readers recognize new opportunities.” — Blue Heron Journal

Faisal Hoque

"Hoque shows how some previously under appreciated strengths - help move us steadily along a path marked by unexpected crises and disruptions.".

5 Questions To Get Customers To Reveal Their Real Problems

Game-Changer

Pain points, frustrations and workarounds are the basis for insights about customer needs. How do you find them and what questions do you ask to uncover them?

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Engineering the Future from Astronomy to Augmented Reality

Tullio Siragusa

Engineering the Future from Astronomy to Augmented Reality. When you have a vision of a mission in mind, you can explore a range of possibilities to achieve it. You can dive deep into a sea of subjects even if it is a long journey ahead. Jason Lozo exemplifies such an innate interest in exploration.

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.

The Resilience Conundrum

Innovation Excellence

From the Webb Space Telescope to Dishwashing Liquids GUEST POST from Pete Foley Many of us have been watching the spectacular photos coming from Webb Space Telescope this week. It is a breathtaking example of innovation in action.

Jeanne Liedtka Books on Innovation and Design Thinking

InnovationTraining.org

These top Jeanne Liedtka’s books are a great source of information on innovation and design thinking.

THE KEY TO THOMAS EDISON’S INCREDIBLE INNOVATIVE CREATIVITY: ADAPTATION

Imagineer7

One of the paradoxes of creativity is that in order to think originally, we must first familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. Thomas Edison put it this way: “Make it a habit to keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully.

The Most Significant Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

No matter what industry your organization is in, competition these days is tough. Regardless of your customers, every organization needs to improve and evolve constantly. The Lean manufacturing approach is proven to achieve operational excellence and beat the competition.

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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.

Why Stupid Questions Are Important to Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell 16 year-old girl Gracie Cunningham created a firestorm recently when she posted a video to TikTok asking “is math real?” More specifically, she wanted to know why ancient mathematicians came up with algebraic concepts such as “y=mx+b.” What would you need it for?”

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The Power of Stories

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Earlier today, I watched a keynote presentation delivered by Jonathan Gottschall on the Power of Stories. He made me sit up and think about stories in a new light. You can watch his keynote here. As leaders, one of the most important tools that we have in our arsenal is the use of stories.

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

Stephen Shapiro

Here is the second half of tip 14 from Best Practices are Stupid. Be sure to read the previous post before reading this one. Your Customers Don’t Know What They Don’t Know.

Three product management challenges every organization should recognize

Sopheon

Not many people in an organization understand what product managers have on their plate. Here are three challenges they face every day. The post Three product management challenges every organization should recognize appeared first on Sopheon.

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!

Importance and Ethos of Empathy in Business

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Why is empathy important in business? The reality is that though empathy focuses on identifying others’ emotions and connecting with your team in the workplace, true empathy has powerful results for every facet of an organization.

Achieving and Sustaining High Performance

Rmukesh Gupta

I had the opportunity to watch Gilbert Enoka present at one of the events that I was participating in. He has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite.

Coaching Models for Managers: How to Decide Which One Is Right One for Your Team

CMOE

Coaching is a critical aspect of every team and organization. When teams have managers and leaders who can coach well, employees are 40 percent more engaged in their roles.

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Evaluating software platforms: a tech scouting approach

Yet2

“Software is eating the world” … or something like that. For a given application area, there are now dozens if not hundreds of software platforms to choose from, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine which platform to use.

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.

What will it take to create a national medical records system?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Almost every person that has experienced the US sickcare system has been frustrated by the lack of data interoperability. We are all paying the costs, now pegged at $4.1T.

The ABC Of Strategy: 4 Tips To Rethink Your Approach - StrategyFest Recap

Cascade Strategy

What exactly is strategy? A collection of complicated Excel sheets and colorful presentations

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5 Reasons Why Leadership Skills Are Important in the Workplace

CMOE

Organizations have spent nearly $160 billion on training and education. Yet: 58% of workforce members haven’t received leadership training. 77% feel there is a leadership gap at their company. 63% of millennials (the largest generation in the U.S.

Episode 101: A Quick and Effective Technique for Expressing Yourself Creatively

Innovation in Practice

How many times have you found yourself fumbling for the best way to describe something? Perhaps you’ve felt that no matter how clearly you explain your subject, your description just doesn’t match the emotions you felt when witnessing 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.