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Why Change Management Has To Change

Digital Tonto

The truth is that today we can’t transform organizations unless we transform the people in them and that’s why change management has got to change. It is no longer enough to simply communicate. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Seven Ways Failure Could Be the Best Thing for Innovation


We fear failure more than we fear spiders, ghosts, or being home alone. And like any fear, it can be both paralyzing and irrational. Here are seven reasons failure is good for innovation. Failure Is Part Of Life.

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8 Ways to Make Sure Your Leadership Style Isn't Offensive

Entrepreneur - Innovation

These approaches can help ensure you're leading towards success, strengthening your team and fostering innovation. Managing Employees

Julia Cameron on the Artist’s Way, and the real science of why it might work

Idea to Value

On this blog, it is important that I address one of the biggest hurdles of an evidence-based creativity approach, like the one I teach. And that is that a lot of famous, professional artists don’t feel like they can explain where their creativity comes from.

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Quantifying the Value of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is built on the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which enables manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present real-time data and analytics in easy-to-understand and highly customizable formats.

Ten Ways to Develop Logical Thinking, Ten Ways to Develop Lateral Thinking

Destination Innovation

Image by Elisa Riva on Pixabay. Here are ten ways to develop your logical thinking skills. Play chess. Solve soduko puzzles. Make lists, analyse your work, break it down into smaller tasks. Learn problem analysis methods such as six sigma and why, why. Learn critical path methods. Study Mathematics.

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Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

“Without a major acceleration in clean energy innovation, reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will not be possible.”

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The Innovation Valley of Death

Idea to Value

Why is it that some promising technologies seem to progress quickly but then disappear entirely? They may be suffering by being stuck in the Valley of Death. Every new innovation requires a certain amount of funding to survive.

The Best Way To Fight Through The Fear And Anxiety Of Failure


You and I both know people who get paralyzed by the unknown. I have friends and family members who are so stuck in their comfort zone that they don’t even think about it.

What is a Hackathon? The Complete Guide


A hackathon - formed from the root words hacking and marathon - is an event which brings people together for a short duration of time to problem solve and find unique solutions using technology. The goal is to take ideas and turn them into reality by by the end of the event

2021 Crowdsourced Innovation Report


Overview: Ideascale’s 2021 Innovation Report finds that 2020 made innovation strategy essential.

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The Rapid Innovation Sprint as an Accelerator for Your Big Idea

Rapid Innovation Sprints (RISE) help companies incubate greenfield digital product ideas that have the potential to radically transform their business. The techniques of RISE help uncover game-changing opportunities with structure, collaboration, and commitment.

Podcast S5E116: Butzi – The magic of crazytivity

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with professional magician Butzi. We speak about his history in magic, what it takes to be creative, and the difference between skill and originality. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:30 – How Butzi got started late in magic.

The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work


Open innovation often requires global teams with national culture differences to work together, which presents some challenges. Here’s how to navigate them. The post The Secrets to Making Open Innovation Projects Work appeared first on InnovationManagement.

Breaking the news. Nesta’s great innovation robbery

The Future Shapers

The global debate on how to save journalism from becoming a mendicant order because of digital dysfunctionality has been tackled in many ways.

Sopheon CEO Tackles Smart Product Development Challenges on World Product Day 2021


Sopheon CEO Greg Coticchia speaks to product managers facing the obstacles of software and hardware innovation. The post Sopheon CEO Tackles Smart Product Development Challenges on World Product Day 2021 appeared first on Sopheon.

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.

Not in my Back Yard (NIMBY)

Idea to Value

I currently have an excavator tearing up the street outside my flat. It is making a huge amount of noise. In fact, as it breaks through the asphalt, sometimes I can see my monitor shaking on my desk. I hate it.

How to Ensure Crowdsourcing Works for Product Innovation


Many enterprise organizations use crowdsourcing to find ideas in their blind spots - but how do you launch your first crowdsourcing challenge, and what sorts of questions do you ask?

Just One Skill That Matters?

Inspiring Next

There is only one skill that matters. Really? It is the skill to develop new skills all the time, quickly. Will industry 4.0 kill our jobs? This is the most popular question in our panel discussions on this topic. My response is usually as follows.

The Best Organizational Culture Examples I've Ever Seen!

Cascade Strategy

“ Being a great place to work is the difference between being a good company and a great company

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.

3 best ways to build psychological safety in the workplace

Idea to Value

I believe that Psychological Safety is one of the most important capabilities a team can have to achieve high innovation performance. Check out the amazing podcast episode with the originator of the concept, Prof Amy Edmondson.

Common Questions About the DMAIC Cycle for Improvement


The DMAIC cycle is often called Six Sigma’s roadmap to improvement. It is one of the core tools of the methodology, but organizations also use it as a standalone improvement technique.

A Future Shaper Investigation: Response

The Future Shapers

Breaking the News. Nesta’s great innovation robbery.

The Theory of Change framework made easier

Board of Innovation

Achieving maximum positive social impact through change is an often highly complex, long-term and multifaceted process, involving numerous stakeholders. Social impact initiatives are often bursting with ambitious vision, but lack clarity on how to achieve their ultimate goal.

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.

Building Trust to Drive Innovation


You’re in leadership because you’ve excelled in prior roles and convinced a firm that you were the clear choice to move ahead, or you started the business. As a leader, your responsibilities catapult relentlessly forward, and it’s no longer just about you.

PDSA Quality Improvement: A Scientific Method of Change


Edwards Deming is considered by many to be the father of modern quality improvement. Among other important insights into how businesses could become more efficient, reduce costs, and increase customer value, he popularized the PDSA quality improvement method.

11 Timeless Peak Performance Reminders for Leaders

Rmukesh Gupta

This post is inspired by another post by one of the titans of the advertising industry – Kevin Roberts. You can read the original post here. Here are my peak performance reminders for leaders: Start your day with intent. Be humble.

Why do corporations fail to hear disruption signals?


Corporations and business leaders often think that finding the next “big opportunity" - or shielding their organization from it - requires huge bets and risks. This erroneous belief often prevents firms from being proactive in finding new opportunities or improving their approach.

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.

Building a Transformational Culture Through Cross-Functional Teams

Cascade Strategy

What would happen if you took away all the people from an organization? It wouldn’t cease to exist, but could it still function? Could it produce results

Has your organization racked up an innovation deficit?

Innovation Leader

Has your organization racked up an innovation deficit over the past year? Check the answers that describe dynamics your organization, and get an instant assessment of where you stand

Learn From Others: Three Lessons You Can Apply From Startups To Your Business

Entrepreneur - Innovation

It is essential to leave behind the "it has always been done like this" and nourish yourself with the experiences and learnings of the startup ecosystem. Startups

Make sure your innovation succeed with The Right It, by Alberto Savoia

Rapid Innovation in digital time

With his book The right it, Alberto Savoia goes one step further, and takes us thoroughly through the process of testing an innovation idea: formulating the assumptions, to test, imagining the suited pretotyping tools and activating them cheap, and interpreting the results wisely.

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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!