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We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning.

Paul Hobcraft

We need to shift from scalable efficiency to scalable learning but how can we liberate creative energy, how can we achieve higher engagement?

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator’s Solution and the Strategy Paradox.

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How To Design Your Organization For Transformation

Digital Tonto

In today’s highly connected marketplace, the world has become fast and hierarchies are simply too slow. That’s why the desire for change is not nearly as important as the will to prepare for. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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How Remote Work Will Transform the Innovation Landscape and Establish a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Will entrepreneurs flee Silicon Valley and New York City in this new normal? Future of Work

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!

Innovation is a harsh mistress

Jeffrey Phillips

I'm a big fan of science fiction. There's really nothing more interesting to me than to think about how the future will unfold, and science fiction is a great way to project what may happen with society and technology in many different future settings.

5 Customer or User Journey Mapping Templates from Miro

These templates can help you better understand the customer or user experience. One of our favorite design thinking and innovation software tools , Miro, offers templates and resources for innovators looking to better explore and understand user experience and the customer journey.

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3 of the Best Uses for AI in Our New Normal

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Advances in artificial intelligence continue to provide entrepreneurs with exciting ways to improve their companies. Future of Work

These are the Finalists for Innovation Leader’s 2020 Impact Awards

Innovation Leader

Our 2020 awards will be presented online this October, as part of the year’s biggest gathering of corporate innovators, Impact 2020. Here’s a look at which organizations made it to the finalists stage

The 5 M’s of Kaizen for Managers


We often describe Kaizen as a way of looking at the world rather than a prescription for how to achieve positive change. Kaizen thinkers seek to make small changes to operations daily in search of higher quality, more efficiency, and less waste.

6 Key Points To Understand About A Crowdsourcing Platform


Crowdsourcing offers a fantastic avenue into a wealth of information that might not otherwise be accessible.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Tips to Follow When Re-Fitting Your Business Model to the New Normal

Entrepreneur - Innovation

"Necessity is the mother of invention." Here's how to keep growing your business despite 2020's obstacles. Future of Work

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The new ‘improved’ normal

The Future Shapers

So, we are finally coming out of COVID 19 lock-down and hearing that now regularly used phrase – the new normal.

14 Benefits of Standard Work


Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System, once said, “Without Standard Work there is no Kaizen.” That’s a pretty bold statement, but when you think about the continuous improvement cycle, it makes a lot of sense.

Socially Responsible Innovation Part Three: Non-Profits


Socially responsible innovation is often the mandate of a non-profit. Yet, despite this, organizing and implementing innovation, especially in partnership with governments and for-profit companies, can present unexpected needs and challenges.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Why CEOs Need to Take an Innovation Sabbatical

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Immersing yourself in another company could spark new ideas for your own. Here's how to get started. Leadership

The surprising importance of Startup T-Shirts


Next time you walk down a busy city street, take note of how much you can tell about these strangers walking by, just from what. Feed generated with FetchRSS


Create the future

The Future Shapers

Have agency over your future by using innovation both as a means to creating something more desirable as well as reducing the possibility of unwanted scenario’s. .

Innovation’s Perception Gap


In business culture today, there is still a broad, albeit implicit, belief that innovation is innate. Whether you’re a person or a company, you either have it or you don’t. If Steve Jobs is your CEO, high-flying innovation is inevitable. Otherwise, you’re destined for mediocrity. Innovation

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Four insights on Achieving Resilient Growth Consistently

Rmukesh Gupta

The best selling authors of the book – Blue Ocean Strategy, recently sent an email in which they speak about the 4 pieces of advice they give to their customers on how to build resilient growth for their organisations. Here are the 4 pieces of advice.

Solve Problems in Three Steps

Idea Sandbox

I love cheat sheets… pages, charts, process flow, lists that chop complex ideas into small chunks. The following is adapted from a design process presented in the endnotes of Seth Godin’s book “ Free Prize Inside.”

5 Steps of the Design Thinking Process: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Future Shapers

The benefit of Design Thinking is that, through empathy for your customer, consumer, or client, you are able to create products and experiences that truly help people and even change lives. But how to do that effectively?

Using The Both/And Principle To Increase Trust

Daniel Burrus

In a previous blog, I discussed Anticipatory Leaders using accelerated Hard Trends as we transition from a global shutdown. COVID-19 is still prevalent while people are returning to their offices or to physical businesses such as restaurants, gyms and hair salons.

Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Using Innovation to Improve Your McKinsey Organizational Health Index Score


2020 proved just how important our relationships to banks and credit unions are as they worked to rapidly respond to the changing financial needs of their customers. The post Using Innovation to Improve Your McKinsey Organizational Health Index Score appeared first on InnovationManagement.

How Leaders can Facilitate Conflict Resolution

Tullio Siragusa

How Leaders can Facilitate Conflict Resolution. Conflict at work can either fuel or disrupt the momentum of an organization. When teams are working in a hectic and tense environment, it gives rise to disagreements and unnecessary arguments. Managing conflict can become challenging, especially for leaders who are not familiar with the intricacies of daily operations and the concerns of the team members involved.

Storytelling Skills for Innovators

Innovation Leader

According to journalist and author Evan Schwartz, while an epic adventure may have many storylines, all journeys boil down to a basic structure

Don’t Think Outside the Box, Find a Better Box

Stephen Shapiro

Today’s videobook installment moves us down the path of reframing problems a better way. We often hear the expression, “think outside the box.” ” But what if the key to better innovation and problem-solving is “finding a better box?”

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Participating and Hosting Effective Virtual Meetings

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Can you hear me? You are on mute. I can’t hear you. Let me put on my headphones. Sorry, I did not understand, can you pls repeat that. Your voice is breaking off. There is a lot of echo. Can everyone go on mute please? Suddenly, these have become the most used phrase in our lives.

5 Key Challenges In Returning To The Workplace


5 Key Challenges In Returning To The Workplace The post-COVID era is strewn with abundant challenges for organizations.

Transforming Anthem Insurance into an AI-First Enterprise

Innovation Leader

When asked about the role innovation plays at Anthem, Mariya Filipova said her team helps the insurance provider transform into an “AI-first enterprise.” Watch for more

Do You Fear The Future?


Most can barely think three months out, let alone ten years out. But sometime in those ten years, there is a 96% chance that your business will flame out. Are you worried about that? Many of us don’t think more than a quarter out.

How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment. With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”