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Ten Tips on How to Approach a Difficult Conversation

Destination Innovation

Sometimes you have to have a difficult conversation. You may have to reprimand someone, fire someone, end a relationship or tell bad news. Most people approach these interactions with trepidation. Let’s look at a couple of bad approaches and then some tips on how to do it better.

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Digital Tonto

I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know many genuine changemakers over the years. Both of my books, in their own way, explored the question of what makes these people different. How are they. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].


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Here’s Why Be Yourself Is The Worst Advice of All Time


“Be yourself”, is universal advice. You hear it in movies, songs, video games, and day to day life. Parents, friends, coaches, teachers, girl and boyfriends, co-workers; they’ve all told us.

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China the story of innovation and disruption.

Paul Hobcraft

part Image credit Knowledge @ Wharton. Disruption is all around us; it never seems to go away; it simply appears in a different and often entirely new form. The result is the same; it disrupts what we know and often in how we suddenly need to set about doing it differently.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

What do you see?

Idea to Value

Look straight in front of you. What do you see? You might be surprised by what you don’t see. Do you see the transparent outline of your nose? Oh yes, now you see it. It was there the whole time. But you haven’t noticed it for days, months or even years.


How to Create a Seamless Hybrid Work Environment - Inpixon

Leon Papkoff

What are the considerations when achieving a truly hybrid workplace versus the traditional workplace of yesterday

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How the Value Prop Canvas Tool Can Speed Up Innovation


As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies.

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Give your team a compass, not a map

Idea to Value

I just had a great discussion with Kaiser Yang (look out for the upcoming podcast interview ), and he told me about the value of compasses for innovation teams. As a leader, sometimes you may encounter team members who look to you for the exact answers.

The cost of innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

For many years, in writing this blog, and in leading innovation projects for my clients, I tried to advocate for the benefits of innovation. After all, as the saying goes, sell the sizzle, not the steak.

How Innovation Awards Can Fuel Business Growth


Wolters Kluwe r is a global provider of information, software solutions and services for professionals: in the healthcare, tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors.

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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.

Use this White Space Innovation Tool to Supercharge Your Innovation Efforts


Over the last two decades, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the world’s most innovative business leaders to help develop innovative solutions and services for companies big and small.

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Podcast S6E134: Victoria Prowse – The impact of childhood creativity on adult earnings

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with microeconomist Dr Victoria Prowse, who is Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue University.

Society 2045 Future of Workplaces

Tullio Siragusa

Society 2045 Future of Workplaces. This past summer, Society 2045 had a series of interviews with change makers seeking to improve the way society works. One of our guest speakers was Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member of Silicon Valley Alliances.

The Six Pillars of Innovation Culture


Every year, IdeaScale asks our customers what their main priorities are for the coming year, and without fail one of the top two priorities is to create a culture of innovation.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

37 Digital Tools for Running Business Experiments


There are so many tools out there for running business experiments online. It can be a little bit daunting to orient yourself. So here are 9 experiments from Testing Business Ideas by David Bland and Alex Osterwalder, along with 37 digital tools to get you started.

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First fossil-fuel-free steel produced in Sweden [Innovation highlight]

Idea to Value

Steel production is one of the world’s largest producers of carbon dioxide. In fact, some estimates say that it produces up to 8% of all carbon emissions.

Here Are Some Cool and Innovative 3D Printing Business Ideas for 2021


Source: pick3dprinter. 3D printing has become the buzzword recently, it is a key technology that will drive the Next Economy. It isn’t a new innovation and its development dates back to the 1980s. However, with increased accessibility and the latest innovations, 3D printers have become irreplaceable.

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11 Steps to an Effective Gemba Walk


Gemba walks are an increasingly popular management technique. By visiting the place where work is done, leaders gain valuable insight into the flow of value through the organization and often uncover opportunities for improvement and learn new ways to support employees.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

A new style of leader is emerging


innovative organisations are more likely to recognise the need to focus on encouraging creativity and positivity. Artif (Feed generated with FetchRSS

Echo chambers

Idea to Value

It can be comforting to know that people agree with you. And it can be especially comforting when you find people who agree with your ideas. It makes you feel safe, and this is one of the primary human motivations.

Crisis communications in the time of COVID

The Future Shapers

In 2019 something strange happened to the world. The Covid 19 virus struck. While much of the virus dynamics and its aftermath will go down in the annals of history, what will also be important is how we went about living with the new work (and world) order created by Covid. .

The Academic Intrapreneur Dossier

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers Entrepreneurial universities and medical schools, as rare as they are, require intrapreneurial faculty i.e. faculty who are trying to act like entrepreneurs in their institutions.

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.

Unlock the Unlimited: Sell Solutions Before There’s a Problem

Daniel Burrus

So long as there are products and services offered by an organization, there will be the existence of a sales force. The basic fundamentals of selling are simple: a customer expresses a desire for something and, in turn, someone sells them a product or service to address that desire.

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How National Culture and Policy Impact Innovation Strategies


National cultures and policies influence innovation rates, approaches to innovation, and funding. Here's what innovation leaders need to know. The post How National Culture and Policy Impact Innovation Strategies appeared first on InnovationManagement.

The truth about the truth

The Future Shapers

I have always been fascinated by human errors – especially fundamental blunders that are so readily accepted by a society, go unchallenged more or less indefinitely, yet ultimately help alter the course of human destiny, for better or for worse.

A New Age Of Innovation and Our Next Steps

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In Mapping Innovation, I wrote that innovation is never a single event, but a process of discovery, engineering and transformation and that those three things hardly ever happen at the same time or in the … Continue reading → Innovation Technology atoms Computing creation grand challenges IT

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.

Nature of Work has Changed, Now Leaders Need to Respond

Rmukesh Gupta

I am super impressed by the ability of Seth Godin to observe what is going on below the surface around him.

Is Intrapreneurship the Solution for Unhappy Employees and Behind-the-Times Businesses?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Intrapreneurship is an old concept, but it's yet to make its way into many company cultures. Intrapreneurs

Building an agile & innovative organisation

The Future Shapers

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted.

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Managing Both the Present and the Future

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we described the three characteristics that offer senior executives a “unique unfreezing opportunity” from the disruptive COVID-19 hiatus and the rate of exponential technological change.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.