Sat.May 11, 2024 - Fri.May 17, 2024

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The Four Lenses of Innovation with Rowan Gibson

Viima

Colin Nelson continues his discussions with esteemed innovation experts who have profoundly shaped the field through their work and publications. This time, he sat down to talk to none other than Rowan Gibson. Rowan Gibson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on business innovation. Rowan is the bestselling author of 3 major books (Rethinking the Future, Innovation to the Core, The Four Lenses of Innovation).

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There Are Things That Machines Can’t Do (And Never Will)

Digital Tonto

For the past century or so, the most reliable path to success has been the ability to retain information and manipulate numbers. That’s what gained entrance into the most prestigious schools and led to a career at a prestigious firm. Yet the reason that information processing has been so highly valued is precisely because humans are so bad at it. Today’s super-powered algorithms can mine vast stores of information and then express that information in writing, images, even sound and film.

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Is Innovation evolving in the way I see it going?

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation is evolving, the future will be different I have been asking Google’s Gemini a series of questions about innovation, how it has evolved in the past twenty-five years, and where it seems to be heading. This is the third and final part of my questioning on looking towards the future and how innovation will evolve, starting from the original thread of looking over the evolution of innovation in the past twenty-five years, since 1999.

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Preparing the Next Generation for a Post-Digital Age

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do long division.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Agile Innovation: How to Embrace Agile Leadership to Innovate at Speed

Viima

In a world dominated by uncertainty, how can we prepare for the unpredictable and keep innovating in what seems like a highly chaotic environment? We simply need to be faster in adapting to change and navigating uncertainty. Studies show that organizations that move faster achieve significantly better results across various metrics, including profitability, operational resilience, organizational health, and growth.

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Is Your Mindset About Generative AI Limiting Your Professional Growth?

Harvard Business Review

Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has garnered immense publicity over the past few months. Some believe it’s a passing fad or a threat to human creativity. For young professionals, it’s the source of a unique dilemma: Do you “buy into the hype” of AI and use it as a guidepost for your professional development and ambitions? Or do you stick to the beaten path, focusing on building more traditional skills and pursuing more conventional trajectories?

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Fighting for Innovation in the Trenches

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore The first principle of managing innovation is that there are three distinct returns on innovation one can invest to achieve. They are: “Unmatchable” differentiation, which confers enormous bargaining power as customers who want what you have “must” select you and “must” pay a premium for your offer.

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Get yet2’s New eBook: Unlocking Impact from Open Innovation

Yet2

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the pursuit of innovation is no longer a luxury but a necessity for survival and growth. Yet, many organizations struggle to harness the full potential of Open Innovation (OI) beyond initial scouting efforts. This is where “ Unlocking Impact from Open Innovation ” steps in as a guiding light, offering insights honed from over 25 years of practical experience by yet2 , your leading Open Innovation partners.

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Use Active Listening to Help a Colleague Make a Hard Decision

Harvard Business Review

Imagine a colleague is faced with a high-stakes decision. They’re likely stressed, conflicted, and overwhelmed. In these situations, many of us default to the role of problem-solver. We try to support our colleague by providing our opinion or offering a solution. But to effectively support decision makers in your organization, you need to step back from your own ego and just listen.

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The PDCA Cycle: Leveraging Dedicated Software for Continuous Improvement

Qmarkets

Efficient process management is key to helping a business grow and stay competitive. That’s where the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle comes in—a straightforward yet powerful approach that companies use to continuously improve their operations. This method breaks down complex processes into manageable steps, making it easier for businesses to stay on top of their game.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Stop Doing What You Did Last Time

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski If there’s no discomfort, there’s no novelty. When there’s no novelty, it means you did what you did last time. When you do what you did last time, you don’t grow. When you do what you did last time, there’s no learning.

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Thursday Theory Tips—Uncovering unmet needs for innovation inspiration 

Christensen Institute

Sometimes I’m uninspired to write. Sometimes I blame it on writer’s block, other times I blame it on lack of imagination. But more often than not, I’m uninspired to write because there are so many global issues to address that it’s overwhelming to decide which is the right one to address next. If I have that problem (someone who merely writes about global issues), I can’t imagine how innovators who actually tackle these issues must feel.

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Your Social Media Presence Can Help You Land (or Lose) a Job Opportunity

Harvard Business Review

Your digital footprint and online activities can have a big effect on how attractive and visible you are to potential employers. How do you notify your network about your job search without sounding too desperate or needy? And if you’re currently employed, how do you walk the tightrope between subtly reaching out to your social media contacts and not setting off alarm bells with your employer?

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Building a Business Case for Innovation Management – FAQs Copy

Qmarkets

Join us for an interactive Q&A session in which Joyce Oomen-Beeris of innovation consultancy Pimcy and Qmarkets director of innovation solutions Emma Adam Sendra answer some of the trickiest questions related to the wonderful world of innovation management. Topics will include the resources required for implementing and maintaining an idea management platform, common obstacles, key performance indicators to track, best practices, optimal workflow strategies and more!

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Do You Find Growth By Searching, Seeking, or Stalking?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Growth is the lifeblood of any organization, and the quest for growth opportunities is not just a strategic imperative. It is a fundamental necessity because the ability to identify and capitalize on opportunities is a game-changer for companies wanting to achieve sustainable success and stay ahead of the competition.

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AI and Innovation Management

eZassi

Amplify Your Innovation Program with AI-Driven Technology Discovery Today’s highly competitive business climate is fueled by the ability to innovate and ride the cutting edge of technology. Companies that fail to embrace emerging technologies risk being eclipsed by more agile, proactive competitors. AI-driven technology discovery revolutionizes the way organizations approach innovation management, creating competitive advantage.

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Your Personal Brand Needs a Refresh. Here’s Where to Start.

Harvard Business Review

In a fast-changing world, it requires both a strategy and disciplined execution to stand out and remain relevant. And since your own career interests, goals, and objectives are likely changing more rapidly than ever, don’t assume that your internal state of mind is reflected in your public brand. Indeed, there’s often a lag between our self-perception and how others view us, and we have to consciously focus on closing that gap to achieve the brand or reputation we seek.

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Leading in Different Contexts

Rmukesh Gupta

Most people who talk about leadership (including me) talk about it as if leading is the same across situations and contexts. However, in reality it is not. Leading an organisation or a team in a stable environment is very different from leading the same time in a dynamic, ever changing environment. Leading the same team to drive innovation is very different from the other two.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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A Case Study on High Performance Teams

Innovation Excellence

New Zealand’s All Blacks GUEST POST from Stefan Lindegaard The New Zealand All Blacks’ rugby team exemplifies high performance through a blend of deep cultural traditions, continuous improvement, and exceptional teamwork. Renowned for their winning legacy, the All Blacks have harnessed their unique team ethos and operational strategies to maintain dominance in international rugby.

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Proudly Launching Transformation360

Innovation 360 Group

We at Innovation360 are incredibly proud to unveil Transformation360, a revolutionary platform we've developed as a team. The post Proudly Launching Transformation360 appeared first on Innovation360.

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How to Talk to an Employee Who Isn’t Meeting Expectations

Harvard Business Review

Approaching a conversation about improving an employee’s performance requires preparation, empathy, and a focus on collaboration. Even though hearing the truth about their current performance will be tough and potentially hurtful, it’s a teaching moment managers must embrace to help them become more resilient and adept at problem-solving and developing professional relationships.

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Heard, Helped or Hugged

Rmukesh Gupta

As a leader, there will always come a time when someone we lead is going through a tough time (personally and / or professionally). Firstly, good leaders notice this shift and have the ability to initiate a conversation about it, knowing fully well that it might lead to a difficult conversation for both. When such a situation arises, good leaders have the emotional acuity to know whether the colleague needs to be heard, helped or hugged.

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How to Optimize Call Monitoring: Automate QA and Elevate Customer Experience

Speaker: Laura Noonan, Chief Revenue Officer at CallFinder + Angie Kronlage, Director of Program Success at Working Solutions + April Wiita, Vice President of Program Success at Working Solutions

Are you still manually reviewing calls? 🤔 It's time for a change! The traditional method of manual call monitoring is no longer cutting it in today's fast-paced call center environment. Industry experts Angie Kronlage and April Wiita from Working Solutions are here to explore the power of innovative automation to revolutionize outdated call review processes!

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Transactions versus Experiences

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken In the past few months, I’ve been to several concerts. I’d say the entertainers were legends in the industry. Two of them were Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr (of the Beatles). Both are talented beyond words. They both have successful careers.

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The Unfounded Premium for Being Performatively Atypical

Michael Roberto

All too often, companies pursue me-too strategies. They blindly imitate industry leaders, and they pay far too little attention to how they might differentiate themselves from the competition. In some cases, however, company leaders make a point of trying to stand out. Perhaps a very loud statement. Often, these eccentric and iconoclastic business leaders attract a great deal of attention from journalists and investors alike.

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4 Resume Mistakes to Avoid When You Don’t Have Much Experience

Harvard Business Review

Understanding the common mistakes job candidates make on resumes, and how to overcome them, can set you apart from your competitors. The first mistake is including irrelevant work experience. Instead, only add roles that are relevant to the position you’re applying for. The second is customizing your resume. While it’s in your benefit to adjust your resume to better match the job description, over-tuning your resume for every application can be a waste of time — and end up slowing down your sear

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Commanding vs Inviting

Rmukesh Gupta

We can be appointed as a leader of a team but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we should expect the team to follow us. We first need to earn their trust and respect. We do that by listening to them, understanding their ambitions and expectations, learn who and what matters to them, what their fears and inhibitions and the see the potential in them that they are unable to see themselves.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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30 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

Idea Champions

1. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi 2. "Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll 3. "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes 4. "It's kind of fun to do the impossible!

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Pitching of the Interconnected Business Ecosystem Framework

Paul Hobcraft

The Interconnected Business Ecosystem driving impact and increased value. I am working to validate and expand on the value proposition of the Interconnected Business Ecosystem Framework and have tried to create, hopefully, a compelling pitch that will bring others on board to advance this initiative. I have published this pitch on both of my primary sites, discussing innovation, business, and ecosystems, as they both provide a combination effect for understanding this framework.

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How to Ask for the Feedback You Really Need

Harvard Business Review

When we ask for feedback on our work, we often get poor-quality feedback that’s not useful or that makes us feel attacked or defensive. Part of the reason is in how we’re asking for feedback. Most requests are too generic, too open, and too late. The result is that you’re more likely to get a heap of opinion rather than a helping of insight. Instead of saying, “I’d love it if you could provide some feedback,” try setting the other person up to add more value by being more prescriptive about what

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The Pitching of the Interconnected Business Ecosystem Framework

Ecosystems4Innovating

Building Interconnected Business Ecosystems I am working to validate and expand on the value proposition of the Interconnected Business Ecosystem Framework and have tried to create, hopefully, a compelling pitch that will bring others on board to advance this initiative. I have published this pitch on both of my primary sites, discussing innovation, business, and ecosystems, as they both provide a combination effect for understanding this framework.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?