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Innovation: A Key Differentiator in Times of Crisis


Innovation is what keeps businesses alive. It helps build customer relationships by addressing specific needs and allowing companies to thrive even in the face of adversity.

How to Lead Innovation in Government Agencies


Innovation can start at any level of government. Innovation in government is what changes history. As we’ve figured out better, more efficient, and fairer ways to govern ourselves, our world has changed for the better around us.

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Writing Effective Impact Statements




Why Is Xerox Making Hand Sanitizer?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

In down times, smart companies innovate. Recovery

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!

Motivation of remote teams: 9 essential tips that every leader should know


While facing the collective commotion of this pandemic, people have to drastically change their relationship with professional activities. The show must go on, after all, the economy must keep turning, citizens need to guarantee their jobs, etc. In this article, we reflect on this.

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Innovating Now for a Post COVID19 World

Innovation Excellence

COVID19 will change the way we behave, conduct business, and indeed how we innovate for years to come. Exactly how much change we’ll see and what those changes will actually be is still unfolding. But big life changing events inevitably reshape our long-term thinking, values and behaviors.

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How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Which of these is the most important skill for a leader of innovation? Setting the vision, goals and metrics. Generation of great ideas. Selection of the best ideas. Starting exploration projects. Listening to customer feedback. Managing the portfolio and stage-gates.

We Need To Start Investing In Resilience

Digital Tonto

Eventually we pay the price, one way or another. We know we risk a number of future catastrophes, including financial crises, pandemics, climate events, social unrest and other calamities. We can. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

When it’s Time to Make a Difference

Mike Shipulski

When it’s time to make meaningful change, there’s no time for consensus. When the worn path of success must be violated, use a small team. When it’s time for new thinking, create an unreasonable deadline, and get out of the way.

How to Build Your Continuous Improvement Culture


Are you struggling to drive a continuous improvement culture in your organization? Do you need to revive a CI culture that has lost momentum? If you’re like so many others, it can be difficult to know which questions to ask, and where to start.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

A new normal is upon us, the paradigm shift that will change the World.

Paul Hobcraft

There is a real increasing pressure to totally reinvent my business. The past business paradigm of reaching out, providing value, and making money is still there. Still, it is how we all undergo the changes needed in a radically different set of economic circumstances.

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Pursuing User Research When Everyone’s in Quarantine

Innovation Leader

We all know that the innovation and design world rely on interactions with customers and users. So how do you preserve that input into your process when everybody is locked down

What is the Most Important Skill for a Leader of Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Which of these do you think is the most important skill for a leader of innovation?

How Can We Sustain this Innovation Pace AFTER the Pandemic?


Why has our organization been so open and quick to innovate in ways we haven’t been previously once the pandemic hit? Executives have been asking me some version of this question a lot lately because they have been surprised by the innovation pace during the pandemic.

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.

Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

Idea to Value

I’m thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea.

Collaborative intelligence and idea management in unusual times


It is an uncertain time for businesses, which need to undertake changes and adaptations as soon as possible to overcome this challenge. In fact, this period of remote working is perfect for leveraging the rich collective intelligence of your employees, using an idea management software.

Origin Story: How IdeaScale Grew from a Simple Idea to a Leading Idea Management Company


Want a place to share ideas that will help you achieve global innovation? IdeaScale provides this space with a cloud idea management platform that has helped businesses and customers connect in a way that is truly engaging. With more than 25,00 customers and 4.5

Ecommerce Entrepreneurship Grows as Unemployment Rises

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The looming recession has sparked a boom in digital business. Crisis Management

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.

Podcast S3E57: Gemma Milne – Don’t believe the “Hype” in science journalism

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Science and Technology Journalist Gemma Milne.

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Why diversity is important to innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

We've just finished the 11th Annual Innovate Carolina conference, and since this is the year of COVID we held a virtual conference rather than our traditional in person event.

Business Model pivots in the Low Touch Economy

Board of Innovation

Plenty of companies are now shifting their focus. It’s remarkable how many entrepreneurs are already building a new Low Touch Economy to get our society back up and running.

What If the New Normal Is Better?

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Three areas that your company can actually improve during a crisis. Crisis Management

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.

The Essential Skills to Teach Intrapreneurs


At JR Simplot, a new cross-functional innovation initiative recently formed looking for ideas that would help optimize company efficiency, improve training programs, and more. And when they built this team, they realized that a big part of launching an innovation initiative was education.

Innovating Now for a Post COVID19 World

Innovation Excellence

COVID19 will change the way we behave, conduct business, and indeed how we innovate for years to come. Exactly how much change we’ll see and what those changes will actually be is still unfolding. But big life changing events inevitably reshape our long-term thinking, values and behaviors.

The physical environment, innovation & cultural DNA

The Future Shapers

When you speak to people nowadays, it seems as if every company and every office has gone through the remake and open office space revolution. So you changed the office space to be more fun and innovative.

At Kaiser Permanente, a Major Moment for Telemedicine

Innovation Leader

During this global pandemic, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff are spending long hours saving lives. To protect both healthcare workers and patients, hospitals have shifted most non-emergency appointments to the digital realm.

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.”

10 Special Considerations for Remote Kaizen Events


Many leaders are finding themselves faced with the task of managing a 100% remote team for the first time. The challenge is amplified by the fact that remote work is new to most employees, and even getting together for an in-person meeting once in a while is impossible.

Do You Want To Make A Point Or Do You Want To Make A Difference?

Innovation Excellence

I recently took part in an online open forum for thought leaders. While we were discussing a wide range of topics, including the economic and social impact of previous crises, somebody came out and said, “You know, when this is all over we’re probably going to have another #Occupy movement.”

Rethinking Meetings and Conference: Don’t Automate, Innovate

Stephen Shapiro

Back in 1990, Dr. Michael Hammer, the father of business process reengineering, wrote a seminal Harvard Business Review article titled “ Reengineering Work: Don’t Automate, Obliterate.”. His idea was that you don’t want to automate existing processes, you want to rethink and reengineer them.

From Our Sponsors: Advice for Challenging Times

Innovation Leader

We asked our strategic partners to share their latest resources and advice for corporate innovators who are grappling with uncertainty

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.