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Status Bias Inhibits Innovation

Destination Innovation

Status bias is the term used to describe the unfortunate fact that communications such as ideas, proposals and papers are often judged not on their merits but on the status of the originator.

Regaining your Curious Nature


Curiosity is an instinctive impulse that is at the root of all innovation. It’s a trait celebrated as infants, but something many of us begin to exchange for conformity as early as two-years-old.


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Are You Building Trust or Destroying It?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When someone tells you their truth, what do you do? Do you ask them to defend? Do you tell them what you think? Do you dismiss them? Do you listen? Do you believe them? When someone has the courage to tell you their truth, they demonstrate they trust you. If […].

Success results from deeper engagement and more holistic thinking

Jeffrey Phillips

I've been a consultant most of my working life, doing all kinds of consulting - starting out in software development, moving on to process improvement, data analytics, new product development and strategy. To paraphrase an old saying, all consulting is good, and some of it is useful.

Using New Trends to Revive Your eLearning Strategy

Speaker: Stephen Baer - Chief Creative Officer, ELB Learning

In this fireside chat, leading L&D expert Stephen Bauer will discuss the exciting technological advancements in eLearning and how you can choose and implement the right technology for your company.

3 Reasons Why Business Thinking Is So Consistently Shoddy

Digital Tonto

When I’m finishing up a book, I send out sections to be fact-checked by experts and those who have first-person knowledge of events. I’m always amazed at how much I get wrong. In some cases, I make truly egregious errors about facts I should have known (or did know, but failed to take into account).

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9 Essential Principles to Create, Innovate, and Sustain

Faisal Hoque

How to work with yourself and others. The newest problems of the world find solutions in the oldest timeless practices like mindfulness, authenticity, and devotion.

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How to Properly Engage with Customers to Receive Meaningful Insights

Moves the Needle

One of the most under-appreciated aspects of the global economy’s Digital Transformation may be surprising at first blush: Customers have a lot more power now.

Employers Making Strides To Improve Workplace Mental Health

Business and Tech

As workplace stress continues to rise, some employers are making changes to increase benefits that promote self-care, wellbeing, and life-work balance. Taylor Adams Director of Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health America (MHA). Expressing job-related frustrations is an American tradition.

Dating Apps love Innovation

Destination Innovation

Today some 40% of heterosexual couples and 60% of same-sex couples meet online according to a survey by sociologists Michael Rosenfeld and Sonia Hausen of Stanford University. [i] i] Dating apps have become the preferred way to meet for people wanting relationships.

Data Storytelling Training

Learn the basics of data storytelling and find training resources, articles, videos, and more. Data is all around us – from our schools, to our workplaces, and internet habits. Data storytelling recognizes that data on its own is often not enough to move people to action.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Are You Hanging Your Chief Innovation Officer Out to Dry?

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Teresa Spangler Only 7 percent of companies are delivering on the growth triple play by unifying creativity, analytics, and purpose. They are driving average revenue growth of 2.3 times versus peers from 2018–19 (which increased to 2.7 times versus peers from 2019–20).

Moving the Skilled Trades Industry Forward

Business and Tech

In the late part of the 20th century, the skilled trades were thriving. As soldiers returned from war and families were growing at a rapid pace, infrastructure also boomed, which led to high demand for a workforce of men and women to support those industry needs.

If It’s Lonely at the Top – Find the Right Peer Advisory Group

Innovators Alliance

The past few years have been rocky for businesses. Navigating the pandemic and the ensuing economic upheaval, you’ve probably faced critical decisions relating to managing staff, service relationships, supply chain issues and more. On your own.

Don’t Tame Your Inner Critic, Embrace It!


Who are your enemies? Do they have names? How often do they show up in your life? External and internal, we all have enemies; the worst are internal. My three biggest enemies are my inner critic, self confidence and temperament. I’ve always been super confident in myself, which is great, but it can quickly turn into arrogance if not tempered with some humility. I remember once telling my mom that all I had to do was snap my fingers for things to happen for me; I was 18 years old!

New Ways to Reach, Influence, and Close More Deals with Intent Data

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions

Acting on intent data when applied to buyer context can be a game-changer for gaining attention by increasing relevance, which drives purposeful engagement toward purchase. But all intent data is not the same. In this webinar, learn the difference between interest and intent, and the best ways to use the right data.

Driving Change Forward Requires a Shared Purpose

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell On September 12, 1962, President Kennedy addressed the nation from Rice University. “We We choose to go to the moon,” he said. “We

To Beat the Workforce Shortage, Reimagine the Workforce

Business and Tech

What we think about when picturing a specific industry may be perpetuating biases and excluding parts of the workforce.

How is the Lean Methodology Practiced in Healthcare?


The Lean methodology is a set of practices and tools that business leaders initially developed to help manufacturing organizations improve quality and become more efficient.


Why Isn’t Your Suggestion Box Working?


Oh, the suggestion box. Such a little innocent concept, a simple object. Yet it holds a peculiar power to divide people into two opposing camps. One group will state with vigor that the suggestion box is dead.

The L&D Strategy Roundtable

Speaker: Cara North - Learning & Development Consultant, Speaker, & Researcher | Maggie Quigley - Senior Account Executive for US Market Userlane

In this webinar, L&D professionals Cara North and Maggie Quigley will discuss the various factors that affect training and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

Six Simple Growth Hacks for Startups

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Soren Kaplan Building a new business is tough. These strategies will help your startup succeed without a big investment. As many of my readers know, I usually write about strategy, innovation, and leadership.

The Hidden Epidemic of Sleep Deprivation

Business and Tech

Sleep deprivation is more than an inconvenience — it’s a serious health risk. Our attitudes towards sleep need a revolution. Sleep is deeply misunderstood.

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Optimising Your Return on Open Innovation


David recently did a live interview on Twitter Spaces with one of our platform partners, HeroX. They came forward with a few questions to guide the conversation, and the consequent hour was full of fascinating insights and quotable snippets.

We are now closer than ever!

Flying Fish Lab

Flying Fish Lab is expanding our international reach as part of our commitment to getting closer to our customers and has opened a new office in Europe! We have accelerated our global development and are proud to officially share that we have spread our wings from our headquarters in Singapore.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Five Ways Discomfort Could Lead to Your Next Breakthrough

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken The disclaimer on investments is that “past performance is not an indicator of future results.” In other words, don’t get too comfortable with the past.

Addressing Mental Health Post-Pandemic

Business and Tech

Workplace wellness author and Motion Infusion founder and CEO Laura Putnam explains why having the best benefits isn’t necessarily the key to better employee retention and morale. Laura Putnam Founder and CEO, Motion Infusion.

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Its Not Tetris: Hire The Best People In the Present Of Work


You’ve probably been denied a job due to “fit” – as in, you are not the right fit for the role or the right fit for the organization. But what exactly does that mean? We are in the middle of a hiring crisis.

Is the #1 Innovation OS Right for You? | ITONICS


Innovation is driven by various factors: new and changing customer needs, technological developments, policies and laws, competitor activities, and societal change. Gathering the right data that reveals potential opportunities for your organization requires rigorous processes, well-defined capabilities, and robust tools. Innovation Strategy $Innovation OS

Discover the Secrets to Creating More Meaningful Training Experiences

Speaker: David Kelly - CEO The Learning Guild & Luke Talbot - Chief Product Officer at Userlane

During this webinar, you will learn how to streamline your software training, boost ROI for your systems, and increase employee productivity.

The Seven P’s of Raising Money from Investors

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. Budding sickcare entrepreneurs inevitably want to know, “How do I raise money for my idea?” ” Most of the time, they are not ready for fundraising prime time and they have not taken the necessary steps to begin to do so or understand when and if it is the prudent thing or right time […]. Finance Entrepreneurship

Employers: Help Your Workers Reduce Stress With Financial Wellness Education

Business and Tech

A recent Mental Wealth survey by Laurel Road, KeyBank’s digital banking platform for healthcare and business professionals, found that 72% of Americans under the age of 40 — Millennials and Gen Z — say managing their finances is a strain on their mental health.

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How the B Corp Movement is Redefining Business for Good


The B Corp movement is redefining business for good by setting different business standards in order to work towards creating a better world. How do we redefine business for good? In its current form, capitalism is failing to address the needs of people, communities and our planet.

Fintech Sector Needs To Work On Safety To Uphold People's Trust, Says Narendra Modi

Entrepreneur - Innovation

The Prime Minister also said that the fintech domain in India has earned goodwill by being an enabler of inclusion, and there is a need for continued focus to empower the poorest of the poor by taking quality financial services to them. News and Trends

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.