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Why Organizations Struggle with Innovation

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Howard Tiersky We all know the world is changing rapidly. It’s clear that in order for organizations to remain relevant to the next generation of customers, and even in the next generation of technology, we must adapt, evolve and transform.

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AI Strategy Should Have Nothing to do with AI

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton You’ve heard the adage that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Well, AI is the fruit bowl on the side of your Denny’s Grand Slam Strategy, and culture is eating that, too.

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Does Your Boss Practice Toxic Positivity?

Harvard Business Review

Being happy and positive at work can be a win-win for employees and organizations. But what happens when your boss practices toxic positivity? No matter how bad or stressful the situation is or how difficult the circumstances, they convince themselves that simply acting happy or thinking positively will change the outcome — then spread this toxic positivity to their teams.

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Why Enterprises Need to Leverage their Innovation Ecosystem

Qmarkets

Innovation is crucial for maintaining a competitive edge, yet many enterprises struggle with disjointed efforts that don’t deliver consistent results. The key to overcoming this challenge lies in leveraging an innovation ecosystem—a strategic approach that aligns all innovation activities with the company’s objectives. By finding your place within this ecosystem and fostering robust relationships and processes, you can ensure that your innovation efforts are collaborative, integrated

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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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How to Create Value from Nothing

IdeaScale

Doing nothing fuels creativity and innovation, but that fuel is wasted if you don’t put it to use. Idleness clears the mind, allowing fresh ideas to emerge, but those ideas must be acted upon to create value. Why is doing something with that fuel so difficult? Don’t blame the status quo.

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Great weeks come from my significant advances in Business Ecosystem thinking and design.

Paul Hobcraft

Defining and building Interconnected Business Ecosystems This past week was a highly satisfying one. Besides different advisory, consulting, and mentoring activities, this was a week when I felt I had made some significant advances in my Interconnected Business Ecosystem Framework. It is nicely taking shape, with many parts fleshed out and described.

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AI Is Making Economists Rethink the Story of Automation

Harvard Business Review

Economists have traditionally believed that new technology lifts all boats. But in the case of AI, some are asking: Will some employees get left behind?

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Embracing The Future: How AI is Reshaping Businesses and Industries

IdeaScale

In the coming years, Artificial Intelligence will play a transformative role in reshaping industries at an unprecedented pace with disruptive innovation revolutionizing the business landscape. This blog will explore several industries that are on brink of substantial AI-induced transformation and delve into examples of innovative startups taking the lead.

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Video Killed More Than the Radio Star

Innovation Excellence

by Braden Kelley If you are a child of the eighties, you will remember when MTV went live 24 hours a day with music videos on cable television August 1, 1981 with the broadcast of “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

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The Business Success Impact of Digital Transformation | KaiNexus

Kainexus

The digital business model transformation is a profound shift in how businesses operate, driven by integrating digital technologies across all aspects of an organization. This process fundamentally changes traditional business models of how companies deliver value to their customers, engage with stakeholders, and conduct internal operations. The transformation includes various technological advancements, such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, the Internet of Things

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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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3 Challenges to Hybrid Work — and How to Overcome Them

Harvard Business Review

Managers struggling to implement hybrid work policies confront three key challenges: scheduling, culture, and productivity. Research into companies allowing employees to be both remote and in-person suggest these obstacles can be overcome. In scheduling, shift to a focus not on how often workers are in, but which activities are better done in the office.

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Innovating Around What’s Pivotal with Stephen Shapiro

Viima

Stephen Shapiro started his innovation work over 25 years ago while founding and leading Accenture’s 20,000-person process and innovation practice. Since then, he has written seven books on innovation, including Best Practices Are Stupid , named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 by Porchlight, and an international business bestseller. In this conversation, Colin and Stephen talk about Stephen’s early experiences of working in the innovation field with Accenture, and how he came up

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Bad Questions to Ask When Developing Technology

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski I know you’re trying to do something that has never been done before, but when will you be done? I don’t know. We’ll run the next experiment then decide what to do next. If it works, we’ll do more of that. And if it doesn’t, we’ll do less of that.

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The Canvas Revolution

Bill Fischer

Much of leadership's legacy concerns having the answers for decison-making. Canvases suggest good questions, and a design-attitude, can change how we approach leading.

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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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What to Know About Starting Your Career Remotely

Harvard Business Review

Remote work can be a blessing and curse for those just starting their careers. While it has clear benefits (improved work-life balance, geographic flexibility, and eliminating commutes), it’s not without drawbacks. There are unique challenges that come with starting your career remotely: isolation, distractions, and communication gaps. Fortunately, you can overcome these obstacle.

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Elevate Your PMO: How Looking to the Future Drives Value Today

Planview

Succeeding in today’s fast-paced world requires thinking about success beyond today and tomorrow. It requires envisioning and forging a path of sustainable success over multiple business cycles. At the heart of this endeavor lies the project management office (PMO). A well-run PMO is one of your organization’s greatest value drivers. It delivers business results quickly through projects and work that addresses various business needs and responds to new market and customer demands.

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Six Steps to Creating a Brand Experience Personality

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Shep Hyken Two weeks ago, I contributed an article that compared the different concert experiences I had with two rock legends, Bob Dylan and Ringo Starr.

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28 Metrics for CEOs to Measure Transformation Success

Kainexus

In today's hyper-connected world, where digital innovation accelerates at a breakneck pace, transformation has become imperative for businesses aiming to stay competitive. However, embarking on this journey without a clear understanding of progress can lead to uncertainty and missed opportunities.

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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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M&A Should Be Transformational — Not Transactional

Harvard Business Review

M&A deals have traditionally been transactional in nature, pursued for economies of scale and to consolidate costs. But that approach has more limited success in today’s volatile business landscape and won’t provide the transformational results that companies need today. To unlock the growth potential that transformational M&A can bring, leaders need a shift in thinking and behavior.

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Winds of Change

Rmukesh Gupta

We now live in a world where the winds of change rage faster and faster. The attitude and the ability to build windmills will make or break our careers in the mid-to-long term. Are you ready? Do we have the necessary mindset, the required toolsets and the skillsets to make this a reality? I have been talking about the need for leaders to understand that almost all leadership is about leading through change.

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DNA May Be the Next Frontier of Computing and Data Storage

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell Data, as many have noted, has become the new oil, meaning that we no longer regard the information we store as merely a cost of doing business, but a valuable asset and a potential source of competitive advantage.

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Innovation Strategy: Make Winning or Learning Your Organization's Goal

BrainZooming

A CEO client of Brainzooming was matter of fact in supporting a more innovative organizational culture : “We’re not going to have winning or losing. We’re going to have winning or learning.

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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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The Strategic Advantage Omnichannel Retailers Have Over Amazon

Harvard Business Review

New research suggests that encouraging in-store pickup over home delivery could lead to more profitable sales, higher market shares, and sustainability-performance gains.

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Elevate Your Leadership Effectiveness

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise One of the core responsibilities we have as leaders is to think about our business and continuously reflect on how we can improve the overall effectiveness of our leadership, our teams and therefore the business. Here are four questions that we need to reflect upon on a regular basis, and when done well, they can help elevate the effectiveness of our leadership: Questions to ask Yourself Regularly 1} What am I not paying attention to?

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Time is Not Fundamental

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore For all my life I have been taught that time is the fourth dimension in a space-time continuum. I mean, for goodness sake, Einstein said this was so, and all of physics has followed his lead.

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Managing the path forward: Six insights on developing business models for the circular economy

The BMI Lab Blog

Don’t be afraid of twists in the path to a circular future. Some companies have been here before, too. Here's how they successfully managed and predicted their transition. As the Circular Economy (CE) gains traction, with a potential market growth of 650 billion euro annually through new business models - its impact on various industries becomes increasingly significant.

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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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5 Myths Expats Believe About Local Employees

Harvard Business Review

Corporate employees undertaking expatriate assignments rely on support from local employees. This dynamic is underappreciated and understudied. Both individuals and their employers will benefit if people understand and correct the mythology that’s grown up around the vital role local employees play.

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Future-proofing Your Team

Rmukesh Gupta

As leaders, it is our responsibility to help those we lead become future proof, both as individuals and as a team. We are living in a world where things are changing really fast with AI technology leading the way. I would not be surprised if there is a big shuffle or restructure in terms of the composition of the workforce (human, robots and algorithms) and their respective roles in the organization.

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Mothers won’t get a village. But employers can offer a margin–and it matters.

Christensen Institute

Moms are stressed. It’s the end of the school year, or the start of summer, or the ever-revolving task lists—take your pick. Unstructured seasons of transition are hard, especially for employed moms whose stress levels are high. At this time of year—or let’s be honest, every time of year in America—it feels like society expects mothers to achieve the Olympic precision of Simone Biles when it comes to being a mother and an employee.

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Why Mission-Critical Industries Need Custom Industrial Data Platforms

Acuvate

Every significant industrial advancement in human history was propelled by a catalyst that unlocked new productivity levels. In the early 19th Century, the steam engine began the first industrial revolution. In the years since, modern power sources and the arrival of computers added further gains to human industrial output. Throughout all this advancement, the energy and manufacturing industries have continued to be major drivers of global economic output.

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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?