Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Chemical Giants Discovers Novel Battery Technology Ideas with Open Innovation

IdeaConnection

New ways to increase battery performance and other winning ideas at a global open innovation competition

How Do You Innovate from the Inside?

Game-Changer

Innovation is hard. Really hard; especially inside established organizations. And most people, and organizations, are not up to the challenge. The reasons are many , but innovation does happen in spite of those challenges.

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We Need to Stop Glorifying Failure and Do This Instead

Innovation Excellence

Over 50% of startups fail (and that number goes up to 75% for venture backed startups). The same is true of about three quarters of corporate transformations, which is probably why the average lifespan on the S&P 500 continues to shrink.

6 steps to ignite exponential business growth

Exago

Taking on board the attributes of Exponential Organisations (ExOs) and investing in becoming truly exponential is challenging, but it is within the reach of most companies today. These 6 steps can help you transform your organisation and accelerate business growth.

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The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Managing Energy Transition through Innovation

Paul Hobcraft

Source IRENA [link]. In the past few months, I have been placing an increasing focus on the energy transition we all need to undertake in our energy systems, to build a more comprehensive understanding of the parts that make up the whole of this transition.

An Introduction to Customer Journey Mapping

HYPE Innovation

We are moving from value-in-exchange to value-in-use. You don’t want to buy a car, you want to buy mobility. Instead of selling products and services, organizations must develop ecosystems where customers can co-create value with them.

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If it doesn't fit, it must be innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Years ago, Johnny Cochrane convinced a jury that OJ Simpson was not guilty of murdering Nichole Simpson. While there were undoubtedly many factors that led to the acquittal, one of the biggest factors was the gloves.

Inspire Creativity in Your Team through Active Listening

IdeaScale

In any group, one of the most fundamental needs is to be heard. We’ve all been “talked at,” and it can stall good ideas and innovative processes before they even start. Active listening, on the other hand, can build teams and inspire everyone to whom you talk. Pay Attention To Non-Verbal Cues.

What I Learned Solving A Business Crises

Digital Tonto

Sound management can help stem the bleeding, but if you are ever going to rebuild a successful business, you have to experiment and allow for the unexpected. Related posts: 5 Business Lessons From. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

10 innovative startups in the insurance industry

Board of Innovation

Examples of clever things new insurance businesses are doing to overcome long-standing pain points, delight customers, and generate new revenue streams. The post 10 innovative startups in the insurance industry appeared first on Board of Innovation. Expertise

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!

5 Ways to Fall Asleep, Beat Insomnia and Boost Creativity

Innovation Excellence

In an always-on culture sleep has become a luxury. Yet, Alzheimer’s, shortened lifespan, and poor brain function have all be attributed to poor sleep habits. Here’s how you can change that.

7 Idea Generation Hacks to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Sometimes you need to smash your usual lightbulb. Where do you get your ideas?” is a question disliked by almost everyone, in part because it can be so hard to answer. Everyone has his or her own way of stimulating the imagination, but sometimes it takes a little work to get there.

What Bad Leadership Looks Like

Game-Changer

“Tell him I get pissed off when someone makes a mistake.” ” I talk and coach people through situations, and this was recently relayed to me by someone who works for an a **e boss.

The Importance of Senior Management Involvement in Innovation

The Future Shapers

Nowhere is prioritization as important a skill as for the people at the very top of an organization. Most good executives are very conscious of how they spend their time.

11 Ways to Make a Short Remote Design Thinking Project a Success

You can achieve a huge amount in a short period with a virtual design thinking project. While some teams want to come together for several weeks or months to tackle a challenge, others want to run short, sharp projects to find a quick solution. And with the right preparation, attitude, and structure in place, that's totally possible.To help make sure your short innovation projects are a success, download this free guide from the team at Sprintbase, a virtual design thinking platform, to learn their top tips.

Four Myths About Empowering Change

Innovation Excellence

We live in a transformational age. Powerful technologies like the cloud and artificial intelligence are quickly shifting what it means to compete. Social movements like #MeTo are exposing decades of misdeeds and rewriting norms.

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Business Model Patterns: A Sneak Peek at the Invincible Company

Strategyzer Innovation

Have you heard? We’re writing a new book called The Invincible Company. The book builds upon Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design , and it takes a deep dive into how world-class companies continuously reinvent their business models.

11 Curated Innovation Management Blogs and Resources

Braineet

Here are 11 top blogs and resources we curated for every innovator to include in his arsenal. Innovation Management

Have Many B2B Companies Missed The Customer Experience Revolution?

The Future Shapers

The customer experience in recent years has become increasingly complex.

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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.

Top 20 Innovation Articles of August 2019

Innovation Excellence

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut?

A New Way to Collaborate: How Co-working Spaces Are Changing the Landscape for Remote Workers

InnovationManagement

If you’ve been looking to boost career satisfaction among your remote team members, co-working spaces may prove up to the task. Today, busy remote professionals around the world increasingly benefit from a changing office environment with the rapid proliferation of co-working spaces.

The Suggestion Box Must Die: There are Better Alternatives

Braineet

It is time to kill that outdated paper shredder and get results with a real employee suggestion program. Continuous Improvement

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Local Government Strategic Planning Process

Cascade Strategy

Strategic planning in government can be challenging. You need to ensure stakeholder input is taken into account, your strategy is aligned across all city departments, capital projects are linked to multiple plans, and all involved are bought into the strategy.

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.

One Negotiation Strategy That Will Make You a World-Class Negotiator

Innovation Excellence

There are countless ways to improve your negotiation skills, but none are as powerful as this. Negotiation is complex because people are complex. There’s no way around that. If you’ve followed my Inc columns you know that negotiation is one of my favorite topics to write about.

Become an Innovation Expert at the 2020 Strategyzer Bootcamp

Strategyzer

Ready to take your innovation skills to the next level? Apply for Strategyzer’s 2020 Bootcamp. Boost your innovation practice with a 5-day deep dive into our tools, methodology and facilitation secrets and meet innovation practitioners from around the globe. Training

Solving Global Problems with Innovation and Science Fiction

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President for UN Partnerships for SAP, talks about her global work. Innovation

How to Introduce CQI to New Hires

Kainexus

I've noticed something interesting in all of the articles and blogs I read about CQI ( Continuous Quality Improvement ). Most of the writing addresses how to launch a new CQI program for the organization, which is obviously essential.

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.

Innovation Barcamp for Young Suburban Entrepreneurs

Innovation Excellence

What are the Innovation Barcamps for Entrepreneurs? It is the idea to give the codes to young people from underprivileged districts, who want to start an innovation project.

5G Entrepreneurs Creating Billion-Dollar Businesses

Daniel Burrus

Within the next five years. New multibillion-dollar businesses will appear that didn’t exist before due to 5G wireless technology.

Fear Is Not a Weakness? but Not Asking for Help Is

Tullio Siragusa

Fear Is Not a Weakness? but Not Asking for Help Is. I have learned that we can overcome our bouts of depression, guilt and anger by finally recognizing the source of our feelings and gaining control over life’s outcomes. Most of us want to rid ourselves of pain and frustration and experience peace of mind, love and fulfillment. At the same time, we want to control and be able to predict future events and maintain our old self-concepts.

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Innovation = Controlled Chaos

helloFUTURE

Recently I heard a speaker on a video on the topic of innovation completely discredit the innovation process as being messy. He flatly denied that innovation is a chaotic and serendipitous process.

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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.