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Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It

Tim Kastelle

An innovation paradox Here’s a central problem with trying to get any new idea to spread – often, those that get it don’t need it, while those that need it don’t get it. It’s a paradox. This leads to problems for people that have new ideas. Problem 1a: you end up talking to the wrong people. It is easiest to talk to the people that get it – even though they don’t need your idea.

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Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

Idea to Value

According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. In fact, it is going to be the third most important skill overall. This comes from a new Forum report, The Future of Jobs , which took input from an extensive survey of CHROs and other senior talent and strategy executives from a total of 371 leading global employers, representing more than 13 million employees.

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The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend? How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected.

Digital transformation – are you ready to transform and change your innovation approaches?

HYPE Innovation

Business digital transformation, it can get your pulse racing as you look for the nearest exit. It is being asked of everybody to get involved but have we a sufficient understanding of it? Add in the magic ‘need’ so innovation can benefit from this business digital transformation and we begin to shift around in our chairs even more. What would it mean if we ‘went’ digital and transformed ourselves for innovation with in our organization? Business Transformation

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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!

Three Flavours of Open Innovation: breaking down institutional boundaries through the X-Factor, Speed Dating, and iOT

Imaginatik

A great deal of activity has been happening under the topic of ‘open innovation’, however we have found very different initiatives launched by our clients that challenge a common definition of the term. From this cross-client perspective we understand a broad set of practices and ambitions for open innovation, which we can begin to place in patterns of approach or flavours.

The 9 Rules Of Innovation

Digital Tonto

The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Related posts: The New Rules Of Disruption. The Difference between Strategy and Innovation. What Is Innovation? The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation Strategy

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Testing My Personal Limits with Innovation

Braden Kelley

A few months ago I came across an article in Engadget about Physiclo, a startup company launched to provide resistance clothing for athletes. I’m assuming their name Phyisclo is a mashup of the words physical + clothing. As a … Continue reading → Heatlhcare Innovation basketball cross country exercise fitness football lacrosse Marathons Physiclo soccer sports sprinters track

How Should You Budget for Corporate Innovation?

Rocketspace

Budgeting for corporate innovation initiatives can be challenging, so corporations often fall back on the subjective judgement of CEOs and their executive team about where their company stands in the overall marketplace and how they think it will evolve. To avoid this pitfall, corporates look to create a more structured approach to budgeting. Corporate Innovation Working With Startups Innovation Management

Why innovation portfolios matter

Jeffrey Phillips

At this point in business evolution, every CEO understands the need for more innovation. After a decade of reading about it, getting pounded over the head with the Jobs/Apple story and watching new innovations disrupt entire industries, businesses are starting to react. More and more of them are doing innovation, with drastically different outcomes. Some are successful. Many are making significant investments and have had little success. Some are frankly abject failures.

Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them

Game-Changer

Most organizations are not setup to hire innovators, rather they filter them out. Because they follow the tried and true solid advice for making good hiring decisions: hire for culture-fit. To hire for culture-fit is to hire for comfort, the short-term, sameness; to keep optimizing what is rather than creating what’s next. The problem with hiring for culture-fit is that if your culture doesn’t reward risk taking and learning from mistakes then you will filter out innovators.

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.

Solvitur ambulando – A Great Creativity Hack

Tim Kastelle

Solvitur ambulando – it is solved by walking. That’s the slogan for Keri Smith’s wonderful book The Wander Society (and here ). Her book is a manifesto for getting out and directly experiencing life through unplanned, mindful wandering. It’s a great idea. We need slack in order to have great ideas. Wandering creates slack – unstructured time in our day. That’s where ideas come from. Physical activity helps us think better.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

Idea to Value

I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Content. Introduction. Nick Skillicorn. David Burkus. Stephen Shapiro. Pete Foley. Gijs van Wulfen. Kevin McFarthing. Robert Brands. Paul Hobcraft. Mike Shipulski. Paul Sloane. Jeffrey Baumgartner. Stefan Lindegaard. Drew Boyd. Michael Graber. Jorge Barba. Analysis of all the definitions. The ultimate definition of innovation.

The New Innovation Need: Organizing within a Networks of Collaborators

Paul Hobcraft

We are facing tough challenges within the business world. To work through these we are all being asked to transform but there has to be a clear end, a return for all this energy and resources it requires, that we are being asked to spend? How and where does innovation fit will clearly depend on this transforming effect. We are fairly clear that incremental innovation is just not cutting through to give the types of growth expected.

Why mapping the customer journey is the top driver for digital transformation

HYPE Innovation

Organizations are struggling to understand the behaviours of the ‘connected’ customer. Partly it seems executives don’t engage with their brand or business in the way that their customers do. The lack of having a well mapped out customer journey means missing out on opportunities caused by not knowing this, restricts the developing of innovation solutions that map back to all the decision-making that is going on in the customers’ minds.

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.

Open Innovation: 2 approaches towards value creation

Imaginatik

Open Innovation has been around for years. Like any concept or technology, a time-lag exists between when it emerges, gets used by early adopters, and becomes usable by many. Open Innovation (OI) is no different. It is a concept (powered by underlying technology and methods) with a pragmatic objective: engage different types of stakeholders beyond one’s organizational walls in ways that provides mutual value to all involved. So, why invest in Open Innovation?

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World

Digital Tonto

Just because you’ve created a great solution, doesn’t mean you have found the right problem. Related posts: How Lean Startup Techniques Can Work Even Better For Established Businesses. How IBM Is. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Innovation Lean Launchpad

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Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

Destination Innovation

Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic. We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. For new products the projects might go through a stage-gate process where they have to clear certain hurdles in order to have extra resources released. There is a program and the projects adhere to it.

Taking Four Different Paths to Innovation

Braden Kelley

Interview with Gijs van Wulfen I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow Innovation author Gijs van Wulfen to talk with him about his new book The Innovation Maze, which is a follow-up to his great first book The Innovation … Continue reading → Innovation authors Books Gijs van Wulfen Interviews Process strategic options Strategy The Innovation Maze

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.

Corporate Innovation: 5 Trends Not to Ignore in 2016

Rocketspace

Whether it was fear or greed, an increasing number of big brands woke up and introduced internal innovation programs in 2015. And, for good reasons: fear that a new startup could launch a disruptive new technology and steal market share, pressure to create new revenue streams — or both. Last year, our Corporate Innovation Services team witnessed a huge influx of interest from the world’s leading corporations to find new ways to innovate. Our recommendation? Do it fast.

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To Die and Live in L.A.

Matthew May

Over at Medium I’ve posted the events surrounding my recent cardiac arrest in an article entitled, “ To Die and Live in L.A. “ Storytelling

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10 Industries The Internet of Things Will Change Forever

Game-Changer

According to McKinsey, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025. In other words: The Internet of Things is a technology that will drive the next economy. As Nico Adams of CSIRO points out , with IoT companies can evolve from product businesses to service businesses that are capable of affecting real economic and social change.

Three Flawed Ideas That Create Innovation Theatre

Tim Kastelle

“One of my pedagogy professors said an interesting thing once: teachers spend their time in the classroom teaching, while students, who you’d hope would spend the time learning, are actually studenting ; that is, performing the gestures they’ve been taught to perform to seem like legitimate students.” ” -Christy Wampole, The New Serious, p. This quote from Christy Wampole is interesting.

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.

This video shows how bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics

Idea to Value

One of the most pressing concerns in medical innovation is how to address the problem of bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. There are regular news updates about diseases that are becoming resistant to traditional drugs, such as MRSA and even Super Gonnoreah. Harvard Medical School just released the video above to showcase a recent experiment to map out how bacteria adapt and evolve to overcome antibiotics. And apparently, the experiment was inspired by Hollywood.

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The Perfect Conditions for Entering A New Innovation Era in 2017

Paul Hobcraft

So if there was ever a time to clear the existing innovation agenda and rework the entire space for innovating, it is about to become the pressing reality as we enter into 2017. There are so many forces coming together that require this reworking. We are moving from diverging into one of converging, we are at a changeover point for innovation; let me explain each of the contributing factors but firstly, a brief overview. The Merging Conditions and Forces.

The critical aspects for an innovation vision

HYPE Innovation

When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft this to reflect our realities. Most of our discussions are internally related. We can miss some different and crucial components in building the vision, which reflects on many of the intangibles surrounding any view. It is critical for us to address how to embed the vision and relate the essential parts that need to come together.

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Practical Sustainability – making it, well, practical

Imaginatik

This post was originally posted on Linkedin by Ralph Welborn.

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.

6 Things Every Organization Needs To Innovate

Digital Tonto

From corporate giants to startups to world class labs, here are the 6 things every successful innovator has in common. Related posts: If You Want To Innovate, Follow These 5 Rules. How Wells Fargo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Management Technology Innovation

What does FAIL stand for?

Destination Innovation

What does FAIL stand for? First Action in Learning. We all know that we have to fail more often if we are going to try new things, learn new skills, and conquer new challenges. Yet we are afraid to fail. Failing may hurt but it is part of the process and a key requirement for learning. Many great people have told of their early setbacks, humiliations and failures. One of my favourite comments is this very short video from the inspirational Michael Jordan. The post What does FAIL stand for?

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Five Reasons to Invest in the Change Planning Toolkit™

Braden Kelley

There are many reasons the Change Planning Toolkit™ is worth far more than the small cost to acquire an individual education license for the toolkit to learn about the tools and how to use them. And organizations that empower their … Continue reading → Change education eLearning Training Change Planning Toolkit digital transformation ERP mergers organizational change post merger integration Tools

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Big Business Wants To Cowork Too

Rocketspace

Coworking spaces have exploded onto the office scene and it's not just entrepreneurs and freelancers who've noticed – big business wants in on these innovative work environments too. According to Deskmag's Global Coworking Survey 2016 , over ten thousand coworking spaces will open their doors this year, despite increasing real estate prices in key regions.

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.”