How to Give Bad News

Destination Innovation

Sooner or later every senior manager has to give bad news to their team. Now you have to tell the people who work for you. They should hear the details from you – face to face – rather than in an impersonal broadcast. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

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How to be an Inspirational Leader?

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the expectations as leaders that we have of ourselves is to be inspirational.


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How To Use First Principles Thinking To Innovate

Phil McKinney

It allows us to decide, solve problems, and come up with new ideas. And yet, many people never learn how to do it properly. The ancient Greeks were some of the first people to think about thinking, […]. Thinking is one of the essential skills a person must learn.

How to Teach Innovation

Idea to Value

According to research conducted by , companies with real revenue growth were more than twice as likely to use innovative training techniques in their L&D strategy. But how do you teach innovation? How can your organization do it?

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A PM's Guide to Developing a Top-Notch PLG Strategy that Accelerates Product Growth

Speaker: Wes Bush - Author of "Product-Led Growth"

Join this webinar to learn the fundamentals of a GREAT product-led strategy and how to implement it into your organization!

How to Stay Innovative During a Recession


Highlights Recession or not, the basics of innovation don’t change and should stay in place. A recession will shift your focus and needs and will change your metrics. Innovation is more important during a recession, especially in industries that are rapidly changed by it.

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How to Stay Innovative During a Recession


Highlights Recession or not, the basics of innovation don’t change and should stay in place. A recession will shift your focus and needs and will change your metrics. Innovation is more important during a recession, especially in industries that are rapidly changed by it.

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How To Tackle Inflation With Innovation


Innovative companies are using inflation as an opportunity to reexamine assumptions and make needed changes. Highlights In 2022, inflation is being driven by a complex mix of pandemic aftereffects, changing labor markets, supply chain shocks, and geopolitical concerns.

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How to Organize Innovation


Inspired by those articles, we’ll present the most common archetypes and then dig a little deeper on the topic and share our thoughts and experiences to help you figure out how innovation should be structured within your organization.

How to Navigate the New Normal of Employee Well-Being

Business and Tech

Thought leaders share their expert insights on what it takes to retain top talent and make your company a more enjoyable place to work. It is important that employers appreciate their employees’ work-life balance and give them the flexibility to work around their personal lives.

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How to Develop a Culture That Puts Employees First

Business and Tech

Having proved that they can work productively from home, many workers are demanding to be able to continue to work remotely at least part of the week. What precisely do employers need to ensure their culture puts employees first and stops them from quitting?

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.

How To Invest in Your Financial Stable Future

Business and Tech

O’Leary encourages people to think of investing as a form of retirement planning. Inflation is close to 6.5, Even if you have an average income and you have the discipline to put money into an index like the S&P 500, over your lifetime you will amass.”

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How to Kill Innovation Projects

Destination Innovation

Listening to customer feedback. They are all important but I believe that the most vital is #8 – the ability to kill off the weaker projects. Starting evaluation projects is harder but you need to start many because no-one knows which will succeed.

Wisdom and Leadership

Rmukesh Gupta

One of the key responsibility of a leader is to be able to perceive the difference between reality and what appears to be the reality, i.e., we need leaders who are wise. The question then is what is wisdom and is there a simple way to becoming wise.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation During Covid

Innovators Alliance

In fact, a company’s culture is as uniquely tied to it as a human is to their personality. It is cultivated slowly, tied to unique goals, and is built with the contributions of others. There were some who saw this as an opportunity to innovate. News How to Innovate

How to See Your Hidden Assumptions


Successful strategy and innovation are about how fast you can become aware of your assumptions. When it comes to strategy and innovation , success depends on how fast you become aware of your assumptions and then modify them. Let’s look at how this works.

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How to Transform Your Supply Chain: Digitization for Decision-Making

Speaker: Hannah Testani, CEO of Intelligent Audit

The future of the supply chain industry will take the emotion out of decision-making and leverage the advantages of technology to transform data into actionable intelligence.

How to Solve Transparent Problems

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski One of the best problems to solve for your customers is the problem they don’t know they have. If you can pull it off, you will create an entirely new value proposition for them and enable them to do things they cannot do today.

Ten Tips on How to Approach a Difficult Conversation

Destination Innovation

Sometimes you have to have a difficult conversation. You may have to reprimand someone, fire someone, end a relationship or tell bad news. Let’s look at a couple of bad approaches and then some tips on how to do it better. A good way to start is by asking questions.

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Harness the Random with this Method

Destination Innovation

How can you deliberately introduce chance into your creative thinking? Here is another brainstorm method for you to try – Roll the Dice. It works well with groups of 4 to 6 people and is excellent for forcing unusual combinations of ideas and settings.

Podcast S6E146: Roger Kneebone – How to become an expert

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof Roger Kneebone. Prof Kneebone is the author of Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery and directs the Imperial College Centre for Engagement and Simulation Science (ICCESS) in London.

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

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 at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity

Destination Innovation

Tips on how to introduce random stimuli into your idea generation processes. The post How to Harness Chance to Boost Creativity appeared first on Destination Innovation. Includes some very handy internet sites.

Functional fixedness bias, and how to overcome it

Idea to Value

This bias limits a person’s ability to only see an objects only in the way it is traditionally used. The term was first coined by Karl Duncker in 1945 , after observing that many people could not find solutions to challenges which required objects to be used in unexpected ways.

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How To Think Clearly


The main reason is because the brain wants to be efficient, so it develops routines and habits that are hard to break. That’s why sometimes your head hurts when you really put your mind to work; you’re forcing your brain to break it’s routine and be unefficient.

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Automaticity: A Thinking Trap?

Phil McKinney

Just as a car can be driven more smoothly and efficiently when the driver doesn't have to think about each action, so can our lives run more smoothly when some tasks are done automatically. Blog How To creative thinking innovation

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.

How to Organise Innovation

The Future Shapers

The age-old question of how to organise innovation is without a doubt one that every corporate innovator has come across, and it’s also one where “the right approach” is often quite elusive. The post How to Organise Innovation appeared first on The Future Shapers.

Why Are Meetings so Important and How to Make them Effective and Fun

Rmukesh Gupta

Premise: Not a day goes by when I dont hear someone complain about yet another meeting that they need to attend and how it is such a waste of time, money and effort. You can read more about this and how he ran these meetings here. What he has shown is that meetings can be extremely productive for organisations and have the potential to even transform an organisation. refuses to be informational. Most meetings are convened to. Click To Tweet.

How to Lead Innovation in Government Agencies


As we’ve figured out better, more efficient, and fairer ways to govern ourselves, our world has changed for the better around us. Here’s how to make sense of it and develop more effective strategies. To learn more about governmental innovation, contact us !

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How to Scale Your Innovation Program


Thus, every part of a business feels growing pains; departments need more staff, solutions that worked before begin to struggle under the increased volume, and informal approaches break down. This is true of innovation strategy as well, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Real Cost of an Effective Learning and Development Program

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 affecting training, and how you can stretch your budget to create an effective L&D program.

How to Implement Innovation in an Organization


So you’ve created an innovation culture and have a way to efficiently manage idea sharing. When figuring out how to implement innovation in an organization, look at all employees. The post How to Implement Innovation in an Organization appeared first on IdeaScale.

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Scenario Planning: 6 Steps to Prep Your Organization for the Future


While the fourth post provided insights on where and how to identify industry trends , this post offers a step-by-step process for scenario planning to prep your organization for the future.

Thoughts about How to Define and Use Metrics Effectively

Rmukesh Gupta

What this has also led to is the proliferation of KPI’s. We measure all kinds of things and it has slowly but steadily become common practice to move to pay-for-performance models in every sphere of life including businesses, policing, healthcare, education, non-profits, governments, etc.

How To Spot A Fraud

Digital Tonto

We need to have a healthy skepticism, especially with ideas we would tend to agree with. We should ask questions, explore alternative explanations of the same data and be open to additional evidence. [[ This is a content summary only.

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The Supply Chain & Logistics Journey: Humble Beginnings, Troubled Present, Amazing Future

Speaker: James A. Tompkins, Ph.D.

This presentation provides a brief overview of where supply chains have been and their current status, then dives deep into the incredible role that supply chains will play going forward.

How to Build a Future-Proof Strategy

HYPE Innovation

The third in HYPE's series on the ten most-often-asked questions about strategic foresight, this post offers guidance, practical tips, and examples of how to build future-proof strategies.

How to approach your open innovation strategy

Board of Innovation

Contrary to common belief, open innovation is not only about collaborations between big companies and startups. The post How to approach your open innovation strategy appeared first on Board of Innovation.

The Biggest Barricades of Innovation and How to Overcome Them


Institutional inertia, a narrow perception of innovation or what it needs to flourish, and short-term thinking can all be barricades of innovation. . The road to innovation is a bumpy one, but smoothing it over is easier than you might think. What led to that decision?

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How To Succeed With Purpose

Innovators Alliance

Phillip founded PUBLIC in 2008 to disrupt the way companies think about doing “good”. It went from something businesses didn’t really think about in any serious results oriented way, to recognizing its critical importance to the present and future success of the business. .

Secure Your Supply Chain: How to Build Resiliency for the Future

Speaker: Bart Huthwaite, Principal, RSM, Operations and Supply Chain

In this webinar, Bart Huthwaite will explore best practices in building and improving supply chain resilience for a successful and productive future.