September, 2022

Sometimes, flat hierarchies can hurt innovation in Start-ups

Idea to Value

It is common to hear Start-ups talk about the desire to keep hierarchies “flat” This means they do not want multiple layers of management, bureaucracy and red tape getting in the way of people actually doing their most innovative work.

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.


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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.

Building out our innovation ecosystem in design and thinking

Paul Hobcraft

Finding the new building blocks of innovation ecosystem design and thinking. Why change our thinking and designing around innovation ecosystems?“.

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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.

Change Isn’t About Persuasion. It’s About Power

Digital Tonto

In 2013, the political scientist Moisés Naím published The End of Power, in which he argued that because of the increase in mobility and technology and decrease in poverty, the power of institutions was diminishing.

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When innovation is most important

Jeffrey Phillips

I don't know why, but I am a huge fan of Monty Python. Perhaps my favorite film of theirs is the Search for the Holy Grail. If you've never seen it, take a few minutes to watch it now. I'll wait.

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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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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.

Innovation Passion led me here

Paul Hobcraft

Having an innovating passion. So many multiple strands constantly need to be pulled together to build a complete innovation picture.

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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.

Product Market Fit: A Lesson from Sephora’s Head of Product

Speaker: Sneha Narahalli - VP, Head of Product at Sephora

In this webinar, Sneha Narahalli, Head of Product at Sephora (Digital, Data & MarTech), will give you an iterative method for identifying and developing Product Market Fit.

Why We’re Better Off Assuming People Are Competent And Hardworking

Digital Tonto

We all like to imagine ourselves as heroes in our own story. Unlike others, we are witnesses to our internal process and get to observe our logic develop. So our thoughts makes perfect sense to us and it can be incredibly frustrating when others don’t see it as we do.

How your mental filter may be making you less creative

Idea to Value

When it comes to getting creative work done, sometimes your brain needs to shut out external information in order to focus. This is especially true for information which your brain previously noticed but deemed unimportant, and so begins to ignore.

Forward-Looking Employers Are Leading the Charge on Cultural Transformation

Business and Tech

Employees’ mental health is at an all-time low, according to a recent survey by Lyra. Nearly 31% of workers surveyed said their mental health has declined over the past year, up from 24% at the end of 2020.

How Can I Support You: Leading Through Purposeful Communication


Words hold implications and meanings that exist outside of their dictionary definitions. Although the words “team member” and “employee” can technically be synonymous, they have different meanings and feelings attached to them.

Supply Chain Strategy (And 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 strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Please, we need a different Innovation narrative

Paul Hobcraft

Adapted from AFSC explaining a narrative, in this case, social justice. I have been struggling for quite some time with innovation’s increasing difficulties in influencing growth and achieving real impact.

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.

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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Potemkin villages and faking innovation

Idea to Value

Sometimes, innovation teams will attempt to show fake success in order to hide their real struggles. Have you ever heard of a Potemkin village?

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.

A Q&A With the American Sustainable Business Network

Business and Tech

The American Sustainable Business Network is committed to promoting sustainable and equitable business practices. Jeffrey Hollender CEO and Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Network. What are the ASBN’s three policy areas and how do they affect business?

Great Leaders Run Towards Danger, Not Away From It


It’s hard to predict who will make a great leader. Being a great listener is a great start. But you know what else I look for? Someone who runs towards danger with a smile.

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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.

Striking Gold: The $40m Idea Unearthed Through Crowdsourcing


Hochschild Mining is a leading silver and gold mining company based in Lima, Peru. In business for over a century, the company continues to be run by the Hochschild family to this day.

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.

Schwerpunkt: The Killer Strategic Concept You’ve Never Heard Of (But Really Need To Know!)

Digital Tonto

The biggest strategic mistake you can make is to try and win everywhere at once. To win, you need to prevail in the decisive battles, not the irrelevant skirmishes. That, in essence, is the principle of Schwerpunkt—to identify a focal point where you can direct your resources and efforts.

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).

Why Paper Recycling Is a Success

Business and Tech

What makes paper recycling a success? American Forest & Paper Association’s Heidi Brock explains. Investing in and improving paper recycling has been among our industry goals for decades. We first set goals to improve paper recycling in the 1990s.

Extreme Ownership: 12 Principles For Effective Leadership


I get asked about book recommendations all the time. In terms of leadership, which one book would you recommend? There are many leadership books out there, but there’s one that will definitely make you think differently and question yourself.

Shaping the Future: Product Strategy in the Age of Uncertainty

Speaker: William Haas Evans - Principal Consultant, Product Strategy Practice Lead, Kuroshio Consulting

In this webinar, we'll explore product strategy obstacles and present practices to overcome them while driving clarity and alignment across your executive team.

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.


Is backwards the way forwards for business?


The pandemic has got Aussies feeling sentimental about the past. Is it a bold choice for businesses to play to our fondness (Feed generated with FetchRSS


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.

Four Lessons Learned from the Digital Revolution

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from Pepsi to Apple in 1982, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the […].

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.