Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Generate Great Ideas from a Cluster of Strangers

Destination Innovation

I recently ran a workshop for a group of CEOs of small companies from different sectors and industries. We ran the following exercise. Each person started with a blank sheet of paper on which they answered the following questions about their organization. What are your main products or services?

Learning to innovate in the IoT Age

RTI Innovation Advisors

Lately, many commentators are given to sweeping claims about seismic change. We are either in the 3rd or the 4th industrial revolution, depending on the commentator. It can be hard to keep up. However, where there is smoke there is often fire.

True Transformation Isn’t Top-Down Or Bottom-Up, But Side-To-Side

Digital Tonto

A leader’s role is not to plan and direct action, but to inspire and empower belief. Related posts: Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination. A True Transformation Takes More Than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

How to Hone Your Critical Thinking Skills to Spur Innovation

IdeaScale

Critical thinking involves going beyond cursory reasoning as sufficient proof that something is as it seems. It is one of the most important skills anyone can have, whatever their profession and whatever their position in the corporate hierarchy.

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The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Innovation for Energy — What's Next?

Rocketspace

Last year, the UK government wrote an article about the future of energy, where they stated “The energy system of the future won’t look like today. The scale of change over the next 10 to 20 years will be considerable, and, we don’t know exactly what this change will look like.”. corporate innovation strategy corporate innovation services blog future of energy oil and gas energy innovation

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4 Things Every Business Leader Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Automation

Digital Tonto

The future will be driven by humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines that creates value for other humans. Related posts: 4 Things Every Leader Should Know About Applying. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 8 Top Collaboration Tools for Your Workplace

IdeaScale

Your company is a team. All the different departments are working for one goal: to sell and develop your product. But how is this possible if your team isn’t on the same page? Social collaboration tools can help you meet this goal.

3 Ways Our Bias to Oversimplify the Future Hurts Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Estimates that attempt to quantify failure rates for innovative products and services typically sit in a range somewhere between 70-95%.

THE THREE HIDDEN FORCES BRINGING DISRUPTION TO YOUR DOORSTEPS

Ankush Chopra

What is driving the age of disruption today? Why are more disruptive events taking place more often and at a faster speed? Has the world really changed that much and if yes what is behind it? Three major drivers of disruption are ushering in the age of disruption.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

5 Pillars of an Effective Employee Engagement Strategy

Kainexus

When we sit down with a prospective client, we find it is very important to understand the challenges the organization is facing and their long-term goals before we start talking about our solution. One of the themes that come up, again and again, is employee engagement , or lack thereof.

How to Establish Innovation Metrics

InnovationManagement

The right innovation metrics and indicators are often difficult to find and apply. Not many CEOs would be able to show innovation dashboards with 3-5 simple KPIs. The post How to Establish Innovation Metrics appeared first on Innovation Management.

Beyond the Business Model Canvas

Innovation Excellence

For decades when business people and aspiring entrepreneurs came up with an idea and became serious about commercializing it, they would, by default, create a business plan. Anyone who has ever created a business plan knows they are a LOT of work.

Authentic Informal Leaders Transform Culture

100%Open

For innovation to flourish, enable a creative culture throughout your organization. In today’s hyper-competitive landscape, innovation is essential for an organization to thrive.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

The Difficulty of Commercializing New Concepts

Mike Shipulski

If you have the data that says the market for the new concept is big enough, you waited too long. If you require the data that verifies the market is big enough before pursuing new concepts, you’ll never pursue them.

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What It Takes To Conduct A Strong And Prosperous Group

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. A project cannot be a success without motivated individuals all pulling their weight and producing excellent results in doing so. A person may be quite lucky on their own and have a lot go there way, but traditionally, success is a team effort.

Culture Remains the Strongest Innovation Litmus Test

Innovation Excellence

For being members of a discipline that prides itself on discovering the unknown, innovation practitioners have a secret lust of commonplace predictability and yearn for security as much as any human being.

The Dangers of Legacy Thinking

Daniel Burrus

Every successful company and organization inevitably must confront a powerful question: Is what got us to where we are helping us move forward or holding us back? Your company or organization may be thriving, but is this record of success sustainable and can you keep going?

5 Product Traps - And Better Paths

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Is your agile team overloaded with feature requests, with no time for discovery? Do your roadmaps read like impossible wish lists? Well, you’re not alone. It may seem impossible now, but what if we said that with a few changes, you could be meeting deadlines with the ability to predict progress with accuracy, be happy with your progress against the roadmap, and be making time for near-continuous discovery? Johanna Rothman has seen this all too often across many different organizations. She will take us through five common traps that agile product teams fall into – and likely you are in several of those traps right now. And good news - she has ways to avoid them!

#1,533 – Glass Based AI

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Just because all life on Earth is carbon based that doesn’t mean that all life has to be that way. Perhaps we will find sulfur based life forms or life forms made from substances that we can’t even imagine as we explore more and more of the Universe.

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5 Signs You May Need To Hire A Marketing Agency

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. When it comes to running a business one of the most difficult things to do is know when it is time to ask for help.

The Unconscious Landscape of Leadership

Innovation Excellence

Leadership: The unconscious landscape of leadership I’m a business consultant. I help businesses innovate more quickly then their products.

Activating Internal Talent to Build AI Capacity

The Future Shapers

Did you know that you can already buy face recognition services from Amazon for just pennies per minute of video or a fraction of a penny per image?

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

The Innovators Monologue

Gregg Fraley

The Innovators Monologue. with profound apologies to William Shakespeare. by Gregg Fraley. To innovate or not to innovate — that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to stagnate or create while. feeling the slings and arrows of peers and loss of fortune.

Mornings Matter: Getting The Most Out of Your Employees Before Lunch Time

The Human Factor

Contributed post –. Stop me if you’ve heard this one. People are at their most productive first thing in the morning. In fact, studies show that the brain is more ready to apply logic, problem solving skills, short term memory and recall between 8am and 2pm.

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Overcoming Challenges Through Continuous Learning

Innovation Excellence

Last week, I went to a fantastically informative event, hosted by the Churchill Club, Melbourne. It was about “Developing the Tech Talent of the Future”. New technologies and shifting customer expectations are shifting the business game.

5 Simple Steps for Finding the Right Business Idea

The Future Shapers

When I was first considering to become an entrepreneur some six years ago, I had lots of different business ideas. However, none of them just felt right and I wasn’t sure if they were good enough to warrant me making the leap. And I’m not alone.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?