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50 Ways to Stifle Innovation

Destination Innovation

(With apologies to Paul Simon). Say goodbye with a wave, Dave. Just get up and leave, Steve. Go for the kill, Bill. When you hear an idea. Don’t try something new, Stu. Just do what you know, Joe. Don’t mess with success, Jess. Treat failure with fear. Don’t share your concern, Bern.

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Idea to Value

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders.

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Why Innovation Is An Imperative in the Education Sector


Innovation is a constant in education. School systems regularly search for ways to create outlets that serve the diverse needs of students. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the need for new approaches to learning.

How To Leverage Opposition To Your Advantage And Drive Change Forward Forward

Digital Tonto

Those who are working to undermine your efforts want to make you feel isolated and alone. Even a seemingly powerful CEO can face a skeptical board, investor community and media. We overcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts

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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!

Predictions for a post-COVID world: US economy through 2025

Jeffrey Phillips

If you've been following these posts, you'll know by now that I am extracting insights and predictions from a post-COVID scenario I drafted. You can find the entire scenario writeup here (Tip: hover over the bottom right of the pop-up window and click on the expand box, and you'll see a full screen view where you can also download the document). I've written a number of blog posts teasing out some of the implications of the scenario and making predictions about the future.

Parkinson’s Law and the Peter Principle – are they relevant to innovation?

Idea to Value

10 people write 10 reports in 10 hours. If you hire 10 more people how many reports will all 20 people write in the same time? 20, right? Wrong! According to Parkinson’s Law it’s still 10. Published in 1942, the theory states that “work expands to fill the time available to complete it”.

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What Innovation Looks Like at an Energy Company


When you’re turning on your fan or firing up your laptop to get some work done, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about where that power comes from. But all of that thinking comes to the forefront of your mind when there are massive disruptions to that system.

What you can learn from history about innovating during a crisis

Board of Innovation

The companies that grew the most during the 2008 financial crisis were those that invested in innovation. Here are some of our suggestions for your strategy based on information from previous crises.

Scaling-up, the next frontier for innovation labs

Rapid Innovation in digital time

If all innovation projects become familiar with the whole process from exploration to exploitation and scale-up, then the program can host more projects, and scale in turn: as all projects cross-fertilize, the insights of some projects benefiting to others, the whole will definitely be greater than the sum of all parts!

CVS Health Exec on Rising to the Digital Demands of COVID-19

Innovation Leader

Firdaus Bhathena, Chief Digital Officer of CVS Health, shares how his team has pivoted to meet consumer needs — like exploding demand for deliveries — during the coronavirus pandemic

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.

Ten Mid-Year CI Questions to Ask Every Employee


It's hard to believe that the first half of 2020 is in the books. Just kidding. I don't blame you if you feel like there's been 10 years worth of news in the last six months. It's been intense.

Collaborate With a Strategic Alliance to Find Success

Daniel Burrus

Traditionally, the concept of success through collaboration in the business world has been focused on eliminating competition to find success in ways that benefit the industry the competitors share.

5 Best Practices for Leading A Geographically Dispersed Team


The war on talent seems to know no bounds. As organizations try to fill critical roles with people who have the right skills, they are constantly seeking strategies for attracting and retaining talent.

4 Inspiring Ideas to Overcome Challenges when Testing Innovative Business Models

The BMI Lab Blog

Following our recent article about the most common challenges faced by companies when testing innovative business models , we decided to highlight 4 inspiring initiatives that seem to be effective practices to overcome these challenges.

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.

Welcome to the Age of Budget Innovation

The Future Shapers

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we live and work. and the rippling effect is crippling the economy. We have entered the era of low-cost, ‘budget everything’.

Satisfied Employees and Customers Translate into Business Success

Tullio Siragusa

Satisfied Employees and Customers Translate into Business Success. Most business leaders, irrespective of the market they are in, consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value of their business. They devise innovative strategies to strive through economic upheavals and achieve their planned objectives and target. Performance measurement plays a big role in developing policies, evaluating the achievement of organizational goals, and accordingly compensating employees.

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What Comes Back and When? Exploring Life After COVID-19

Innovation Leader

What’s changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic? What’s likely to come back? And when? Innovation Leader’s ”What the Future Looks Like” report seeks to answer that question

#1,746 – Mask It or Casket

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Wearing a mask shouldn’t be controversial. It’s the simplest thing you can do to try and stop the spread of COVID-19 and yet somehow it has become a politicized issue.

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.

Measuring Ethics

The Future Shapers

Business ethics are coming to the forefront when it comes to customer purchasing decisions. But measuring something intangible like ethics is more difficult than it sounds especially since the consequences of ethics are an after the fact affair.

Public Service In The Private Sector: Finding A New Mission-Driven Career




Black lives still matter


Black lives matter. Black lives have always mattered and they will continue to matter, despite the systematic and internalised racism that has conditioned society to believe otherwise.

Achieve balance between productivity and positivity


For anyone having a case of the Monday’s, let’s try and turn those frowns upside down! Part of our role as Leaders, HR pros and Communicators these days is to ensure that employees are empowered to remain productive AND positive. Where to begin? Employee Engagement Employee Recognition

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.

#1,751 – Mask Rage

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I have a new arch-rival nemesis. Four of them to be exact. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. I have lots of enemies and get new ones all the time. Granted, these people usually have no idea that I am feuding with them. Completely oblivious to my one-sided hatred.

Digital validations: it’s time to think about competitiveness and resume growth


From ideation to validation, there are many activities that require time and resources. Not to mention the frustrating process of prototyping. It turns out that all of this is necessary to optimize the company’s resources and deliver what will really be of value to the customer. The good news is that this whole process can be done digitally and remotely. In this way, organizations have accelerated their deliveries and kept their list of products and services in line with consumer needs.

Wrong Questions to Ask When Doing Technology Development

Mike Shipulski

I know you’re trying to do something that has never been done before, but when will you be done? I don’t know. We’ll run the next experiment then decide what to do next. If it works, we’ll do more of that. And if it doesn’t, we’ll do less of that. That’s all we know right now.


Qmarkets Winter Product Release 2019: With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power (Copy)


Attention all innovation project leaders, moderators, and campaign managers. Qmarkets’ latest product release is here to give you unprecedented flexibility and control over your innovation management system.

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.”

#1,748 – Wearable Tents

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I have mixed feelings about tents. As a kid I loved making them.

How to create a scalable strategy in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis


We have already talked about how the world has quickly changed within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation. Companies had to take extreme measures to adapt their processes and recalibrate their strategies. Even before the pandemic, entrepreneurs already had a difficult time remaining relevant in an increasingly competitive market. In addition to this daily threat, businesses are now faced with a new unstabilizing factor: uncertainty.

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This Guide will Make your Customers Fall in Love with your Business

The Human Factor

If you want your business to be successful online, then you need to make sure that you do more than just the bare minimum. It’s no longer enough for you to simply try and close the sale.

Digital Innovation Units: Setting-Up for Scaling-Up

Integrative Innovation

PWC’s strategy consulting arm Strategy& recently surveyed 50 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) across Germany, Switzerland and Austria (with additional samples from the US, Japan and the Netherlands).

Never Miss an Opportunity: How ISO 56000 Enables an Innovative Organization

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

One of the challenges for innovators is how to integrate innovation with Quality Management (QMS) and balance the culture of creativity with execution. Join Peter Merrill as he walks us through the newly published ISO 56000 series on Innovation Management, specifically the Guidance Standard ISO 56002 that discusses how to establish an Innovation Management System (IMS). He will take you through the elements of innovation management from strategy development, through risk assessment to solution delivery.