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Knowing When to Be Radical Requires Good Emotional Intelligence

Adi Gaskell
I’ve looked before at what prompts people to stand up and propose a new and radical way of doing things. Research suggests that before people stand out from the crowd, they generally scan their environment to see how safe it is for them to do so.
Knowing When to Be Radical Requires Good Emotional Intelligence

Does Business Model Innovation Deserve More Love?

Adi Gaskell
When you think of innovation it’s easy to slip into thoughts about some new technology or other. Of course, that isn’t the be all and end all of innovation whatsoever, and it certainly isn’t the most important kind.
Does Business Model Innovation Deserve More Love?

What Can Homer Teach You About Innovation?

Adi Gaskell
I suspect for many of us, when we think of The Homer, our mind wanders to the wonderfully awful car created by Homer Simpson when he was given free rein in his estranged brothers car company.
What Can Homer Teach You About Innovation?

Why Honda's 'The Other Side' is a Viral Ad Feat of Excellence

larrykim
Recently Honda produced a new interactive video ad that serves as a prime example of creative advertising within social media.
Why Honda's 'The Other Side' is a Viral Ad Feat of Excellence

A Learning Network for Change Makers

Adi Gaskell
Positive Deviance is a concept that was coined by researcher Richard Pascale. It suggests that within any field, there will be pockets of excellence, whereby things are done exceptionally well. The key, therefore, is to locate those deviants, and find out what it is about them that enables them to succeed in the same circumstances where others are not.
A Learning Network for Change Makers

How Much Time Will Our CRM System Take From Me?

DaveBrock
Many salespeople and managers haven’t figured out how to incorporate CRM tools into their work flow. They think of using CRM as another task piled onto already packed, often unrealistic agendas.
How Much Time Will Our CRM System Take From Me?

Do You Have an Innovation Mindset?

MinterDial
The innovation mindset is associated with creativity, cutting-edge technology, R&D. For the more advanced mindset, innovation is also a disruptive force. The importance and interpretation of innovation varies according to sector, but globally, innovation tends to be focused on new product (service) development. In other words, the output is customer-facing and tangible.
Do You Have an Innovation Mindset?

Disrupt Your Planning: It's Time We Ditched Lazy Profiling [INFOGRAPHIC]

servantofchaos
I have never been a fan of demographic profiling. Sure, this information, at scale, can reveal certain things about a population – and this can be useful to understand whether there might be a connection between our age and (for example) our propensity to over-eat. Or contract disease. Or buy new cars every four years. But populations don’t interest me. They feel like a dead weight around my sense of, and interest in, humanity. Instead, I prefer audiences.
Disrupt Your Planning: It's Time We Ditched Lazy Profiling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Some Leaders Cultivate Innovation

BradJoe
What is it that makes some leaders so inspirational, that we are willing to sacrifice our vulnerability to pursue their vision, maybe even above ours?
Why Some Leaders Cultivate Innovation

How Does Your Organization Define Innovation?

Adi Gaskell
The first, and arguably most common, definition sees innovation as the creation of truly unique things. These groundbreaking discoveries are indeed incredibly valuable, but they’re also pretty rare. Much more common is a recombination of already existing things in new ways.
How Does Your Organization Define Innovation?