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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?

Engaging the Creative Workforce

hjarche
Don’t mistake cooperation for collaboration. While there may be a gift economy in cooperatively sharing via social media, you cannot engage in it unless you give gifts as well. For example, you would not show up at a potluck dinner with empty hands.
Engaging the Creative Workforce

3 Innovation Triggers: Fear, Fantasy and Frustration

TimKastelle
Fantasy is where say “what if…?”, frustration starts with “that’s interesting…” and fear is where we say “oh-oh.” All three of those sentiments can drive us to discover new ideas – but to innovate you need all three things: your great new idea, you have to make it real, and you have to unlock value for people.
3 Innovation Triggers: Fear, Fantasy and Frustration

Exponential Technology Innovation Creating Complex Strategy and Leadership Dilemmas

bvellmure
Wearables. Augmented reality. Robotics. Artificial Intelligence. Predictive Analytics. As more of our lives become digitally connected, we must ask ourselves what does this mean for our collective institutions? More specifically, how will they change? And at what pace? And, how will traditional roles and functions evolve with them?
Exponential Technology Innovation Creating Complex Strategy and Leadership Dilemmas

Reaping the Benefits of Diversity for Modern Business Innovation

Ekaterina
Diversity is essential to growth and prosperity of any company: diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age. Why? Because diversity breeds innovation. And innovation breeds business success. Don’t believe me? Let's take a look.
Reaping the Benefits of Diversity for Modern Business Innovation