communication

  • disruptive-innovation

    Generating Disruptive Ideas for the Hyper-Digital Era

    June 19, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    Disruptive ideas don’t just happen – they must be championed. In doing so, intrapreneurs must address two fundamental truths when leading big idea innovation: that of value creation and that of persuasive communication. If you want to learn how to scale innovation across your enterprise and create a disciplined approach for creating market-changing ideas, One Hour Innovator is a great place to start.

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    Why Your Business Transformations Fail

    June 6, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Ambitious and impractical business schemes can often lack the fundamental elements needed to make them a reality, leaving huge expense and casualties of the blame game in their wake. The business world is littered with the remnants of unrealised programs and unsuccessful plans for development, several of them so high profile as to have attracted national notoriety.

  • leadership-communication

    Struggling with Company Culture? Here are 3 Ways to Improve Your Work Environment

    May 4, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Company culture is an extremely important component of a healthy business. Culture serves as the personality of the organization and has a huge impact on the company’s reputation with both internal employees and externally with customers and clients. In addition, workplace culture can influence an employee’s productivity and results. Companies who focus on building a positive culture will reap the benefits of a motivated and high-achieving workforce as employees will feel much more contented and connected at work.

  • leaders-listen-more

    Leaders Should Listen More and Talk Less

    April 25, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Want to improve your leadership skills? Well, you can start by talking less and listening more. While your oratory skills may impress some, your ability to listen will impress even more. Great leaders understand the importance of surrendering the floor. Unfortunately, most leaders choose to dominate the conversation with rhetoric and fail to engage in proper communication, which requires listening.

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    5 Innovation Truths: as Told through Top Gun Movie Clips

    March 30, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    During one of the recent (and frequent) screenings of Top Gun in our house, I was thinking about innovation. I had just finish a popular post for our company’s blog about the habits of the most innovative engineers and I began to draw parallels between Maverick’s journey and innovation.

  • podcast-heiko-fischer-of-resourceful-humans

    Talking 100% Entrepreneurship & 0% Bureaucracy with Heiko Fischer of Resourceful Humans

    February 10, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    What do Europe’s most innovative video games company, a US Navy Submarine Captain and Hewlett-Packard have in common? The answer – autonomy, transparency, simplicity and entrepreneurship. Oh and Heiko Fischer! In this episode, sponsored by a-connect, Heiko and Mark discuss how the RH way came into being through Heiko’s time at Crytek, how the core principles behind the RH philosophy “100% entrepreneurship, 0% bureaucracy” work in practice, and how gamification in the workplace can help us solve the problem of unproductive meetings (among other things).

  • collaborative-innovation-hamburger-style

    Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

    February 7, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style!

  • the-future-of-civic-engagement-and-innovation

    The Future of Civic Engagement and Innovation

    February 6, 2017 | By: | In: News, Trend Alert

    Numerous leaders and community organizers have been talking about public service lately, especially in the US – mostly encouraging the public to take place in ongoing dialogues and to volunteer in their communities in order to create positive change at local and national levels.

  • innovator-demographics

    What Do Innovators Look Like?

    January 23, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Crowdsourced innovation is a tactic used more and more often by government organizations as well as enterprise corporations. This means that innovation teams need to add a new skill set to their resumé: communications.

  • picking-the-right-stakeholders-for-open-innovation

    Picking the Right Stakeholders for Open Innovation

    January 19, 2017 | By: | In: Strategies

    What external stakeholder groups can you tap into to build value for your innovation initiatives? Are your relationships with these external stakeholder groups solid or do you need to do additional work to build good, mutually beneficial working relationships? Are there potential stakeholder groups that you have not yet tapped at all? If so, what is your plan for reaching out to organizations within these pools so that you can further expand your innovation ecosystem? Are your channels for communicating with your external stakeholders strong or do they need further work?

  • creativity-is-key-tips-on-avoiding-groupthink

    Creativity is Key: Tips on Avoiding Groupthink

    January 10, 2017 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    It’s awesome when everyone agrees, isn’t it? Yes—and no. Most of us have, at some point, fallen into the trap of groupthink to avoid conflict and promote harmony in a group, whether at school, work, or on a committee. Groupthink has its perks: everyone feels comfortable, and there’s no risk of tension among members. It’s safe. Easy. Unfortunately, it can also kills creativity and innovation.

  • a-quick-guide-to-external-collaboration

    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    January 6, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

  • worldwide-campaign-bringing-tech-science-closer-to-people

    Worldwide Campaign Brings Tech & Science Closer to People – an opportunity for tech projects

    December 2, 2016 | By: | In: Events, News

    Attention innovators: here’s your chance to showcase tech & science projects and benefit from international promotion among a tech-oriented crowd, media, industry representatives and business professionals for free. The digital campaign, “Bringing tech&science closer to people,” carried out under the auspices of UNESCO, is here to celebrate innovators and inventors and the world-changing solutions they are working on.

  • pre-suasion-how-to-influence-with-integrity

    Pre-suasion: How to Influence With Integrity

    December 2, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Professor Robert Cialdini has spent his entire career researching the science of influence. This has earned him an international reputation as an expert in the fields of persuasion, compliance, and negotiation. On this week’s episode, Robert discusses how to enlist the support of your senior managers prior to making an important presentation, how companies can boost their sales productivity by up to 60%, and what we can learn from Warren Buffett on communication.

  • managing-risk-shortcuts-for-project-managers

    Managing Risk and Shortcuts for Project Managers

    November 24, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Strategies

    Project managers are often dealing with loads of stress coming from all fronts, such as the pursuit of deadlines. Pressed by senior managers to deliver, project managers may find themselves resorting to risky shortcuts to make ends meet. Here are some ways to manage these risky shortcuts in project management.

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