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    Useful, Usable, Scalable: The Model $7B SAIC Uses to De-Risk New Ventures


    One tool that tech integrator SAIC relies on as it works to develop a portfolio of new offerings is a Maturity Model. It helps the company “to rapidly discover, with minimal investment, whether something begs to be invested in — or not,” explains VP Heath Starr. Details inside. 

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    Learn the Amazon Playbook to Innovate Faster & Get Better Results


    Jelena Joffe Weil and Peter Gardner share how Amazon has tapped into the startup ecosystem. That includes creating a repeatable innovation process, identifying the best partners, and overcoming internal barriers to innovation.

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    How Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer Sets Priorities


    How does Herman Miller’s Chief Strategy Officer look for opportunities outside of the core? Megan Lyon shares best practices and tips for other innovators in charge of strategy. 

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    Innovation Solutions Showcase 2021


    At our recent Solutions Showcase, in March of 2021, nine of Innovation Leader’s strategic partners shared the solutions their team use to innovate with big companies.

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    What Matters in Innovation — Feb. 12, 2021


    In this installment: the launch of a disruptive new innovation consulting firm; Clubhouse starts attracting more than just Silicon Valley cool kids; and traditional automakers playing catchup on electric vehicles.

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    What is the Future of the Job Search?


    Do you sit or stand while giving a presentation or doing an interview over Zoom? According to Nada Usina, Managing Director of the global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, it makes a big difference. 

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    ​Innovation Solutions Showcase 2020


    At our Solutions Showcase in September 2020, five of Innovation Leader’s strategic partners shared how their organizations help address the challenges of 2020. 

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    Making the ROI Case for Digital Innovation Tools


    Amy Kramer of Maritz Global Events shares the Executive Dashboard structure she uses to clearly communicate the value her team is creating in the current climate.

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    How is Sales Changing During COVID-19?


    During the COVID-19 pandemic, many business-to-business sales organizations are left with a pipeline of prospects that do not advance to later stages of the sales process… 

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    Innovation Software Showcase


    At our first Software Showcase, in July 2020, Innovation Leader’s strategic partners share their digital innovation tools. Watch the pitch sessions here. 

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    Leveling Up Customer Empathy at Fitbit & More


    How can teams use empathy to understand their customers? Irina Kozlovskaya , Director of Industrial Design at Fitbit , shares how her team uses empathy to design better products.

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    The Three Crises Caused by COVID-19 — and How to Respond


    Futurist Steve Brown sees the current pandemic as three overlapping crises — each requiring a different response. See how innovation plays into the solution…

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    IDEO on Practicing Empathy & Running Sprints from Home


    How can we make our food supply chain more resilient? What are the best practices for running an engaging virtual sprint? How can teams redesign their offices to make them safe for employees? In this video replay of The Solution Set, Owen Rogers, Melanie Bell-Mayeda, and Carl Fudge of IDEO answer these questions and more. Throughout the conversation, the trio share how design thinking can unlock innovation and solve challenges during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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    Leading Innovation Through Times of Change


    How can you get operations leaders to think further into the future when constructing a strategy? How do you manage the transition to business unit ownership, so innovations don’t die on the vine? Ned Calder and Rob Bell of Innosight answer those questions and more during the most recent Solution Set webcast.

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    How is Hiring Changing in 2020 for Innovation and Transformation Jobs?


    Are you employed, but wondering what opportunities are out there for your next role? Unemployed, and actively looking? Nada Usina of Russell Reynolds Associates explains how applicants can stand out in 2020 in this video replay from our One Quick Thing series.

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    Running High-Performance Innovation Labs


    How have innovation labs shifted during this period of remote work? What sets labs up for success?  Linda Elkins, Chief Technical Officer of W.L. Gore’s Silicon Valley Innovation Center, shares.

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    Podcast: Loonshots — Crazy Ideas that Just Might Work


    How can companies embrace risky — but potentially revolutionary — ideas? Authors Safi Bahcall and Hugh Molotsi tackle this question at Innovation Leader’s 2019 Impact event.

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    Getting Innovation Started


    How can teams set innovation initiatives up for success? To get best practices, we sat down with guests from Marriott, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Innosight.

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    How to Build an AI-Ready Organization

    The truth about AI? It’s easy to throw away millions on infrastructure without seeing any impact. IDEO’s Joe Brown and Mike Stringer describe a different approach…

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    Staffing Innovation Teams?


    What…information might there be about innovation staffing? In-sourced vs. out-sourced? Types of roles/functions on innovation team?