Rough Roads Ahead? Get Your Hands On The Wheel! Product Management Should Drive Innovation In Your Organization

Product managers are frequently the ones that are tasked with driving innovation within their organizations. This should not come as a surprise, given that product managers, particularly excellent product managers, have a profound awareness of the user personas for their products and any market gaps. This information can occasionally lead to entirely ground-breaking ideas. However,…

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Embrace Change And Conquer The Future

“I’m afraid the patient doesn’t have much longer to live,” the doctor said. There is a treatment, but it has some serious adverse effects. The patient responded, “I’ll take it!” What adverse reactions can I expect?” The doctor sighed and said, “Well, primarily cultural change.” Those hierarchies and communication channels that were just so perfectly…

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You Need To Experiment Like Crazy To Innovate

Your innovation laboratories’ existential question: which concept has the potential to be worth a billion dollars? After implementing an innovation program, the most significant challenge that I’ve seen businesses face, in my experience, is not an inadequate supply of new ideas. Instead, in most cases, the reverse is true. After possibly years of not providing…

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How To Ignite Passion In Your Employees

Employee engagement is at crisis levels in some companies – sure, maybe your people show up physically (or perhaps not, depending on your telecommute policies) but do they show up mentally? Are they willing to give their maximum effort to your company for what you are paying them, or are they just going through the motions and phoning in their job, waiting to jump to the next company that they may be more interested in (don’t worry, there are only a few of those, so chances are low). read more

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