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The 4 Properties of Effective Business Experiments

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Experiments Aren’t Just for Scientists, Use This Proven Tool to Improve Your Offerings

By Dr. Evans Baiya

Any business that is looking to launch new offerings, improve processes and solutions, or simply grow should be running experiments. There is an effective way to conduct experiments, and there are many not-so-effective ways. Throughout my career I have been on both sides of that fence—once running hundreds of experiments in an attempt to prove that the product my team had created was right, when other experiments were telling us it was not.

Communications Checklist For Virtual Leaders

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Dr. Lisa Aldisert, Hr.com, September 2020

An opportunity for leaders to sharpen the saw and up their game.

Virtual leadership is now an essential skill as a result of living through the pandemic. Recent announcements by large tech companies such as Google and Salesforce.com that they expect their employees to work remotely until next summer are harbingers of what we can expect in the near term. Read more.

Paddle Toward Your Vision

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By Jalene Case,

Our responsibilities can toss us around like we’re rafting through white-water rapids without a paddle. Our direction feels like it’s utterly controlled by the river. This is how it can feel when we don’t have a clear vision and goals guiding us to where we want to go.

What Are You Missing When You’re Paying Attention?

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By Dr. Francis Eberle

Recently I came across a familiar video I had not seen in a while. It has two teams, one in black shirts and the other in white shirts, passing basketballs to each other. As you watch it, you are asked to count the number of passes. Sounds easy, right? If you want to watch the original video, go here.

Focus on Value-Creating Investments

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

One of the challenges for growing a company is knowing exactly where to focus your investment, time and resources. When you introduce a new value (innovation) to the market, there are many processes you must have in place such as sales, marketing, delivery, and of course financial processes. These all require investment in the form of money, people, effort and research.

Dancing Down the Mountain: A Lesson in Change Management

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By Lori McNeill

I recently took a trip to the mountains of Austria. My destination was a beautiful ski resort and my goal was to learn how to ski. In order to accomplish this goal, I enlisted the help of a talented ski instructor named Florian. What I eventually came to realize was the lessons I learned that week applied directly to change management.

When to Emulate and When to Originate

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By Jalene Case

In school, we’re always told never to copy a fellow student’s work. That’s cheating! It’s a forbidden, punishable, no-no. But as you move through life, you may find that there are times when imitation can be a valuable technique, especially when you’re in the process of learning a new skill. However, you’ll soon find that to reach the next level of success, you must move from emulation to developing your own expertise. 

Why Changing the Culture Helps Businesses Innovate

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By David Quinlan

If there is one takeaway from my journey into the world of innovation, it’s that truly successful innovation requires courage and the willingness to let go of uncertainty. 

Welcome back to the Innovators Academy – a behind-the-scenes, unscripted backstory of what it means to be innovative and how an organization like Better Business Bureau can make it happen. For the past month our cohort had two jobs – ideate and identify waste. 

The Direct Pathway to Your Future

In this video, president and founder of Communication Works, Inc., and The Complete Leader faculty member Mindy Bortness shares her thoughts on the importance of tomorrow’s leaders embracing continuous learning as both a personal and an organizational value in order to create a culture of growth and competitiveness.

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