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The key to successful innovation

The key to successful innovation | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
We live in a fast moving world where innovations make the difference. But how to make sure your innovation meets the success it deserves?
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Baseball Writers' Association of America's Steroids Statement

Baseball Writers' Association of America's Steroids Statement | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
Why the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced that no players would be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.
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What does the Baseball Writers Association's refusal to admit new Hall members teach association leaders?

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The Catch-22 of Social Business

The Catch-22 of Social Business | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
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One reason I guess i'm taking a vacation from most things social media these days is that I couldn't stand the noise anymore.
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Big cultural changes are resisted by those who have the power to change them.  This overly pessimistic article explains why.

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Science Of Persuasion

Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Ari...
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Nice tips on how to persuade others simply, ethically, and effectively.

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Rethinking New Employee Orientation | | InformIT

Rethinking New Employee Orientation | | InformIT | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

All organizations have some kind of employee orientation program, but few put much thought into it.  We need to consider restructuring them to add strategic value.

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

What do you believe?  A great talk on communicating innovation.

 

TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

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Innovation Excellence | Top 10 Innovation Videos of 2011

Innovation Excellence | Top 10 Innovation Videos of 2011 | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

This is a great list, and resource, for those interested in innovation.

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3M's Seven Pillars of Innovation

3M's Seven Pillars of Innovation | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
It may be 104 years old, but the company churns out cutting-edge products like a brash new startup. Here are the secrets of its success.
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4 ways you can ignite innovation - CBS News

4 ways you can ignite innovation - CBS News | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

Progress and groundbreaking ideas must be led, not managed -- here's how to do it right...

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Looking To Hire And Keep Great Innovators? Focus On The 3 Rs

Looking To Hire And Keep Great Innovators? Focus On The 3 Rs | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Relentless Innovation: What Works, What Doesn’t--and What That Means for Your Business by Jeffrey Phillips.

Innovation relies on people more than other processes.
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The perils of privacy in the enterprise

The perils of privacy in the enterprise | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
When I show people our collaboration solutions, I talk about the commercial benefits and the possibilities of changing how we work. I describe how people can now shape their reputation through on-line, public contribution and unlock access to opportunities.

Eyes shine. Heads nod.

And one of the first questions, invariably, is:

“How can I restrict who sees it?”
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Who Should Lead Business Transformation? by Dan Morris

Who Should Lead Business Transformation? by Dan Morris | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

How do we think about "business" transformation in our associations as a project that needs in external leader?  When to bring in an external expert?  This article clearly lays out the case to go beyond insiders.

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Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company

Culture Eats Strategy For Lunch | Fast Company | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

What kind of culture does your association have?

 

Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures. ...

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The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR)

The Strategic Plan is Dead. Long Live Strategy. (SSIR) | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
In today’s fast-changing world, why freeze your strategic thinking in a five-year plan?
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Nice new way of thinking about a more adaptive organizational strategy.

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From Relevance to REVOLUTION.... It's NOW or NEVER: DOTS....Will You Be Collecting or Connecting

From Relevance to REVOLUTION.... It's NOW or NEVER: DOTS....Will You Be Collecting or Connecting | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
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Nice approach to focusing your learning on what really matters.  Don't pretend to be a copy machine or a sponge; be an focused change agent.

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Five Conference Technology Mindsets

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Five conference technology mindsets that can play havoc with most organizations.
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This is a nice realistic look at what often shapes bad technology decisions around meetings.

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orgSource's curator insight, January 8, 2013 9:05 AM

This is a nice realistic look at what often shapes bad technology decisions around meetings.

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Stop driving employees nuts

Stop driving employees nuts | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

Sometimes, what we stop doing is more important than what we start doing as managers.  Improving workplace productivity, morale and ROI is really about stopping practices that drive employees crazy.

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Industrialized vs Humanized Companies

Industrialized vs Humanized Companies | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

Humanize explores how the DNA of social media – being open, trustworthy, generative and courageous – are the very building blocks today’s corporations must embrace to redefine themselves and flourish in a more social world. Includes a list that captures the cold mechanical underpinnings of your typical corporation, juxtaposed to the softer side of social media and its evolving human engagement.


Via Maddie Grant, Marcia Conner, David Hain
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How would your company stack up?

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What's Next for Strategic Planning - Associations Now Magazine - Resources - ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership

How can strategic planning help associations to succeed? Associations Now gathered five experts to discuss what smart, future-focused plans look like and how to get boards to support them.

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The Down-Side of Great Ideas

The Down-Side of Great Ideas | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it
We go to conferences to learn great ideas, but we still don’t know how to make change back in our organizations. This is a problem.

Via Maddie Grant
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Anti-innovation: 10 Proven Ways Not to Innovate - Forbes

Anti-innovation: 10 Proven Ways Not to Innovate - Forbes | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

How to hinder innovation in your organization.  10 "tips"

 

  Success in business is a wonderful thing. But it’s also a double-edged sword. As companies experience success, their emphasis tends to shift to protecting and maintaining the status quo versus considering new opportunities and products.

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Culture Vs. Strategy Is A False Choice | Fast Company

Culture Vs. Strategy Is A False Choice | Fast Company | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

You see, strategy is just as important as culture.  Without both, success is difficult.

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Wanted: Idea Fusers

Wanted: Idea Fusers | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

It's become pretty much common knowledge that great innovation springs from the ability to pull two unlike things together to create a beautiful third.  Here's a nice perspective on how to bring people together who can make that happen.

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Crowd-Sourced Labor: Will It Trump Permanent Employment?

Crowd-Sourced Labor: Will It Trump Permanent Employment? | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

How can we, as association leaders, benefit from crowd-sourcing our needs?  Should we?

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You Can't Do It All by Yourself

You Can't Do It All by Yourself | Association Strategy and Innovation | Scoop.it

Do you have a mindset of working together or as independent contributors?  Sometimes, people resist asking for help.

 

Have you ever seen a young child try to dress himself? For my three-year old grandson, the buttons are most difficult. He concentrates on each as though it's the world's most important problem and only he can solve it.

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