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To Change the World, Fear Means Go

To Change the World, Fear Means Go | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
You can't move away from what scares you.
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The death of fear, delay and indicision. Change means Go!

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Business Transformation: Ideas to Action
Sustainable success in business today is all about firstly having great ideas and secondly being able to execute them.
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12 Inconvenient Truths That Smart People Easily Forget

12 Inconvenient Truths That Smart People Easily Forget | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
11. If you wait until you are ready, you will be waiting for the rest of your life.
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11. If you wait until you are ready, you will be waiting for the rest of your life. Serially successful people start before they are ready!

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, April 9, 6:01 AM
Basique mais il est nécessaire de se les rappeler chaque jour...
Ian Berry's curator insight, April 10, 12:09 AM
Good reminders
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[New post] Everything Has Changed: Joining the Dots of the Social Age - david@saleschannel-europe.com - SalesChannel Europe Mail

[New post] Everything Has Changed: Joining the Dots of the Social Age - david@saleschannel-europe.com - SalesChannel Europe Mail | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
David Ednie's insight:

The changes we see are neither incidental nor transient: they are structural and permanent. The old world is not coming back.

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Jaro Berce's curator insight, March 2, 6:08 AM

The changes we see are neither incidental nor transient: they are structural and permanent. The old world is not coming back.

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VMware Cuts 800 & Rethinks Its Cloud Strategy

VMware Cuts 800 & Rethinks Its Cloud Strategy | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
The vCloud Air hybrid cloud service is turning into a software play targeting cloud providers, as VMware unveils a new strategy for clouds
David Ednie's insight:

VMware is “expanding” its cloud strategy, but the biggest change is that the company has shrunk its ambitions for vCloud Air, VMware’s public cloud service and a vehicle for customers to manage hybrid clouds, vCloud Air now offers specialty cloud services and software with characteristics unique to VMware.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
10 TEAM-BUILDING GAMES THAT PROMOTE CRITICAL THINKING
David Ednie's insight:

Effective collaboration around solving customer problems will be the next competitive differentiator.  

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22 advantages of cloud computing from the experts | LinkedIn

22 advantages of cloud computing from the experts | LinkedIn | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
22 Advantages of Cloud Computing From 11 Experts http://hubs.ly/H0145l20
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22 Advantages of Cloud Computing. Your job is to determine which advantages are the most important for your customers?

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How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box' | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Eisenhower had an incredible ability to sustain his productivity not just for weeks or months, but for decades. And for that reason, it is no surprise that his methods for time management, task management, and productivity have been studied by many people.
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Get more done and with less stress by thinking INSIDE the Box!!!!!

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Change Is Changing

Change Is Changing | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
That means that in order to win in the marketplace you must out-think, out-innovate and out-execute everyone you compete against – both as an organization and as an individual.
David Ednie's insight:

Change ain't what it used to be. Change is changing - the rate of change is changing. As Jack Welsh famously said "When the external rate of change is greater than the internal rate of change, you have a problem." In the post-digitally disrupted world we all have a "problem". Question: What are you doing about it?

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Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall

Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Psst, maybe we shouldn't take this apartment—the floor seems kind of slanted. Ikea promoted the opening of its 30th store in France by building an apartment into a vertical rock-climbing wall. Marketing shop Ubi Bene helped devise the impressive outdoor installation in the city of Clermont-Ferrand.
David Ednie's insight:

IKEA is innovating by combining the old and the new. A vertical IKEA equipped apartment as a scaling wall in front the Cathedral of Clerment-Ferrand in France to celebrate 30th stores in France.

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7 Smart Habits Of Great Innovators

7 Smart Habits Of Great Innovators | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Here's how innovators like Thomas Edison keep making progress.
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Great innovators have the habit of curiosity. They constantly ask questions, they are constantly learning.

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Why Is Innovation So Hard?

Why Is Innovation So Hard? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
What business today does not want to be more innovative? In business parlance, “innovation” has reached a glorified position—like “customer centricity,” it is deemed to be a strategic necessity. But it is hard to define.
David Ednie's insight:

Being smart is knowing what you don’t know, prioritizing what you need to know, and being very good at finding the best evidence-based answers. Being smart requires you to become comfortable saying, “I don’t know.”

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 2, 2014 8:40 PM

Innovation, creativity, and learning are hard work because they are messy, non-linear, and uncertain. They are always on the edge of chaos.

 

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How to Save Your Business When Your Industry Gets Disrupted

How to Save Your Business When Your Industry Gets Disrupted | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
SOE is our acronym for Systems of Engagement, the next generation of edge architecture, dominated by Social and Mobile on the client side and Analytics and Cloud on the server side. We’ve talked a
David Ednie's insight:

Avoiding the road to irrelevancy: Well, first off, realise you are in a fight for your life. The new business model is not a competitive threat, it is an existential threat. Second realise that new business models are evolving towards Systems of Engagement (SOE).

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Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core

Motorola's Road to Irrelevancy - Focusing on Its Core | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
By claiming it was "focusing" on its "core" markets Motorola leadership retrenched the company into irrelevancy as innovators overtook it
David Ednie's insight:

“Focusing on our core” is the first step on the road to irrelevancy as markets change and management ability to recognise and respond to change doesn't.

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Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital

Boards Still Don't See the Value of Digital | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
The flip side applies to board members: those that show no interest in digital are more likely to be pushed aside. Digital growth is appropriately a priority for a diverse swBut CEOs increasingly do.
David Ednie's insight:

With the exception of board members Digital Growth is a strategic priority for most organisations today.

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Pulling Off a Pivot | Sales Benchmark Index

Pulling Off a Pivot | Sales Benchmark Index | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Making sure your sales and marketing mindset are aligned with the new go-to-market model
David Ednie's insight:

The skills required to market and sell perpetual license versus cloud are different. Making the mental model shift is not easy for the existing talent and is rarely pulled off successfully. Evaluating your talent early can make the transition much more successful.

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How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Leadership doesn’t mean having all the answers.
David Ednie's insight:

Great Leaders and great sales people are like great coaches. They Ask, Listen and Empathise.

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Making Change Stick with The Change Formula • George Ambler

Making Change Stick with The Change Formula • George Ambler | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
How to make change stick in the fast paced world of today and avoid becoming a statistic.
David Ednie's insight:

3 Drivers of Successful Change:

  • D – Dissatisfaction with the status quo
  • V – Vision of a positive future we all prefer
  • F – First concrete steps that we can take toward the vision
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Jaro Berce's curator insight, March 25, 5:50 AM

3 Drivers of Successful Change:

D – Dissatisfaction with the status quoV – Vision of a positive future we all preferF – First concrete steps that we can take toward the vision
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Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate

Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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the only sustainable competitive advantage has become an organization's ability to overcome what management author Peter Senge calls its "organizational learning disabilities," and to grow and change with the times.

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Habits of Successful People: Start Before You Feel Ready

Habits of Successful People: Start Before You Feel Ready | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
This article reveals the habits of successful people, like billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, and how you can use these habits in your life.
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Pure inspiration!

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Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone • George Ambler

Leadership Develops When You Escape Your Comfort Zone • George Ambler | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

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Wrong Assumptions Create Lousy Results - Sony, McDonald's, Radio Shack, Sears

Wrong Assumptions Create Lousy Results - Sony, McDonald's, Radio Shack, Sears | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Businesses rarely fail due to weak execution. They fail because markets shift, and their value proposition implementation becomes obsolete. Leaders can change that outcome.
David Ednie's insight:

Operational excellence is necessary but insufficient for longterm success in periods of massive change. Are you changing your assumptions, and then your business, to compete in the future? 

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Innovation Demystified in 10 Simple Steps | LinkedIn

Innovation Demystified in 10 Simple Steps | LinkedIn | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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The Innovation Process explain visually (so even your boss can understand)

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PerformanceXpress — Knowledge Worker: Five Keys to Successful Change Management

PerformanceXpress — Knowledge Worker: Five Keys to Successful Change Management | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
No one of them will unlock a successful change management effort; all five are needed. In this column, I will briefly review each of them.
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Change is indirect. Whatever your ultimate change target might be, the chances are you did not (or cannot) change it directly; instead, you change something else and it changes as a result.

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McDonald's Growth Stall Predicts Deadly Results

McDonald's Growth Stall Predicts Deadly Results | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
McDonald's is in a long-term Growth Stall, which has a 90% likelihood of shredding shareholder value and producing lower future sales
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Growth Stalls are a great forecasting tool because they indicate when a company has become “out of step” with its marketplace.

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Digital Transformation Plan, Preflight Checklist – Ready for Takeoff?

Digital Transformation Plan, Preflight Checklist – Ready for Takeoff? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Start your Digital Transformation with “A More Beautiful Question” Digital transformation is an answer to the question, “How will our company identify, engage, and create sustaining and accelerating
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Digital Disruption = Business Transformation

1) Vision: Your Digital Future

2) Customer Insights

3) Value Creation Strategy

4) Organisational Transformation

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10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck

10 tips from entrepreneurs who made their own luck | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Did you ever wonder why some entrepreneurs always seem to have all the luck and success, while others never seem to catch a break? As an Angel investor, I quick
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Stay grounded in reality AND instill optimism and self-confidence

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