Tag: disruptive innovation

Nonprofits Contradictions And Real World Disruptors

I don’t claim to know a lot. But I am pretty confident of these two things: Change is the constant today and continues to accelerate. Our nonprofit associations are dynamic, complex systems embedded within an even more dynamic, complex übersystem: human society. Six Changing Association Contexts Technology has radically altered human society, in at least … [Read more…]

6 Real World Conference Disruptors

All disruptions are innovations. But not all innovations are disruptors. At least that’s what Forbes writer Caroline Howard says. Think of innovation and disruption as both makers and builders. However disruption dislodges and changes how we think, act, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day tasks. Defining Disruptors Harvard Business School professor and disruption … [Read more…]

These Barriers Keep You From Conference Innovation

Things are changing faster than ever before. Conference owners used to get dominance through scale. That scale came from securing the most industry-related exhibitors, sponsors and attendees as possible for your event. Then, the conference became the industry’s go-to-place for new product announcements from exhibitors, breaking industry research, the industry’s experts and the latest, greatest … [Read more…]

Five Forces Reshaping Associations

This past week I heard an amazing presentation by technology guru and business futurist Scott Klososky. I’ve been following Scott since 2007 when I first hired him to present. His presentation, “Leveraging Disruptive Innovations For Business Success,” was one of the best I’ve seen in a while. And, it has given me a lot to … [Read more…]

If You Really Understood Digital Disruption You Would Be Shaking In Your Boots

Business professionals drop the word disruption in conversations today as often as they discuss the stock market. And the word digital is part of our normal vernacular. Put the two words together, digital disruption, and it adds up to much more than the sum of its parts says Forrester Researcher Dr. James McQuivey. He says … [Read more…]

Our Conferences Are In Need Of An Epidemic

Are you a virus? Let me rephrase that. Do you see yourself as an innovator, a change agent, one that pushes the envelope? If you do, you may very well be a virus. Defining A Virus A virus is an infectious agent that replicates within the cells of a living host. Viruses spread in many … [Read more…]

The Conference Innovators DNA

The Conference Innovators DNA View more presentations from Jeff Hurt Innovation. It’s the heartbeat of today’s economy. It’s also where meeting professionals need to focus their attention, time and resources to compete in the meetings marketplace. Average meetings are planned by average meeting professionals. Yet, most conference attendees don’t want to pay for an average … [Read more…]

Four Discovery Philosophies That Lead To Innovation

How innovative is your organization? Do your executives instill in you and your coworkers the courage to try new ideas? The Source Of Organizational Innovation Organizational innovation starts at the top. At least that’s the finding from The Innovator’s DNA authors Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton M. Christensen. They researched and studied highly innovative … [Read more…]

Six Disruptive Forces Poised To Revolutionize Nonprofit Associations

It takes courage to move out of the comfort zone! So many nonprofit associations and their boards have adopted a risk averse environment. They see little incentive to change or experiment. In the coming three to ten years, those organizations that stay the course will not succeed. Those that refuse to think differently, quickly and … [Read more…]

Being More Innovative: Acting And Thinking Differently

You can learn to be more innovative! That’s right. You can learn to think differently. You can also learn to act more like an innovator. Your ability to be innovative is not only a function of your mind. It is also a function of your behaviors! If you change your behaviors you change your creative … [Read more…]