Aspire Journeys

Innovation Mindset Journey

  • 18 Courses | 10h 2m 22s
  • 4 Books | 2h 52m
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In our ever-changing business world, the successful organization is the one that innovates successfully – survival depends on it. Innovation leadership plays a pivotal role by developing and supporting a culture that is open to a creative, innovative mindset.

Leading Innovation

In our ever-changing business world, the successful organization is the one that innovates successfully – survival depends on it. Innovation leadership plays a pivotal role by developing and supporting a culture that is open to a creative, innovative mindset. To lead innovation you need to first avoid the mistakes leaders make in innovation. Then you need to create a space for innovation—where debate and learning can foster creativity and people can join together to do the work that matters.

  • 4 Courses | 3h 21m 53s

Leading a Customer-Centric Culture

Centric Culture - In business, the customer is all. A customer-centric culture is an imperative, but many leaders are unsure how to begin instilling one. Leaders of customer-centric cultures are committed to customers in every way. They identify unique wants and needs, understand customer processes, and exhibit worthy intentions. Every day, they put the customer first, and you should, too.

  • 7 Courses | 3h 4m 10s
  • 1 Book | 56m

Leading through Shared Vision

Vision starts with purpose. By modeling that vision and communicating it in a way that everyone can envision, leaders can inspire, energize, and engage others in way that goes beyond just getting the job done.  A powerful vision, clearly articulated, motivates people to take action and drives business results.

  • 2 Courses | 1h 8m 23s
  • 1 Book | 1h 5m

The Collaborative Leader

In today's business world, working together is key to success.  Managing teams successfully involves ensuring that team members can communicate with you and with one another and that they will collaborate effectively as a team. Collaborative leadership requires reciprocity, humility, and modeling collaboration for team members.

  • 5 Courses | 2h 27m 56s
  • 2 Books | 51m

COURSES INCLUDED

Leading Innovation
In our ever-changing business world, the successful organization is the one that innovates successfully – survival depends on it. Innovation leadership plays a pivotal role by developing and supporting a culture that is open to a creative, innovative mindset.  In this course, you'll learn the requirements for successful innovation and how to overcome obstacles to innovation. You'll also learn the characteristics of an innovation culture and how to establish a flexible innovation process that encourages creativity and innovative thinking in others.
7 videos | 55m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Innovation
To lead innovation you need to first avoid the mistakes leaders make in innovation. Then you need to create a space for innovation—where debate and learning can foster creativity and people can join together to do the work that matters.
34 videos | 1h available Badge
Design Thinking for Innovation: Brainstorming and Ideation
Brainstorming without structure rarely yields plentiful and new results. In this course, you'll learn techniques to spur creative thinking, and techniques to communicate and critique ideas. This course was developed with subject matter provided by PDD. (www.pddinnovation.com)
7 videos | 32m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Toolkit: Facilitating a Brainstorming Session
Successful leadership in today’s business world requires a multitude of skills and competencies. Among them is the ability to manager diverse teams of individuals with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise. Facilitating effective brainstorming sessions allows leaders to harness their teams’ creativity to generate a greater quantity and quality of ideas and strategies to spark innovation and provide a wide range of possible solutions to specific business problems. Successful brainstorming sessions provide creative grist for the strategic mill. In this course, you will learn specific techniques and strategies for facilitating a successful brainstorming session. You’ll also learn about leading your team through productive activities, handling diverse personalities and priorities, and keeping your business team focused and on-task without limiting ideas and innovation.
2 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge
Leading a Customer-centric Culture
In business, the customer is all. A customer-centric culture is an imperative, but many leaders are unsure how to begin instilling one. In this course, you'll learn how to design and implement a culture centered on your customers.
7 videos | 58m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading a Customer-Centric Culture
Leaders of customer-centric cultures are committed to customers in every way. They identify unique wants and needs, understand customer processes, and exhibit worthy intentions. Every day, they put the customer first, and you should, too.
7 videos | 22m available Badge
Shaping the Customer Experience across Digital and Physical Channels
Today’s customer is a new breed, often a digital native who spends much of their time online in the digital world. They have different priorities and expectations than generations of customers past.
In this course, you will learn about meeting the needs and expectations of today’s digital customers, including omnichannel and utilizing algorithm-savvy design. You’ll also learn about wayfinding: ways to shape and influence their customer journey, as well as methods to individualize their customer experience (CX) through methods like digital body language. Finally, you’ll learn about protecting and partnering in their data privacy and security.
6 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Design Thinking for Innovation: Defining Opportunities
Engaging with stakeholders produces valuable data, which can be constructively used for analyzing the stakeholder experience. In this course, you will learn how to translate data into actionable insights and define opportunities through tools like experience mapping and affinity clustering. This course was developed with subject matter provided by PDD. (www.pddinnovation.com)
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Design Thinking for Innovation: Prototyping and Testing
The Design Thinking approach advocates early stakeholder engagement in the co-creation and development of solutions. In this course, you'll learn about techniques for prototyping and testing in order to  iteratively develop solutions more efficiently with stakeholders. This course was developed with subject matter provided by PDD. (www.pddinnovation.com)
6 videos | 28m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Design Thinking for Innovation: Stakeholder Engagement
Engaging directly with stakeholders increases empathy and helps identify motivations and unmet needs, enabling the creation of successful solutions. In this course, you'll learn how to identify and interact with key stakeholders and communicate their point of view through effective design thinking methods. This course was developed with subject matter provided by PDD. (www.pddinnovation.com)
7 videos | 31m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Serving Digital Customers with Omnichannel
Offering an omnichannel customer experience (CX) is a must in today’s digital world, but implementing it comes at a cost.
In this course, you will learn about how omnichannel affects the CX, and in turn, how the CX drives omnichannel innovation. You will also learn about using data analysis and customer journey mapping to uncover customer expectations, and how these can be used to estimate Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and to help tailor an agile approach to successful omnichannel design and investment. Finally, you’ll learn about the challenges to an omnichannel approach, such as data privacy and protection, and how to mitigate them.
6 videos | 29m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leading through Shared Vision
A powerful vision, clearly articulated, motivates people to take action and drives business results. In this course, you'll learn how to create and communicate a realistic and actionable vision that inspires commitment from people.
6 videos | 44m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Vision
Vision starts with purpose. By modeling that vision and communicating it in a way that everyone can envision, leaders can inspire, energize, and engage others in way that goes beyond just getting the job done. What’s your purpose?
12 videos | 29m available Badge
The Collaborative Leader
In today's business world, working together is key to success. In this course, you'll learn how to lead collaboratively, improve collaboration in your team, and reach across boundaries to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
7 videos | 49m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leadership Insights on Leading Collaboratively
Collaborative leadership requires reciprocity, humility, and modeling collaboration for team members. Discover tools leaders can use to foster collaboration.
13 videos | 33m available Badge
Cultivating Cross-functional Team Collaboration
Today's challenging business world demands that organizations move beyond traditional silos and toward broader, cross-functional collaboration. This means that organizations have to adeptly utilize skills and creative ideas from functions across the organization. And this requires effort and support from leadership. But in the end, it can maximize what an organization can accomplish. This course explores how to establish and cultivate true cross-functional team collaboration. In it, you'll learn about the characteristics and key benefits of effective cross-functional team collaboration. You'll also learn how to assess your team's cross-functional collaboration readiness using relevant software solutions. And you’ll explore how to overcome potential barriers to achieve true cross-functional collaboration throughout your organization.
7 videos | 33m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Enabling Business-IT Collaboration and Strategic Alignment
Successful business-IT alignment is rapidly gaining importance. In today's business world, technological and digital innovation are constantly changing the rulebook for running a competitive business. To thrive in this environment, businesses require a digital transformation strategy that encourages the alignment of the business and IT functions. They can then use cross-functional teams to efficiently adapt to technological changes and opportunities. In this course, you´ll learn about effective business-IT collaboration. You'll also explore the critical concepts, processes, and best practices for establishing and sustaining effective strategic alignment while avoiding pitfalls common to these initiatives. And you’ll explore how you can sustain success toward true digital transformation.
7 videos | 30m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Exploring Virtual Collaboration
Goodbye e-mail and intranet portals; hello cloud-powered, integrated, collaborative platforms! Digital technology enables colleagues working on a team to connect and work together, no matter how remote their location. Quick, reliable communication enables and facilitates working together as people telecommute from home. In this course, you'll learn the benefits of virtual collaboration when working with others, best practices for its successful implementation, and how to choose the right collaboration technology. You'll also learn how to avoid common mistakes when rolling out virtual collaboration. And you’ll explore the key steps for leading and being a part of a virtual team.
7 videos | 34m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
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