Posts filed as “Innovation”

Your right brain might save your job

When you were a kid (maybe you still are), you had to memorize multiplication tables, the boiling point of water, and maybe even the periodic table.  This kind of rote learning is giving way to outcomes-based education which favors deeper understandings of relationships and greater emphasis on results, not methodology or routinization.  Dan Pink argues…

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Think inside the box

Ever sit in a “brainstorming session” in which people spin pencils, twirl their hair and talk past each other? Suppose you work for a banking institution and your manager calls a meeting to gather ideas about how to create a more friendly and warm environment where customers like to come? Sue wants a smile campaign…

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Innovate to death?

There’s a lot of talk in organizations about accelerating the speed of innovation in order to respond quickly to market shifts. This intuitively makes sense – particularly in today’s global economy. If you can’t innovate fast enough, the market changes, the competition eclipses you, etc. . . Or conversely if you innovate too quickly and…

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It’s later than you think

If you are just starting to become aware of some cool new productivity gizmo, some slick marketing tool, or perhaps a cutting edge virtual collaboration application to adhere your team projects, then you can bet your partners and competitors are already using it. So then you think you just need to figure a better way…

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Tom Kelley on Innovation Hurdlers

Did you know Olympic hurdlers cover the same distance as sprinters in nearly the same time? Hurdlers train and anticipate hurdles (obstacles) with nearly the same speed and ability as those who confront no challenges in their path. An Innovation Hurdler is someone who anticipates there will be myriad challenges yet has the mindset to…

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Oren Harari Breaks From the Pack

It was a marvelous privilege to spend the morning filming Oren Harari, Ph.D. where he teaches at the beautiful campus of The University of San Francisco. He has both rich contemporary business acumen and the ability to speak in the vernacular that resonates from Gen Y to the Boomers sitting in the executive suite of…

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