How to Trigger Innovative Leadership

To trigger innovative leadership, we need to be the example. To create well, we need to innovate and ignite a culture of creativity.

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The Pursuit of Innovation with Ken Goldstein

Ken Goldstein has a remarkable background and experiences, and he shares his perspective through stories. Stories bring more than just context; they bring us in to the experience and enable us to participate in the story itself. Ken has done this again through his book, Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits. I…

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Innovate or Fritter: A Story of Life

An essay on BIF2015. Attending the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) Summit is an experience of 32 storytellers and over 400 attendees sharing their perspectives, initiatives, fears, and joys. Determining a common theme is challenging, yet some emerge. The subject mix is diverse, as are the people. Education, business, social good, music, and food are just…

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Empower Innovation with Millennials

Deloitte (an alma mater of mine) recently published their annual survey results on Millennials and innovation. The results are always enlightening and highlight the importance of moving to a Conscious Capitalism model of business. Conscious Capitalism takes a broader view of business, focusing more on purpose, engagement, and community all which will enhance innovation and…

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Innovation Generation: Insights Learned from Nick D’Aloisio

He has been all over the news the past week. It is a story we find amazing. Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year old, sold his company, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million. It is the American dream of innovation. Today, it is a global dream, as Nick lives in London and will join the…

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Infinite Choices Is a Fallacy – How to Avoid Infinitethink

If there is one thing we have today, it is a lot of choices. There are at least 120 Crayola® core crayon colors At Starbucks, there are at least 87,000 different drink combinations There are at least 30,000 incorporated cities in the United States Whether it is creating, drinking, living, or doing, this list grows…

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The New IP: Information Productivity

Intellectual Property makes something unique, so we use all reasonable efforts to protect it. With Information Productivity, it is the opposite. If we protect the information we absorb, then it has the potential of becoming useless. The Information Productivity Model Today, more than ever, we have access to a lot of information. Access to information…

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How Twitter Inspired My First eBook

Last week, I made available my first ebook – Your Glass of Life: Growing. Social media instigated it. Although my life and thoughts are in the words, it came together by getting involved with Twitter and engaging fully in what this community offers. Here is the story of how Your Glass of Life came together….

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5 Life Lessons from the Food Network and HGTV

I admit it. After a long day, I enjoy watching Chopped or Design Star or Food Network Star. This may not be a good thing to admit, but let me tell you why. The reason is to watch the people dynamics. From these interactions, several key life lessons emerge. Lesson 1: Don’t be cocky (or…

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Run Against the Grain – 3 Insights

I decided to run the other way. There is an odd thing in outdoor sports. People riding bikes don’t like drivers. People running think bikers believe they own the trails. Walkers who walk side-by-side with 3 or more people, well… need I say more! This isn’t the point though. To keep some bikers happy, I ran in…

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An Idea Realization Process – Second Round

After last week’s post on moving an idea from concept to success, there was an excellent comment left by Joe Sanchez. His comment led me to think more about the process. Specifically, this part caught my attention: “Accommodation is the consideration of new ideas and insights that contribute to change actions associated with innovation. Dennis…

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Moving Ideas

After last Saturday’s #IdeaChat, I am amazed by the engaging, inspiring community present. It is an invigorating experience! Before the dust of the conversation sets and brushes off, a few thoughts linger, and they turn practical. What is the process that takes an idea and moves it to success? We struck at many elements, but…

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