What Meetings Do People Want to Attend? Design an Experience.

What meetings do people want? Too many organizers do not think about the answer to this question prior to scheduling a meeting. We need to design a better meeting experience.

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Design Thinking for the Greater Good

Design thinking is a problem solving way. Design thinking is human centered, possibility driven, and iterative. Greater good rises a theme and a result.

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The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

The new ROI is return on intelligence. Hiring smart talent is key, but we need smart people with the right character to get the right return.

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Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential

Too often innovation is seen as an end in and of itself. Rob Long makes a case instead, for leaders to see innovation as a tool for realizing potential.

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Guest Post by Mark Miller Sometimes, the effort required to achieve a desired outcome is just not worth it. Recently I’ve been thinking and writing about why some ideas are widely embraced, and others fail to make a difference. Obviously, many factors determine the traction an idea has in the world; perceived value, awareness, and…

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University to Corporation: Does It Need to Be One Way?

Alphabet just hired a computer scientist from Stanford University. Fei-Fei Li is more than a respected scientist; she also is the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab. No longer. From university to corporation, academic talent is being hired by different corporations. A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Tech Companies Tap New Talent From…

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4 Ways to Foster Innovation in Your Company Culture

Guest Post by James Pointon Innovation is something that is absolutely necessary for continued success. Even if you are at the top of your field, resting on your laurels and sticking with the same old routines will only succeed in leaving you behind at the bottom of the pack. But it’s not easy to innovate,…

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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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How to Create an Innovative Business System

Guest Post by Michael Chibuzor Innovation is the lifeblood of your business. {tweet this} When you innovate, it forms the design that dictates what should be done, and what should be ignored going forward. Lately, I’ve witnessed small businesses leap through hurdles and achieve their goals, all because the founders began to see and act like managers,…

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Is Innovation Stalled? Not at BIF10.

Attending #BIF10 was rewarding. I am a first time attendee and am grateful to Deb Scofield for providing the final nudge to my registration. BIF stands for Business Innovation Factory, and they host an annual conference where storytellers share their experiences and insights into the why, how, and what they innovate and create. The conference…

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