Leadership

Sense and Respond

Jeff Gothelf Sense and Respond

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

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What Working Out Teaches You About Life

Five of the Most Important Things You’ll Learn About Being a Success Come From an Unlikely Place This time of year, new health club contracts surge by about 50 percent. The second week in January is historically the busiest time of the year for any gym. However, by the second week of February, 80 percent of all new members will ...

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3 Character Traits of a Good Innovation Manager

Almost every CEO that I meet wants to find out a way to out-innovate their competition. They want to innovate to improve their profits. They want to innovate so that they can help their customers innovate. And in the same breath, they also say that almost all their innovation projects are either struggling to take off or have not yielded the kind of results that looked possible.

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Best Advice You May Never Get

Best Advice You May Never Get

When you’re in a tempest the hardest and most important thing to do is not the most obvious. When you’re running a business everyone has advice. Some is good, some not so much. But there’s one piece of advice few people will ever get. Yet, far too many entrepreneurs desperately need to hear it. I was one of them. “Suddenly ...

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History Lessons for Innovators [video]

History Lessons for Innovators [video] - Innovation Excellence.com

Scott Bowden spends a great deal of time thinking about what he terms as “historical innovation,” which is the concept that one can improve the efficacy of modern innovation programs by studying examples of how people solved problems in the past , and applying those techniques to the challenges faced by current students of innovation.

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Entrepreneurs Live in the Future

If you want to grow, don’t be what you are. Be what you aspire to be. Entrepreneurs live in the future. If you expect to innovate and grow, you have to. But if you’re growing a business, the vast majority of your time is likely spent on countless tedious tasks in the present. So, how do you keep your eye ...

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