Leadership

The Alphabet of a Champion

“Do this for 60 days and you will always think like a champion.” Champions, those people who define success on their own terms, know that they can make choices that create and shape their lives; sometimes simple choices which each day move them closer to their goals. It’s not rocket science but it is a discipline. You see, our habits ...

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Are You Ready for Outcome-Driven Change?

Are You Ready for Outcome-Driven Change?

When it comes to business, many people would say it is outcomes that truly matter, especially investors on wall street. Investors don’t care what kind of software you’re running or what your stack looks like, or how you do what you do, as long as you deliver the financial outcomes they are looking for in order to earn a return ...

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How to Avoid Abandoning New Year’s Resolutions

According to some studies, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. That raises some important questions: Why do we set them in the first place? Why do we abandon them, and, of course, how can we avoid doing just that? THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FRESH STARTS The “Fresh Start Effect” is the term University of Pennsylvania professor Katherine Milkman uses ...

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Changing Corporate Culture to Encourage More Innovation

I’ve written and spoken about the importance of corporate culture and its impact on innovation over the last 15 years or so. Heck, one of the underlying issues I address in my book Relentless Innovation (shameless plug) is the overwhelming challenge that corporate culture presents to an innovation team. I’ve argued that corporate culture, more than any other issue, is the ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of March 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are March’s twenty most popular innovation posts: How to ...

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8 Reasons Why Today Will Be an Awesome Day

The Case for Dual Innovation

“It may not feel like it at times, but you live in the most fortunate sliver of humanity.” If you’re reading this, then You actually woke up this morning with a heartbeat; 150,000 people never will again. You have clean water to make a cup of coffee or tea, and a toilet to flush; nearly a billion people don’t. You ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are February’s twenty most popular innovation posts: 4 Things ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of January 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are January’s twenty most popular innovation posts: 7 Terrible ...

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The Most Important Skill Of Every Great Leader

“Great leaders ask these three questions when making any decision.” Great decision-making is one of the hallmarks of great leadership. But how do you develop great decision-making skills? Are some people just born with the ability to make good decisions by using innately logical minds and good intuition? Goooooooal! So, here’s a great piece of trivia that puts the pitfalls ...

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Top 10 Innovation and Design Card Decks

Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies. IDEO’s Method Cards. Sub Rosa’s Questions & Empathy. Idea Couture’s Impact Foresight Game. I’ve long been a fan of design and innovation card decks. I love them so much I helped create one this year – LPK’s Roadblocks to Innovation – shared 600+ sets worldwide and led a couple dozen Roadblocks Workshops. This unique medium has a power ...

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