Category Archive: Innovation

How to Navigate Predictable Tension Between Doers and Dreamers

I heard a tense exchange between a Dreamer* and a Doer*. They’re both committed to a new business venture. But you could feel them trying not to express frustration.   Buckle up: The… Continue reading

7 Ways to Find Your Breakthrough Moment

Breakthroughs are rare when you avoid where they happen. #1. Breakthroughs happen when you accept ignorance. You wouldn’t need a breakthrough if you already knew what to do. Ignorance is the hinge where… Continue reading

How to Challenge Confident Creatives

This post is over 300 words! Dear Dan, I manage a large team of creatives who range from 20 to 70 years of age. I fall in the earlier category. Part of my… Continue reading

The Question I Never Asked But Should Have

A coaching client has been learning to ask quality questions. She shared one with me that blew me away. She asked a manager, “What questions are you asking your team?” The manager said,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Reach Higher by Rattling Cages

Nothing frustrates leaders more than a past that keeps coming back and a future that never quite gets here. Rattle cages today or the past stumbles into the future. Successful cage rattling: Don’t… Continue reading

5 Ways Judgmental Leaders Move Forward by Withholding Judgement

Enter every interaction as a learner, even when you plan to teach. One difference between confidence and arrogance is an open mind.  Bring what you know, after exploring what you don’t.  The only hope… Continue reading