Tag Archive: Innovation

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading

5 Ways to Create The Invisible Advantage

The opposite of innovation isn’t stagnation. It’s slow miserable defeat. The future belongs to organizations that view innovation as an expression of who they are, not something they do. A culture of innovation… Continue reading

How to Create Smart Organizations

Bureaucracy, fear, lethargy, lousy leaders, and antiquated systems make organizations dumb. Dumb organizations are filled with smart people. Image source When was the last time one of your team members offered an unrequested… Continue reading

Seven Reasons Smart Leaders Get Dumb

Power makes leaders dumb. The more power you gain the dumber you get. Image source There are at least seven dumbing effects of power. Power*: Reduces the complexity of your thinking. You over-simplify. Limits your ability… Continue reading

Seven Ways to Keep Dreams Alive

She said, “I have a burning passion to live a high impact life.  She began explaining her vision.  It’s exciting.  However, the inevitable “how to make it happen,” fills her with fear and… Continue reading

10 Ways to Disrupt Successfully

Embrace the power of disruption or tomorrow will be today, again. More of the same produces more of the same. All leaders disrupt. Successful disruption: Disruption makes new futures possible. But, disruption “gone… Continue reading