Tag Archive: Innovation

Constraints, Creativity, and the No. 2 Highest Paid Dead Celebrity

The highest paid dead celebrity of 2020 was Michael Jackson. No. 2 on the list is the children’s author, Dr. Seuss. He died in 1990. According to the Associated Press, Seuss earned $33,000,000.00… Continue reading

4 Ways to Stop Resisting Breakthrough

You might be working so hard for a breakthrough that you push it away. I’m convinced that some breakthroughs are missed because we have the wrong expectations. A breakthrough doesn’t arrive on schedule.… Continue reading

7 Ways to Immediately Open Your Mind to Useful Ideas

You can’t be open to everything. Open-minded leadership is a pernicious waste of time when you lose sight of outcomes. So how can you open your mind without wasting time on useless conversations?… Continue reading

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