Tag Archive: Innovation

The Secret to Adaptive Cultures

Have you noticed this hypocrisy in yourself or people in your organization? Out of one side of our mouths we say, “We love new ideas.” Out of the other we say, “We hate… Continue reading

10 Ways to Become a Risk-Taker

“Real change agents comprise less than 10% of all business people,” Jack Welch. Most leaders play not-to-lose rather than playing to win, especially in large organizations. The more we have to lose the… Continue reading

How Uncertainty Works

***** Uncertainty invites participation. Exploring ideas, finding solutions, and innovation demand vigorous participation from all players. The best teams win when players bring their best. Your attitude secretly signals participants to open up and… Continue reading

Five Ways to Find Your Future

The past is the future for most of us. We cling to misguided notions that persistence, endurance, and more of the same will result in a new future. It won’t. 99% of the… Continue reading

You Lose if They Can’t Disagree

Three years after the fact, a true friend of mine told me why he hadn’t expressed his concerns. “I didn’t believe you would listen. You’d already made up your mind.” Sadly, he was… Continue reading

Marginal Success Creates Exponential Potential

Ignorance and uncertainty indicate you’re breaking new ground. Yesterday’s after action meeting confirms ignorance is stressful, slow, and expensive. The team determined our last innovative initiative could be executed more effectively with half… Continue reading