Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Innovation is Fun!

By |June 28th, 2010|Leading Innovation, Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

Promoting innovation isn’t just about getting people to volunteer their ideas. It’s about moving away from traditional top-down, command-and-control, closed loop management techniques. Moving instead towards a more challenging, more flexible, more appreciative style that’s not only more productive and successful; it’s a whole lot more fun.

The Ten Best Ways to Kill Innovation

By |June 21st, 2010|Innovation Culture, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

Despite a lot of talk about so-called enlightened leadership, the reigning cultural norms are still to conform, follow the program, and don’t question authority. Unfortunately many of our most time-honored management practices are a sure way to undermine innovation.

Outcome-Based Thinking

By |June 14th, 2010|Innovation Strategies, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

What is it about goals that makes them such a valuable tool? The simplistic answer is, “So you know where you’re going.” Certainly, any leader needs to have objectives. But a more enlightening answer to the “Why?” question is: Because defined outcomes provide clarity.

Seeds of Change

By |June 7th, 2010|Innovation Culture, Uncategorized|

Without a healthy innovation culture, even the best ideas will die.

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