Monthly Archives: November 2010


Tools vs. Behaviors

By |November 29th, 2010|Innovation Behavior, Innovation Culture, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

Are you always on the lookout for new innovation and leadership tools? Do you go to conferences looking for the latest techniques to adopt? If you do, you’re in good company but in your search for tools you may be overlooking something much more powerful: behaviors.

Personal R&D

By |November 22nd, 2010|Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

Research and Development has long been at the core of innovation efforts of companies worldwide. While many other innovation tools have since come into use, R & D remains an essential activity—especially in any technology sector. And so it is with individuals.

Beyond Performance

By |November 15th, 2010|Innovation Behavior, Innovation Culture, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

No, performance is not what it’s all about. In fact, it’s possible to put too much emphasis on performance…and as a result undermine your business objectives. That’s right, I said “undermine”. Now, before you decide that I’m some sort of heretic…or just came unhinged, hear me out. You may find that you agree with me.

Mental Models II

By |November 8th, 2010|Innovation Behavior, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

The way organizations review ideas is no doubt heavily impacted by the mental models people hold. Yet those beliefs are rarely surfaced and examined. One of the primary reasons that one person likes almost any idea, while someone else rejects it, has a great deal to do with the mental models each person holds.

Mental Models

By |November 1st, 2010|Innovation Behavior, Uncategorized|

We all carry around a great many mental models and we probably haven’t given much thought to most of them. Yet, they may have a profound effect on how we behave. They impact the way we interact with people and strive to motivate and lead.

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