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Recognizing Innovation Right in Front of You

Breakthrough innovation virtually always builds upon other existing ideas or innovations. Your organization is full of ideas that simply haven’t materialized yet. Changing the way you look at and think about innovation can help unlock their potential. Today’s post is by Dr. Kumar Mehta, author of The Innovation Biome (CLICK HERE to get your copy). […]

Generating Creative Ideas by Challenging Constraints

Creativity is your organization’s growth engine. The problem is we constantly run into constraints to generating creative, new ideas. Many times those constraints are self-imposed. Amazing things can happen when you relax those constraints. Today’s post is by Paul Smith, thoughtLEADERS principal and bestselling author of Lead With a Story and  Sell With a Story. […]

How well does your organization translate qualitative measures into quantitative metrics?

Our reader poll today asks:  How well does your organization translate qualitative measures into quantitative metrics? Very — Every qualitative measure has hard metrics to support it.: 10.5% Somewhat — Some qualitative measures have metrics; others don’t.: 49.4% Not at all — We don’t translate qualitative measures to metrics.: 40.1% You can’t manage what you don’t […]

If You Want to Succeed, Use Your Team

Business owners should take advantage of their team’s passion, talents, and knowledge to help the company becomes as profitable as possible. Today’s post is by Robert Thomas Bethel, author of Strengthen Your Business (CLICK HERE to get your copy). I have overseen the turnaround of 77 failing businesses in my 52-year career. For all the […]

Will you lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen?

Our reader poll today asks: How likely are you to lead a revolution when you see change that needs to happen? Extremely: I’m the first one to call for big change: 18.4% Very: I often take up new causes: 39.6% Kind of: I’ll lead change but only if I’m really passionate about it: 39.0% Not very: […]

Do You Innovate from the Top Down or Bottom Up?

Innovation is the lifeblood of any organization but too often it stalls because leaders see change as too disruptive or they’re not fully aware of why the front line is advocating change. Change your way of looking at change if you want a more innovative organization. Today’s post is by Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, and […]