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How do you know which rules are worth breaking?

-+*Want to spark innovation? Kill some stupid rules.

Want people to believe innovation applies to their role? Give them a reason to care

-+*Among the many innovation myths businesses take as givens, I believe the most common and disruptive one is “innovation doesn’t apply to my role”. When this is the case in most organizations, and when just one-fifth of employees report believing that their workplaces strongly value them; it’s worth asking,  “Is innovation everyone’s job?” And what […]

6 uncommon questions to help you shift your perspective and poke holes at the status-quo

-+*It all starts with a wild question. In the tech industry, it might be, “what if people could carry their whole music library in their pockets? iPod. In the automotive industry, it might be, “what if a supercar could also work as an electric car? Porsche 918.

The benefits of thinking and doing BIG

-+*BIG ideas get all the attention by the media, bloggers, journalists and the like because Big ideas, like anything that is coming out of Google X, have the possibility to create waves of change for society. Businesses that want to call their latest and greatest invention the next best thing should be thoughtful about what […]

What is a mindset and why does it matter?

-+*If you are really ambitious, I believe that rather than setting out to accumulate as many material things as you can, you should be aiming to spread mindset; a point of view. This blog is very much focused on innovation as a mindset, not as a collection of tools and frameworks that anyone can pickup […]

Freedom to experiment is the best employee educational program you’ll ever have

-+*While most everyone has their own perspective about what makes up a solid foundation for innovation inside organizations, one of the key ingredients necessary for innovation to happen in any type of environment is freedom.

Serious about innovation? Here 2 more questions that demand the attention of leaders

-+*Last week I shared with you what I call the litmus test for innovation leadership, two questions I ask leaders to get a feel for if they have what it takes to innovate; or create the context for innovation within their organization. Those two diagnostic questions are key for me when I’m asked to help […]