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You are only as great as the questions you ask

Leaders lead through questions. Farnam Street published a post about the art and science of asking better questions. The post includes some good tips on how about asking great questions, so be sure to check it out after you are done here. Anyway, this got me thinking…

A powerful innovation breeding habit you can do right now

“We are tuned to think linearly – but the fact is, these are exponential times”. And to think exponentially, we need to break out of our comfort zone and seek out new knowledge. I’ve spent time in companies where they talk about innovation. Supposedly they fight for it. Funny thing is, I don’t notice any […]

Creative awareness: Hidden innovation obstacle for organizations

This is a guest post by Chris Grivas, principal of Chris Grivas Consulting (www.chrisgrivas.com) an organizational and leadership development consultancy focused on increasing the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations. He is co-author of THE INNOVATIVE TEAM: Unleashing Creative Potential For Breakthrough Results. A recent IBM study of more than 1500 executives around the […]

Innovation must reads of the week: In praise of copycats

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: In praise of copycats" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: In praise of copycats Storified by Jorge Barba · Sun, Aug 12 2012 08:59:16 NASA engineer: disruptive corporate culture got us to Mars http://smrt.io/S5PmkoSmartPlanet Copy innovation not neccessarily a bad thing RT @klakhani: In […]

Focused enthusiasm = innovation success

A recent article in Fast Company caught my attention. It isn’t anything you haven’t heard before, but it is very well worth pointing out again and again: “The next best thing won’t come from a Fortune 500 company.” Yes, there are exceptions to the rule. Google, Amazon, Apple, and others are talked about all the […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Aug 04 2012 19:37:19 Innovation isn’t about new products, it’s about changing behavior: http://bit.ly/OE5V6CFast Company How to Build a Company Culture of […]

Why you should tell your colleagues how you come up with your ideas

As the leader of your organization, do you ever think about how you come up with your ideas? Do you think about what your preferred creative style is? Do you think about how you could improve your thinking? Do you think about how you could improve your organization’s thinking? When going through the creative process […]