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What are the fundamental outcomes of innovation?

*+-Innovation is the successful introduction of something new. And fundamentally, it is the direct result of questioning the status quo; that which precedes it. So, when setting out to change the status quo it is useful to ask yourself: what’s the outcome we want? It’s a basic question, but one that no one seems to […]

Enthusiasm drives employee engagement…and innovation

*+-As much talk and attention innovation gets, the topic of employee engagement isn’t far behind. And with good reason, the latest report from Gallup concluded that only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. Damn! But Gallup also points out that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%, so there’s […]

What impedes employees from being innovative in the workplace?

*+-Much like the LinkedIn discussion that triggered it, last week’s post hit a nerve: can employees learn to be innovative? A few people suggested we reframe the question to: Can most employers learn how to stop blocking their employee’s innovative spirit? How might employers let employees bring their passion to work? There are many ways […]

Getting the small things right is a first step towards innovation

*+-Nobody likes to be rejected. But, there are times when you know you’ve provided value by facilitating clarity. This happened to me recently… Last week I had a meeting with a very public mexican CEO, where we talked about innovation and its various forms. He clearly wants to innovate in various areas, but was honest […]

Disconnect to reconnect: Important creative habit

*+-Although I believe my ability to retain information is pretty good, in recent weeks I’ve felt like it’s been challenged. So, I decided to disconnect from the one source that provides me with most of my information on a daily basis: Twitter. Information is coming at us from every angle and our cognitive abilities are […]