Most companies, as well as individuals, suck at innovation because they suck at change. Why? First and foremost, succeeding at change requires open mindedness because if you aren’t open to new ideas how can you expect others to be open to yours.
Much like corporations become slow and stagnant, our own skills decline as we age; unless we do something about it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in decision making…
There is no innovation without experimentation… A while back, Dan Ariely wrote a thoughtful column in the Harvard Business Review about why businesses don’t experiment:
Self awareness, the one characteristic that can help you improve very fast. I consider myself quite self-aware, and last month I published a post where I laid out a simple tactic anyone can use to develop culture, think about it like a manual for me. It also laid out some accompanying examples from other people […]
Imagine seeing an ad about a restaurant that makes fish tacos. Now imagine seeing a comment on Facebook from a friend about a restaurant he is at that not only sells fish tacos, but also poetically entertains you. And, next to that text is a picture of a hand written poem by the waiter that […]
Culture tells us what to do when the leader isn’t in the room. We’ve all heard this before, and being able to achieve this is one of the daunting challenges of leadership. It is not unusual to be in a strategy session and come up with all kinds of great quotes and soundbites, that are […]