Category Archives: entrepreneurship

10 Reasons Why You Should Automate Your Business’s Redundant Workflows And Processes

Artificial intelligence is the talk of the town. Whether or not it’s ready for prime time depends on your level of expectation. In its current state, it’s not going to replace humans anytime soon; but it can certainly take over some redundant tasks and workflows.

8 Practices To Drive Innovation In Your Business

“We’ve been brainstorming ideas, but we haven’t decided on what to do”, “We brainstorm all the time but end up with the same ideas”, and “We brainstorm around ideas that only management wants”. Last week I visited a prospective client in the manufacturing industry, these are some of the things that they told me when I asked them about their innovation efforts.

Use These 20 Questions To Help Stimulate Innovative Thinking

Innovation is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about process. A big one for me is shifting perspective to stimulate innovation. So, how do you inject ‘perspective’ into your thinking? It all starts with a provocative question.

Are “Best Practices” Stifling Innovation In Your Business?

“Best practices are just past practices. You need next practices.” I once said to a client. The reason? Visit any traditionally managed business and you’ll see the same pattern: they operate like their competitors. They hire the same people and have the same business model, processes, and everything else in between.

Leadership is The Ultimate Equalizer

Want to make a difference in anything you do? That’s the mindset and attitude of a leader. Leadership is the ultimate difference-maker in groups, teams, organizations, and businesses. There is no shortage of training, seminars, talks, books, courses, and articles; still, great leadership is rare. The industrial era command and control model still reigns supreme, and businesses feel like employees are there to serve the business owner(s).