Tag Archives: Innovation

Collaborative Brainstorming: Harnessing the Power of Group Dynamics

Group brainstorming, how effective is it? The WSJ’s article “Cancel That Brainstorm. There’s a Better Way to Spur Good Ideas” argues that traditional brainstorming sessions are a waste of time and that there are better ways to generate ideas. The author cites research that shows that brainstorming sessions often lead to fewer ideas than if people worked independently. Additionally, brainstorming sessions can be dominated by a few people, and introverts may be reluctant to share their ideas. The author suggests that a better way to generate ideas is to have people work independently and then come together to share their ideas. This approach is more likely to generate a wider range of ideas and to give everyone a chance to participate.

Does Remote Work Lead To Less Innovation?

How does innovation happen? How do great ideas spread? One way to accelerate it is the random collision of unusual suspects; that is people who don’t know each other colliding with each other. New ideas, perspectives, and value-creating opportunities are in the gray areas between unusual suspects. It seems so obvious and yet we spend most of our time with the usual suspects in our respective silos. We need to get out of our silos more.

A leader’s Most Important Job? Creating a Culture That Values Talent But Celebrates Growth

Creating a culture of learning and growth is a leader’s most important job. Doing so drives employee engagement, attracts and retains talent, and pushes the business forward; this is how leaders lead for growth. But, how many leaders lead their organizations this way?

The Case Against Innovation As The Solution To Every Problem

Many years ago people on Twitter started calling me Innovation Insurgent. It stuck. I’m all about better. I’m all about forward, impactful progress. But, I know that innovation isn’t the answer to every problem. Innovation has become a buzzword in modern society, with many people viewing it as a panacea for every problem, from economic stagnation to climate change. While innovation can certainly bring positive change and progress, there is a growing case against the exclusive focus on innovation as a solution to every problem.

What’s The Best Way to Foster Innovation and Creativity Within a Team?

Companies live and die by their ability to both execute their core business and find the next revolution. Both need innovation, because not doing so results in stagnation, irrelevance, and finally failure. Innovation is the responsibility of the CEO, but the task itself resides in project leaders and their teams.

Turn Shit into Sugar: The Art of Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

Life can be full of unexpected challenges and setbacks. It’s easy to feel discouraged and defeated when things don’t go as planned. However, it’s important to remember that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and transformation. Turning shit into sugar means taking a negative situation and turning it into something positive.