By Charley Morrow on December 5, 2014
Inclusive leaders balance two key elements of a paradox to engage everyone: They focus everyone’s attention on the key goal and they recognize everyone has a unique contribution and way of contributing. Despite the serious off-the-field trouble plaguing the NFL these days, an NFL football team is a perfect illustration of the positive impact that a diverse workforce and an inclusive leader can have on an organization.
By Kristin Schepici on December 5, 2012
According to our innovation partner, Stephen Shapiro: “Well designed processes can help an organization become more innovative.”
By Muriel Jones on November 16, 2012
An interesting article on the limitations of mission statements from our partner, and author of Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition, Stephen Shapiro. Plus, suggestions to inspire action, and spark motivation in organizations. Stephen Shapiro writes: “The other…
By Kristin Schepici on November 1, 2012
Are you having powerful conversations? Or are you and your team getting mired down?
By Muriel Jones on June 6, 2012
You may be thinking your organization already has an innovation mind-set. But what if everything you’re doing to build a culture of innovation is wrong?
By Muriel Jones on June 1, 2012
Harvard Professor Linda A. Hill comments on her HBR article, Where Will We Find Tomorrow’ Leaders?
By Muriel Jones on April 27, 2012
In this short clip, Harvard Professor Linda Hill explains how great leaders create innovative organizations by adopting a new way of thinking that consists less than in years past on setting the vision, and more on influencing their people to ever-higher levels of productivity and results.
By Muriel Jones on March 26, 2012
Any leader, however strong or charismatic, needs active support for a change initiative to succeed. Identifying and analyzing key stakeholders is the first step in this process. Free tool enclosed.
By Muriel Jones on March 16, 2012
Innovation isn’t about the occasional new idea. Companies that are making a mark in today’s business environment make innovation a repeatable, sustainable, and profitable process.
By Muriel Jones on March 9, 2012
On April 1st, 2011, Doug Conant’s article on The Power of Idealistic-Realism was published on www.HBR.org. “An idealistic vision is what motivates all of us” writes Doug Conant who will be joining us on March 13th for a live broadcast followed by an interactive Q&A session on TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments.