INNOVATION BLOG

What My Suitcase Taught Me About Stress, Change And Innovation

I’ve been living out of a suitcase for the past three weeks.  That doesn’t sound too bad if you are on vacation. But in my case, it involved two kids, a dog and not having any idea where we were going to live. I sold our home of 12 years faster than expected and couldn’t...


Why Innovation Fails and How to Avoid It

Have you ever heard or felt any of these sentiments?  “People were so excited and then things just went back to business as usual.” “Leadership announced our new innovation initiatives at the company-wide meeting but then I didn’t hear another word about it.” “There was a lot of fanfare in the beginning but then it...


How to Overcome Unconscious Bias in 3 Simple Steps

 In just over a minute, learn three ways overcome unconscious bias - also known as confirmation bias. We all have it and it colors how we see the world. What you don't know, is how much it slows you down. Your own confirmation bias doesn't allow you to be open to new, innovative thoughts...


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Ways to Motivate Others

What motivates you, might not motivate others. In fact, it’s more likely that what motivates you doesn’t motivate others. Here are some things to consider when you’re trying to motivate others - either the individuals on the team you lead or other teammates you work closely with. Framing the project or task First off, don’t...


Untold Stories of Everyday Innovators Inside Organizations

Untold Stories of Everyday Innovative People

Lisa was the administrative assistant to the CEO of a global consulting firm. Her innovative approach to her work became the best practices that gave the company a competitive advantage. Kelly is an operations manager for the government. Her forward-thinking ideas have helped her department have a stronger, more valued voice to the internal teams...


Tamara Ghandour Talks Innovation on Microsoft's Modern Workplace

Innovation Discussion with Microsoft Recently, Tamara Ghandour sat down with Alex Bradley, host of Microsoft's Modern Workplace, for an engaging innovation discussion.   Highlights from the discussion include:  Why companies call LaunchStreet for help with innovation. The differences in the challenges that companies face today than in the past, including the war on talent. Quantifying people's...


How Footers Catering Uses The IQE To Innovate and Win

Real Life, Innovation at Work Examples Nobody understands that "innovation is everyone's business" more than the President of Footers Catering, Anthony Lambatos. With a behind-the-scenes team at headquarters and a customer-facing team on the front lines, Anthony understands that spending energy on building an innovative culture is essential to the success of the business. He...


Team Innovation Is The Secret Sauce To Success Tamara Ghandour

7 Ways to Encourage Innovation: The Secret Sauce To Team Success

Getting a team to innovate beyond a creative off-site meeting once a quarter can feel challenging. In order to truly encourage innovation, teams must weave innovation into their daily work. In LaunchStreet’s work with clients, we’ve found 7 ways to encourage innovation that are the secret sauce to any team's success.  7 Ways to Encourage Innovation with Your...


Top 5 Best Personality Tests For Personal and Professional Growth

  You can take a test for just about anything online. Want to learn what character on Game of Thrones you would be? What’s your favorite color? Who would go to jail with you? No doubt these are a fun distraction from work, but what do you really learn? Not much. But you can learn...


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Change Management Principles - Get from Information To Insights

  One of the top change management principles is knowing how to get from information to insights. I’ll never forget one of my major frustrations when I was Vice President of a global brand strategy and innovation firm. It was that the junior people on my team and frankly sometimes our clients didn’t get the difference...