Innovation Blog2023-05-08T13:48:51-06:00

Tamara Ghandour’s Blog

Insights and Inspiration for Everyday Innovators

Why 10-Minutes is the Magic Number   Why is 10-minutes the magic amount of time? Because if you commit to 10-minutes every morning to dial up your innovative mind, you'll get the benefits for the remaining 1430 minutes in the day. Once the fires of innovation start, they don't die down, they get stronger. It

2023-05-24T10:08:38-06:00May 24th, 2023|

Rewarding behaviors is the key to building high-performing teams   If you want to build a team of high-performing innovators, it’s time to stop rewarding outcomes and start rewarding behaviors. When you focus on outcomes (success or failure) people actually become hesitant to speak up and bring their innovative ideas forward. It's a 50/50 shot at cake on

2023-05-23T11:37:19-06:00May 23rd, 2023|

The “If It’s Broke Don’t Fix It” Trap   “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”   We’ve all heard that phrase before. It becomes an excuse for not innovating, for not changing. It can be a powerful excuse for staying the course.    But, I actually think we need to change that phrase. I don’t think

2023-05-22T12:42:45-06:00May 22nd, 2023|

The 3 Keys to Stop White Knuckling and Start Shifting   The 3 keys to stop white knuckling and start shifting. Hint - it all starts with your innovator style and strengths and then… #1 real optimism: The combination of seeing your situation without rose colored glasses for what it is and believing there is a path out and

2023-05-20T08:26:12-06:00May 20th, 2023|

Your Brain at its Best is You at Your Best Primal brain = comfort, constraint, conformity Innovative mind = boldness, freedom, uniqueness Your brain at its best is YOU at your best. Understanding how your brain works and accessing the tools to unlock your best brain means you can go from your small primal brain to your big innovative

2023-05-19T11:54:52-06:00May 19th, 2023|

The surprising reasons why people and situations get stuck

Life is a journey filled with twists, turns, and obstacles. Don’t you think? In that journey, it’s easy to find yourself stagnant, unable to move forward or reach your full potential. In my twenty-five years in the human-centered innovation space, I’ve been able to identify the top three reasons why people

2023-05-16T08:17:23-06:00May 16th, 2023|

Why most programs, courses, and challenges keep you stuck     You white knuckle…   You double down…   You do what feels right…   In fact, you joined that program, challenge or course that promised the world, and still didn’t get results.   Or the results you got didn’t last.   Let me tell you, Teami... I’ve done

2023-05-09T13:18:30-06:00May 9th, 2023|

How to Leap the Curiosity Gap

Innovation is a key driver of progress and growth for any person, in any field. To be a successful Everyday Innovator, you need to be curious, open-minded, and willing to explore new ideas and approaches. Bridging the curiosity gap can help you do just that by giving you the

2023-05-05T10:30:13-06:00May 5th, 2023|

How to Deal with the Two Types of Naysayers

The Monday morning staff meeting started like any other. The VPs gave their “state of the business” in clever snippets, the CEO shared something inspirational he had meditated on over the weekend, and junior staff kept their mouths shut.   At the end when the team leader asked if anyone

2023-04-28T09:26:43-06:00April 28th, 2023|

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