Disruption and Distraction how to not let them sabotage you

Burst of Innovation – Disruption and Distraction

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreading, many of us are in lockdown and our normal lives have been shaken up. We’re trying to figure out new routines, while at the same time, dealing with the uncertainty and change around us. Disruption and distraction can definitely sabotage us at this time, but they can be…


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Burst of Innovation – How To Lead During Uncertain Times

We live in a world where rapid change and disruption is the norm. Particularly with the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the situation is evolving quickly and there is more uncertainty about how everything will play out, especially in the short term.   For those of us in leadership roles, there are many things that are…


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Burst of Innovation – How Leaders Allow or Sabotage Innovation With Their Words

Our words are incredibly powerful. Oftentimes, we say things without really realizing their impact, and sometimes these words can have a negative effect. Whether it’s something we’ve said for years without thinking, or we’re just saying something out of habit, there are words that we as leaders use that can sabotage our innovation efforts. Thankfully,…


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So Your Conference Got Cancelled…Now What?

If you are a leader inside a company, what do you do to ensure your employees feel invested in when they aren’t at a live conference? If you are an association, what do you do to stay relevant and present with your members when you can’t gather them in person? If you put on customer…


How to Get Legacy Thinkers On Board With Change

Burst of Innovation – How to Get Legacy Thinkers On Board With Change

Legacy thinkers. Almost all organizations have them, and we have to deal with them to get things done. They are the people who have years of experience, the people who have “been there, done that”, the people who may feel like they’re holding the rest of us back.   Whether they’re stuck in the mindset…


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How Can I Obtain Team Cohesion?

Being a part of a team is a common experience throughout our lives. Whether it’s through work, sports, or school, working well together is essential to create a positive team experience. Working with a cohesive team makes the overall effort that much enjoyable and successful, especially when it comes to work-related goals. Working with a…


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How Do I Become an Innovator?

Do you think of yourself as an innovator? Most people have a sense of creativity that’s just waiting to be brought to the surface. Once that creativity bubbles up, it leads to new insights and better problem solving skills. Here are a few ways you can tap into an innovative mindset. Open Yourself Up to…


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Burst of Innovation – Get from Obvious to Innovative

When we talk about innovation, we tend to approach it as needing to get past the incremental and obvious ideas, and jumping right to innovative ideas. However, as much as you want to get to those big, revolutionary ideas, this technique often falls short.    Whether it’s a breakthrough you and/or your team have been…


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Burst of Innovation – Why You Should Stop Saying “Outside The Box” To Your Team

How many of us have said “outside the box” or been in a room when someone else has said it? It’s something I’ve been guilty of too, but the reality is that this concept is actually detrimental to and hurting your innovation efforts.    Innovation is key for all of us personally and professionally. There…


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Burst of Innovation – Stay Relevant As Technology Takes Over – How to Become Part of the Insight Economy

The gap between technology and humans is shrinking. A study by McKinsey shows that more than 30% of activities can be automated for 6 of 10 jobs. This is a trend that is not just on the rise, but also affecting jobs across all industries, at all organizational levels. However, this presents an incredible opportunity…