Archive for the ‘Be An Innovator’ Category

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...


What is Disruptive Innovation - Know Your Core

  What is disruptive innovation? Let's just throw a bunch of stuff on the wall to see what sticks. I'm sure you've heard that before. While that may be the go-to strategy for innovation for a lot of organizations it rarely works. When you employ the let's see what sticks strategy you do the following....


How To Be More Innovative At Work By Managing Your Energy Level

How To Be More Innovative At Work By Managing Your Energy Level

  The biggest barrier to innovation is energy. One of the biggest barriers to innovation isn't your ability. In fact, what we've discovered with our proprietary innovation quotient edge assessment and the tens of thousands of people that have taken it, is that everyone innovates. But how we innovate is unique to each of us....