Archive for the ‘Ten Minute Burst of Innovation’ Category

Burst of Innovation - Why Your Brainstorms Suck

Brainstorms are important and an easy way to get everybody together to collaborate, discuss, debate, and ultimately, innovate. But sometimes, you come out of them feeling as if you didn't get the ideas that you needed, or that the same ideas were being rehashed, or that it was a complete waste of time. So, why...


Burst of Innovation - Resistors and Drivers of Change

Do you remember playing tug-of-war as a kid? It was a game of two teams holding on to either side of a rope, and each team had to try to pull the other over a line down the middle. When it comes to change and innovation, that’s exactly what happens individually, in our teams, and...


Burst of Innovation - How to Stay Relevant in Complex Changing Times

We’re all familiar with the old phrase “What got me here, is not going to get me there”.  Things continue to move fast and change quickly. The things that got us to success yesterday don't always work moving forward.  A report by McKinsey predicts that for six out of ten jobs, 30% of their activities...


Burst of Innovation - How to Get and Measure Strategic Thinking

    As a leader, you know it's critical to today's changing times to think differently about what's in front of you. You need to get out of “business as usual” and break through the status quo. You need to push your team to be more innovative, to growth, and to seek out new opportunities....


Burst of Innovation - Unlocking the “I” in Innovation

On any given day, how many processes do you have to follow? How many systems do you have to access? And, how many initiatives are you a part of? If you’re like most of us, it probably numbers in the hundreds. But here’s a better question. How many of these processes, systems and initiatives are...


Burst of Innovation - The 3 Ways that Failure Sparks Innovation

Why is Failure Important to Innovation? Failure and innovation go hand in hand. But why is it, that failure is a word we hear a lot more of in business? Many companies use it, almost as their mantra. People say things like, “Love your failures” and “You can’t succeed without failure.” These things are true,...


FEAR COMFORT CONSTRAINTS

Burst of Innovation - Fear, Comfort, Constraints

Innovation efforts kick off around the world on a daily basis. Unfortunately many of those innovation efforts fail. Let's take a look at three key reasons why innovation fails.  FEAR Fear hits you in the gut. Fear of failure, fear of consequences, fear of looking stupid, fear of looking worthy…the list goes on. Fear shows...