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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….


How To Be Innovative

How To Be Innovative: Stop Saying, “I’m Not Innovative Enough!”

People today are asking how to be innovative. “Being innovative is universal, we all do it. However how we innovate is unique to each of us.” I know not what you expected me to say right? You were probably expecting me to talk about some magical gifts that are bestowed to certain people. Gifts that…


The role of a change agent – why you should be a change artist instead

  The so-called experts out there talk about getting people to bring game-changing ideas to their next meeting or rattle the cages of status quo. They talk about creating change agents out of everyone. Let me ask you a question. What is the role of a change agent? More importantly: does that sound like something…


How Can I Be More Innovative – Innovation is Daily Practice

How can I be more innovative?  I want to answer a question I got in, which is: how can I be more innovative and generate more ideas when I’m brainstorming? Sometimes I get stuck at five, ten ideas and I need more. All right, there is a fundamental flaw with that question, I’m sorry for…


Top mistakes people make in innovation – not moving from discussion to decision

Top mistakes people make in innovation – not moving from discussion to decision   One of the top mistakes people make in innovation is not moving from discussion to decision quickly. When you’re going from discussion to decision, I find that oftentimes people get trapped in discussion for way too long and yes collaboration is good and…


How to get work done fast – 50:10 rule

How to get work done fast – 50:10 rule    Are you interested in how to get work done fast? Today I wanted to come to you with a tool that I use that I think you will find valuable. I was engaging in a conversation with someone on LaunchStreet this morning and they asked…


The Most Innovative People – Become one by thinking about your favorite brands

The Most Innovative People – Become one by thinking about your favorite brands   This morning I was talking to a colleague of mine and she was saying: you know Tamara, sometimes I feel like I get stuck, like I’m doing my task, my mundane exercises and I almost forget to be innovative, like I can’t do it…


Ideas For More Persuasive Communication – Change Their Question

Ideas For More Persuasive Communication – Change Their Question The language of innovation involves how to use open questions to get people to engage in your innovative ideas vs shutting them down. How can you use the language of innovation when approaching your boss with a new idea? Oftentimes their first question is: well, what’s it going to cost?…


Creative Exercises To Get Unstuck – focus on what’s working

Creative Exercises To Get Unstuck – focus on what’s working December 1, 2016 How do you get unstuck when solving a problem? Here’s the thing, I’m going to tell you this time to do the opposite of what you think you should do. Normally, when you think about a problem, you tackle it at all different angles, look…


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