How to Execute Innovation Successfully

Innovation is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Thomas Edison Why Innovation Efforts Fail I’ll probably get in trouble with my wife on this post about executing innovation (since she reads and critiques all of my posts), but I am a brave man (and we have been married long enough) so I’ll venture on.  My wife…

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Put Employees First! Now, That’s an Idea Whose Time Is Overdue!

Today, many organizations recognize that overuse of the directive (command and control or autocratic) leadership style is an obstacle to organizational productivity. The declining value of this style has occurred over the last several decades and it has been accelerated in this new millennium. While command and control leadership style has its place (particularly in…

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It’s Always Time to Make a Change

Change Sign that signs time to change with an on button attached to it

If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we are not really living. Gail Sheehy The saying goes that the only events we can count on for certain are death and taxes.  Missing from this short list is the other certain event–change.  The pace of change is maddening and increasing all of…

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How to Create a Culture of Innovation in Your Organization

Some companies like 3M, Proctor & Gamble, Google, and Apple are known for their cultures of innovation. Emerging markets are also fertile ground for innovation in this global environment. Innovate or become obsolete is the new reality of business in this new millennium.It is not easy to create a culture that promotes innovation where one has…

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What is the State of Employee Engagement?

Group of Managers From all Generations

Employee engagement is a term that has become both a hot topic and a buzz term at times. There has also been some confusion about the definition for employee engagement. Some business professionals view it as job satisfaction while others view it as an employee’s emotional commitment to an organization. To help clear up the…

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