Author Archives: Mike Shipulski

Diabolically Simple Questions - Innovation Excellence

As a leader, it’s more important to slash through the complexity and see things as they are. And for that, it’s more important to know how ask diabolically simple questions (DSQ). Continue reading

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 How to Quantify Novel, Useful and Successful - Innovation Excellence

Is it disruptive? Is it innovative? Two meaningless questions. Two questions to stop asking. More strongly, stop using the words “disruptive” and “innovative” altogether. Strike them from your vocabulary and replace them with novel, useful, and successful. Continue reading

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Two words to live by: Critical Path. If you can’t work the critical path, don’t work on anything. Working on a non-critical path task is worse than working on nothing. Continue reading

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To Make A Difference - Add Energy

If you want to make a difference, you’ve got to add energy. And the more you can add the bigger difference you can make. Continue reading

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The Special People That Believe in You

Companies don’t need more ideas, they need ideas that are more meaningful. Companies have plenty ideas because they measure and track the number of new ideas generated. Meaningful ideas are, by definition, understood by a few and misunderstood by the rest. It’s lonely to advance an idea that most don’t understand. Continue reading

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If There’s No Conflict, There’s No Innovation

With Innovation, things aren’t always what they seem. And the culprit for all this confusion is how she goes about her work. Innovation starts with different, and that’s the source of all the turmoil she creates.
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The Top Three Enemies of Innovation – Waiting, Waiting, Waiting

All innovation projects take longer than expected and take more resources than expected. It’s time to change our expectations. With regard to time and resources, innovation’s biggest enemy is waiting. There. I said it. Continue reading

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