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How I Use Design Thinking to Leverage Strength and Design

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast. During the show I shared my story of how I applied “design thinking” to leverage my strengths and design around my weaknesses. This approach resulted in breakthrough performances as both an athlete and an entrepreneur. Continue reading

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Nine Rules of Innovation

So who deserves credit? Engelbart for coming up with the idea? Taylor and Kay for engineering solutions around it? Jobs for creating a marketable product that made an impact on the world? Strong arguments can be made for each, as well as for many others not mentioned here. The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Continue reading

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Designers as Innovators

Lou Killiffer reports from, and share the distinguished profiles of, this year’s AIGA Award Winners. Continue reading

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Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1

Despite large and growing investments in innovation, results remain disappointing. We call this “The corporate innovation problem”, and in a 3-part article series, we dig deeper into this problem and find that there are actually two root causes for it. We focus on one of the root causes – the “system problem” – and work out six levers of improvement. Continue reading

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People Before Things

Recently I had an opportunity to interview Chris Laping, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Red Robin restaurant chain about some of the challenges in achieving successful organizational change. Chris’ is a voice that emerged from the darkness as I was creating the Change Planning Toolkit™and conducting the research for my latest book Charting Change and its focus on beating the 70% change failure rate. Continue reading

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Rethink Innovation

“We need to rethink the term “innovation” and we should drop the term “innovation culture” entirely.” Stefan Lindegaard shares his latest presentation: Rethink Innovation! Continue reading

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IoT Brings Innovation Opportunity to HR

HR has to enable the workforce to drive innovation. Don’t look at IoT, like it’s magic. It’s science that you can use to improve the way you work. And you will generate a competitive edge while doing it. Continue reading

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