Category: People & Skills

25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says.. Continue reading

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Innovators Overcome The Can

There’s a vicious, pervasive mentality swirling in corporate America today, and it’s limiting innovation, growth and corporate renewal. Many of your fellow employees have been infected by a mental virus, and they aren’t even aware that they have it. Continue reading

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently? Continue reading

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“Why didn’t I think of that” is one of the best compliments that you can pay an innovator. From the perspective of Behavioral Science, an innovation that is obvious, but only in hindsight, solves a crucial trade off. It is both new, but also intuitive, with a correspondingly low barrier to adoption. In this blog I’ll share a framework I use to catalyse new yet familiar, surprisingly obvious (1) ideas that fit this framework. Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London October 16-17. As we’ve gone through the line-up of Chief Strategy Officers and industry players, we asked ourselves, and are asking YOU: What are our most pressing questions for CSOs and Industry Innovators? Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on METHODS comes from Donna Sturgess who is Executive in Residence Carnegie Mellon University, and Co-founder & President at Buyology Inc. Continue reading

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How To Think What No One Else Thinks

Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy,question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome. Continue reading

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