Category: Psychology

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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I used to fight the idea that more creative people go to startups. I didn’t see any reason why people would choose startup over mature companies (or vice versa) based on their own level of creativity. Continue reading

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Your Key To Creativity - The Projected Mind

To make new theories, new inventions, and other great creations, we have to do better than adjusting existing theories and designs. We must forcefully move our mind beyond the existing thinking about the subject. We must move out of our conscious world and focus our mind in a new place occupied only by the new creation. Continue reading

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Pyramid of Results, Motivation and Ability

When engaging in a change effort it is important to focus not on outputs but on outcomes. The difference is sometimes subtle for people, but the biggest difference is that outputs are usually activity-based where outcomes are behavior-based. There are several good behavior modification frameworks out there including the Six Boxes framework from Carl Binder, the Six Sources of Influence framework from… Continue reading

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Big Change Management Lie

The idea that people always resist change is a lie, and it is extremely damaging to organization’s seeking to increase their organizational agility. The truth is that people only resist changes that they either do not understand or for which they do not interpret there to be benefits great enough to offset the costs of their participation. The truth is also that the natural response to a potential change in an organization is greatly impacted by the level of trust in an organization. Continue reading

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Trust, Motivation, Creativity, Innovation, Results - Innovation Excellence

I can’t believe I’m about to do this. Don’t tell anyone, but today I’m going to defend management. Yes, the management that, according to Clayton Christensen, is not supporting the creation of radical ideas that will change markets. Continue reading

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Innovation Hive Mind

If a culture prohibits its people from progressing, pursuing their core passions, and seeing their work reach its potential; it will drive away its high-performance talent. In essence, they will poison the hive and seal the fate for the next phase, or downward spiral, of the enterprise. Continue reading

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