Category: Psychology

How to Survive Your Cultural Antibodies

As Innovation and Growth Strategy consultants we have methods, processes, and exercises that we apply to client problems, but what is even more impactful is something else ultimately. That something is perhaps the rarest asset in corporate America for an unknown reason, something called courage. Continue reading

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The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re weird. Continue reading

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New insights

This article emphasizes that all of us have the creative potential and looks at different practical ways we can use for generating new ideas in our workplaces and during team meetings and being creative for problem-solving. Continue reading

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The Innovative Mindset

Over the course of my career as a cognitive psychologist, I have always been interested in examining the “light bulb” moment, or the moment an insight occurs. In my book, Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights, I analyzed 120 incidents in which insights occurred in an attempt to learn more about how insights arise, and to develop new strategies for people and organizations to boost their insights. Recently I formulated a strategy to help people gain more insights. This article outlines my strategy, as well as my research about how insights arise. Continue reading

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Learned_helplessness_organisation

A paralyzing virus is lurking within many organizations, and it is solely responsible for countless failed transformations. It answers to the name “learned helplessness.” Learned helplessness is not a hip term from yet another best-selling management book; it is a concrete and scientifically proven phenomenon in the behavior of both people and animals. Continue reading

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The Future of Jobs and Education - Innovation Excellence

One can argue that today’s education system is skewed towards the teaching of Professional Skills, and it’s this category that will face the greatest opportunities and challenges over the next fifty years. Continue reading

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What is Rapport? Tha absence of rapport? The meaning of rapport for innovators. Continue reading

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