Innovation is a Choice

A body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless it’s perturbed by an external force. And, it’s the same with people – we keep doing what we’re doing until there’s a reason we cannot. Continue reading

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What traits to successful startup founders share? It seems to be more than just brains and hard work. This is a top 12 list of the common characteristics I’ve observed in successful founders (and leaders). Continue reading

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Sheila Escovedo is a world-class drummer, percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Pete Escovedo, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Star, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.

Having been Prince’s musical director, I was interested in Sheila’s ability to lead teams of musical giants amongst the many things we talked about. Continue reading

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Observetation and measurement is an essential imperative to succeed to create and sustain innovation Continue reading

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Within each organization is innovation capacity. While not every organization may currently recognize it within themselves, each and every one has the potential to be innovative. But what does it take to be able to successfully integrate innovation into an organization? Continue reading

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There can be confusion as to what innovation means in retail. Here’s how we think about where innovation occurs in retail, and what’s driving it. Continue reading

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Never Give Up on Measuring Innovation

You have to find a way to efficiently measure your innovation management results – to avoid getting mired in numbers, percentages and endless reports that have nothing relevant to show you. Too much is at stake. Continue reading

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