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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Well-designed products make life easier by solving problems. Extraordinary products introduce new ways of doing things. To learn how to design great consumer products, I spoke with “Product Whisperer” Tracy Hazzard. Continue reading

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Intrapreneurship april 14

What’s going on with intrapreneurship? Initiatives seem to multiply in France. Nicolas Bry analyses a few causes, goes through signs of movement like Les Hacktivateurs recent association, and show how Orange open innovation actions complements internal innovation. Finally, he demonstrates how the 4 principles supporting Rapid Innovation are a great framework to sustain intrapreneurship. 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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Some people believe that when you are invited to give a talk or a speech, you are expected to entertain an audience. I have experienced speakers who post on their social media updates that they are off to be the opening act at a company conference. It always makes me think about the missed opportunity in having this limiting belief. Continue reading

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The Energy Revolution Will Transform How We Live and Work

Revolutions in commerce used to be few and far between. James Watt’s steam engine, developed in 1781, set the stage for the first industrial revolution. But it wasn’t until a century later that the widespread adoption of electricity and the internal combustion engine brought about the second industrial revolution. Continue reading

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