Tag Archives: Seeing Things As They Are

If There’s No Conflict, There’s No Innovation

With Innovation, things aren’t always what they seem. And the culprit for all this confusion is how she goes about her work. Innovation starts with different, and that’s the source of all the turmoil she creates.
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Mind-Body Motivation for Innovation

Mind and body are connected, literally. It’s true – our necks bridge the gap. Don’t believe me? Locate one end of your neck and you’ll find your head or body; locate the other and you’ll find the other. Continue reading

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Are You Doing Innovation?

If you’re not thinking differently, you’re thinking the same. And if you’re thinking the same, you’re going to get the same. Same may feel safe, and at some level it is. But when sameness festers into staleness, too much of a good thing isn’t wonderful. Continue reading

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Ratcheting Toward Problems of a Lesser Degree

Instead of grabbing the throat of radical innovation and disrupting yourself, I suggest a waterfall approach of a stepwise ratchet toward problems of a lesser degree. This way you can claim small victories right from the start, and help make it safe to try new things. Continue reading

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Embrace Uncertainty

There’s a lot of stress in the working world these days, and to me, it all comes down to our blatant disrespect of uncertainty. Continue reading

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Difficult Discussions Are The Most Important Discussions

When the train is getting ready to pull out of the station, and you know in your heart the destination isn’t right, what do you do? If you still had time to talk to the conductor, would you? What would you say? Continue reading

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Marketing’s Holy Grail – Emerging Customer Needs

The Holy Grail of marketing is to identify emerging customer needs before anyone else and satisfy them to create new markets. It has been a long and fruitless slog as emerging needs have proven themselves elusive. And once candidates are identified, it’s a challenge… Continue reading

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