Tag Archives: Business Growth

Culture Remains the Strongest Innovation Litmus Test

For being members of a discipline that prides itself on discovering the unknown, innovation practitioners have a secret lust of commonplace predictability and yearn for security as much as any human being. Seeing how they too often become the mistaken and hapless scapegoats for lack of core business growth, it is easy to empathize with this longing for belonging and ...

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Once upon a Time, in Business

In business and daily life, we are wired for stories as a species. One creation myth begins by saying God created humans because he needed good stories. Stories bind us together, creating an emotionally connected narrative through which we make sense of the world. I want to share a Here’s What I Love About My Careerstory with you. The background is a co-creation session ...

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Real Magic: The Power of Words (Part Two)

Part Two of Two In Part One we explored how language and our relationship with words has limited the growth and development of organizations and human capacity. Now, we discover why expanding these things make a positive impact. An organization can only reach its potential when it both embraces new words and concepts and also actively adds new phrases to ...

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Entrepreneurs Live in the Future

If you want to grow, don’t be what you are. Be what you aspire to be. Entrepreneurs live in the future. If you expect to innovate and grow, you have to. But if you’re growing a business, the vast majority of your time is likely spent on countless tedious tasks in the present. So, how do you keep your eye ...

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The Only Three Swim Lanes that Matter to a Business

  In the course of my training with business leaders, we inevitably come to the existential business question… “What is the purpose of a business?” This is a great question, and one with a very simple answer. The purpose of a business is to create value. That’s it.  To create value.  Plain and simple.  That is what a business does. ...

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Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. While a structured, repeatable innovation process is critical to create and sustain ...

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GrowthToon™: Package Data into Information

The ability for companies to share, store, compute and analyze huge amounts of data can transform the way customers live and work. Data, while valuable, is a commodity that can be replicated by competitors relatively easily. As a result, true market success will be determined by the degree to which companies can convert raw data into information and information into services.

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