Tag Archives: Confidence

The Role of Confidence in Innovation

So, I’m not the most confident guy out there. In fact, being shy and generally introverted (INFP, represent!), I tend not to exude “confidence”. But in coming up with a topic to write about, this got me thinking… maybe confidence isn’t the cliché assertive, narcissistic alpha-person that often comes to mind when confidence is being discussed. Maybe, instead, it includes ...

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Self‐Innovation for Innovators: an Interview with Stuart Heller

I was asked to interview Stuart Heller, a pioneer in bringing together and to us the DIY classics on change and transformation. Stuart is the co-author of the “cult classic”, Retooling on the Run: Real Change for Leaders with No Time (with David Sheppard Surrenda). He has a big new project in the works. It’s a 21st century “book”, a new genre of transformational tools that connects the cloud to your life and to the world.

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The Only Thing that Will Save Us – Confidence

I know, I know. You think I'm as batty as Julie Andrews -- spinning up that dirt road to the von Trapp manor with guitar in hand, singing, "I have confidence in me!" Maybe it is a little crazy. But it's true. Even the cold, hard facts of this complex global economy make this same emotional plea. Confidence -- or a lack there-of -- is paramount.

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Innovation, Power, and 'The Decision'

We all like to believe that we are pretty good judges of ideas. We think we can objectively evaluate an idea based on its merits and recognize a creative solution, an innovative breakthrough, or a smart decision. When it comes to spotting the brilliant idea, we, like Potter Stewart, believe we know it when we see it. The reality is ...

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