Tag Archives: time

Too Busy to Innovate

I've begun to wonder if the concept of innovation in large corporation is an exercise in pointless navel gazing. And no, this isn't another bashing of brainstorming, or a recent conversion based on my experiences with faulty innovation logic. No, the challenge to innovation is based on the recent development of a core strength: focus, efficiency, time management.

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Rise and Fall of Innovation at Yahoo!

Can people really innovate when they have to tend to all of their day-to-day responsibilities? Unfortunately, people don't get promoted for being innovative, they get promoted for getting stuff done, developing people, and meeting or exceeding goals or stretch targets. If people are busy making sure they do all that, when are they supposed to innovate?

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Mind the Innovation Gap

I did a workshop last week with a group working on improving innovation within the Australian school system. I played my normal role of grenade-thrower, errr, thought-provoker on the topic of innovation, while working with eight other people that all have backgrounds in education. As the day went on, I noticed something interesting. In sessions like this, people always pick ...

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How to Sort 2,000 Emails in an Hour

Whether you’re coming back from a long weekend or two full weeks away, your email inbox is going to be really full. The last thing you want to do is waste your entire first day sorting through email. That’s no way to get real work done. Recently I came back from a short two-week paternity break to more than 2,000 ...

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