Five Reasons Why Your “Old School Industry” Needs to Care About a Culture of Innovation

Innovation isn’t just about the latest technology trends.  It doesn’t happen just because you have a ping pong table, exposed brick walls, and a keg of the latest craft beer in the breakroom.  It happens because you have the right culture in your organization.  Culture is about the people.   Let me explain. Today was…

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Training Quotes

Training Quotes for Learners and Leaders Take a look at 30 of my favorite training quotes I use for educating and training on topics of creativity, innovation, action-taking, growth mindset, innovative thinking, motivation, adapting to change, future visioning, leadership, design thinking, applying new technologies, etc. Click through the slideshow to see the quote visuals or…

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From peer-to-peer technology to the blurring boundaries of lifestyle

The notion of technological convergence between media, consumer electronics and IT, saw its first light in the mid of 90s: both the dot-com accelerated growth and the internet bubble, at the turn of the new millennium, were rapid catalysts for technologies to come together. But it’s in the new millennium where the industries merged, and…

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7 Trends for Organizational Innovation and Learning

In the report on 15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation, I identified the most common themes in organizational innovation and learning from my interviews with over 100 innovation leaders at larger organizations. I wanted to identify the key techniques these individuals use within their organizations and share that for others to…

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Organizational Change Consulting and Coaching

The following is an interview with organizational change consultant Dr. Tim Williams (author of this article on trust in organizations) about Organization Change Consulting & Coaching. powered by Typeform   Q1. What kinds of organizations is change consulting or coaching for? When do they need it? A1. Organization Change Consulting & Coaching (OCCC) is a…

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15 Practices of Innovation Leaders for Creating Cultures of Innovation

For my book, Innovation Step-By-Step: How to Create and Develop Ideas For Your Challenge, I drew on my first hand experience and knowledge working as an innovation consultant and facilitator for a wide variety of organizations to share the common elements of the innovation process for anyone to use and apply. But this time, I…

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Trust: The Foundation for Peak Organization Performance

I would like to address the important topic of Trust between leaders and their employees. My goal is to make the case for why the element of Trust is so important in organizations and to offer some initial suggestions on actions you can take to foster it. I believe that Trust is probably the most…

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How Coaching Can Help You Win

Winning in any organization requires that people work together as a unit, collaboratively, and grow from contest to contest, day to day, challenge to challenge.  To grow, we must first believe that we can grow.  That is, we must believe that every day we have the opportunity to learn something new, get one day closer…

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Agile Culture Workshop Training

I’ve been designing a new and unique training workshop focused on helping individuals and organizations advance towards an innovative culture that is Agile. The framework I’m focusing on utilizes Scrum. This training workshops helps individuals and teams apply Agile principles and a Scrum framework to the work they do and ultimately for a culture of…

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4-Step Problem Diagnosis to Help Your Innovation Program

If you’re reading this article, you know that your organization is facing some challenges. Maybe they’re related to sustainability, efficiency, maybe it’s about your workplace culture, but the problem is that you’re not really sure where to start. If you feel like you need help with this, you’re not alone. It turns out that 85%…

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