Playdough Innovation: Finding the True Value in Your Products and Services 06.26.2018

Harvard Professor Dr. David Ricketts helps businesses understand how individuals create new value—and how to harness that understanding—for increased business growth. He shares: On the table in front of you is a simple, brightly-colored container of playdough. Your first thought may be, “Is this for me?” Your second thought is, “Can… Keep Reading…

The Role of Failure on the Path to Greatness 06.11.2018

Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) was the first female Thunderbird pilot and the first woman to fly on any Department of Defense military jet demonstration team. Nicole followed her career as a pilot with high-level assignments in the White House. The path to achieving extraordinary accomplishments is never without… Keep Reading…

Inspired Leadership 04.19.2018

Former NFL player Eric Boles has what our team calls, “the speaking gene.” He is a natural on stage and in this article, shares the importance and means to inspired leadership: One of the most important responsibilities of a leader is to get results from the team. The… Keep Reading…

What’s Your Next Growth Move? 03.28.2018

Michelle Poler spent 100 days conquering 100 fears. She challenges us to choose growth over fear: Without even noticing it, many of our actions are dictated by others’ expectations. By paying close attention to the behavior of people around me, I realized that our needs not only motivate… Keep Reading…

18 Predictions for 2018-2023 01.26.2018

By Vikram Mansharamani. Re-posted with permission.  2017 was a year marked by a series of seemingly seismic shifts, many of which disrupted the status quo. Robert Mugabe’s 37 year (mis)rule of Zimbabwe ended; sexual harassment made headlines globally, and American tax policies were reformed.  The war on corruption accelerated, with… Keep Reading…

7 Ways to Optimize a 5-Minute Huddle 01.18.2018

Communicating ideas quickly is crucial to a short meeting’s success. Alan Parisse shares 7 ways to optimize a 5-minute huddle: 5-minute “huddles” are the new meeting trend. As Sue Schellenbarger reported in the Wall Street Journal (11/08/2017), “Long-winded monologues and Power Points are out. There is no room for… Keep Reading…

AI: Is Your Industry at Risk? 12.15.2017

The AI is coming. For our jobs. For our way of life. Depending on what you read, they will either make our lives better (yes please!) or decide we need to be exterminated (and who could blame them?). It’s a tough question to answer with a lot of… Keep Reading…

Six Behavior Changes to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence 11.15.2017

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a crucial component to workplace and life success. Bill Benjamin shares six behaviors you can change to increase your EQ. Research at the Harvard Business School has shown that Emotional Intelligence (EQ)—the ability to manage our own emotions and connect to the emotions of… Keep Reading…

Bringing Innovation to Innovation (In Your Meeting) 10.11.2017

Dubbed “Mr. Creativity” by the Economist, John Kao shares a few ideas on how to utilize your events to bring innovation to innovation: How can your event bring clarity, focus and practicality to your organization’s innovation agenda? As someone who has worked in the innovation field for some thirty years,… Keep Reading…

Disrupt Yourself Before Someone Else Does 09.13.2017

To avoid disruption, we must constantly innovate. Kevin Freiberg shares how: The status quo doesn’t give in easily.  It’s designed to protect itself. It wields fear as one of its most powerful weapons. Disruption rarely comes from within because incumbents are held hostage by fear—by the old ways… Keep Reading…

A Foundation for Lifelong Success 03.17.2017

March Madness is underway, and we thought of one of our favorite speakers from the world of sports, Bill Walton. He won two NCAA national titles and played during UCLA’s stunning 88-game winning streak. Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this month, Bill knows a thing or two about winning—and… Keep Reading…

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