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What Makes Leaders Innovative? New Study Identifies The 10 Keys

“All the money in the world, all the research and development resources in the world aren’t really worth a hoot, without innovative leadership. Money does not follow ideas; it follows leaders,” said Forbes Contributor Henry Doss in his recent post about innovation. Many organizations would like to …

3 Secrets of Radical Creativity From Pablo Picasso

If you need just a little boost to your creative thinking, academic research on how to generate more ideas might do the trick. But when you're looking for truly radical innovations, your best bet is to look to a truly radical innovator.<p>Like who? How about Pablo Picasso? The Spanish painter is …

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Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

Tours of Duty: The New Employer-Employee Compact

For most of the 20th century, the compact between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability. Jobs at big corporations were secure: As long as the company did OK financially and the employee did his or her job, that job wouldn’t go away. And in the white-collar world, …

The 9 Top Causes For Uncommitted Employees (And How To Turn Them Around)

Recently, I viewed an infographic on the worst traits of disengaged employees. As I might have anticipated, gossiping, lack of initiative, and other typical traits topped the list of offenses. But if engagement is as big a problem in organizations as some researchers believe, it stands to reason …

Why Self-Managed Teams Are the Future of Business

Could you build a business around teams of people who have no manager and who report to no one up a "food chain"? If you want your business to thrive going forward, you just might want to<p><b>Self-Managed Teams Are Already A Proven Success</b><p>A recent Harvard Business Journal article was titled, "Are We …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

How To Say “This Is Crap” In Different Cultures

I had been holed up for six hours in a dark conference room with 12 managers. It was a group-coaching day and each executive had 30 minutes to describe in detail a cross-cultural challenge she was experiencing at work and to get feedback and suggestions from the others at the table.<p>It was Willem’s …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …