Innovation is the key to positioning your business for the future. Therefore, it is important to focus your energies on creating an innovation culture. Most companies don’t spend nearly enough time or resources on creating a culture of innovation. However, if you want to move your company forwards and position it for success in the future, you will need a bit of innovation motivation. Here Read More »
Innovative companies are being run by leaders. Innovation departments are run by leaders. Innovation creates leaders. How do we find innovation? Question, which is related to the question: how do we find a leader or to develop leadership qualities in ourselves or our employees. Let’s look at several recommendations and at their basis, we will create a personal leadership development plan for the company. To Read More »
Lately I have been teaching a uniquely green focused FastTrac(TM) Tech Venture program run by ITAC – New York City’s Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation and created by the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest organization devoted to entrepreneurship. Our class is full of small start-up and early-stage businesses with state-of-the-art green technology business concepts. Super cool ideas ranging from solar panel manufacturers to Read More »
A major role of senior management is to motivate people to reach certain goals. To do that, they must engage their emotions, and the key to their hearts is story. There are two major ways to persuade people. The first is by using conventional rhetoric, which is what most executives are trained in. It’s an intellectual process, and in the business world it usually consists Read More »
I often get asked about the pace of innovation in different countries or their ability to innovate. Many such questions come from people whose awareness of global issues is sadly lacking and who represent so called developed countries. The answer I give to them is the same as the one I give to those in less developed countries who are seeking inspiration and motivation for Read More »
There’s a children’s game called Follow the Leader. In it, one person is appointed the leader, and it’s the duty of those who remain to follow him or her like the entourage of the Pied Piper. But, this approach is actually the wrong way around. Instead of coercing people to follow, they should be led.
This brief list is distilled from a very long list of phrases gathered over many years. Each phrase is given along with comments on its appropriateness and potential underlying meanings. If you hear these uttered then a warning bell should sound inside your head. These are all potential blocks to personal and organizational Creativity. 1. We tried that before Well yes you might have done Read More »