Category Archives: people

Sometimes, Being Professional Is No Fun

Why So Serious? Maybe You Are Being Too Professional Don’t you feel that sometimes you spend your days mired in jargon-land, forced to act “professional” against your will? If I had a nickel for every time I had to sit through a jargon-laden meeting, or review yet another PowerPoint loaded with “management speak”, I’d be…

Why You Need Dedicated Innovators Innovating Innovations

Helping Your Innovators Innovate I was at a conference the other day on innovation and one of the panelists said something very interesting – she said that while innovation itself has been around forever (without innovation we would still be swinging from trees, riding horses, and lugging around suitcase-sized phones) the concept of corporate personnel…

Why You Need Dedicated Innovators Innovating Innovations

Helping Your Innovators Innovate I was at a conference the other day on innovation and one of the panelists said something very interesting – she said that while innovation itself has been around forever (without innovation we would still be swinging from trees, riding horses, and lugging around suitcase-sized phones) the concept of corporate personnel…

Gather, Implement and Trumpet: The Essentials Of Employee Engagement

Innovation Programs Lead To Greater Employee Engagement Almost everyone has heard of the Hawthorne Effect, even if you may not know the specific name. It’s a study that you typically hear about from consultants, leadership coaches and motivational speakers on improving productivity. In short, the Hawthorne Effect was a named after the increase in the…

INNOVATION MASTERY: Putting The Players In Place: Human Resources (HR) [VIDEO]

  Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Human Resources You might not have accounted for this, but an enterprise-wide crowdsourced innovation program is a phenomenal motivating force for employees. As long as your HR dept is receptive (believe me, I have come across some who aren’t) then the HR department will be one of your…

For whom do you create new products?

According to AcuPoll more than 95-percent of new products fail each year. This harrowing statistic should sound an alarm, one that says the way we approach the conceptualization and launch of new products does not work. Every year, billions of dollars shrivel down to zero. Careers and jobs lost. So much talent and energy gets ...