Innovation is often equated with paradigm-shifting concepts, monumental breakthroughs, and the development of products or processes that cause significant change in industries, art, or life as we know it (like these). Innovators that produce a large-scale impact are celebrated for their extraordinary abilities and creativity (think Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and these amazing women). Given … Continue reading Original Thinkers
Innovation has always been imperative to humanity’s growth and survival (see growing crops, building shelter, written language, etc.), and we’re receiving messages all over the place that innovation is more important than ever in this current age of rapid technological advancement and globalization. As industries, services, products, and communication change at an accelerated pace, we’ll … Continue reading Elastic Thinking and Innovation
It’s human nature to dream of a better future, and to aspire to become a better version of yourself. If you’re looking to bring change into your life, what’s going to work best for you to realize it? Do you need to establish a goal, create a vision, make a resolution, or set an intention? … Continue reading Making Use of Goals, Visions, Resolutions, and Intentions
I'm always curious about how teams create their own culture and how they can affect change to it from within. While drumming up ideas surrounding collaboration for this month's article series, I couldn't help but recall one particular exercise from last year that illuminated a fun way to get teams to take a look at … Continue reading Collaborating to Shape Team Culture
Welcome back to another peek into the wide world of conversation! Recently we've examined dialogues and feedback, today we're checking out invitations. You're in conversations involving invitations all of the time. Knowing how to craft a great one is a fantastic skill to have and can have a huge impact on how your invitation is … Continue reading Crafting Invitations to Gain Commitment
This is my last installment on change (for a while at least!). Keeping it quick because I know you have a lot to do. You won't find a lot of answers or advice in this one, it's intended to raise awareness and questions. If you've got some examples that could illuminate how this applies to our … Continue reading Technical Problems or Adaptive Challenges?
Change is about opportunity, possibility, creativity, growth, and making a difference. Unless it's not. Sometimes change, and its opposite stagnation, makes us feel trapped or stuck. There are many factors that go into this emotional responses, the following is a musing on one: how to find choices and regain a sense of agency in our … Continue reading Little Shifts that Lead to Choices