They’re ALMOST everywhere. Sacred cows. Most of us have at least one or two. Some of us even have special sacred cow crossings complete with warning signs. Try as we might though, those cows can be tough to kill off.
There is nothing like a Tom Peter’s slide show. This one is no exception. When you take a look at the PSF35 you’ll see what I mean. My favorite? Totally #17: "The Final Exam: DID WE MAKE A DRAMATIC, LASTING,
In the chapter on The Hurdler, author Tom Kelley’s name for "that tireless problem-solver who overcomes obstacles so naturally that sometimes it seems as if they weren’t even there," he talks about how "by nature, experts are often the guardians
The definition of crazy is doing the same thing over and over again…and expecting different results. Or something like that. And that makes sense. At the same time, I can see how so much of what I do is just
I realized this morning that what I really liked about today’s Seth Godin’s post about getting to work finding the next big thing…a follow-up to yesterday’s post about how you have to change strategy to reach new levels of success…is
Can you imagine setting up a "corporate innovation fund" and then asking members of your organization to suggest "problems worth solving — the kind of things that keep them up at night?" I am loving The Ten Faces of Innovation
I love Seth Godin’s concept of local max (the maximum level of success you can reach WITHOUT CHANGING STRATEGY) vs big max (what you can do with a new strategy, which may itself turn out to be another local max).
All growth involves some pain. In other words, if you are going to grow whatever it is that you’re doing, there will be growing pains. That’s where the expression growing pains comes from. So far, definitely not rocket science. The
As I read the Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley I am more and more convinced that there’s a lot here for organizations who really want to innovate. There’s the possibility of learning how to be proactive about "beating
What if when we looked at our organizations, we were really seeing them as if for the first time? Wouldn’t we notice things that we look right past because we’re so used to the cracked mirror or the pile of