Category Archives: Innovation Culture

3 Ways Resistance to Change is Good for Business

When leading organizations today, most leaders think of resistance to change as the enemy: A force to minimize, eliminate or avoid.  And, if you wait until everyone is aligned and on board (or over-emphasize consensus) you miss out on good opportunities to grow. Today, I shed light on the true meaning of resistance….And share three…
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Taming the Chaos: Three Common Mistakes in Growing Organizations

  Taming the Chaos: Addressing 3 Common Mistakes in Growing Organizations Growth is a central purpose of every business. (Not as a substitute for a compelling mission.) As a mandate for survival. Whether your company is 50, 500 or 50,000 people; public, private or non-profit, your stakeholders expect you will expand your impact, continuously. Whether…
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The Jugular Question: Innovating Conversations

Nobel Prize winner physicist Arno Penzias was once asked what accounted for his success, to which he replied “I went for the jugular question.” “Change starts with the individual. The first thing I do each morning is ask myself ‘Why do I strongly believe what I believe?’  Constantly examine your own assumptions. This is how…
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Empowerment at Work: Moving Past Parent-Child Cultures

Empowerment @ Work : We must move past parent-child cultures Fully 2/3 of the global workforce report being apathetic or disengaged: The very opposite of empowerment at work. Empowerment at work is misunderstood by most leaders. It is not a simplistic delegation of authority. Empowerment at work is ensuring people have the resources, knowledge, and skills…
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Cultural Leadership: 4 Methods for Growing Leaders Without Titles

Do people in your organization act this way? Cultural Leadership: Growing Bench Strength with 4 Simple Methods With Baby Boomers (the largest population of Americans) exiting the workforce within 15 years (or winding down at least), there’s a mass Leadership Call to Action in organizations of every size, in every industry. Cultural leadership is the…
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10 Reasons Why You Need a Customer Focused Culture

10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Customer Focused Culture Buyers today – whether they are B2B or consumers, have a seemingly endless array of choice. Today's customer will walk away from a brand or company, if it does not continue to meet two needs: (1) Continuous range of innovative products at a fair price;…
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