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Leadership in the Age of Chaotic Innovation

Leadership in the Age of Chaotic Innovation

Leadership in the Age of Chaotic Innovation You’re familiar with the various periods or ages of technology that human history has experienced. They began with the Stone Age, progressed through the Bronze and Iron Ages, then entered the Classical and Middle Ages....

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Increase your Failure Velocity

Increase your Failure Velocity

Increase your Failure Velocity! Simple advice to anyone that wants to enjoy increased success, and positive human impact for 2023 and beyond. In order to truly embrace this concept, I think it’s important to understand the massive impact of chaotic innovation on your...

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Achieving Your Goals for 2023 and Beyond

Achieving Your Goals for 2023 and Beyond

Understanding The Contentment Continuum is critical to achieving your goals for 2023 and beyond The following is excerpts from my book Heyday-how to make every day the best day of your life. This chapter speaks to the fact that we need to be thoughtful about our...

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One Step Ahead

One Step Ahead

Competing in business is often compared to running a race. It’s a good analogy, and it dovetails with the fact that in sports, there are two kinds of races: sprints and marathons. In a sprint, the race is short. The goal is to run full speed until you cross the finish...

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The Survey Industrial Complex

The Survey Industrial Complex

The Survey Industrial Complex   This article includes excerpts from my book. Happy Work on how to create a culture of happiness. In this article, I will explain the importance of getting far better, actual insights on employee satisfaction that go beyond the...

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The Magic Compass

The Magic Compass

I was nine years old and based on the fact that I had been a pretty good kid that year, I was anticipating the onslaught of all my Christmas presents from Santa. My friends, mostly from the nicer neighborhoods, had shared with me a long list of the presents that they...

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The Leadership Guide to a Happy Workplace

The Leadership Guide to a Happy Workplace

It goes without saying that a happy workplace is a more productive and profitable workplace. Happy employees are willing to go the extra mile to succeed, are better team players, and genuinely care about their customers. They connect with customers who are ready to...

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Are we fostering Replication or Innovation?

Are we fostering Replication or Innovation?

I have enjoyed a very interesting career as an award-winning, inventor, bestselling innovation, author, and innovation, executive and consultant. During my career I have had the opportunity to witness innovation in a very practical way. I have seen amazing innovations...

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Be Brave and Lean Into Disruption

Be Brave and Lean Into Disruption

#innovationmandate Disruptive leaders are brave. Their bravery is revealed by their absolute willingness to lean into their own executive development by accepting and even driving the changes occurring both with in their organization and outside in the markets and...

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Your Frenemy, Disruption

Your Frenemy, Disruption

In a recent survey, we first asked thirty executives if they thought “leveraging disruption” was critical to the success of their organization. Twenty-nine of the thirty executives indicated that leveraging disruption was critical to their success. Not bad! At least they recognized the concept.

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The Innovation Race Is Getting Faster and Tougher

As the race intensifies, for innovation leaders to stay one step ahead requires more speed, more agility, and more stamina than ever before. The technology that was cutting edge yesterday will be obsolete tomorrow. Employment practices are evolving with lightning speed. New rules, new goals, new threats are emerging more quickly than many innovation leaders can handle them.

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Innovation Leaders Stay One Step Ahead

Innovation Leaders Stay One Step Ahead

#innovationmandate People often say that in today’s business environment where innovation is accelerating, competing in business is like running a race. True. In a race and in business, there are winners and losers. Actually, to be more precise, in every race there’s...

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All Things Innovation

All Things Innovation

The purpose of this podcast is to give you fast and real actionable insights in the area of innovation, in the area of new product development, in the area of disruptive innovation, and really pretty much all things innovation. Now the reason I architected this podcast the way I did is that if you were like me and I suspect you might be, you certainly don’t have time to listen to a bunch of ramp ups and a bunch of concepts and theories. You’re looking for fast actionable real information that you can apply in your organization or even in your job function. And that’s the intention and that’s what we will achieve at All Things Innovation.

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The Speed and Size of Innovation

#GSF Conference Yeah when you guys invited me to this movie I didn't know I was gonna be the movie. Well let's get this out in the open, you know right away. I'm obviously far less attractive in person than my publicist...

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Innovation Leaders Make the Connection

Innovation Leaders Make the Connection

#innovationmandate Many economists say that because of the Internet and global digital communications, we live in a “connected economy.” Although it’s true that we have more fibers of digital connectivity than ever before in human history, sociologists argue the...

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Inspiring Leadership Promotes Innovation

Inspiring Leadership Promotes Innovation

#innovationmandate To stay ahead of the innovation curve, as a leader it’s imperative that you give your employees and stakeholders a reason to get up in the morning, come to work, and dedicate themselves to quality, innovation, and total customer satisfaction. It’s...

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Successful Innovators Seek Truth

Successful Innovators Seek Truth

#innovationmandate Today’s winning innovation leaders know the first step towards leveraging disruption is to recognize the world as it really is and not as they’d like it to be. They know that wishful thinking will put them on the road to disaster. I once had the...

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Patient Experience Design

https://youtu.be/Xoey7rwiQWY I have the incredible honor and the work that I do at the Center for Innovation at Western U of working. You know when you get to be older you get jaded and you're and you lose your enthusiasm you know? And, to be around the amazing...

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The Decentralization of Care

https://youtu.be/p20LJIJCJI4 I think again keep an eye on what Apple has recently done. They went from loving the idea of having a fitness watch to realizing the massive market opportunity of owning the patient's health. There is no doubt about...

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The Trajectory of Intervention

https://youtu.be/ZSSuHtf_UA8 So here's when you think about the trajectory. we went from being good at first aid you know fixing broken bones and keeping people from bleeding to death. Then we got really good at infectious disease we invented...

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The 4 Pillars of Disruption

https://youtu.be/uJxi3QEaigo So if innovation is a new thing we have to learn. Then we have to accept the fact that we are in fact innately innovative. And the other day I was at the University and a colleague of mine introduced me to somebody...

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How to Ensure Your Innovation Message Hits Home

How to Ensure Your Innovation Message Hits Home

#innovationmandate Our family pet is a French bulldog. His name is Lucky. In their behavior, dogs of this breed are somewhat like houseplants: They don’t like to be too hot, too cold, or really too anything. They are known for range of common ailments, and as a result...

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How to Talk About Innovation

How to Talk About Innovation

#innovationmandate Words are things – Maya Angelou There is perhaps nothing I find more surprising than the fact that many leaders are incredibly careless about the way in which they use language, particularly when it comes to innovation and new ideas. In its most...

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Bob Ross: Insights from the Unlikely Innovator

Bob Ross: Insights from the Unlikely Innovator

#innovationmandate We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents - Bob Ross Not everyone who innovates—and makes a difference to peoples’ lives—is an entrepreneur or chief innovation officer of a high-tech company. Here’s a true story that showed me just one of...

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Innovation Leaders: Where Do You Fit In?

Innovation Leaders: Where Do You Fit In?

#innovationmandate Here are a few examples of innovation leaders who consistently have stayed, or did stay, one step ahead of their competitors by inspiring those around them. They’re all very different people! Some are “high profile,” while others are low key. With...

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To Innovate Is to Adapt

To Innovate Is to Adapt

#innovationmandate H.G. Wells once wrote: “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” The renowned science fiction author may have been talking about the future of humanity, but winning leaders understand exactly what he was saying. In business,...

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The Three Key Attributes of Innovation Leaders

The Three Key Attributes of Innovation Leaders

#innovationmandate There are three key attributes that innovation leaders know and practice. They are Access, Action, and Authenticity. 1. Access When it comes to team engagement, providing access goes far beyond the so-called open-door policy. Having an “open door”...

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A Glimpse Into the Future of Health Care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAJisIGnSNM Well listen I'm really anxious to share with you today a glimpse into the future of health care and and really what I think is most exciting about this is the fact that the future of health care and...

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Don’t Be a App Hole

Don’t Be a App Hole

Digital ubiquity and enabling technologies provide us the opportunity to create beautiful solutions that deliver meaningful organizational and customer value. I find however, that there are basically two problems when it comes to leveraging enabling technologies to...

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