April 6, 2016
Conflicts and Silos and Teams, oh my!!!

Collaborative teams get more done and have more fun, so how do we take the “Dys-” out of Cross-functional teams? From startups to the Fortune 500, the first factor for selecting team members is almost always functional expertise. Makes sense…that’s why they’re cross-functional teams. The problem is when that’s the only thing considered. Let’s look […]

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January 13, 2016
5 Keys to Inspiring & Empowering Innovators in 2016

New Year! New Goals! Same Challenges!!??! In a 2015 survey by BPI Network, top global executives reported the following obstacles holding back innovation in their organizations: Fear of failure: 42%. Politics and silos: 37%. Resistance to change: 31%. Lack of CEO/Board commitment: 25%. Lack of innovation leadership and empowerment: 24%. The list was dominated by people problems. […]

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September 25, 2015
Idealism & Pragmatism, the "yes, and..." of conscious business

The headline, "Doing Well by Doing Good” is not a new story, but the intrigue for me was Fortune featuring it on the cover (http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/introducing-change-the-world-list/) of their September 1 issue.  Referring to the renewed attacks on capitalism in the 21st century, Alan Murray writes “The Friedmanites and Randians among us will dismiss such attacks as another […]

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July 7, 2015
5 Minds for...Innovation

Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future offers a framework for succeeding in a world of accelerating change and information overload, ways of thinking that are essential to thrive as citizens of the twenty first century. Gardner’s groundbreaking theory of Multiple Intelligences identified distinct cognitive capabilities that make each of us unique. The 5 Minds […]

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