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Take bigger risks. Act more like a start-up. Fail fast. Be more innovative. …and don’t forget your quarterly numbers. We talk to a lot of organizations who are attempting to build a “culture of innovation.” They want their employees to think differently, and be more “innovative and agile.” Yet, most leaders are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. Existing organizations are designed to execute a repeatable and scalable business […]

Categories: Innovation

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of hearing Adam Grant speak. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, he is a wunderkind. He’s a wildly popular professor of management and psychology at Wharton, has written two great books (Give and Take and Originals), recently co-wrote a new book with Sheryl Sandberg called Option B, and his Ted Talks have been viewed by more than 9 million people. Get familiar […]

Categories: Group Think, Innovation

In many organizations, innovation remains an almost-mystical thing. We talk about it, we talk about its importance, but we do not talk about how it happens. The great opportunity for most organizations is to take innovation off of its pedestal in order to identify individual and group practices that make it real. Consider group processes—our meetings and conversations where information is shared, decisions are made and problems are solved. These […]

Categories: Innovation, Joe