How to Wire Your Organization’s DNA for Innovation

How to Wire Your Organization’s DNA for Innovation

Would you say your organization is innovative? Maybe? Or maybe not. What if I asked the question this way: Would you say that innovation and being more innovative are part of your organization’s strategy? Now that your head is nodding “Yes,” I’ll ask one more...
Is Collaboration Dressed Up as Consensus in Your Organization?

Is Collaboration Dressed Up as Consensus in Your Organization?

Do you find collaboration when innovating a bit scary? Are you haunted by consensus decision-making? Let me bring you some hope. As I’ve often said, innovation is a team sport. And like any sport, there are rules to follow and everyone has a role to play. Otherwise,...
Playing with Fire: Innovation is Risky Business

Playing with Fire: Innovation is Risky Business

What might it have been like to be the person who discovered fire, arguably one of the greatest innovations in our human history? My bet is, the idea was greeted pretty much in the same way most new ideas are. With skepticism. Imagine if you will: Perhaps fire...
Why reflecting on progress is key to a culture of innovation

Why reflecting on progress is key to a culture of innovation

In her book, The Progress Principle, creativity and innovation researcher Teresa Amabile shares the following: A sense of making progress on meaningful work was the single most important factor in igniting creativity, satisfaction, and productivity among employees—far...