Category Archives: Innovation

How to Improve Decision-Making and Innovation in the Workplace

There’s the good and the bad of having so much knowledge at our fingertips, literally. It’s easy to “Google” the answer to any question. Knowledge is no longer held in the hands of a few. But, do we know what to … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation, Leadership Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Innovation and Change, Solving the Workplace Dilemna Video

A company started by a 15-year-old, purchased by Yahoo! for $30MM, is the latest example of what many people and organizations assume is the “face of innovation.” Innovators are assumed to be young, usually male, and creating the next cool … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Innovation and Change, Solving the Workplace Dilemna Video

3 Ways to Boost Courageous Leadership Skills

by Sandra Ford Walston A working mother who witnesses her boss harassing a co-worker must face the truth and take realistic action. Since this defining moment could affect her livelihood, taking action requires making tough choices. The woman’s courage holds … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation, Leadership Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

5 Ways to Measure ROI in Human Resources

A department of eight HR employees charted out the steps they took in their hiring process. They found that they took 248 steps to hire an employee. Analyzing the steps, they determined that many of them could be discarded or … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation, leadershipskills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Steve Jobs Video on Why You Need to Go for the Ask

Paying it forward or mentoring, is that great concept of spreading the goodness you’ve received when others have helped you. Steve Jobs, the  founder of Apple, is “paying it forward” in this video. He explains why we need to “go … Continue reading

Posted in HR, Innovation, Leadership Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Resilience:Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Resilience is one those awesome traits we really don’t know we have until we come face to face with it. That can happen from a life setback or business failure. Entrepreneurs actually accelerate their odds of facing it by putting … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation, leadershipskills, Team building | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Accountability and Its Effect on Laziness

by Lee Ellis We just experienced Superbowl XLVII (that’s 47 for all of you that missed “old math” with Roman numerals). Thirty-two teams started the season (sixteen NFC and sixteen AFC with each conference having four divisions–North, South, East, and … Continue reading

Posted in HR, Innovation, leadership, Leadership Skills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Accountability and Its Effect on Laziness

10 Fun Brainteasers to Rev Up Your Mind

by Holly Green Can’t figure out that thorny problem? Feel like you’re getting bogged down and your creativity just isn’t happening? Here’s another round of brain teasers to test your wits and actually improve innovation. Enjoy! 1. A man stands … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10 Fun Brainteasers to Rev Up Your Mind

Management Blind Spots – Quick Fixes

Success Television Newsletter 1.17.2013 “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” Epictetus (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135) Managers often think they’re good at listening but if … Continue reading

Posted in communication, HR, Innovation, leadershipskills, management, training | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Management Blind Spots – Quick Fixes

Which Mistake Would You Rather Make?

There is the mistake of overdoing the defense of the status quo, the error of investing too much time and energy in keeping things as they are. And then there is the mistake made while inventing the future, the error … Continue reading

Posted in change, HR, Innovation, Leadership Skills, leadershipskills | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Which Mistake Would You Rather Make?