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10 Good Reasons Not to Trust Your Brain

by Holly Green If the human brain is such a marvel of evolution, why does it so often betray us into making poor decisions and acting foolishly? Perhaps the most damaging flaw is the brain’s tendency to think it’s right. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Keep Fear from Killing Innovation

by Holly Green It’s scary to think about giving up what made you or your organization successful for something that may or may not work. That’s the dilemma at the heart of change and innovation. It’s kind of like being … Continue reading

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Strategic Leadership Problem Solving for Innovation

by Holly Green As a strategic leader, you have many good ideas to choose from, but how do you decide which ones to implement? Here’s a problem solving technique for selecting the best ideas for your business. Recently, I wrote … Continue reading

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Six gorilla-sized illusions that blind side good decision-making

by Holly Green Here’s a short video clip, under two minutes. It is a fun test of what you see and don’t see when you’re focused.   What was your answer? Also, did you see a gorilla the first time … Continue reading

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Delusional Leaders – Eyes Wide Shut

by Holly Green Have you ever watched the TV show Undercover Boss? The “plot” is fairly simple. Each week, the CEO or owner of a business goes undercover as an entry-level employee in his or her own company. S/he typically … Continue reading

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Are Your Employees Just Waiting to Bolt?

by Holly Green The employment pendulum seems to be swinging back to the employee side. How do you keep employees from getting “happy feet” when their job options increase? Here’s some interesting news. According to the Department of Labor, unemployment … Continue reading

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How to Ignite a Winning Culture with just 10% Support

by Holly Green  Want to spread an idea like wildfire throughout your organization? Start with getting one out of every 10 people to passionately care about winning. As business leaders, everything we do should focus on setting our organizations up to … Continue reading

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What does playing to win look like in the business world?

by Holly Green Once again, the sports world offered a powerful lesson for business leaders when the New Orleans Saints played the Detroit Lions January 14th. Specifically, I’m referring to Saints coach Sean Payton and how he approaches the game … Continue reading

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Three Phases That Guarantee Innovation And Who Holds the Keys

by Holly Green When I ask business leaders to identify which part of the innovation process their organizations struggle with the most, I typically get one of three answers: We have a lot of ideas but most of them get … Continue reading

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Innovation Facts and Myths – Your Answers May Affect Your Company’s Performance

by Holly Green Everyone knows that innovation means coming up with the next great idea in your industry, right? Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. Test your ability to separate innovation fact from fiction by answering the … Continue reading

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