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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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Leadership Innovation —What’s the Newest Crank?

“The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds.” Mark Twain by Lee Ellis Mr. Twain never had a problem being blunt, did he?  In my years as a POW in Vietnam, the same was true. … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Skills for Managers

Faced with global competition, pricing pressures and constantly evolving new technology, the leadership decision-making process requires managers to master critical thinking skills. But, how do you set up a good management decision-making process when you have more than a day job? … 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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Creative Problem Solving For Innovative Ideas

by Holly Green Anyone can enhance their creative problem solving ability simply by understanding the underlying principles of creativity and grasping one very important rule. The creative process consists of two distinct phases — divergence and convergence. Divergence is the … 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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Four Ways to Creatively Solve Problems and Innovate Solutions

by Holly Green A few weeks ago I wrote about how a stodgy safety products manufacturer dramatically increased sales of its goggles by studying fashion trends. I’m not suggesting we all start subscribing to Vogue, Glamour or Elle (although maybe … Continue reading

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The mindset that leads to successful leadership change management

We’ve all heard of people who rode a wave or actually changed entire industries because they had a nose for change and how to benefit from it. Intel’s co-founder Andy Grove is one of those people. He sensed that personal … Continue reading

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Leadership is an Affair of the Heart

  Jim Kouzes, the co-author of the best selling book, The Leadership Challenge, says during these trying times, leaders need to provide positive feedback to their teams more than ever to turn around their organization’s performance. He says a positive frame of mind opens people … Continue reading

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Risk. Is It in You?

The daily headlines show how business is rebounding, especially in the technology sector where innovation and change is constantly happening. This was the business report from the New York Times today: ” Dell jumped nearly 6 percent after the computer maker reported … Continue reading

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