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 We know we need to innovate to stay ahead of the competition, and companies try many innovation strategies to stay in front. There are innovation competitions, idea jams, hackathons, and websites for innovation practices. Although these innovation strategies generate a lot of great ideas do they contribute to a sustainableRead More →

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One of the most powerful organizational change methods does not require much support from management—in fact, it could even be hindered by a management mandate. This occurs because often seemingly insignificant changes in behavior can profoundly affect organizational performance. Yet those key, high-leverage behaviors usually cannot be determined by outsidersRead More →

Well-known creativity researcher Edward deBono says that one thing we can do is to train ourselves not to take the first option that comes up. DeBono’s research found that groups that generate more options before deciding tend to make better, more innovative decisions. Read More →

There are a lot of books of training games out there, but in keeping with the theme of fun that I have been on recently, here is a quickie review of a book called Laugh and Learn by Doni Tamblyn. Ms. Tamblyn says “Research reveals that laughing reduces the outputRead More →