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How to improve the bottom line with employee ideas

Employee Ideas and the Bottom Line

I’ve worked for a lot of senior leaders who seem to hold a belief that the company’s success comes at the expense of its employees, not as a result of their work. What do I mean by that? It’s a common attitude that rank-and-file… Continue Reading

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Your business has a Casssandra Complex

If you like this post, feel free to share it. Someday I will move the social share buttons to the top, I swear. (It’s good to admit your failings now and again.) If you like some of my thoughts on… Continue Reading

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Productivity and engagement killer: Mobile e-mail.

Checking Your EMail At Night Is Terrible For Ideas

Stop and think about this for one second, and try to follow this bouncing ball: A lot of people (probably a majority) do check their e-mail at off-hours, i.e. night-time at home. When they’re doing that, a subsequent large number are probably… Continue Reading

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How To Get Buy-In: It’s all about positive energy

How To Get Buy In

Take a look at this chart; I got it from here: “Buy-in” is a pretty important concept, all told. If you have an idea and you can’t get people to buy into it, what’s the value of the idea? In harshest… Continue Reading

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How do you get your idea to catch on?

How To Get Ideas To Catch On

Challenging question, right? And in a way, kind of the crux of everything. If you have the greatest idea in the history of mankind but no one buys into it, well … was it really the greatest idea in the history… Continue Reading

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The leadership parable of the roofer, the carpenter, and the inline skater

Leadership and Different Ideas

Most “leaders” at organizations: Don’t understand that organizational breakthroughs can come from anywhere Aren’t really that comfortable with ideas outside of their own This varies by organization, of course, but most managers/leaders I’ve worked with fall into those camps. If… Continue Reading

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Fast Company on how to introduce new ideas: Completely roll over

Getting People To Listen To New Ideas

I really like Fast Company and read it a lot, although moreso the digital side and less so the paper side (if I read the print product, I’m probably on a plane somewhere). Sometimes, however, they massively whiff with the stuff they… Continue Reading

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Problem-solving at work: Struggle and insight go together

Struggles often lead to insights

There are dozens of things I don’t understand about how most workplaces are structured, but potentially paramount among that series of things I don’t get is this sequence: A business needs ideas and innovations from time to time to move… Continue Reading