“Optimism is the foundation of courage” – Nicholas Murray Butler Where does the time go? We’re at the halfway mark in 2017. How has 2017 been for you and your business? Are you on track to where you should or need to be toward your year-end goals? Set priorities for the second half of the
Encouraging Smart Risks in the Workplace “Research suggests that psychological safety and the willingness to take risks are potent antecedents to creative insight.” – David Burkus Many business leaders prefer to work using the same traditional ways to get things done. This helps you avoid or reduce risks and you know what results you achieve.
“It's all about finding and hiring people smarter than you. Getting them to join your business. And giving them good work. Then getting out of their way. And trusting them. You have to get out of the way so YOU can focus on the bigger vision. That's important. And here's the main thing....you must make
Most people usually think of Conventional wisdom at its best. The problem most people have with this is that conventional wisdom goes so far today then it stops working for what you need. Unconventional wisdom is what many rely on as creativity and innovation are not traditional. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask
Is Empathy An Unexpected Element Of Luxury Today? Your customers walk through your store looking for what they want to purchase. They find what they want but not the color they want. Your customer asks you about the item and asks you if you have it in blue and not the orange they show you.
Great workplaces are a utopia of productivity, collaboration, innovation, and success. The leaders of these workplaces inspire their employees and ignite their passion for greater breakthrough results. What makes the difference between a leader who tells employees what to do, how to do things without recognition and one who actually shows value of your employee?
“Creativity Takes Courage” -Henri Matisse There are no precise ingredients that constitute great leadership. Leaders bring different backgrounds and experiences that represent the ingredients of each person’s leadership. For many leaders, your confidence and courage can hold you back from being effective. Then there are those leaders who know when to be confident and have
Too many businesses continue staying with their same old ways of doing business and getting the same old results. With this in mind, you may not realize that you actually lose market share of clients who can use your products and services. The big difference is that you need to shift gears slightly into the
Great Managers Empower Their Organizations to Innovate As the leader of your organization, how much do you really know about each of your employees? Ask yourself how creative and innovative your employees are outside of the workplace. Then ask them. The reason to find this out is because you want your employees to solve more
“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” -Katherine Hepburn Creativity is prized in children until around the fourth grade. Then society says, you now have to conform with what it told to you. As years pass by and you become an adult, creativity is now prized by many organizations.