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Quality over quantity: What companies just don’t get about work hours

 Jody Greenstone Miller is founder and CEO of Business Talent Group. She’s seen companies lose great people simply because of the way management assumes a job must be structured: To succeed, you’re expected to work 80, 90, 100 hours a week. Miller presents this as a major factor keeping women out of the C-suite, and

By |2019-07-16T13:34:06-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Performance Management|0 Comments

Explaining Your Failures Is Key to Succeeding

Door-to-door brush salesman Norman Hall had a unique way of explaining what his day is like to Dan Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. Hall described himself as being confronted with an “ocean of failure” every day, bringing to mind an overwhelming, all-encompassing deluge of disapproval. Something that no one

By |2019-07-16T13:34:26-04:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Decision Making / Problem Solving, Innovation, Sales & Marketing|0 Comments

Face-planting your way to success

 Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation at Netflix, doesn’t suggest that you should try to fail as much as you can. But he does say failures are an inevitable part of innovating and that — if you do them right — you can derive great information from them. Especially “good failures.” In his Big Think

By |2019-07-16T13:34:26-04:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Decision Making / Problem Solving, Innovation, Purpose|0 Comments

Super-Simple, Super-Powerful ‘Little Bigs’

 Lisa Bodell, author and CEO of FutureThink, is an expert at fostering innovation. She’s an advocate of something she calls “Little Bigs,” and they’re pretty brilliant. They’re simple, easy to implement, and can produce big changes in a company’s creative environment. In her video for Big Think Edge, “Make Room for Innovation: ‘Little Bigs,’” she

By |2019-07-16T13:34:42-04:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Employee Engagement, Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

Getting Used to Having More By Owning Less

 Any music lover who subscribes to a streaming-music service such as Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, or the like has entered into a bargain that represents a profound shift in the way we consume. Each song remains in the possession of the service as we listen to it, and we forfeit any claim of ownership. In

By |2019-07-16T13:34:42-04:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Design Thinking, Innovation|0 Comments

How to Master Simplicity in Design, Business and Life

Ken Segall, the former creative director of advertising at Apple, Inc., says that “there is no such thing as simplicity; there is only the perception of simplicity.” In this video, he discusses how simplicity is more than a simple product or design — particularly at a company like Apple, where he worked with Steve Jobs

By |2019-07-16T13:35:00-04:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Design Thinking, Innovation|0 Comments

The Tyranny of Positivity: A Harvard Psychologist Details Our Unhealthy Obsession With Happiness

Harvard psychologist Susan David says she worries about the message that society promotes about focusing on happiness — that it may inadvertently result in greater levels of unhappiness. Happiness has become an expectation. However, we cannot forget that there is no one state of being that a person is entitled to experience. After all, as she

By |2019-07-16T13:35:00-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Innovation, Leadership, Purpose|0 Comments

Embrace Your Geekness Day: Why You Should Embrace Your ‘Geekdom’

Today — Friday, July 13 — people around the world will celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day. The holiday celebrates people who are into “geeky” activities, such as “dungeon games, comic books and doing vampire dress-up,” as well as those who “spend endless hours going strange places on the internet.”

By |2019-07-16T13:35:20-04:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Innovation|0 Comments