Innovation Mindset, Not Innovation Tools

Tools are great. But giving people tools, without first changing their mindset is useless. People buy more weight loss books/diets (tools) than all other books, yet people are fatter than ever. Why? Most diets do not address the psychological reasons (mindset) for eating. The...

Goal-Free Living on the Radio

January 1st is the traditional day of setting your goals for the year. Why not start 2008 right by listening to me talk about Goal-Free Living on Jim Blasingame’s The Small Business Advocate radio show. Tune in at 8:08AM New Year’s Day. But if you decide to sleep in,...

Setting New Year’s Resolutions That Can’t Fail

Once again it is that time of year when we look forward into the new year. We set our resolutions. Lose 10 pounds. Stop smoking. Get out of debt. Unfortunately, most resolutions are about fixing what is wrong with you rather than bringing pleasure into your life. In addition,...

Danish Innovation and Performance Improvement Interviews

Back in October I gave two speeches in Copenhagen. One speech was for Junior Chamber International and the other was for a conference organized by Alexander Kjerulf. While there I was also interviewed by Thomas Davidson from oneopenspace.dk. We discussed innovation and...

7 Success Traits I Learned from the New England Patriots

Yesterday I watched my American football team, The New England Patriots, reach 14 wins with no losses in the season. They are only the second team in history to do so. Whether or not you like the Patriots, you have to admit that they are a special team. I have been listening to...

2007 Innovation Lesson

Every year at this time, Chuck Frey at innovationtools.com asks experts/readers for the most important lesson learned during 2007 regarding innovation, creativity or brainstorming. Here is my response: Over the past couple of years, I have observed something I call “The...