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In my last post of the year, I shared my process for planning the new year. In summary, instead of resolutions, I set themes. Themes are not goals to achieve. Rather they are words that help guide and shape the year. I first wrote about this concept in my 2005 book, Goal-Free Living.  And now it is […]

How do you spend the first week of the New Year? For many, it is back to the grind stone, picking up where you left off in 2017. The new year becomes an extrapolation of the past year. My intention is to use the new year as a chance to innovate and create. Therefore, I […]

2018 is around the corner. Time to make some changes in your life. Right? Ready to set some resolutions? Before you do, did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail! (if you are interested in some fascinating statistics about resolutions, read this article: Interesting New Year’s […]

I was recently interviewed by Erika Andersen for her Proteus Leader Show. She’s an amazing interviewer who gets right to the heart of the matter quickly. As a result, we covered a lot of territory in a little more than 10 minutes. I think you will enjoy this. Check it out on iTunes.

10 years ago I write Goal-Free Living. The book as impacted more lives than any book I’ve written. But at the same time, it has remained relatively obscure in the scheme of things. When it was published, someone told me the book was a decade ahead of its time. It seems as though they were […]

I am pleased to announce that this blog was recently selected as the #1 blog for articles on Innovation Talent by the innovation software company, Swarm Vision. Getting the right people in the right roles is a critical part of the innovation process. Personality Poker® is just one of the many tools we have for […]

As many of you know, I have been involved with an incredible movement called Girl Starter. The goal is to empower young women to launch their own businesses by giving them the tools and support they need to be successful. I first got involved during the filming of the television show. Season 1 (6 episodes) […]

I’ve been on some cool podcasts lately, and here’s another. This time I was with Andy Paul, a sales guru. Nice guy. We had a great conversation about the relationship between sales and innovation. Listen to it here KEY TAKEAWAYS (from Andy’s site) [2:23] Stephen says the single biggest challenge facing sales reps is the […]

I was recently interviewed by the amazing Ian Altman. When it comes to growing businesses, this guy rocks! His podcast is called “Grow My Revenue Business Cast.” Here’s the copy from his his site about our episode: My guest today is speaker, author and innovation expert Stephen Shapiro. Stephen believes all companies need to innovate […]

I recently met Dr. Diane Hamilton at a conference. We started talking and I discovered that in addition to being a wonderful human being, she’s the host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. She’s had some amazing guests, including Steve Forbes and Jeffrey Hayzlett. When she asked me to be on her show, I […]

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