“Yeah, but.” That’s the enemy of innovation. Right? We’ve all been told that we need to stop uttering those words and replace them with “Yes, and.” But what if “yeah, but” is not the problem. What if there is something more insidious–and less obvious? A bigger enemy of innovation is, “Wow, this is a great […]
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You attend conferences. You read books. You take training classes. All with the goal of learning strategies from those who have paved the path to success before you. But what if following in their steps could lead you down the wrong track? 3M talks about its 15 percent rule–a philosophy that allows anyone in the […]
If you visit this blog often, you will have noticed that I slowed my writing down a bit over the last month. That is because I just launched my new Inc.com column on innovation. If you want to read the article as they are posted, you can go to my author’s page. All of my articles […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Tonight at 7PM ET/6PM CT on TLC, the season finale of Girl Starter will air. The winning team will get $100,000 plus support for launching their new business. In addition to yours truly as one of the judges, the show features Shira Goodman, the CEO of Staples. Plus there is a special guest who will […]