Language is important. Although I’ve spent 25 years focused on innovation, not everyone likes that word. In this 1:56 video, I share why I often use the term problem-solving instead – and how that perspective can accelerate change in any organization. Learn more about my latest innovation book at www.InvisibleSolutionsBook.com.
I come from a consulting background having spent 15 years with Accenture. The work we did (and they still do) is incredibly valuable. But not all companies can afford Accenture or McKinsey. So when I was asked, what problem did I hope to solve with Invisible Solutions, I revealed that I wanted to help people […]
When you buy a book, you have options: print book, e-book, or audio book. But did you know that soon you will have the opportunity to buy video books? I’m working with Primeau Productions to create this new product for Invisible Solutions. It is like an audio book that includes elements for visual learners such as […]
I was recently asked, “What’s an example of a problem/question people ask that doesn’t yield the desired results.” My response was the default question associated with most suggestion boxes. Here’s my full response (1 minute 46 seconds)
To find better solutions, the key is to stop looking for solutions. Instead, you want to look for better problems/opportunities. Only when you identify the “right” problem can you consider potential solutions. In this 1 minute 42 second video, I explain the power of the reframe.
Contrary to popular belief, innovation is not a right-brained creative endeavor. It is a left-brained analytic process. In this 2 minute 36 second video, I provide background on why I believe this to be true. This is discussed further in my upcoming book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. […]
Sometimes the best strategy is to give someone a slice of your business…. Do you ever feel as though you never have enough time, money, or resources to make your business as successful as you know it could be? As a small-business owner myself, I struggle with this dilemma frequently. Although I could take out […]
Sometimes the best way to grow your business is to stop telling customers what to do… No matter what business you’re in, you want leverage. Leverage simply means getting the greatest returns with the least amount of energy. I’ve spent my entire career running service businesses, as either a business consultant or keynote speaker. There […]
One of my favorite speech stories is also featured in my next book, Invisible Solutions… If you’ve flown recently, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of dealing with luggage. There’s not enough overhead space for carry-on luggage – and now you pay a premium to have the right bring your bags on. Even worse, if you check […]
I’m very excited to announce that in less than 2 months, my 6th book, Invisible Solutions, will be published. But you don’t need to wait until March 3rd to order you copy. Pre-order now on Amazon. You can learn more about the book and receive a free bonus item now by visiting the Invisible Solutions book page. […]