Posts tagged "Creativity"

In my latest book, Invisible Solutions, I share 25 lenses that can reframe and help solve nearly any difficult business problem. To demonstrate the power of the lenses, I am creating a series of videos that show how they can be used to generate creative – and sometimes previously hidden – solutions to some common […]

Disasters and crises have lead to some of our best innovations–just look at the history behind ATMs… We often hear the expression “Build it and they will come.” With innovation, a more accurate statement is “Eliminate a pain and they will come.”  The ultimate success of the automatic teller machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The story […]

Although we can’t meet in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t create incredible learning experiences with networking conversations and deep learning. The short video below shares insights on a new collaboration I established with Action Learning Associates to provide the ultimate virtual learning experience. This specially curated environment (called the Virtual Executive Education Campus, aka […]

Don’t just look to other companies for inspiration, look in your backyard… Here in the United States, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. A time when we are outdoors enjoying nature. Maybe this is a great time to find some new innovations. Expertise is often the enemy of breakthrough thinking. The more you know about your company, […]

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 […]

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. But do they work? Not the way they are typically conducted. Here are five reasons they are typically ineffective, along with some possible solutions: 1. Poorly defined challenge Most brainstorming sessions […]

There are two types of games. One kills creativity and the other is for kids… Business is serious. Right? But what if we could game playing to enhance our businesses? Games can be a useful tool for enhancing creativity. They make work more fun, they reduce stress, and they get people in action. However, not […]

Busy entrepreneurs need to step away from the business in order to grow their business… As entrepreneurs, we are all busy. There never seems to be enough time to complete even the basic tasks we need to accomplish. So, when do we have time to innovate? 5 years ago, I realized that it felt like […]

Your past experience could be creating blind spots that are limiting your ability to see better opportunities… In an earlier article, I wrote about why expertise is the enemy of innovation. Our past experiences blind us to potentially new and different opportunities in the future. Therefore, we somehow need to shift our view of the […]

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