Posts tagged "Critical Thinking"

I am thrilled to announce that the audiobook version of Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems is now available. You can buy it on Audible, Amazon,, or any number of places around the world. Given the current situation, we are all struggling with more challenges than ever. Now is […]

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 asked by BigSpeak to write an article with three activities that would stimulate innovation with teams. And I needed to do it in under 1,200 words. Here’s the result: Companies are becoming irrelevant faster than ever. Why? The pace of change outside of organizations is moving faster than the pace of change within. The […]

One very dark night I was walking down the street. Under a street lamp there was a drunk guy who was on his hands and knees looking for something. I stopped and asked what he was doing. He slurred his words and said, “I lost my keys and am looking for them.” I asked him, […]

I was recently interviewed by Fei Wu for her Fei’s World podcast. She is a fantastic interviewer. It was truly a conversation that meandered to a lot of different, yet related topics. We discussed concepts such as: Innovation Asking Better Questions and Creating Better “Briefs” Confirmation Bias The Impostor Syndrome Public Speaking How to Engage […]

The question, “Do you really think for yourself?” isn’t as easy to answer as you might think. When a challenge or problem arises at work and you’re unsure of an answer, you probably rely on the judgment of others. But what if you know the answer to the problem? How likely are you to be […]

In previous blog entries, I discussed why you need to make your innovation a form of experimentation. Doing this redefines the meaning of failure. Experiments (and as a result, innovation) only fails when you don’t have enough data to support or refute your hypothesis. Disproving your hypothesis is success because you can kill the project […]

I recently attended a meeting where we were going to be taught the secrets of becoming a “7-figure” professional speaker.  That is, we would learn how to make $1,000,000 a year.  The presenter is part of an elite group of speakers who earn at least this much every year.  His presentation was based on the […]

About 10 years ago, I developed the Personality Poker® system. Since then, I gathered a mountain of anecdotal evidence supporting its value.  But one question remained in my mind: Is Personality Poker truly valid? That is, do the words actually measure what they are supposed to measure? Or is it just a fun game? To help assess […]

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