Tag: Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

3 Systemic Changes To Disrupt Your Business Lame Production Of New Ideas

Completely change your managerial system. Change it to an open one meant to inquire for people’s solutions. As a high-ranking manager in large corporations, I began as a directive type. Then I shifted towards a more collaborative style and ended up as a ‘one-minute manager’, as a manager-coach. I would never return to directive style. Ask any manager-coach about the…

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2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

2 Reframed Meeting Formats To Disrupt Your Strategic Business Resolutions (from coffins to incubators)

Reframed Topics Reformulate focus-questions like ‘Why Not…?’, ‘How Else…?’ and ‘What If…?’ and lead meetings where everybody should concentrate on answers to these types of questions, instead of ‘Why…?’, ‘What…?’ or ‘How…?’. Search for different ways of replacing the usual problem-solving process.  – The Upper Right Quadrant of Integral Innovation. Reframed Reason Have ‘no reason’ meetings, that is, meetings where anyone can…

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With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

With $72 Million in Funding, the Entrepreneur Behind Beyond Meat Pursues Innovation Over Profit

A recent story from entrepreneur.com shows a real case of integral innovation: Upper Left quadrant: dedication to a greater cause Upper Right cuadrant: expertise, metodology Lower Left quadrant: the pollination of ideas, sharing expertise Lower Right quadrant: certain processes, crowdfunding Ethan Brown put everything he had into founding the company, which has seen major successes with its plant-based ‘meat’ that’s…

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Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

Looking Beyond The Usual Suspects: An Evolved Leadership Perspective

In this article, there are three usual ideas you can start to implement for your company to become more inclusive in terms of listening, leadership, innovation. Example 1: Guess who identified the most important innovation that led to millions in annualized savings? It was a patient care assistant. Example 2: “When we pack and sterilize the pallets to be sent to…

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Announcing “The Blank Canvas”, Now on Udemy – Get Creative in 8 Days

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of  The Blank Canvas: Get Creative in 8 Days, my 30-lecture online Udemy course – I am sure it will become the best course on creativity in the online space, during this year. “The Blank Canvas: Get Creative in 8 Days” is a crazy assignment-based interactive course on how to creatively find solutions to…

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4 Things About Innovation And Creativity That We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein’s Genius

A must read story from innovationexcellence.com discovers 4 things about Einstein’s genius. Well, I think Einstein is an exceptional proof of integral scientific innovation, the 4 things above falling right onto the 4 quadrants of integral innovation.

1. Find A Good Problem – Lower Right Quadrant

2. Innovation Is Hard Work – Upper Right Quadrant

3. Create A Safe Space – Lower Left Quadrant

4. Even A Genius Can Be Wildly Wrong – Upper Left Quadrant

When we think of Albert Einstein, we inevitably conjure up images of the icon rather than the man. We see Einstein with his wild hair and his tongue sticking out or Einstein as a playful old man, riding a bicycle. We remember his cheerful confidence and his easy comfort with his own genius. He wasn’t always 4 Things About Innovation And Creativity That We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein

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Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

This is another scientific proof that the integral theory of innovation still holds on. See the LL (lower left) quadrant here. A more diverse workforce means different mindsets, culture origins, habbits – these are all sources of polarity and creative sparks.

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America’s rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. “There is a business case for diversity,” says Richard Warr, a professor of finance at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the research. “It’s not just about trying to be nice. Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

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Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Disruption: this story from sloanreview.mit.edu uncovers some data about what companies know and what they do in respect of digital disruption. The most “disruptive” data is the 43% lag … Knowing digital disruption is happening and doing something about it are two entirely different matters. The philosopher William James noted that “thinking is for doing,” meaning that the purpose of…

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