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How Managers Can Enable Learning from Mistakes

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles

It isn’t easy for managers to enable their employees to make mistakes or have failures. Managers worry […]

Six Ways to Improve Your Creative Thinking Skills

Creative thinking skills enables us to break from the status quo and push for innovation. Creative thinking challenges assumptions which enables for organizational progress, enables for better solutions to complex problems, and for continuous improvement in the business. Creative thinking can be learned! Sometimes we just have to break away from our normal routine to […]

Hey! You’re Stealing My Idea – Part II

A client’s story

Read Part I of our story.

In this part of the story, we’ll share a bit around what’s going wrong and how it might be corrected for future innovation meetings. The premise behind monthly innovation meetings is a good one! Provide a forum for employees from throughout the organization to get together […]

Hey! You’re Stealing My Idea – Part I

A client’s story

I was talking to a client a number of months ago who wanted to know what could be done to enable for more collaboration and sharing in the organization. In particular, he shared with me that the company had, about six months prior to our conversation, implemented a monthly innovation meeting. The […]

Bring Out the Best in Your Employees – Part 3

A Client Story of Change

Read Part 1 and Part 2 of our story.

Senior leadership – the VPs and SVPs – were a bit more challenging. The CEO felt that some of these leaders really needed to move on as they had been with the organization for so long. Many of the issues were […]