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DOWNLOAD THIS FREE WEBINAR! Your Brain's Creative Operating System
Posted 10/7/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Are people a fungible commodity? If so, so's their loyalty and innovation.
Posted 10/1/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Our take? When you stop considering your people as the most important part of the business, they start looking for someone who will pay attention to them. That's why managers of high performance teams focus like a laser on BOTH: a) the work (good management) and b) the people (good leadership). When one treats people like a commodity to be acquired or off-loaded, then the people view their job the same way. Layoffs are a double-edged sword...
A tasty solution to pain-in-the-grass problems
Posted 9/27/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Margie Grace has a great solution to the "lawn-care problem that has inspired others in her neighborhood to take action. What's beautiful about this solution (in addition to the flowers) is that her entire neighborhood now has an optional "no lawns" policy...
Innovation and the CEO: More walk, less talk.
Posted 9/15/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
When Boards and Senior Leaders get serious about innovation -- driving metrics and accountability -- profit follows inexorably.
Why DO we do that anyway? One technique for breaking through assumptions
Posted 9/15/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Assumptions are the innovation equivalent of the four-minute-mile. No one thought it was possible to run a mile in under four minutes, and no one did it. Until one amazing day in 1954 when Roger Bannister demonstrated that it was possible, and then lots of people did it. Assumptions also keep us from achieving winning results. The trick is to identify the assumptions and then break them down. It’s not an easy task, but here’s a technique
Congratulations Charlie!
Posted 8/27/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Don't Forget: Brainstorming Works!
Posted 8/24/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Thanks "Newsweek" (July 19, 2010) for perpetrating one of the biggest research myths since the Loch Ness Monster. Years of research and practice shows that Brainstorming works – like any tool – when used properly.
The Creativity Crisis: The Good News & Bad News
Posted 7/29/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Are engineers more creative than musicians? Are creativity scores declining in the US? Are disruptions good in the classroom? Is the US embracing the Chinese educational approach and vice versa? Newsweek tells us that the really good news for those who've been through N&I programs is that the most successful programs for identifying what CEOs think is the most important quality -- creativity -- are precisely what we've been training our clients in since the beginning
A User's Guide to the Innovative Brain - DOWNLOAD this FREE webinar now!
Posted 7/26/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Creativity: Charlie Rose Digs In
Posted 7/19/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
It's refreshing to see the focus of national media turning to the topic of creativity, what it is, and how to develop more of it in our educational system. Our hat is off to Ms. Merryman for highlighting the value of Creative Problem Solving...
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