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Provocative thought for the day: Why are children in schools grouped by age first? Why not ability?
Posted 10/28/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
This RSA-animated presentation (love the learning methodology!!) featuring Sir Ken Robinson made me go: "Wow, why didn't I think of that?" when he asked (among other things) why we organize schools...
Fortune 1000 Execs hungry for innovation, blocked by barriers
Posted 10/26/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
Key findings of a recent Harris Interactive survey of Fortune 1000 Executives' perspective on enterprise innovation include: - Almost all execs say that enterprise innovation is criticalf or driving growth, profitability, getting/keeping talent, and brand prestige. - Most execs say that enterprise innovation is key, but a majority say they only focus on product innovation. - Almost half say their company has no innovation team/process...
Gnu & Improv Ed co-creator wins Emmy, gets profiled!
Posted 10/18/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
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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
Gator Brain Podcast - Free!
Posted 8/27/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
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