The Joyful Innovators: Habits & skills to foster innovation

A new Social Imagination post Boston bombings

A new Social Imagination post Boston bombings

When faced with trauma, communities often default to unimaginative responses. Not this one.

April 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Joyful Lawyer

The Joyful Lawyer

Todays’ innovation: the happy lawyer. Who knew? This post discusses vocation, professional fit, and why we should celebrate the happy lawyer.

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Brain Surgery with Words

Brain Surgery with Words

Welcome to the management Olympics gold medal round: how to deal with high-intensity change.

August 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

Values Entrepreneurship: How values help create value

Crafting the Gracious “No”

Crafting the Gracious “No”

How do you know when to say “no comment” in the middle of a crisis? Lessons from Enron.

April 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sorting out the myths about generosity

Sorting out the myths about generosity

What if generosity is your vice? Some practical advice from Adam Grant’s new book supports a wiser way of engaging the giving spirit.

April 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
“Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

“Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?”

Team culture can be the difference between success & an epic fail. Like “land in jail epic fail.” What data helps us make wise choices?

August 5, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

The Devil in Innovation: Tips & tricks to kill new projects

Turnip ice cream? Killing team innovation was never sweeter.

Turnip ice cream? Killing team innovation was never sweeter.

Innovation is a state of excellence most teams rarely rise to. Here’s one particular summer recipe to keep innovation from happening: turnip ice cream.… Read more…

March 21, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
The Perfect Sucker Punch

The Perfect Sucker Punch

A good sucker punch attacks a team’s commitment to excellent work. ┬áIt starts a cycle of crazy-making that is as virulent as Ebola and as easily transmitted.… Read more…

January 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Innovation Killer #4: Second-hand Smoke

Innovation Killer #4: Second-hand Smoke

A quiet puff of someone else’s despair can kill your innovation spirit. Here’s how “second-hand smoke” works.

July 28, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More