Innovation is fundamentally about solving problems — and there are as many ways to innovate as there are types of problems to solve. There is no one “true” path to innovation.
We need to start treating innovation like other business disciplines — as a set of tools that are designed to accomplish specific objectives. Just as we wouldn’t rely on a single marketing tactic or a single source of financing for the entire life of an organization, we need to build up a portfolio of innovation strategies designed for specific tasks.
Ask yourself: How well can we define the problem? And how well can we define the skill domain(s) needed to solve it?
Culture change can’t be achieved through top-down mandate. It lives in the collective hearts and habits of people and their shared perception of “how things are done around here.”
Innovation demands new behaviors from leaders and employees that are often antithetical to corporate cultures.
When the going gets tough, true leaders take action: This
email from Elon Musk to Tesla employees is a master class in emotional intelligence.
Few managers are willing to make such a big emotional investment.
step-by-step guide to maximizing your conversion rates and profits through A/B split testing.
Incremental improvements in your conversion rates over time add up to huge additions to your bottom line.
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Fonts are… well, everything.
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argues that a face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email. Harvard Business Review
Nonverbal cues in a face-to-face interaction make all the difference.
Not leadership material? Good, says
. The world needs followers. The New York Times
Too many hands in the pot…
uses brain pattern recognition theories to explain and improve interpersonal communication in the office. Ragan
Help those glass-half-fulls and those glass-half-emptys finally coexist.