See if this sounds familiar to you: The CEO says, “We must become more innovative.” She hires or assigns a Chief Innovation Officer. An innovation task force is formed. The task force comes up with a really cool code name for itself, e.g., Project Blue Ocean. Secret meetings take place. There is excitement and murmuring […]
Pop quiz hot shot: What do NASA and Honey Boo Boo have in common? A lot, as it turns out.
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Great leaders not only have this talent, but watch closely and you’ll see them use it in every area of their lives.
After more than two decades of working alongside some of the world’s best innovators—people at companies large and small who have not only reshaped their organizations but their industries—I got to thinking about what they have in common. So with a respectful nod to Stan Lee, I submit a short list of superhero powers every innovator should have.
So it’s in the spirit of contributing wisdom that I share three mistakes that I’ve made and unfortunately see other leaders making every day.
I’ve heard it said that the most brilliant business ideas are often the simplest. From my experience, it’s true. Use this formula the next time you feel stuck—whether you are trying to change your industry, your company or your personal life—and I promise you it will work.
Recently, our President used some unfortunate language to point out that entrepreneurs rely heavily on government-provided support to be successful. So here is a top-of-mind list of seven things my fellow entrepreneurs and I didn’t build.