Category Archives: innovation

Lead Change – Question with Two Feet

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It’s easy to default to ruts by asking simple.

Questions can generate rigid routines in the brain’s basal ganglia, rather than lead to personal growth and organizational change from the brain’s working memory. Compare regular questions to two-footed zingers to see how it happens.

Change Filters – Insert New View

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This article is not about how you create these filters, nor is not about how personal filters are impacted by your gene pool. Those facts discussed in the book Making Change Easy.

This post invites you to grow new filters that will improve your choices, by consciously looking at your day through another’s perspective.

50 Questions to Lead Bloggers

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Leadership is changing fast and if ASTD is right in 2012 Leadership Handbook – a new kind of leader is already on the horizon! Could any of the new era leaders listed below help to usher in that finer future we all crave?

Play Your Way to Understand

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Leaders say learners don’t understand new ideas. Learners say leaders rarely offer new ideas. I say that play packs the punch to boost brainpower for a new innovation era. That’s why you’ll want to check back soon for the debut of FUNUDERSTAND – an Online simulation game based on play.

Infighting to Innovation – with Mindguiding

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Are you relying on people moving into new waters, wwithout oars to move? For instance, people in toxic workplaces may need help to interface with innovation.

Infighting results in shutdowns or shotguns that eliminate the innovation many value and still crave.

One newly introduced skill -mindguiding – draws from right and left brains to convert infights into inventions. How so?

Beyond Gridlock and Compromise – through Diversity

Recently we watched national leaders lose what could have been a life-changing opportunity for world class growth. Sadly, they settled for gridlock with compromise at best. No wonder markets plummeted – along with a nation’s hope and trust.

Beyond Gridlock and Compromise

Imagine instead if political leaders had led diversity as a noble concept? Have you noticed how people tend to pass over what differs, judge harshly what they lack courage to try, and reject approaches that seem less familiar?

Two Footed Questions Fuse Arts and Science

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Two-footed questions drive curiosity and they can even convert ordinary minds into expert problem solvers? You’d likely agree that most people tend to ask questions with predictable answers. But add a second foot to your question and watch how it suddenly draws from both sides of the human brain for dynamic and surprising responses. How so?

10 Popular Idols Kill Innovation

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Those who refuse to unpack idols worshiped in the past era, struggle to risk innovative alternatives for the coming era. We still tend to worrship 10 barriers to innovation …