Category Archives: renewal

Why is Change so Hard?

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Why is change from traditional to innovative so hard for some to embrace, and how do resources shift from people who guard status quo – to innovative leaders who sustain communities of passion? How would you answer?

Stack the Deck for Creative Risks

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Imagine a workplace where you design & implement an innovation the world craves. Meetings where you play with what if … kinds of challenges. Yet innovation isn’t ideas delivered in talks, but it’s a design you invent, lead, and perfect. How will you stack the deck today for more creative risks?

Communication Cultivates or Kills Innovation

Survey your communication department to increase innovative IQ and ensure your workforce is promoting change – and traditional communication staff does not stifle innovative risks. Only as the communication department lets go of threats and increases leaders’ communication freedom, can your organization win in an innovation era.

Rekindle Brainpower or Spin Wheels?

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People ask how they can rekindle brainpower to do something novel. If you’ve slipped into potholes of anger, disappointment, or anxiety lately –  you likely feel the need for a new shot at success. For some it’s a matter of moving beyond ruts and into renewed opportunities. For others it’s… Read more »

Diversity, Risk and Innovation Growth

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Have you noticed how organizations that risk change also tend to leap forward, in the direction of that shift?  Some even find potential for global recognition, simply because they moved forward on stepping stones past limitations toward more diverse opportunities. It takes a learned flexibility. Toss in a new zest… Read more »

Set a Stage for Diversity as Mental Asset

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When people facilitate differences on a stage set for diversity mental assets play key roles. To celebrate diversity as an asset rather than tolerate differences as deficit, is to first set the stage for high-performance outcomes. MITA mentoring interventions set that stage with diverse brains in mind. In October 2010,… Read more »

The Brain on Hope – Lessons from Chilean Rescue

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The Chilean mine rescue last week underscored talent, teamwork, and takeaway lessons of hope to fuel brainpowered innovation. Chile’s unprecedented operation illustrated five brainpowered tools that build and sustain hope to the finish line in impossible situations! 1. Question, what if … and hope will convert brainpower into winning answers. … Read more »

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

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Braden Kelley stokes innovation for leadership that drives innovation for a new era. That’s why I plan to use Braden’s dynamite insights, in Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to ignite MBA leadership thinking.  Business students will develop  brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth, from entry points identified in this… Read more »

Mindful Transparency Promotes Skilled Leaders

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Ever consider how the process of promoting  leaders can stunt or skyrocket organizational innovation? Until we promote leaders through mindful transparency, unskilled bosses will continue hold innovation hostage at the helm. Too many organizations remain locked in time warps,  while keen talents for innovative growth go ignored, and inept leaders… Read more »

Brainpower for the Worst of Times!

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Money and health problems create an amazing reason to feel down, look at the negatives, and give up. Recession proves it daily. In the midst of hopelessness, we admire folks who find ways to lead innovation, and spot solutions. We’re drawn to those who guide others to a finer place…. Read more »