Category Archives: collaboration

Innovation is About Conversations Not Knowledge

GUEST POST from Greg Satell One of the most often repeated stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming who, returning from his summer holiday in 1928, found that his bacterial cultures were contaminated by a strange mold. Yet instead … Continue reading

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Bring Newness to Corporate Learning with Gamification

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was first introduced to gamification upon meeting Mario Herger, in 2012, when he was a Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs LLC, in Israel, as a participant in his two-day gamification workshop for Checkpoint Security Software. It … Continue reading

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How to Effectively Manage Remotely

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Consider five best practices for managing remotely. Remote work was once associated with poor accountability, incohesive teamwork, and confusing communication practices. Fortunately, that’s now easily preventable. With the right management practices and tools, remote management … Continue reading

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A How To Guide for Overcoming Procrastination

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I often wonder why some people procrastinate by delaying, postponing, or avoiding solving problems, or by withdrawing from making smart decisions, taking calculated risks, or taking intelligent actions? Why do they become paralyzed and unable … Continue reading

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Invest Yourself in All That You Do

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Diversity of thought and diversity of perspective is crucial to innovative solutions within teams. Building a work culture around diversity and inclusion is proven to provide performance rates that outshine the competition. “If everybody is thinking alike, … Continue reading

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Dare to Think Differently

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack As many of my colleagues are aware, I am at heart, a maverick, an unorthodox or independent-minded person. Who is curious and inquisitive, and finds change and challenging the status quo exciting, fascinating and stimulating. … Continue reading

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What You Must Know Before Leading a Design Thinking Workshop

GUEST POST from Douglas Ferguson Leading a design thinking workshop can completely transform your company for the better. According to the 71% of brands that champion design thinking, making a shift to a design-centered mindset will dramatically improve productivity and … Continue reading

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Five Immutable Laws of Change

GUEST POST from Greg Satell When I first arrived in Poland in 1997, change was all around me. It was like watching a society transform itself through time-lapse photography. Everywhere you looked, the country was shaking off decades of post-communist … Continue reading

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Four Innovation Ecosystem Building Blocks

GUEST POST from Greg Satell It’s hard to find anyone who wouldn’t agree that Microsoft’s 2001 antitrust case was a disaster for the company. Not only did it lose the case, but it wasted time, money and—perhaps most importantly—focus on … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking for a New Era

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our last blog, we proposed, rather than living in a world where everyone hates to fail, why not adopt a rethink, respond, regroup, thrive pattern, and experience failure as an opportunity for change, unlearning, and … Continue reading

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