How to Create a BHAG That Will Motivate Your Team and Drive Innovation

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.

The ‘Dean of Personal Development’, Earl Nightingale, earned his name through the excellent advice he gave out in speeches, in his books, and on the radio. He knew how to help people succeed, and he knew that, without a goal, individuals would rarely be able to achieve this success. And this rule is no different […]

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3 Big Hairy Audacious Goals That Drove Game-Changing Innovations

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

Arnold H. Glasow would know. An entrepreneur of the Great Depression, Glasow set the goal of making everyone in America smile. And he did. He published humor magazine after humor magazine for 60 years. In fact, he was so good at it that publications like the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal cited […]

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Understanding the Law of the BHAG and What it Means for Innovation

Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.

Elbert Hubbard is seen as one of the great writers, philosophers, and artists of the late 1800s. Why is that? He understood that he didn’t attain that status solely because of his intelligence. He was able to share his thoughts with the world because he first set a goal to be the greatest traveling soap […]

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5 Steps to Implementing a Killer Innovation Process

Innovation isn’t always pretty. It’s messy and tough, often frustrating, and sometimes even infuriating. That’s why most businesses avoid it, or only approach it haphazardly or reactively. But that’s why most businesses are most businesses. For the businesses that want to be changemakers, an innovation process is a necessity. And to accomplish it, you need […]

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3 Companies That Got Their Innovation Process Wrong

Louis Boone should have included this pearl of wisdom in the university-level textbooks he wrote for marketing, business, and economics courses. His textbooks were the ones that educated many of the world’s current CEOs, CFOs, and other executives. While some of these Boone-trained business leaders are making waves with their exciting innovations, others seem to […]

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Understanding the Law of Process and Its Impact on Innovation

Innovation. It’s how humankind has moved forward. It’s how civilizations have moved forward. And it’s the key to moving businesses, of any industry, forward. But the search for that key will be futile without following a clear process. That’s why I’ve listed the Law of Process as one of the 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation, […]

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Is Our Approach To Innovation Dead Wrong?

Video of Diana Kander's talk at TEDxKC

Is the approach to innovation we are teaching all wrong? Yes! We are still believing that the industrial economy approach of thinking that organizational design, strategy, planning and process development will win in the new creative/innovation economy. We need to transform to the approach of “agile”, experimentation” and “fail fast”. In this video, you will […]

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Incorporating The Law Of Patience Into Your Innovation Culture

Over the last few weeks, we’ve looked at the Law of Patience and how either succeeding or failing to implement this important law can impact innovation success. We’ve seen that, all too often, people in business equate patience with negligence. In their minds, patience is the opposite of what’s needed to make big things happen. […]

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