4 Lessons Learned Through Pentagon Innovations

In terms of creating “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (BHAGs) and developing an indisputable culture, there are few organizations that rival Pentagon innovations. Since the Department of Defense’s (DoD) innovations are the difference between life and death for service men and women, the creative process takes on a new level of importance. As a result, this […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is nothing better than having a BHAG

  Great leaders understand that one of their key responsibilities is to set the goals for innovation.  Most leaders don’t take this effort seriously and as a result their organizations suffer.  They violate the Law of BHAG in the 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation. A key component of setting the innovation goal is to create […]

The 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation – Follow them or risk the consequences

Over the years of being in the innovation space, I’ve discovered a set of laws by trial and error.  Needless to say, I have the scars from the school of hard knocks to validate that these 7 laws of innovation are critical for innovation success. If you violate any one of them, the consequences can be […]

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