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Avoid These Mistakes If You Want to Lead Innovative Teams

Avoid this mistake if you want to lead innovative teams.

Note: This post is adapted from my new book The Seven Things Your Team Needs to Hear You Say. If you’d like practical leadership tools with immediate results, it’s available now at Amazon. What Would Happen If… “David, what do you think about…” A few months into her second year of college, our daughter Averie texted me with » Read More


On Stupid Ideas


In a battle between two ideas… the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. Seth Godin, Tribes I recently completed The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton. As the authors state in the subtitle, starting something stupid is a great way to crush fear, » Read More


Creativity, Risk, and Innovation

Here’s an interesting and brief video on the connection between risk, creativity and innovation. The narrator is David Burkus, a friend and the founder of The Leader Lab (www.theleaderlab.org).  Check it out.


Fear Factor is a Game for Great Leaders

Fear Factor is a Game for Great Leaders | Lead Change Group

Whether you’re male or female, big or small, young or old, it is almost guaranteed that you’re afraid of something. In fact, you probably wouldn’t admit to some of your fears and may not even be aware of others.  Spiders, cockroaches, snakes, sharks, heights, the dark, small spaces, clowns, the boogeyman, ghosts – just a » Read More


WEadership Practice #4: Encourage Experimentation (and, of course, experiment yourself)

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This post is the fourth in a series that began here summarizing the findings of a one-year study of workforce leadership. Through that process, we identified six practices next-generation leaders use to be effective; a new model of leadership we call WEadership, in a nod to its collaborative nature. ______________________________ The Speed of Life For » Read More


Why Large Complex Projects Often Fail

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You don’t have to go very far to find a failed multi-million dollar project. To be clear, let’s define failure as a multi-million dollar project that ran consistently over budget and behind schedule; some came in years late. If you’ve been around for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve involved with a few. I » Read More

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