Category Archives: Creativity & Innovation

This is a topic about which I am passionate, and I’ll be providing thoughts and information around these closely related concepts.

Motivate to Innovate

I’ve been thinking about innovation and motivation a lot lately. I delivered a presentation at UHY Advisors in St. Louis to their senior executive networking group on “Sparking Creativity and Fostering Innovation.” You can look at the presentation at SlideShare. … Continue reading

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Motivation – What’s So Hard?

Why do organizations of every size shape and description routinely fail to motivate and engage their employees? It’s not like there are mysteries or tightly kept secrets to motivating people. In fact, one of the best business and leadership books … Continue reading

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Innovation Requires Collaboration

Kiplinger Personal Finance just released a list called “10 Best Cities for the Next Decade.” It is a fascinating list. In order, the editors at Kiplinger Personal Finance say these are the top 10 cities: Austin, Texas Seattle, Washington   … Continue reading

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The Future of Resumes

The Future of Resumes Let’s start with numbers. According to Linked In and Facebook respectively, there are 55 million & 350 million members at those two social networking sites. We are seeing more and more recruiters and hiring managers go … Continue reading

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Characterisitics of Innovative Organizations, Pt. 3 of 3

We’ve seen a lot of writing over the last 50 years about business leadership. Only a small percentage of any of the traditional writing and research is likely to have true staying power for one simple fact – the pace … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Innovative Organizations, part 2 of 3.

First – sorry for the long hiatus between posts here. I’ve had a great last few weeks including a wonderful trip to Paris and a week in Chicago doing some certification training. In the meantime, I’ve also been doing some … Continue reading

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Characterisitics of Innovative Organizations, Part 1.

We know innovation when we see it – iPhone, X-Box, Wii, Prius, Twitter, etc. And we are seeing a great deal of chatter and a fair amount of good writing about the critical importance of innovation to sustain organizational success … Continue reading

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