A New Mirror By Shlomo Benartzi, ChangeThis / 800-CEO-READ Human nature has discovered a new mirror. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and wearables, such as the Apple Watch, we can now monitor our body and behavior in exquisite detail, tracking everything from the amount of sleep we get to the number of calories we […]
Do Something You Love By Becky Lynn Smith, ChangeThis / 800-CEO-READ Failing is not the end of the world. A lot of great people have failed. In the grand scheme of things, failing is imminently better than dealing with the regret of never trying something in the first place. And, apparently we have an entire […]
Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.
We have always admired the great renegades of business, brave souls who dared to deny the status quo, defy the odds, and pioneer a new normal. Nicolas Tesla. Richard Branson. Tony Stark. One thing all of them, and that all great titans of industry have in common is this: they were able to identify rules that don’t exist and had the courage to break them.
The state of workplaces, not just in the U.S. but all over the world, can only be described as dire.
Acceptable Loss By Paul B. Brown, ChangeThis / 800-CEO-READ “If you looked at the way entrepreneurs act, you would be tempted to conclude there is not a lot to be learned from studying them. You would have to be Bill Gates to start Microsoft and Oprah Winfrey to begin Harpo. But if you look at […]
Curiosity has been the most important quality in giving me the life I’ve always wanted as a movie and TV producer in Hollywood. In fact, curiosity is so important to me that for 35 years I’ve done something that I’ve never heard of anyone else doing—in Hollywood, or anywhere else.
Your breakthrough opportunity, your big idea and your team’s top tier are much closer than you think. The only problem is, for every opportunity you have hundreds of choices you could make with each one leading you to a slightly different version of your full potential.
Increase revenue. Increase margin. Don’t just make market share; take it. Improve customer reputation. Improve product quality. Get to market faster.
Which employee could argue with the irrefutable logic of these corporate performance strategies? In a perfect world, your own employees would immediately grasp the logic and devote themselves wholeheartedly to achieving them.
Off the bat, it’s probably a good idea to do some level setting, and the best place to begin is with the word “innovation” itself and a simple definition of what innovation is and what it is not. Depending on which dictionary definition you turn to, you’ll get slightly different definitions that essentially talk about […]