Bury the Box

All of us are creative thinkers. Where we fall off the wagon, though, is that few of us are creative receivers. We don’t honor, celebrate, or often even remember the wonderful creative ideas we have. We have them — and then they’re gone — either because we’ve rejected them or forgotten them. Wouldn’t it be great if we could harness all that creative thinking! Wouldn’t it be great if we could bring the shower into the boardroom or the family room or the factory floor? That’s where we need creative ideas. […]

How to See What’s Not There

The other day I participated in an innovation day for the supply chain management division of a large company. The morning was spent on several presentations about how the group had innovated over the past year. One of the major innovations was a regular meeting in which suppliers and customers could talk with one another.

Now, I think this is a great idea, and I’m sure it made things more efficient for everyone. But as […]

We live in the age of ‘Personal Branding’ where (everything) is about selling, whether it’s a new idea, product, service, or our talents. We’re selling all the time whether or not our official job title has ‘sales’ in it. Never Be Closing is the master class we all need to excel in this most fundamental, yet truly powerful skill.
   --Rosemarie Lanard, Vice President, Employee Engagement, McGraw Hill Financial