The Right Stuff

So the number one pre-requisite for stimulating innovation in an organization is people who know how to think creatively. There are specific skills required to do that. They’re not terribly difficult to learn, but it’s amazing how few of us have them naturally. Just telling someone to feel free to compose a musical score won’t produce the musical score, let alone a good one. First they have to understand the language of music. […]

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 […]

[Tim Hurson] is spectacular in large groups. He manages to engage everyone, using many compelling metaphors and images to better tell his story. He makes you laugh and think at the same time. He is very profound, yet he uses humor and doesn't take himself seriously. The result is a refreshing, inspiring and energizing experience.
   --RBC Financial Group