Tag: Leadership

Eight Things Stand-Up Comedy Teaches Us About Innovation

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Eight Things Stand-Up Comedy Teaches Us About Innovation

Fast Company Design | Paul Valerio   Every comedian has a process — and at some point, they ditch it to follow their gut. This is the ninth piece in the 10×10 series by innovation firm Method. Read more from the series here. Comedy, especially stand-up, is widely regarded as the most difficult gig in show […]

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Four Leadership Lessons From ‘American Idol’

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Four Leadership Lessons From ‘American Idol’

Washington Post | The Federal Coach The nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and The Washington Post's On Leadership site jointly produce the Federal Coach, hosted by Tom Fox, director of the partnership's Center for Government Leadership. The goal is to "engage, inspire and learn from you, the federal worker, whether you are a new hire, […]

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How to Prevent Ideas and Opportunities From Falling Through the Cracks

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How to Prevent Ideas and Opportunities From Falling Through the Cracks

SmartBlog Insights | Baron Hanson Today, important business news, potential relationships, great ideas and new opportunities fly at us –– or right by us –– at a considerable speed and volume. Be it a fresh news story or white paper, plum event invitation, potentially huge transaction, brilliant new hire or critical vendor negotiation, all ideas […]

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What To Do When Your Star Employees Quit

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What To Do When Your Star Employees Quit

Fortune | Hank Gilman The day your best employee comes in with the news that they're moving on is the day you start recruiting them again. Here are a few things to keep in mind. While you might have a bigger paycheck and you might have a special feeling inside now that you have a […]

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Creating a Crisis

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Creating a Crisis

Lead Change Group | Dan Rockwell   Organizations sputter and stall quickly. Insider focus seems to be our default mode. We naturally work to create personal comfort rather than value for customers. How can stalled organizations re-energize their zeal and reinvigorate their vision? One strategy to get a stalled organization moving is creating a crisis. […]

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Imitation With Innovation Reduces Risk in Startups

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Imitation With Innovation Reduces Risk in Startups

Forbes | Martin Zwilling If you are an entrepreneur starting a business for the first time, I recommend that you find a product concept that is already accepted and improve on it, rather than tackling that ultimate disruptive technology. Notice that I’m not suggesting that you steal someone else’s idea, but simply limit your risk […]

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