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Monthly Archives: October 2010

What model year is your business?

Wouldn’t it be something if the auto industry stopped bringing forward innovations and that the 2012 models was really only a 2008 model with a new paint job.   How would that compare to the 2012 model that kept up with the ever-changing needs of their clients?  As a consumer, it would be a no-brainer…


Status quo lovers are being duped!

I was talking to a client about how difficult it is for people to change.  One reason, we discussed, is that many people have been duped into thinking that not changing means that they can do what they have always done and maintain status quo.  Not true.  When comparing proposed changes to status quo remember…

How to Innovate

Jeffrey Dyer, Hal Gregersen and Clayton Christensen wrote a great article called “How to Innovate” (HBR 12/2009 – R0912E).  In the article they describe how sessions designed to discuss new innovation opportunities often get stuck because people sometimes cannot get past the thought of all the existing constraints in order to do something new. I…


Mobilize Human Energy

Gary Hamel wrote in an article entitled “Moon Shots for Management” Harvard Business Review 2/2009: “As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies‚¬Â¦ For these reasons, tomorrow’s management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.” So true! Without a greater purpose you cannot get…