Corporate Innovation

March 2017

Leadovator Showcase and Book Release Shared Experience RECAP

"Best book launch event ever," was the most frequent comment shared from attendees on March 14, 2017, at the SOLD OUT Leadovator Showcase and bestselling book -  The Innovation Revolution - release and signing event in Raleigh, NC. This event was NOT a book-signing as usual. Instead, it was a shared experience to demonstrate the power of unleashing #hiddengenius to change the world.  That's exactly what we did. I could have hogged the stoplight...it was my party after all, but that would have [...]

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Consultant Knight riding a White Unicorn

Can a Consultant Save the Day?

I'll admit that watching the movie "Office Space" is one of my guilty pleasures. There's something universal about corporate culture that is captured so perfectly in this '90s-era comedy. It's hilarious when the consultant, after interviewing the slacking, snarky main character, declares him to be "just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him."   I roar with laughter at that scene because I have been on both sides of it. I have been the employee who has been [...]

March 2016

Lebron James

Finding Your Office LeBron James

Forget about warmer weather and the promise of spring. In North Carolina where I live, the month of March means one thing -- the unbridled excitement of basketball fans relishing in March Madness. There's a business lesson to be learned from one of America's most popular sports, and I'm not just talking about the art of negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts. One of the most enigmatic players to emerge from the game in recent years is LeBron James. His athletic skill helped [...]

February 2016

Innovation in a cup of joe

Finding Innovation in a Cup of Coffee

Innovation doesn't have to be this forced, epic thing.  A simple cup of coffee can inspire a thought that brews into genius. The coffee culture that has caught on in the United States didn't exist several decades ago. A cup of joe used to be a strictly utilitarian beverage, limited to the industrial-strength office swill or watered-down instant crystals from a jar. Teens didn't drink it, and the local diner certainly didn't offer a mocha frappucino on the menu. But in [...]

January 2016

Learn 4 Real-Live-No-Jive Ways to Create an Innovative Corporate Culture

It's tacked on the office wall in virtually every company in America. Or maybe it's in that thick employee handbook that HR gave out at orientation. The Mission Statement. Typically, it's a collection of carefully crafted sentences meant to convey a purpose-driven ethos in the workplace. It's inviolable. It's sacrosanct. It's BORING and sometimes...meaningless. That mission statement hanging on the wall is also a reflection of corporate culture, which Inc. magazine defines as the shared values, attitudes, standards and beliefs that [...]

December 2015

Combat the Top 5 Silent Killers of Innovation With This Holiday Gift

Looking for the Best Corporate Gift Ever? Well here is it is: Enabling Innovation. You can deliver this gift that keeps on giving with two Easy Steps: Recognize the Top 5 Silent Innovation Killers Take action against the Top 5 Silent Innovation Killers Step 1: Recognize the Top 5 Silent Killers of Employee-Driven Innovation (All are guilty of these from managers to peers to executives) Infamous Eye Roll  You have been in the company meeting when a manager presents a problem for the team to help solve. Colleagues [...]