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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October 2015

Introducing Innovation-as-a-Skill

Can innovation be cultivated in an employee? We believe it can and innovation-as-a-skill makes it possible. Let’s define what we mean by this concept. First, a skill is the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results often within a given amount of time, energy or both.[1] Second, innovation is a new idea, a more effective device or process. It can be viewed as the application of better solutions.[2] When you break it down to its simplest [...]

September 2015

Team Offsite Sumo: Golf Outing vs 48 Innovate

This series of posts compares common team building offsite activities to our 48 Innovate experience.   There are usually 2 goals when companies do team offsites: To build a stronger bond among teammates in order to be more productive and successful To share information and collaborate toward some plan or outcome with maybe the side benefits of the listed above number one goal - team spirit We would put our 48 Innovate experience up against any team offsite exercise in order to accomplish both of [...]

August 2015

What’s Missing From Your Employee Survey

An annual employee survey is a pulse check of an employee's experience at a corporate, department or day-to-day level. Baseline data is compared, results rolled down to all the managers and then employees. Then what? That’s the missing piece. There is no consistent, actionable solution to integrate sustainable change while continuing to meet your department and company goals. Sure there are “action plans” that try to address things like recognition, communication, etc...but those are just add-ons. It’s like trying to fix a [...]

April 2015

3 Tips for a Speedy Start Post Reorganization

If you have ever worked for a big company, reorganization or "Reorgs” are as common as light sabers at a Star Wars convention. When a company reorganizes, it causes major distraction, chaos and fear. But it happens…and often in this light speed dynamic business environment of today. The best offense is defense. Here are the Top 3 Actions for a Quick Start Rally around a common goal Involve the new team in creating the go-forward plan Create a team building activity The key to a [...]