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 [...]
Infographics are a great way to visually share information, and we absolutely love them. This cool infographic on "What Really Fosters Innovation" comes courtesy of Entrepreneur.
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. Second, innovation is a new idea, a more effective device or process. It can be viewed as the application of better solutions. When you break it down to its simplest [...]
Who says that every occasion can’t be an opportunity for innovation? We certainly would not. Our official launch party was a huge success! Festive beverages, amazing innovative leaders and a whacky photo contest with Vince Vaughn. #CleverCaption winner: Dr. Timm Crowder, Innovation and Technology Scout at GlaxoSmithKline, took home the bacon with this busines-as-usual caption: "We'll just run this by the Director of Status Quo and VP of No and get back to you." No long speeches or silly network games, just [...]