Posts tagged “Innovation” (Page 6)

April 2016

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

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 [...]

May 2015

Innovation At A Launch Party

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 [...]