Breakthrough

What to Do When You Need a Breakthrough

Rhonda Honke Innovation, Strategy Leave a Comment

These days it’s easy to be consumed by the current conditions and political posturing that is happening all around us. Between reports of case counts, rising debt, and the state of our economy and health care system, it seems prudent to go into a holding pattern or a hunker-down position. But what if there is another option? What if you …

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Solving a Problem? Don’t Play the Same Old Song

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation Leave a Comment

I’ve been a musician for decades. It all started when I saw old footage of Elvis Presley. At that time, I felt like something was missing from my hands—it was a guitar. For years I wrote songs, formed bands, performed live and recorded albums. Despite my background, to this day, nothing makes me more uncomfortable than “jamming.” I am a …

The Magic of Constraints

David Moskal Innovation

It is not uncommon that we’ll hear a leader say that they don’t want to constrain their team. We hear statements such as: “Every type of idea is on the table.” “I don’t want to limit their thinking.” “There is no budget if it’s a great idea.” Statements like these are said with good intentions, but they are often causing …

Strategic Planning – Don’t Waste Your Time!

Ryan Ramsdale Strategy

Strategic Planning, perhaps when you hear that term you cringe, perhaps you get excited. Why does this practice tend to bring with it such varied perception? Most organizations seem to complete strategic planning of some nature, yet many are getting little to no return on the investment of their time and money. To understand the secret to making strategy happen, …

Strategic Planning is Different this Year

David Moskal Strategy

For many businesses, this would typically be the time of year where they begin to build their strategic plans. These plans would often have a horizon of the next 3-5 years. But this year is radically different. Here are 3 key things to consider when building your strategic plan this year: Build rapidly Done is better than perfect this time. …

Going Back Doesn’t Have to Mean ‘Going Back’

Rhonda Honke Uncategorized

3 Things to Measure as We Head Back to the Office I had a really great conversation with one of my best friends a few weeks ago that has been percolating in my brain. She works for a large national company in a leadership role and has grown through the ranks over the last 10+ years. She’s a bright, competent …

3 Essentials to Maximize Diversity of Thinking

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

You hear it all of the time: “Leverage the diversity of your team.” Or “Make sure you’re creating diverse working groups”. While we certainly agree, this directive can leave team leaders confused. What’s missing? The “how to”. Without diversity we limit the potential of our problem solving and creativity because we synthesize information in isolation. Essentially, one brain on the …

What Happens When You Are Forced to Act?

David Moskal Innovation

I’ve seen the below post floating around social media and while I do find it amusing, there is some interesting truth to it: Who was responsible for your digital transformation? Your CIO A Consultant Covid-19 At the end of the day, when you must do something—you just get it done. Many organizations had plans to someday have remote teams and …