Strategic Planning is Different this Year

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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. …

3 Essentials to Maximize Diversity of Thinking

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation Leave a Comment

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 …

How to Break Free from the Status Quo

Ryan Ramsdale Strategy

What do you do for a living? A common question that can stimulate or kill a conversation. It’s a go-to question in situations where we meet new people; BBQ’s, dance recitals, you name it. Despite this cultural norm, many are teaching that the key is not what you do but why you do what you do. Your purpose. Simon Sinek …

The Power of Community

Rhonda Honke Innovation

In the midst of disruption comes a time to reflect on not only what has changed, but what has emerged as having value in our world. I believe there will be long lasting changes coming out of our pandemic experience, and some of those changes will present new opportunities. As a mom of two little girls, I have been trying …

How Stimulus Saved a Perfectionist

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

Admitting to a control problem is a hard thing to do. Releasing the perceived power of the outcome and experiencing the humility of saying “I don’t know the answer to this problem” is a significant moment in the growth journey of a perfectionist. I would know, this is my journey. While being identified as a perfectionist can be associated with …

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!

David Moskal Innovation

Don’t get stuck studying your idea!   It can be all too easy to get stuck in the trap of Plan – Do – Study, Study, Study… In Innovation Engineering we follow the process of PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) to keep our innovative ideas moving quickly towards development. This is grounded in the teachings of Dr. …