Focus on “First Team” to Demolish Silos

Rhonda Honke Leadership Leave a Comment

When we work with Senior Leadership teams, we often reference the great work of Patrick Lencioni. In his book, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni introduces not just the concept of the 5 Dysfunctions, but that of “First Team”. What does it really mean and how does it impact our organization? As leaders, we often focus first on (or give …

Everything Has a Life Cycle

David Moskal Strategy Leave a Comment

Whether you like it or not, everything that you currently offer your customers follows a life cycle. As time passes, the demands of your customers will change and you need to be prepared to adapt to that. “What got you here won’t get you there” Marshall Goldsmith If you are in the process of building your strategic plan or mapping …

Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry

Ryan Ramsdale Innovation

Don’t Look Now: Unlikely Innovations in the Film Industry   Sometimes, perhaps most times, innovations occur where and when we least expect them. We’re accustomed to looking at the automotive industries for incremental innovations on features that make travel more comfortable or loading the trunk easier. We look to companies like Apple and Samsung to bring us revolutionary tech product …

Get Out of Your Own Way to Lead Innovation

Rhonda Honke Leadership

Everyone talks about the need to be more ‘innovative’, including leaders. When it comes down to the rubber hitting the road, employees and customers often experience a disconnect between what a leader says and how he or she acts when it comes to fostering innovation. If you are a leader, you may not even recognize how your fear and anxiety …

Always Share Your Stupid Idea

David Moskal Innovation

Always Share Your Stupid Idea As adults, we always fear looking stupid in front of others, especially our boss. One of the hardest parts of an idea generation session is allowing yourself to let go. Allowing yourself to stop filtering your crazy ideas. When you share an idea, it gives your team the opportunity to build off of it. An …

Innovation Training: Which Program is Right for You?

Rhonda Honke Innovation

So, you are looking for training on how to innovate. Perhaps it is a skill you personally want to develop, or it is a strategic initiative within your organization. As with most things, you ask Google what is out there and are immediately bombarded by a range of programs from various providers with an even bigger range of fees and …

Using Stimulus to Innovate (Pt. 2 of 2)

Rhonda Honke Innovation

In part one of this two-part series, we explored how we can use stimulus mining to support innovation. We learned that there are really six types of stimulus we can use as inspiration to help us generate winning ideas. Insight Mining – The voice of the customer Market Mining – What the competition is doing Wisdom Mining – Academic research …