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Innovation Styles

Are you leading with style?

Are you leading with style?

Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corporation, has a competence he may not be conscious of – an “unconscious competence,” a phrase coined by Noel Burch, a learning expert at Gordon Training International in the 1970s.

4 Tips to turbo-charge your proposals

4 Tips to turbo-charge your proposals

New projects create change for the managers who approve them. New products create change for the customers who buy them. Whether you’re proposing a new project to your boss or a new product to your customer – either formally in a proposal, or informally – remember: they have their own ways of approaching innovation and change.

Unify your team through change

Unify your team through change

When experiencing change, one of the biggest productivity hindrances is a team that is not unified. This can be for a number of reasons, ranging from conflicting viewpoints among team members to a lack of confidence in the change process itself. Most often this lack of unity is present when team members are not proactively encouraged to contribute to the change process.

4 Ways to increase your risk-taking, while lowering your risks

Increase your risk-taking, while lowering your risks

Risk taking is essential for the growth and success of any business. Without taking risks your organization can easily become outdated and left in a dwindling market.

How to develop winning proposals

How to develop winning proposals using all four Innovation Styles®

I was speaking with a colleague whose client was preparing a proposal for an innovative initiative, to present to their company’s executive committee. At one point, we talked about where the resistance might come from – not based on the content of the proposal, but based on the kind of innovative thinking behind the content.

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