DAILY INNOVATION TIPS

Are you in need of some fresh innovation resources? As an Innovation Speaker, I created these posts to inspire all types of people in the workplace.  If you are in Human Resources, these are valuable resources for employees. Feel free to share my video content from my website.

Customer Interview Tips to Gain Insights on your Sales Process

Customer Interview Tips!  The process you use to find potential customers to interview will give you insights into the sales process later on! If it's difficult to directly get a hold of them now, just to ask some questions, it will be even more difficult to try to sell them something. If you think of […]
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Important tip about creating psychological safety at work

This is a really important tip about creating psychological safety!  If you are feeling frustrated by something at your work place, I promise you that there is someone on the other side of that issue who is feeling just as frustrated - but with their own story.  You might think you're doing a great job […]
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Why do transformation efforts fail 80% of the time?

Why do transformation efforts fail 80% of the time?  Because the more innovative the change, the more likely it is to trigger fear in your workplace.  Most change efforts make an assumption that people will come around once they experience the change, or once they see momentum growing, or once they hear the compelling case […]
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What's an easy way to increase curiosity and innovation in your organization?

What's an easy way to increase curiosity and innovation in your organization? Bring in curious outsiders! I love this partnership between the Louisville Airport and the University of Louisville to use students and faculty as innovation catalysts! There are 3 reasons these types of partnerships can be powerful: 1. They aren't burdened with "the way […]
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How do you bring humility and a change of perspective to your boss?

How do you bring humility and a change of perspective to your boss?  You'll never convince them with your words. You have to create experiences for them to come to the right conclusions on their own...in a SAFE way. Innovation consultant, Barry O'Reilly, does an excellent job of demonstrating how to do this! Think about […]
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Watch out for LOADED words on your team

If you want to create psychological safety on your team, please watch out for LOADED words!  There are some terms that we use that carry so much weight that they sabotage what we are trying to achieve.  For instance, just saying "get me a draft" to a colleague can trigger a lot of fear.  You […]
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Is feedback working in your organization?!

Is feedback working in your organization? Proper feedback loops are the secret to a innovative and agile culture. In this short video, Sheila Heen offers an amazing tip on how to kick off change efforts to address blindspots and improve feedback. So eternally grateful to Sheila for this amazing conversation. Sheila is a lecturer at […]
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“This is a safe place!”

“This is a safe place!” There is so often a disconnect between these words and our actions. This video really speaks to me because I feel like I’ve been in attendance at this kind of meeting dozens of times. The team leader has the right instincts. They want the right things. But there’s a disconnect […]
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How to fail properly

The number one reason most innovators stunt their success is because they don't know how to fail properly! In fact our natural instincts during a failure are so bad, that they make learning, getting up, and bouncing back very difficult. If they didn't, we wouldn't be so afraid of it.  It's all remarkably similar to […]
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Psychological Safety is Annoying!

Psychological Safety is Annoying! There's just no two ways about it. Don't just think that you'll tell your team you want to hear what they think and it'll be all high fives and group hugs. They are going to challenge you. They are going to criticize your well researched, well thought out proposals. They are […]
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