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Decision Making: Reiterating Before Implementing decision making innovation Sep 28, 2022

 Taking action is a critical aspect of innovation. We often think of introducing new ideas when we consider innovation, yet without action all the ideas fall flat and never emerge as true innovation. 

"Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things." ~Theodore...

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Decision Making: Testing The Idea decision making innovation Sep 14, 2022

Rather than a big move, small steps will give your idea the best chance to fully evolve. When embarking on something new there is much you don’t yet know and so much yet to learn. An experiment is exactly what you need to start off on the right foot and increase your chances of success.

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Decision-Making: Selling the Idea decision making innovation Sep 07, 2022

While a foundational aspect of innovation is generating and vetting ideas . . . ideas alone are not enough to lead to action. Even when you've narrowed it down and decided on the idea you want to pursue, you likely have one more step before setting the action plan in motion: “Selling the...

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Decision-Making: When You Get Stuck decision making innovation Aug 31, 2022

With the many decisions leaders make every day, some decisions are left hanging. Most of the time more information is needed or the timing is not quite right. Sometimes, though, the unmade decisions are left lingering and for teams working toward a purpose this can be frustrating or even...

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Decision Making: Narrow Down the Decision decision making innovation Aug 24, 2022

Innovation is surfacing ideas, expanding on them, evaluating them, deciding what to try out, taking action, evaluating the experiments, and generating more ideas to make it better or do it differently. This cyclical process that is at the heart of innovation that leads to more thoughtful...

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Innovation: The More Ideas the Merrier decision making innovation Jul 27, 2022

Innovation goes beyond simply generating new or more ideas. It’s surfacing ideas, evaluating them, deciding what to try out and assessing what needs to happen to make it better or do it differently. It’s an ongoing process that is at the heart of innovation. 

Ideating on its own...

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Episode 26: Disagreements and Team Cohesion decision making podcast Jun 21, 2022

We are having a hard time getting through disagreements on the team. What can we do to move through disagreements and create more cohesion?

Let’s take a deeper look at what could be the source of those team disagreements. Which of these is tripping up your team? Or if it’s more than...

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Episode 24: What If We Disagree On Direction? decision making podcast Jun 07, 2022

How do I align myself with the leader of my team when I don’t quite agree with the decision or the direction we are going?

Can good things come from disagreeing with someone? I imagine when you hear the word disagreement your brain goes to arguments, positioning, power plays or even broken...

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Episode 10: Questions to Help You Make Decisions decision making podcast Mar 01, 2022

My guess is that as a leader, people come to you looking for answers. Especially in those moments when they have five people all telling them different ways they should handle a situation, or the information is contradictory and the way forward is unclear. When people get caught up into too many...

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Need a Team Decision-Making Framework? decision making meetings Jul 21, 2021

It’s time to make a decision and you know you don’t have all the information you need. The decision impacts a broad range of people, and you are going to need some buy-in from others to execute on any of the options you choose.

This situation calls for a meeting … and not just...

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Focus On the Activities That Make an Impact decision making May 06, 2021

As you drive along the road, if you look toward something it’s a natural tendency to steer towards it. Part of good driving is redirecting your focus to the car, your hand position, lane position, etc. As we pursue our goals (our driving destination), what we focus on along the way matters...

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