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  • Hey Innovators! Why not do new work?

    Doing new work isn’t difficult, thinking about is difficult. Stop thinking and start starting; there’s no other way. Continue reading → Original: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2016/07/08/hey-innovators-why-not-do-new-work/ By: Mike ShipulskiPosted: July 8, 2016, 5:0...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Build Capability, Design, Inspiration, People & Skills, failure, fear, Learning, New Ideas

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  • Using Outdated Management Practices Can Be Very Costly

    Readers of this blog are aware of the problems created by using quotas: Achieved the goal by not the aim (2013) – The Futility of a Numerical Goal (2014), Distorting the System, Distorting the Data or Improving the System (2013), Dr. Deming on the problems with targets or goals. Wells Farg...

    Tags: data, management systems, process thinking, blame, fear, goals, management, organization as a system, psychology, quota, sales, targets

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  • Do what you can, with what you’ve got, where you are

    This quote, often falsely attributed to Theodore Roosevelt (see Sue Brewton’s blog), is an excellent mantra for both personal and management use. Too often when facing a problem or a challenge, individuals tend to push it to others, to complain about their insufficient resources and have g...

    Tags: Management, leadership and change, checklist, fear, George S. Patton, Leadership, quote, Theodore Roosevelt

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  • The Single Greatest Threat To Your Success

    The world is filled with threats to your success, but the greatest of these is much closer to home than you might think. I’ve worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses during my career, and in all of those interactions one thing is the greatest determinant of suc...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Entrepreneurship, Psychology, fear, success

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  • Deadly Disease of Management: Emphasis on Short-term Profits

    One of Dr. Deming’s 7 deadly diseases is: Emphasis on short-term profits: short-term thinking It is easy to focus on short term goals and use a somewhat simple short term figure to measure success. But just because it is easier to look at the quarterly profit figure than determine progres...

    Tags: data, systems thinking, accounting, business, culture, Deadly diseases of management, fear, leadership, long term thinking, management, psychology, short term thinking

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  • Fear in the Workplace – How to Drive it Out

    Most organizations were created and are still managed by people whose cognitive skills and careers have been formed in a pre-digital era. This means people that work in them are measured and  managed by people who developed their careers according to the mindset and mechanisms of the pr...

    Tags: Systems Thinking, systems view of the world, Theory of Constraints, conflict, Deming, fear, hierarchy, Thinking Process Tools

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  • Applying W. Edwards Deming’s Ideas in Software Development

    Guest post by John Hunter.   This video shows Poorani Jeyaseker’s presentation, The Role of W. Edwards Deming in Today’s IT, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. Poorani explains how the management system drives behavior that is not useful to the organization. The business tea...

    Tags: management systems, psychology, systems thinking, agile software development, case study, Deming Research Seminar, fear, organization as a system, software development

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  • Seven Ways Even Smart Companies Kill Great Ideas

    These seven behaviors threaten to stop innovation dead in its tracks… You can’t live without innovation. It’s why you’re in business. But as you grow, innovation also becomes a threat. It threatens to disrupt your existing business model, products, and services. It threat...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Leadership, Psychology, Accounting, business risk, fear, fear of failure, fears within innovation, legal

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  • 14 Innovation Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make

    Do you want to create an innovation-focused culture in your organization? Are you struggling to make it a reality? Are you tired of wondering why your team’s ideas don’t always seem to pan out as originally planned? Or do your team’s problems actually stem from the idea-generati...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, branding, business processes, criticism, fear, innovation process, ownership

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Whenever You Feel Like Giving Up

    The hardest decision you’ll ever make is to move on; before you do, answer these 5 questions. As entrepreneurs we believe in our ability to build the future more than anyone else possibly could. In our mind there is never any doubt that what we are creating is needed by the world. That&rsqu...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, fear, fear of failure, success

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