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  • Professional Development – 12 Books That Inspired Jeff Bezos

    There is a saying that “success leaves clues.” If you look at successful people, you will find a common core of habits that contribute directly to their success. One of the most common habits is reading. Successful people across all industries dump the TV and read! They are voracious ...

    Tags: Business, Corporate Turnaround, General, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, Personal Improvement, amazon, jeff bezos, lean, lean thinking, professional development, success, wealthy

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  • The Agility Shifter: Emerging role for innovation leadership

    Coping with disruptive technological change A recent article The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal that help...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Blogging Innovation, Build Capability, Change, Leadership, culture, Disruptive Innovation, education, failure, future, ideas, Innovation Management, innovative thinking, Management, success

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  • Innovate with a Nudge?

    Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. They are often found to be more effective and less costly than direct actions such as quotas, taxes or subsidies. Here are some simple examples... Original: http://innovationexcelle...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Book Review, Build Capability, Culture & Values, Leadership, Management, People & Skills, Psychology, Science, behavior, Behavioral Science, change, ideas42, Social Impact, Social Theory, sociology, success, Sunstein, Thaler

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  • Igniting Passionate Purpose for Innovation

    I was reminded recently “that you always teach what you most need to learn” so I am happily sharing a key learning from one of the amazing executive coaches on a recent global Coach for Innovators Certified Program™. Continue reading → Original: http://www.innovationexce...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Feature Of The Week, education, Entrepreneurship, ideas, Innovation Management, Innovation Mindset, innovative thinking, Leadership, Management, Open Innovation, success

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  • What’s Your Innovativeness Index? Shifting the odds of innovation success

    Good advice and sound innovation practices are at the core of what innovation leaders are striving to do: make innovation work better. However, I’d like to refocus the conversation onto something that I’m convinced is more powerful than any of these strategies (based on hard data... C...

    Tags: innovation, innovation excellence, Build Capability, Entrepreneurship, People & Skills, Research, Innovator Mindset, Leadership, success

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  • Drucker Shows How to Reach Success from Failure

    Rowland Hussey Macy studied business, graduated from school, and being thoroughly prepared, he opened a retail store. It failed. He started another. It failed too. This happened four times, and he failed at each attempt. However, Macy’s fifth attempt did succeed even though on the first day...

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  • Make better or make money?

    How do you measure your success? How much money you make? Or how much you make the world a better place? Capitalism is a driving force of our societies, and like any force it has a Light and a Dark side. The Light: Bring products and services to people to liberate them from material constrain...

    Tags: measurement, success, Improvement

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  • Lean Six Sigma Teams: Finding the Right Size

    One Size Fits All? Sometimes there is a misconception with Lean Six Sigma Teams that the more ‘brains’ involved, the better the results. This can especially become a trend when the problems are more detail oriented or complex. Leaders will immediately direct the maximum amount of bra...

    Tags: Business, Leadership, Operations Management, Six Sigma, lean six sigma, lean six sigma teams, quality, shmula.com, success

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  • Affinity Diagram: Getting the Best Results

    Setting the Stage Getting the best results from a group can be tricky. Preconceived notions and beliefs coupled with departmental silos create a stalemate for creativity. The purpose of an affinity diagram is to organize a large number of ideas into their natural relationships. This method ...

    Tags: Business, Leadership, Lean Manager, Six Sigma Tools, The Lean Startup, brainstorming, ideas, lean six sigma, quality, six sigma, success

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  • Olympic Gold and Six Sigma

      Can you win Olympic Gold with Six Sigma? Are there similarities between an Olympic athlete and Six Sigma? A little half way through the Olympic Games in Rio, we are witnessing some of the best athletic performances in history. Just as amazing are their background stories, getting to see e...

    Tags: Business, Leadership, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, gold medals, lean six sigma, olympic gold, olympics, success

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