People often resist change for reasons that make good sense to them, even if those reasons don't correspond to organizational goals. So it is crucial to recognize, reward, and celebrate accomplishments.
Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. Effective leaders are able to
Mindless habitual behavior is the enemy of innovation.
Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily, remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
Leaders must wake people out of inertia. They must get people excited about something they've never seen before, something that does not yet exist.
A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
A great idea is not enough.
To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings.
Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try.
Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world.
The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life... the new career arc.
Cheap labor is not going to be the way we compete in the United States. It's going to be brain power.
Power is the ability to get things done.
The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women have risen in the business world. America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction.
The goal of winning is not losing two times in a row.