Category: Innovation

The Jazz Ministry, Creativity, and Innovation

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My father was a Lutheran Pastor in the Bronx in the 1940s when he came up with an idea to serve the men and women who worked in the city’s bars and nightclubs. The bars and clubs closed at 2 AM. He started a service at 3 AM, so they could go to church before they went home to sleep. It was a good idea. People liked  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make it safe to try things

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Ignore all the calls from the pundits for you to “encourage risk-taking” by your team members. Instead, make it safe for them to try things and magic will happen. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual contributor? Check out my book, Now  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Most ideas need work

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Don’t believe those stories about sudden insights that worked perfectly. The reality is that no matter how good an idea is, it will probably need some work before it can become a helpful innovation. This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time. Just promoted from individual  »  Read More

The Stinky and Dirty Show is a great innovation tutorial.

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I love it when my grandchildren come to visit because I learn so much from them. A couple of weeks ago, 10-year-old Banks was here and introduced me to Fortnite. This weekend, 4-year-old Thomas arrived and introduced me to “Stinky and to Dirty.” “Stinky and Dirty” is an Amazon cartoon series for kids. It  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Don’t encourage risk taking

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Pundits suggest that you should encourage risk taking so that you get more innovation. But most people don’t like doing risky things. You’ll get the innovation you want if you do two things. Tell people: “We expect you to try things.” When they try things, praise them for the effort. While  »  Read More

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