Category: Innovation

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Have an Immediate Action Rule

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I know you get lots of good ideas during the day. Years ago, a manager named Bobby taught me an easy way to stay action-oriented and moving forward. The guiding principle is that trying out your idea is the quickest way to figure out if it will work or discovering how it should be modified. When you have an idea, test it  »  Read More

3 Ways to Make Sure Nobody Shares Their Good Ideas

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Vic dropped out of high school, which is how he found himself in his late thirties in a succession of menial jobs. He went back to school to get his high school diploma. I don’t mean “adult school” and a GED. Vic went to high school during the day, while he worked nights, and sat in class with his  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Try Ideas

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When you’ve got an idea that shows promise, find a way to test it. You’ll learn more from a quick test than hours of discussion. 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 You’re the Boss: Making the Most of  »  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

A Man Who Changed the World

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I don’t know what’s inscribed on Malcom McLean’s tombstone, but it might be: “He changed the world.” Mr. McLean invented container shipping and that is a very big deal indeed. But that’s not all. Look around wherever you happen to be. Just about everything you see or set your hand on spent some  »  Read More

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