Archive: July 2012

  • July 30, 2012

Creative Retreat

A retreat is a quiet or secluded place where you can rest and relax. As I write this I am staying at the Holy Wisdom Monastery just outside Madison, Wisconsin. …

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  • July 23, 2012

Shift Perspective

Take a look at your business from a variety of angles. This includes seeing your operation as your customers and key partners see it. It will help you know what …

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  • July 16, 2012

Turn Turmoil to Your Advantage

Being innovative in today’s environment means taking adverse conditions and finding ways to use their momentum to your advantage, harnessing their movement and direction to fuel your growth. Imagine if …

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  • July 9, 2012

Competitive Intelligence: Essential to Innovation

Competitive intelligence is information about products, customers, competitors, the market and internal capabilities that support your ability to make strategic decisions. Effective innovation requires this kind of intelligence to make …

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  • July 2, 2012

Life is a Contact Sport

I first read Peter Senge’s book, The Fifth Discipline: the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization, in the mid 90s. I had never heard of Senge and was impressed …

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