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Archive for April, 2012

NANOBITE #17

April 24, 2012

Innovations are fueled by thinking big and answering performance altering “what if” questions!

Part I…

What if you encouraged your team to take risks and experiment more?

What if you celebrated intelligent failure like you celebrate financial success?

What if you committed to leave your mark on the world instead of following conventional,
“me to” rules?

What if you gave yourself permission to have more fun and let your creativity shine?

What if you didn’t let fear and imaginary barriers hold you back?

What if you committed to networking with radically different thinkers?

What if you injected your co-workers with optimism and hope twice a day?

What if you turned punitive messages into messages of encouragement?

What if you removed regret and viewed setbacks as pathways to progress?

Look for more “what if” questions next week.

Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on leadership, innovation change, culture/engagement & service…

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NANOBITE #16

April 17, 2012

When the winds of creative destruction blow at gale force, one of the ways through the uncertainty is to accelerate innovation by thinking big, acting bold and thinking beyond your blinders.

Want to find what’s next? Want to build a culture of innovation?
Here are five strategies to help you think bigger:

Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on leadership, innovation change, culture/engagement & service…

Recent links and information:

Change This: Innovate or Perish! (pdf)

Hire People Who Don’t Suck! (eBook pdf)

Ideas to Live By! (Watch This)

The Gift of Leadership (pdf)

NANOVATE (Watch This)

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NANOBITE #15

April 10, 2012

Innovators…

1. Are born out of a desire to make the world better.

2. Begin by clearly defining a problem.

3. Re-define problems as invitations.

4. Are action oriented. If you see a problem, act on it.

5. Find answers to “What if” questions.

For a detailed “How to D.B. Management Groups, Dan Beaulieu recommends you read Nanovation and here’s why…(full review)

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NANOBITE # 14

April 3, 2012

Innovation Requires Thick Skin

Where do you get thick skin? From a deep-seated belief in what you are doing, we call that cause, purpose or mission.

“How do our products and services empower customers, suppliers, and partners?” Is a very different question from “how do our products and services make money?”

Both are important, but money usually follows empowerment.

And, when you know that your product or service truly serves and empowers, you are more willing to take the heat from critics who don’t believe in what you are doing.

Take in the words of Mark Zuckerberg, the young, empowering CEO of Facebook in a letter that accompanied the filing for their recent IPO.

“We don’t build (Facebook) services to make money; we make money to build services.”

The goal of Facebook is and has always been to make the experience of using Facebook as seamless and easy as talking to people in real life. Facebook is not about human-computer interaction; Facebook is about human-to-human interaction. Facebook wants your experience to produce serotonin, that cool biochemical that sparks feelings of happiness. And, coincidentally, all Facebook service innovations are evaluated based upon this question; “will it catalyze happy emotions efficiently?”

Zuckerberg shared this do-good philosophy with Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel. Apparently, Grove laughed and called it, “BS!”

Zuckerberg was appreciative of the feedback, yet he remains steadfast and faithful to this calling.

Today Zuckerberg is worth more than $25 billion, his user (customer base) is approaching 390 million and he is on the verge of an historical IPO.

We’d say Zuckerberg is an innovator with very thick skin!

Kevin & Jackie

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