best practices

Unusual Tip #43,252,003,274,489,856,000

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Do you know what this number represents? Here’s a hint: It has 6 colored slides, 21 pieces, and 54 outer surfaces. ** WARNING: SPOILER ALERT BELOW ** You guessed it…it’s the most iconic 3 dimensional puzzle of our time – the Rubik’s Cube.  43,252,003,274,489,856,000 represents the number of possible configurations for…

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Unusual Tip #04: The Dumb-ification of Specialized Experts

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I’ve been struggling with the answer to a simple question: “Can you reverse knowledge bias?” How we perceive people in society is largely dependent on a narrow perspective bias that associates one’s knowledge based on education and vocation. This is not surprising since it helps us better understand our functional…

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Unusual Tip #3: The Re-imagination of Healthcare (or any industry) Requires a “Yes, If” Leadership Culture

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For a number of years, I have been running emergency ‘code blues’ for companies and organizations stuck in an innovation rut. I’m the guy they call when competition is lurking around the corner, leadership can’t grasp the uncertainty ahead, or the innovation well has dried up. And when you peel…

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UNUSUAL TIP #02: The real truth of leadership resides within the story of the journey.

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We all love the superhero stories of great leaders and innovators. And there’s no question that the media likes to sensationalize these stories. I too have fallen prey at times to these inspiring feel good stories, well, mostly because it fuels my hopes and dreams. Unfortunately, this presents a distorted…

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Leadership Requires the Ability to See What Others Do Not

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Most will agree that being an effective leader and innovator requires a unique ability to anticipate trends and marketplace shifts.  However, what most don’t believe is that this trait is one that is learned over time through diligent practice and systematic execution of curating ideas into thematic patterns. For years, this practice…

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