creativity

Prepare Employees to Look to the Future

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

Without imagination, innovation stalls in the present. Futuristic thinking is a critical skill for everyone—business owners, leaders, veteran team members, and new hires alike. Without it, teams can’t imagine what the organization will look like in five, 10, or 20 years. They can’t imagine their future customers, sources of revenue, competitors, or even what it will be like to work at the organization.

Top 5 Traits of Successful Innovators

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Dr. Evans Baiya, AllBusiness.com, July 2021

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” He was certainly referring to leading in terms of industry: if your company is innovating, it will generally lead the pack. But I think he was also referencing positional titles in the workplace. If you are a leader, you are expected to innovate. And if you are an innovator, you have the potential to be a leader.

Help Your Employees Unleash Creativity

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By Dr. Evans Biaya

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. As a leader, you want to foster imaginative thinking in your employees. The good news is that everybody has imagination. It follows that everybody is capable of coming up with ideas. Whether bad, good, or great, employees bring ideas with them to work every day.

5 Steps to Build a Culture of Ideation

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By Dr. Evans Baiya

You could be missing out on $1,237 per employee in untapped ideas.

No, really!

According to a 2019 study by IdeaScale, each employee has on average $1,237 worth in unused ideas. A separate study also showed that employees come to work with an average of 8 to 10 new ideas every day that could help their work.

7 Powerful Results of Nuturing Innovation

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Dr. Evans Baiya, HR.com, November 2020

In my work, I hear a lot of reasons why people don't engage in innovation: "That's not part of my job description." "I'm not and idea person." "Innovation doesn't really apply to my industry." "We don't need innovation right now. Our company is doing just fine." "Our workforce is already well trained." "The CEO is the one who comes up with new ideas.

ZOOMED! How to Make Your Next Call Memorable

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By Whit Mitchell

What are you looking at during your Zoom calls?

How do I look….is my hair working today…what are others wearing…what books are on their bookshelf….why are they not showing their face…..I love their artwork….who keeps walking by in the background….I hear people speaking…turn on your mute.

The 4 Properties of Effective Business Experiments

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Experiments Aren’t Just for Scientists, Use This Proven Tool to Improve Your Offerings

By Dr. Evans Baiya

Any business that is looking to launch new offerings, improve processes and solutions, or simply grow should be running experiments. There is an effective way to conduct experiments, and there are many not-so-effective ways. Throughout my career I have been on both sides of that fence—once running hundreds of experiments in an attempt to prove that the product my team had created was right, when other experiments were telling us it was not.

The Power of Coming Back to Your Foundation

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emotional intelligence, values, creating your life

By Jalene Case

Experiencing imbalance and balance is part of living. How might we lead ourselves from chaos to order? Carl Jung said, “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” There’s a new way forward waiting for you to discover it. Before making direction-changing decisions, check the integrity of your foundation. Who are you now?

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