Issue 97 - Published Aug. 8, 2012
Cure the (Self-Inflicted) Chaos First Cure the (Self-Inflicted) Chaos First
By Karen Martin

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “More than 80 percent of improvement efforts fail to make a discernible difference in overall business performance, regardless of the improvement methodology in use. The reason isn’t a flaw in the methodologies, but a flaw inside of companies.”
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How Perceptions Shape Realities How Perceptions Shape Realities
By Baldev Seekri

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “Whereas methodology, milestones and measurements are extremely important for any journey of achievement and they have their place in the execution stage of the journey, what is required in the earliest stage of the journey is to make the participants of the journey perceive the worthiness of the task at hand.”
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The Failure to Engage: Understanding the Mechanism that Determines Employee Engagement and Micro-Innovation The Failure to Engage: Understanding the Mechanism that Determines Employee Engagement and Micro-Innovation
By John Bernard

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “Employee engagement remains low because fear kills innovation and fear continues as the dominant management mechanism. ... Fear blocks employees’ ability to say 'yes' to customer needs [and] to act on opportunities to innovate.”
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The Art of Not Knowing The Art of Not Knowing
By Craig Coggle

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “Innovation and creativity can only exist with the wonder of not knowing. I wonder what will happen if I mix this thing here with this thing over here. I don’t know but would love to find out. Curiosity is born from not knowing. Not knowing therefore can help us change and grow.”
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The Finch Effect: How Adaptability Will Save Your Career (and Happiness) The Finch Effect: How Adaptability Will Save Your Career (and Happiness)
By Nacie Carson

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “As humans, we have the power to direct our response. We can consciously choose how to change the shape of our beaks… or at least consciously choose how we respond to the changes in our environment. And that environmental change we face now, today, is an economic one.”
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The How Manifesto: Why How Business Gets Done Around the World is the New Competitive Advantage, and New Metrics for a New Reality The How Manifesto: Why How Business Gets Done Around the World is the New Competitive Advantage, and New Metrics for a New Reality
By Dov Seidman

Published Aug. 8, 2012 12:00 p.m. - “'How?' is not just a question. HOW is the answer. ... The way to forge a better, more sustainable path of growth and progress lies in the realm of human behavior—HOW we do what we do.”
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