INSPIRE & INITIATE

Best Business Book explored in CustomerThink Interview

An Interview on Innovation There are very few companies that are able to successfully bring new, profitable products to market. Companies that are able to achieve this – and do so on a regular basis – are usually the ones that end up on the “most innovative” lists we see on Forbes, Fortune, and the…

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October 26th – Who better to live the American Dream?

Who better to live the American Dream, than those who promised and served to protect it? On October 26th, Robert Brands will be one of the speakers to volunteer his time and expertize by offering a workshop in Dallas for The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). Brands will be discussing the 10 step program for…

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The Matrix Thinker: Personality Profile of an Innovator

Software Advice recently published The Matrix Thinker—one of the personality profiles identified in the Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team. The series analyzes top employees based on research they developed with a workforce psychologist. Successful teams require a balanced mix of performers that can play to their strengths. Being able to identify the best people…

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Motivating Innovation

Human resource executives command many tools to foster innovative workplace cultures. However, investing in innovation may be viewed by some organizations as too risky at a time when they are scrutinizing every expenditure, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) notes in its 2009 Workplace Visions article, “Innovative Work Teams in a Challenging Business Environment.”…

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Inspire Tips

There are three key steps to achieve the type of Innovation culture that inspires and creates intra-organization cohesion: 1. Lead by Example: It all starts at the top. Management buy-in and support of innovation and ideation is critical. And by support, I mean both material and emotional. It needs to not only endorse, but proactively…

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