Imposter Syndrome – Channeling the noise for growth

An article in Harvard Business Review titled “Mentoring Someone with Imposter Syndrome” resonated with me. The article covers the topic well and offers the following main points for guidance in mentoring: Empirically challenge negative self-talk Affirm, affirm, and affirm some more Deliberately counteract stereotype threat Share your own imposter stories Continue reading Imposter Syndrome – Channeling the noise for growth

TED: Draw Toast! (Creative Problem Solving)

Tom Wujec has a TED talk on creative problem solving using a technique he calls “drawing toast”. The idea is not new, but the packaging and approach is solid and builds on innovation thinking. I posted a video from another TED talk about empowering the team, and ensuring all voices Continue reading TED: Draw Toast! (Creative Problem Solving)

TED: Manage for collective creativity

While looking through TED for innovative thinking and approaches I can learn from, I came across this talk by Linda Hill. I encourage you to watch the full video if you have an interest in the topic and want to be challenged. The ideas come from a significant amount of Continue reading TED: Manage for collective creativity

Books to read: Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work

I got this book while working at Pfizer, and helping lead an innovation transformation in the consumer health division. We were looking to reboot out approach to product development and creativity in general, and as a part of that we invested in a great set of programs that I still Continue reading Books to read: Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work

Books to read:The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

This read is in line with the related book by the same author I also recommended titled “The Innovator’s Dilemma“. This book focuses on the healthcare industry, and besides Clayton Chritensen, includes 2 additional authors, Jerome Grossman, MD, and Jason Hwang, MD. The Amazon summary offers a decent overview. A Continue reading Books to read:The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

Books to read: The Innovator’s Dilemma

I first read this book many years ago and it has served as a good reference over the years, standing the test of time as a foundational work. First published in 1997 by Clayton Christensen and reprinted multiple times since, it details the business innovation cycles and the traps that Continue reading Books to read: The Innovator’s Dilemma

Design Thinking

Design thinking is an approach that can be stand alone or a critical part if an agile delivery approach. It is at it’s heart, about inspecting and adapting, using iterative approaches to build value. The approach offers a number of great benefits, to include: Quicker Starts – Since there does Continue reading Design Thinking