Solve Problems in Three Steps

I love cheat sheets... pages, charts, process flow, lists that chop complex ideas into small chunks. The following is adapted from a design process presented in the endnotes of Seth Godin's book "Free Prize Inside." This works extremely well for problem-solving, [...]

Solve Problems in Three Steps

Getting Innovation Done, Being The Champion

Bringing to life programs and ideas that create innovation often requires persuasion. New ideas can be perceived as risky, dangerous, and create the "unknown." Seth Godin, offers a recommendation to help get the lever pulled that helps to create the change [...]

Getting Innovation Done, Being The Champion

Don’t Manage Like a Stooge, Look Before You Leap

We are all in a hurry with our businesses. We all want results immediately. Because of this, we often act immediately without taking the time to think-up alternate ideas or think thru the implications of what are about to do. Something [...]

Don’t Manage Like a Stooge, Look Before You Leap

The Path To Amazing Runs Through Not-Yet-Amazing

"If you set your bar at "amazing," it's awfully difficult to start..." today writes Seth Godin. He continues... Confronted with the gap between your vision of perfect and the reality of what you've created, the easiest path is no path. Shrug. [...]

The Path To Amazing Runs Through Not-Yet-Amazing

Seth Godin Says: How To Run A Problem-Solving Meeting

Here's a complete rip-off of today's post from Seth Godin. Great to have Seth playing in my sandbox. This is a special sort of get together, similar to the meeting where you organize people to figure out the best way to [...]

Seth Godin Says: How To Run A Problem-Solving Meeting

Making Decisions With A Coin Toss

While it may be a nice way to choose who gets the last cupcake or which side of the field your team starts on, the coin flip can seem like a pretty flimsy way to make important decisions. But, what do [...]

Making Decisions With A Coin Toss

Pick Your Place, On Purpose

The most up to date list of locations can be found on the Places page within Brainstorming Tools section. You have to love when someone "makes your case" - that is - says or supports something you believe in as well. [...]

Pick Your Place, On Purpose

Making Meetings More Expensive, Might Make Them Cost Less

While I wouldn't brand myself a meeting fairie, per se... Seth does a great job wrote today... What would happen if your organization hired a meeting fairie? The fairie's job would be to ensure that meetings were short, efficient and effective. [...]

Making Meetings More Expensive, Might Make Them Cost Less

Seth Godin’s Five Step Plan For Everyone And Everything

Seth Godin posted these five steps on his blog today. As always with Seth, you can't get any cleaner or to the point than the way he puts it. Go, make something happen. Do work you're proud of. Treat people with [...]

Seth Godin’s Five Step Plan For Everyone And Everything

Describe Solutions Rather Than Ask For Tasks

Below is a word-for-word cut-and-paste from today's Seth Godin's blog post: "What do you need me to do?" "What do you need me to do?" This is a question that defines the person asking it. It is very different from, "here's [...]

Describe Solutions Rather Than Ask For Tasks
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