Category Archives: Innovation

Dr. Natalie Nixon: Accelerating Innovation with Rigor and Wonder

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Businesses that thrive long-term continue to innovate, even when they are at the top of their game. If the Kodaks of the world don’t disrupt themselves, someone else certainly will. So, the question becomes, how does an organization continue to drive growth and generate new ideas—even if there is no one in the rearview mirror? Dr. Natalie Nixon contends that the key to accelerating innovation lies in the ebb and flow between rigor and wonder.

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Mary Pat Knight: Transforming Leadership Through EQ

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Financial results drive corporations, and this laser focus on achieving monetary goals often means a neglect in the areas of personal development and emotional intelligence. But the fact of the matter is that honing these skills does have a positive impact on the bottom line, as authentic leaders can both create a higher level of engagement among employees and inspire teams to perform at a higher level.

Mary Pat Knight is a sought-after transformation strategist,

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Karen Hough: Corporate Training with an Improv Twist

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We’ve all sat through that mind-numbing professional development seminar, the one where a presenter clicks through an uninspiring PowerPoint presentation while you daydream about being absolutely anywhere else. Karen Hough is on a mission to transform that experience, combining the principles of improvisation with neuroscience and psychology to bring fun and meaning to corporate training.

Hough is the founder and CEO of ImprovEdge, an award-winning business training company that is changing the way we learn,

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Nicola Grace: Monetize Your Mission

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In a perfect world, we love the work we do. We find a career that affords us the opportunity to succeed, to be happy, to make a significant social impact. Today’s guest argues that this kind of serendipity is possible for every one of us, and the secret lies in clarifying your purpose and designing a business model in alignment with that purpose.

Nicola Grace, the Mission Mentor, is an award-winning strategist and bestselling author.

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Martha O’Gorman: Putting Fun into Taxes

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Quick, what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the words tax office?

I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that you didn’t say fun. But there is one unique retail tax preparation firm that was founded on the idea of creating an atmosphere of fun in its franchises, and the creative marketing campaign they employ complements this idea – while establishing brand recognition that outshines the competition.

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