Why “I was only trying to help” is not compassionate.

The opposite of compassion is selfishness. The problem is that the selfish action creates pain instead of helping to alleviate it. In the end, it divides teams and frustrates innovative opportunities. Read More

What is your Level of Pain at Work?

Pain costs companies billions of dollars a year because pain prevents people from exploring new opportunities. When we are in pain, we disengage and shut down. Our performance and productivity plummet. You can guess what happens to the profits. Unfortunately, many leaders don’t put employee pain as a priority. They are busy and have their… Read More

One Attitude Millennials (and all of us) Need to Change A.S.A.P.

Millennials are disrupting the world, doing what many of us haven’t imagined. They are earning wealth faster and challenging outdated assumptions. In the process they have pushed us out of our comfort zones. That is great but there is one attitude that they need to change as soon as possible – they need to be more empathetic. Read More

5 Phrases to Eliminate from Your Innovative Workplace

“I didn’t realize that was offensive.” Most people never think about the cliches they use in the workplace – until they experience the trauma. They don’t understand that common phrases can be obstacles to creating the disruptive innovation they desire. Read More

5 Critical Skills to Avoid Disruption

In my previous post, I discussed the secret to avoiding disruption. In this post, I’ll detail three critical skills that will make you far more valuable than any robot or automated machine. Those that follow me appreciate how I help them think bigger and reach higher. They realize that by stretching their thinking they can… Read More