I believe that each of us has the power within us to learn what it takes to accomplish our biggest goals. To stretch ourselves outside of our comfort zone, and really go for it. When I reflect on those around me who have experienced tremendous success, who have made their dream a reality, one trait […]
Archive for Innovation
The initial shock has faded and the dust has begun to settle. As you look at your business and the economy, you find yourself wondering how to move forward. How can we rebuild? And what’s your part to play? The answer might surprise you. We need more entrepreneurs.
The economist Tyler Cowen says the last few decades have seen the rise of what he calls the complacent class. It may not seem like it, but the numbers show people are sticking with jobs longer, relocating rarely, and innovating less. In the midst of this complacency, there’s tremendous opportunity available for the non-complacent. I […]
This week my team met for strategic planning. We set aside several days so the leadership team could review our values, goals, and budget. We’re just finishing up today, actually. But Day 1 was dedicated not just to leaders, but to the full team. Why? I prioritize my team. Customers are important for a business. […]
I used to watch Apple’s product events with eager anticipation. But when I watched the most recent one, I was disappointed. I’m a serious Machead. But if I’m honest, I think they’re losing their mojo. It’s a cautionary tale, one that Steve Jobs actually warned about. Using IBM and Xerox as examples, Jobs explained the […]
When you think about leadership, what’s one word that matters more than almost any others? In his new book, H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle, Brad Lomenick says “habit” is the key. More than 40 percent of the things we do throughout the day aren’t the result of decisions, he says. They’re habits. […]
As Jack Welch once noted, good leaders are all about vision. In this guest post, Tor Constantino discusses three lenses through which leaders can look t gain greater clarity.
Leaders must take responsibility for our own leadership development. In this guest post, Bill Hybels outlines four steps for absorbing new ideas and becoming a better leader.
Innovation thrives in an environment of diversity. In this guest post, Scott Williams explains why this is particularly relevant to the church.
Where do the great ideas come from in your organization? The short answer is anywhere. They can come from at least four sources. More important, there are specific things you can do to ensure your organization nurtures and harvest’s the best ideas.
The bigger and more successful you become, the easier it is to rest on your creative laurels. This is one of the things I have really admired about Apple. They keep pushing the envelope. I don’t think this happens by accident. Someone there is doing a lot of thinking about how to encourage and reward creative thinking.
Craig Groeschel is the founding pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-campus church with dozens of weekly services in thirteen locations, including an Internet campus. In his book, It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It, he describes that illusive something that some leaders and organizations have and others don’t. In a moment, I will tell you how to get a copy FREE.