Companies suffer when leaders and managers assume that someone is too young or too old to solve complex problems, collaborate in new ways, contribute to the innovative design of a product, or skillfully lead a process improvement project. Reinforcing age-related myths for targeted sectors of a workforce reduce real opportunities to raise the innovation bar for everyone, which is why I'm calling out ten age-related myths for the over forty crowd that we should debunk in 2017.
Entries categorized "Innovation"
If you think that reporting to a younger manager is a challenge or that managing upwards is tough, how well would you fare with a robotic boss? Gartner revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2016 and beyond with a strong emphasis on the digital future.
I published an end-of-year Facebook post about catching up with Rich Goldman, one of the thought leaders in Innovation in a Reinvented World, and who provides readers with insight and experience representative of Essential Element #2: Entrepreneurship. It was fun catching up with Rich again after four years and another...
The tension between deciding when to challenge a status quo and when to adapt to one certainly does keep life interesting. However, we hear less about the art of managing the creative tension associated with stepping up and outside our comfort zones—navigating an unfamiliar terrain that is oftentimes strewn with roadblocks, boulders, and pot holes—with that of getting along, being liked, and fitting in.
You’re busting to share an idea that woke you up at 3 am. As you excitedly share your dream, you feel an uncomfortable silence growing between you, a family member, friend, or colleague. In an instant someone can kibosh an idea.
This past Sunday I was part of a 30+ member team of judges who participated in the 2nd annual HACK UCSC. The spirit and vision behind HACK UCSC likely belongs to Doug Erickson, founder of Santa Cruz New Tech MeetUp.
I'm thrilled to be participating as a judge in this weekend's HACK UCSC 2015 event, surrounded by creative talent and innovative energy.