The Number One Way to Get Unstuck

Problem: You want to create something meaningful.  Something that will make a difference.  Something that people will find valuable.  But you just can’t seem to produce.  You can’t seem to find the time, you can’t come up with the right concept, you don’t have the right skills, or a myriad of other reasons.  You’re stuckContinue reading “The Number One Way to Get Unstuck”

Connect the Peeps

Problem: People work in silos.  They don’t communicate, except by filling out forms and following the process for transferring information.  Everything takes too long to get done because the processes cause information to get stuck at various stages. Solution: Start a connecting or networking effort where everyone knows everyone else by their first name.  ProcessesContinue reading “Connect the Peeps”

10 Ways to Spread Ideas

Problem There are a lot of exciting new ideas and concepts that you are learning  from books, TED talks, blogs, and a myriad of other sources out there on the internet.  But then you come to work at your corporation and everything seems to be backwards, you feel like you’re in some kind of aContinue reading “10 Ways to Spread Ideas”

Organize Your Own “FedEx Day”

Problem: You have some great ideas for your company, but you really don’t have time or an avenue for making them happen because you’re too busy working your normal day to day grind. Solution: You may have heard about Google’s 20% time where people get one day a week to work on whatever projects theyContinue reading “Organize Your Own “FedEx Day””

Be a Design Thinker

Problem: There are too many problems, issues, or things that need fixing in your organization, and not enough people are trying to solve them. Solution: Anything can be improved if you learn how to become a design thinker.  Being a design thinker means that you notice the ‘design’ of the bigger picture.  If you observe what forces areContinue reading “Be a Design Thinker”

Get a (new) Job.

Problem: You’ve mastered your current position and are pretty much the expert in that particular job function, but you’d like more challenge.  You want to get to the next level but there doesn’t seem to be any sign of promotion or juicy project ahead. Solution: Go find another position within the company and start over.Continue reading “Get a (new) Job.”