I am complicit in choreographing leadership summits and national sales meetings titled, Fit for Growth, Go for Growth and Excel. The classical marketing literature holds that growth is not a strategy but the outcome of one.
Individual research studies volley across the landscape of any debate like tennis balls at Wimbledon. Opposing positions inevitably find credible studies supporting their point of view...on the exact same topic! If you follow any debate on social media sites, you will remark how comments quickly degenerate into verbal melees and slugfests. It's not only unproductive...it's nuts!
In the mid-1970’s, Macrae published an article in The Economist, proposing that people working in corporations should behave more like entrepreneurs, that is, with creativity, innovation, risk-taking, and personal accountability. In 1985 Pinchot and Pinchot coined the term intrapreneur to describe someone working with an entrepreneurial attitude in a corporate environment.
Long before the term globalization entered our daily language, thought-leaders such as Peter Drucker predicted that this phenomenon would require corporations to take on a different attitude and skill set for success. In the mid-1970’s, Macrae (1976) writing in The Economist, proposed that the people working in corporations should behave as if they were entrepreneurs, that is, in a manner that fostered creativity, innovation, risk-taking, competitiveness, and personal accountability.
Have you ever noticed how tough it is to change even one thing in your life? No sooner have you taken the first few steps than something always intervenes to sabotage the effort. Every January 1st, millions of people resolve to change some element of their lives: To exercise, to lose weight, to follow a budget or stop drinking, etc. In the vast majority of cases, these efforts are usually short lived and people return to their old patterns. Why is that?
Data and information without a story is like a brick wall without mortar. The spaces between the metrics where people really make decisions are critical to understanding the truth. The payoff is huge: Resources spent on things that work, less wasted time, fresh ideas for innovation…and much more.
Over the last 20 years or so, we've run a lot of strategic planning sessions with clients in a variety of sectors including Pharma, med-tech, transportation, telecom, hospitality, services, and even not-for-profits. Regardless of industry, we have found that five things separate successful plans from those that keep coming back each year having accomplished little of what had been planned.
A study conducted on ghosting and the relationship between known and unknown contacts in the healthcare industry. The effects of which could contribute to repressing innovation in healthcare and pharma.
Photo courtesy of Tom Pumford. It won’t be long now. Every day brings another opportunity for some [presumably] well-intentioned yutz to step in the muck of his/her myopia and watch their career blow up in their face. A few weeks ago, someone at Lexus thought it would be a great idea to cut a
Guest author – John Gregory @opencityinc I am complicit in choreographing leadership summits and national sales meetings titled, Fit for Growth, Go for Growth and Excel. The classical marketing literature holds that growth is not a strategy but the outcome of one. We criticize governments for being short term focused, yet, we spend our
By Steve Courmanopoulos, Ph.D. (Psych) You have a life. You have friends and family, hobbies, and interests. Hopefully, work that you enjoy and at which you’re very good. Perhaps you’re even an expert at your job or hobby. It’s pretty tough to pull the wool over your eyes when it comes to your
By Dr. Steve Courmanopoulos PhD./ Image courtesy of Ashley Batz and Unsplash. It’s impossible to go through life without meeting people who have such deeply entrenched beliefs that no amount of discussion or evidence can convince them to change their minds. If you’ve experienced this you’re not alone, research confirms it. In a 2014
By Steve Courmanopoulos, Ph.D. (Psych) Individual research studies volley across the landscape of any debate like tennis balls at Wimbledon. Opposing positions inevitably find credible studies supporting their point of view…on the exact same topic! If you follow any debate on social media sites, you will remark how comments quickly degenerate into verbal melees