Innovation guidelines for managers (HBR)

Great article in the October 2008 edition of Harvard Business Review. Creativity and the role of the leader by Teresa M. Amabile and Mukti Khaire. If you're looking to enhance creativity and boost innovation… 1. Remember that you're not the sole fount of ideas. 2. Enable collaboration. 3. Enhance diversity. 4. Map the stages ofContinue reading “Innovation guidelines for managers (HBR)”

Book review: Be remarkable with the Encore Effect

The Encore Effect: How To Achieve Remarkable Performance In Anything You Do By Mark Sanborn Doubleday, $18.95 We spent Thanksgiving at Clevelands House and got a long weekend worth of the Encore Effect. The end of season pilgrimage to cottage country is a family tradition. This year may have been the best yet thanks toContinue reading “Book review: Be remarkable with the Encore Effect”

Media relations summer camp write-up

Anne Makhoul with The Calendon Institute of Social Policy has done a write-up on the media relations summer camp that was put together this past summer by Mohawk College, the Hamilton Spectator and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. Easy to replicate in other communities. Helps nonprofits tell people-based and community-focused stories instead of the usualContinue reading “Media relations summer camp write-up”

Book review: Why work sucks (and fixing it with a ROWE)

Why Work Sucks And How To Fix It By Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson The Penguin Group $26.50 Meet Bachelor Bob and Single Mom Sally. Bob's always the first to arrive and the last to leave the office. And in between, Bob does pretty much nothing at all. Bob's made a career out of goingContinue reading “Book review: Why work sucks (and fixing it with a ROWE)”