Innovation

Exciting Times in Civic Tech Innocation

Transparency is a concept that has been discussed by governments for years now and we have seen some amazing progress.  There have been great strides towards making data more accessible via readily downloadable spreadsheets and PDFs.  That is progress but it still...

An Equation for Innovation

Examples of innovation are everywhere. We don’t have to look far to find countless books and articles highlighting the companies that have been able to successfully achieve it. The problem comes when we try to copy those companies and have little success. Copying what...

Why Government Should Embrace Failure

In my experience, failure and risk management in government is a taboo subject. Old school style leaders are quick to bring down the hammer anytime someone makes a mistake. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Zig Ziglar. There is no shortage of research...

3 Tips to Start Innovating Like You Invest

Originally published on LinkedIn here. How successful do you think investors would be if their entire strategies focused on one specific investment? What if they kept doubling down even when the investments where showing volatility or negative returns? I know I would...

Multitasking is Limiting Your Creativity

Originally posted on LinkedIn here. Checking email, talking on the phone and hammering out a project all at the same time may feel good, but it is killing your creativity. Our brains just can’t handle it. It goes back to the argument of being efficient vs. being...

Innovation Is Not About Ideas

Originally posted on LinkedIn here. Contrary to popular belief, innovation can be easy. However, it all depends on the approach. If you are only focused on generating ideas then success will be limited. If instead, you focus on building the systems to support...

3 Takeaways from My DorobekINSIDER Interview

Recently I had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Dorobek about my book – Innovation PACT. In addition to talking about the book we talked about some other great topics around innovation. There were some key takeaways from the interview that I think are important to...

A Practical Approach to Innovation

  Originally Posted on LinkedIn Here What is innovation really? The answer to this question differs from person to person and therefore the material on the subject covers a very wide spectrum. Innovation at its basic level is doing something different. Obviously,...