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On Relentless Curiosity

On Relentless Curiosity

"As healthcare providers, we are too eager to purchase equipment and computer software while we miss opportunities to explore innovation in the value of our product performance, experience, service, distribution channels, business model structures, and so forth. We keep playing the same game and wondering why we are not driving costs down or adding new and useful value like other industries. We learned... that if you are relentlessly curious to the point of insight, then it becomes possible to create multiple types of innovations. It does not lessen the challenge to execute, but it does increase the odds of sustained market...

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Curiously Uncomfortable

Curiously Uncomfortable

She didn’t win. Although nominated for Album of the Year in 2013, Taylor Swift shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight,  the reactions she considered; decide they were wrong, or be curious enough to self-reflect and make the adjustments needed to create a project worthy of winning. Taylor Swift, an icon in the music industry and arguably one of the most successful artists in our generation, chose the latter. Fully embracing the challenge, she won Album of the Year in 2016, with her next album titled 1989. When we let curiosity lead, innovation follows. Natalie Nixon highlights in her book,...

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Five for Friday: Imaginative Leadership

Five for Friday: Imaginative Leadership

  Effective leadership depends on a combination of commonly cited skills and characteristics, like trustworthiness, empathy, and great communication. But perhaps the most overlooked trait that great leaders possess is a strong sense of imagination. Imaginative leaders are able to approach unforeseen problems with creative solutions, find innovative ways to lead and develop teams, recognize talent in unexpected places, and can visualize what their organization might face far into the future. The articles in this week’s Five for Friday are all about imaginative leadership: what it entails, how it benefits teams and organizations, and why it’s a must-have ingredient for...

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7 Principles to Lead with Imagination

7 Principles to Lead with Imagination

  7 Principles to Lead with Imagination Brian Paradis was the Chief Financial Officer for Florida Hospital when he was tasked with leading the troubled organization in 2006. Plagued with doubt and inexperience, he records his journey in Lead with Imagination, to turn the enterprise around. Lead with Imagination he writes is about “how to lead and how to do it with imagination. It is first about how to be, about character, before checklists and a list of to-dos.” It’s about “how to release yourself and those you lead from the constraints of the mind’s own making and those of...

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Three Questions to Help You Succeed at Your New Job You May Not Know You Have

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Three Questions to Help You Succeed at Your New Job You May Not Know You Have

Are you in a new job and don’t know it? (This is no April Fool’s joke.) When the pandemic disrupted almost everything that we considered “normal” we all got new jobs. Some of us have new jobs in the same company, some trying to navigate a new economy, and still others are reinventing their small businesses. Whatever your personal version of the story is – you have a new job. New jobs require new thinking and new questions. The three I’ve found most helpful are: 1. What do I need to stop doing? It’s a painful question to answer and may...

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