Innovation: The Life Blood Of Your Business

Innovation: The Life Blood Of Your Business If you’re running or managing a business and want it to be around for a long time, you need to spend a good part of your time innovating. That’s because, in a fast-moving world, where people expect things to get better and better, and cheaper and cheaper, innovation is your route to getting ahead of your competition. Here are 7 ways to put new life blood into your organization through innovation. 1. Create An Innovative Climate. Goran Ekvall of Lund University in Sweden has defined three conditions needed for a climate of innovation. They are: trust, dynamism, and humour. One of Ekvall’s case studies was a Swedish newspaper where the team working on …

You’re The Inspiration

You’re The Inspiration Thank God inspiration didn’t wait for me. Had it done so, I’d probably still be trying to ward off the person holding the knife. I wasn’t trying to be inspired. I was trying to survive – literally trying to spare my own life. I knew if I didn’t hold the door closed then the knife in the hands of the other person would be slashing at my flesh. Trapped in the back room of the house, nowhere else to run, all my weight pressed against wood, knowing the other person wouldn’t give up. That was when it happened. Inspiration intervened. ‘Put your coat on and let them in,’ a small voice inside me whispered. I looked at …