Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

By Janet Sernack / October 13, 2019 /

It seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had the chance, diligently read it. It is described as the “blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will…

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How to Prepare College Students to Innovate

By Robert B. Tucker / May 12, 2019 /

Several years ago, when my nephew enrolled in business school at the University of Southern California, I asked him to ping me whenever the topic of innovation came up. He pinged very little. As an innovation speaker and expert, I’ve long been frustrated with the lack of innovation in the teaching of this increasingly vital topic.…

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Surviving & Thriving in the Entrepreneur’s Game

By Janet Sernack / December 25, 2018 /

I was shocked to see in my calendar that it’s exactly 30 years since I exited my corporate career as a top retail executive at the now defunct Coles-Myer Group. I also realized that it’s also my 30-year anniversary as a serial entrepreneur who is not only still in a SME business, but is ploughing…

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Leveraging Your Talent for Innovation

By Janet Sernack / November 19, 2018 /

The world is now entering the third wave of digital innovation, leveling up out of the internet & connectivity era into what the World Economic Forum is calling the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Since digital innovation began back in the 1980’s with the first wave – the era of personal computing – Australia, & other countries…

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Mobilizing People’s Creative Energy

By Janet Sernack / October 22, 2018 /

What if there is a way to create coherence, align people’s hearts & minds as well as build an environment that generates learning & results in organizational re-organisation & transformation? At ImagineNation™ we know that this can be done by transforming people’s cognitive dissonance into the vibrant & creative energy that makes innovation happen. Just…

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Innovation in K-12 Education

By Michael Graber / October 20, 2018 /

There are many changes taking place in education. As an outward sign of this change, schools are striving to make their environments more like the “the real world,” which is to say like adult workplaces. You can see the rise of whiteboards and bean bags instead of desks, maker spaces, flex areas, collaboration zones, as…

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The Art of Creative Conversations

By Janet Sernack / September 13, 2018 /

We all know that you can’t innovate if you don’t collaborate, yet how do we make the time to have the creative and candid conversations that true collaboration and innovation requires? Conflicting priorities and ever-present digital media distractions constantly compete for our attention. Even when we manage to get everyone in the same room, or…

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How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?

By Janet Sernack / July 31, 2018 /

Haga clic aquí para leer este artículo en español. As so many of us are aware, we are living in an era of extreme rapid & continuous change, driven largely by the technological leaps of the Digital Age, impacting exponential shifts in customers needs, priorities, preferences & expectations that affect all of us, no matter…

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Eleven Essential Behavioral Science Books for Innovators

By Pete Foley / March 29, 2018 /

No matter how great an innovation is, it is only useful if people notice it, understand it, desire it, acquire it and use (and reuse) it. To achieve this, we need to understand human perception, motivations, decision making and ultimately, influence behavior. Below, in no particular order, are my favorite eleven books that have taught…

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Learning to Fail Fast through Play, Playfulness and Improvisation

By Janet Sernack / February 28, 2018 /

This is the third blog in our series of three blogs, on cultivating a fail fast culture. In last month’s blog, Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture – as a manifestation of learning & exploration we explored what it means to take a reflective stance, to use the experience of failure to support ourselves and others…

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