“We needed to work with a strong technical team to support our firm’s growth, but we couldn’t find the right partner. Surprisingly, it’s rare to find a tech firm that combines high-quality creative designers and skilled developers who can produce exceptional results…”
Most leaders like to celebrate success. But if you want employees to innovate, think about the benefits of celebrating failure, too. After all, no less sweat, toil or creative energy goes into major projects that don’t happen to pan out.
Catastrophic failures aren’t usually caused by one or two big mess-ups but by a series of cascading errors. So it was at this year’s Academy Awards, where a number of factors contributed to the wrong movie being announced as Best Picture.
A new data-rich report from Deloitte focuses on risk management and the various obstacles that can effect the board and C-suite. Download “Taking aim at value: Avoid overconfidence and look again at risk.”
For Ramin Djawadi, the composer of “Game of Thrones,” the hit TV show, the creative process never shuts off.
“I learned that people’s motivations are not logical. They come from a very different place. Their motivations are emotional.”
Dan O’Sullivan was riding the subway in Boston when the train suddenly stopped. At first, his annoyance spiked. Then he was impressed.
Zealous Puritan Oliver Cromwell, ruthless dictator and lord protector of England in the 17th century, sure knew how to minimize meetings.
It’s bad enough if people look down at their devices rather than pay attention to the proceedings in a meeting. But it creates a downhill spiral if others notice and resent their colleagues’ behavior.
There are many ways to cheer your teammates’ triumphs and prod them to pick up their game when they’re down. What’s important is showing that you care and you’re rowing along with everyone in pursuit of shared success.