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What matters to the success of a team is not the formal title of leader but the assertion of leadership—which is to say, authority derived not from hierarchy but from the way we behave.   Published in The Huffington Post, July 27,…

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End Of Diversity

Companies regularly measure diversity in terms of gender, race or age, implying that demographic mix translates into high performance. But at the same time, companies make deliberate efforts to iron out differences.  Hiring managers and recruiters explicitly look for “fit”.…

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The "gig" in gigonomics can be understood in two ways -- as a short-term project and as the foundational measure of storage in information technologies. The project gig is enabled by the digital gig. Because of both, the barriers to…

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How does an innovator build a network of support for an idea? By managing up, and down - but also sideways, building support among her peers. Here's how.  Published in The Huffington Post, September 8, 2014 by Amy Radin, Kevin McDermott and…

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Teams benefit from close collaboration and informal idea sharing, but who says everyone has to work under one roof?  Distributed teams are just as effective, if not more, now that distance is collapsed by simple productivity and communications tools. Published in The Huffington Post, June…

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Regardless of your title or position, you're capable of being a Daily Innovator in your organization.  Start by adopting some effective techniques and always remembering that the collective intelligence of a group is more powerful than any individual genius.   Published in The Huffington…

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It's easy to name the characteristics of a great innovation team, but how do you pick people for your team? Published in The Huffington Post, March 6, 2013 by Daryl Twitchell, Kevin McDermott and Amy Radin Big thinker Malcolm Gladwell once remarked that "innovation…

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