Dive Deep then Step Back: Tell the Story of Your Life to Understand it

To create your own unique path in life, you must first take a look at the larger story of your life. Zoom out on those experiences you’ve had already in order to make meaning, understand, and move forward with your … Continue reading

Eradicate Sunday Night Illness by Creating Your Own Path

After I graduated from college, I came down with a case of “Sunday night illness.” It was that sick-to-the-stomach kind of feeling you get when the fear of Monday morning makes you sick the night before, because you are not … Continue reading

How to Reflect to Improve and Learn from Life Experiences

Experiential Learning: Reflect & Make Meaning of your Experiences to Grow Make meaning with the power of reflection. Get better at what you do and how you do it through experiential or active learning. There is so much we can … Continue reading

Identifying Key Tools and Resources for Personal and Professional Development

It is really difficult to do things on our own. It is even more difficult to do things on our own without any tools or resources. If you’ve ever tried to build or repair something, you know that tools can … Continue reading

Identifying Meaningful Life Experiences that Give You Insight into Who You Are at Your Best

Creating your path is all about experiences. Experiences help us to understand ourselves and learn. We create our path for the journey ahead by experiencing. We can take a look back at the path we’ve already traveled and see that … Continue reading

The Year of Innovation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

It is the Year of Innovation at the University of Wisconsin and I’m honored and excited to help my alma mater kick off the year at their Innovation U launch event. Hear from Chancellor David Ward first and then I’ll … Continue reading

The Leadership Learner: Innovating in Your Professional Life

Today, I’d like to highlight a couple of articles featured in The Leadership Learner that talk about professional leadership, how to become a leader, and how to innovate once you get there.  The first comes from the Center for Organizational … Continue reading

Learn Daily to Innovate Better

We want to help you learn innovation in real time. Be sure to check out the innovation articles in our daily innovation e-newspaper, The Innovation Learner. The focus of this daily publication is on sourcing you current articles that can … Continue reading

Step up the ladder: A visual infographic to help you start innovation

A metaphor and visual model can help us get started with innovation and the important, frequent, and necessary conversations with others about what we are working on. I’ve whipped up an innovation ladder model infographic to help you think about … Continue reading

Survey says: The 4 most critical skills to develop due to the rapid pace of change

The American Management Association (AMA) surveyed 2,115 managers about the most important skills needed in our organizations. It is not the 3Cs but now a different set of 4Cs: Critical thinking/problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity/innovation skills. Why are these 4Cs … Continue reading