Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Few Thoughts on Innovation

Lately, in preparation for the next round of executive coaching with a major City agency, I’ve been thinking about innovation. Here are a few interesting articles and blog posts that I’ve found recently:

Encourage Talent if You Want it to Grow by Steve Roesler discusses how to offer real encouragement rather than just providing lip service.

Nicholas Schriver cites a recent blog post by Seth Godin in his post on Facing a Changing Business Model: How to React. He underscores the importance of not thinking we can simply cobble the new onto the old and expect it to work.

Finally, in Slate, Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi tell us to Nudge No More if we expect people to make good decisions.

Ready to Redesign Your Life?

Yes, that’s a blueprint. In all the years that I’ve been coaching, my work seems to come back to one thing. I’m incredibly good at helping people figure out a life plan and then figure out how to implement it. Over time, I’ve talked about mapping, organizing, implementing goals – many names, same theme.

Here’s the thing – if you don’t know where you’ve going, you’re liable to end up somewhere else. And, sometimes, you just can’t figure out where you’re going. You need someone who can see things from a different perspective. You need someone who is good at puzzles. And synthesis. And invention. Who can think – if not bigger than you – differently than you.

That’s what I love to do. And I do it well. So, I’m taking a minute to brag about my two new Life Design Blueprint programs. The details are here: Blueprint Coaching In November, I’ll be holding free preview classes. You can sign up here if you’d like to stop by and kick the tires.

2012 is coming. Do you know where your future is?