Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you

Are you wrecking the very energy you want from the people around you? It's easier to do than you might think. In this episode of, The Ingenuity Lab Podcast, we explore a subtle but insidious communication behavior that wipes out the creativity, ingenuity, and effort you need to achieve critical results. And what is this poison-packed [...]

Podcast: If you’re doing this one thing, you’re wrecking the creative energy of people around you2024-04-02T19:50:20-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome”

The Universe. The human brain. The Grand Canyon. Any of the world's oceans. Quantum Physics. -- The things above deserve to be described as, "awesome." They fit the definition and spirit of the word. Here's one generally agreed upon definition of "awesome."     exhibiting or marked by awe; showing reverence, admiration, or fear.   When [...]

Ingenuity Tip: When It Comes To Everyday Achievement, Stop Using The Word “Awesome”2024-04-02T19:46:08-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution

Here are three leader actions that infuse ingenuity into execution. Listen below.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308980359" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

Ingenuity Tip: Three Leader-Actions That Will Infuse Ingenuity Into Your Execution2024-04-02T19:46:20-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: Go Beyond Emotional Reactions

Ever been in a meeting where someone “reacts emotionally?” Ever been that person? Of course…we both witnessed these relations and been the “reactor.” But, these moments are often full of possibility. Here’s a tip that can help you turn an emotional reaction into a more ingenious moment.  Listen at soundcloud: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/308031796" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" [...]

Ingenuity Tip: Go Beyond Emotional Reactions2024-04-02T19:46:27-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: Upgrade The Moment

Here's another ingenuity tip from the Ingenuity Lab.   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/306708715" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]  

Ingenuity Tip: Upgrade The Moment2024-04-02T19:46:34-04:00

Ingenuity Tip: Mining Insights

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Ingenuity Tip: Mining Insights2024-04-02T19:46:40-04:00

Coming Early Summer 2017: Intersections of Ingenuity

Close your eyes and picture an intersection. Make it one that you either walk or drive through on a regular basis. Got it? Now try and put yourself at the moment where you intersect with others. Imagine that you’re walking down the street— or driving in your car. The intersection, with all the people and [...]

Coming Early Summer 2017: Intersections of Ingenuity2024-04-02T19:07:43-04:00

Increase Collective Ingenuity Through This Practice

This is an excerpt from my book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team's Collective Ingenuity. The excerpt explores one quality of collective ingenuity: how a group behaves when they "circle" a challenge or opportunity.   How You Enter and Behave in the Circle Matters I live my life and do my work in the shadow of a simple [...]

Increase Collective Ingenuity Through This Practice2024-04-02T19:07:07-04:00

Why Productive Complaining Changes The World

This is an excerpt from my book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team's Collective Ingenuity.  Dave Fleming, 2016. -- Productive complaining has a purpose, and that purpose is alchemy. Productive complaining occurs when the complaining highlights something that is wrong in the system, something that needs to change. The issue can be frustrating and even cause tribe [...]

Why Productive Complaining Changes The World2024-04-02T19:06:57-04:00

I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases. Pt. 2

In part one of this article we explored what a cognitive bias is and how they can wreak havoc on our thinking and living. In part two we'll look at how cognitive biases infect groups and I'll give you a four-step process to reduce the influence of biases.   -- What Do You See?   Take a [...]

I Am Not So Smart. And No Offense But Neither Are You. Understanding Cognitive Biases. Pt. 22024-04-02T19:06:47-04:00