On the difference between 'discovery' and 'delivery' skills

On the difference between 'discovery' and 'delivery' skills

Over time, the organisation becomes biased towards recruiting and rewarding delivery-oriented people, and reducing space for the discovery-oriented folks…But then some day the leader feels the need to 'innovate'.  Here are three recommendations that can help an organisation bring a newer age of innovation culture.

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Fueled by Randomness

Fueled by Randomness

Ruling out randomness has its price. A look back at the evolution of organisms and ideas shows us the value of a little deviation from the algorithm. Some, not all, 'mistakes' result in great discoveries and more successful entities. The odds of success are very low, but without randomness, the chances that the status quo will eventually doom us are a hundred percent. So find out how to be fueled by randomness!

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Who does your dopamine work for?

Who does your dopamine work for?

While once we evolved to reward our brains when we found unexpected bounties of fruit or found a promising mate, today, that mechanism keeps us chasing little rewards in pointless games, succumbing to discounts on unhealthy food, in enjoying rumours and conspiracies, and in the self-praise of the social media treadmill. Here are five things you can do to wrest a little bit of control away from the dopamine dopes!

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The importance of the 4th quadrant

The importance of the 4th quadrant

We all have our list of things that fall in Q4 (of the Eisenhower Matrix): things you know you should be doing or want to get to some day, but there's no reason to do it now… However, by scheduling Q4 tasks for the future, you actually 'postpone' to tomorrow, and tomorrow has an annoying habit of not showing up. Here are 3 ways to take charge of your Q4!

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We hope you don't say these 7 things!

We hope you don't say these 7 things!

Almost every client we work with is quite smart, professional, and effective. But in some cases, their underlings can fail to live up to their high standards. In the last couple of months, after enduring a series of classic ineffective tactics like saying 'yes!' to everything a boss says (and later asking 'what did he mean by that?'), we thought we'd do this in public interest. And tell you why it matters to your future relevance.

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How to uplevel: 30+ mind levers to get the edge

How to uplevel: 30+ mind levers to get the edge

There's plenty of advice on #upleveling situations such as decision-making, sticking to a routine, learning better, etc. However, we falter in applying them because there can be too much advice! Instead, we recommend starting with just one 'mind lever' for each situation. Add these to your mental toolbox, and gain instant leverage over different situations. Here's what we have been using…

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