In a 2018 Gallup study of nearly 7,500 full-time U.S. employees, 23% say they’re “always or very often” burned out. Another 44% said they “sometimes” feel this way. There are complex forces behind this trend, but it’s safe to assume that burnout doesn’t lead to innovation. Original thinking takes time—and strategic brainstorming techniques can help your organization step back and address meaningful challenges. … [Read more...] about Ditching the whiteboard and adopting two brainstorming practices helped my company thrive. Here’s how.
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In a startup setting, this may mean rewiring your thinking about those who have been fired. “Take Sarah Robb O’Hagan. She held senior roles at both Virgin and Atari and got fired at both. A deadbeat right? Afterward, she got a job at Nike and then became the president of Gatorade and Equinox,” says Grant. “When she guest-spoke at my class, she swore six times in the first five minutes. Early on, she talked very openly about being fired and how devastating it was to her career, but how we should all be more willing to take risks and make mistakes. Sara doesn’t worry about pleasing others or fitting in. At Gatorade, she championed many ideas that nobody liked. For one, she said it shouldn’t be just a sports drink, but a sports performance company. Everyone hated those ideas . . . until they eventually rescued the brand.” … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Original Thinkers
"We're seeing headline risk introduced to the market and any time there's new uncertainties, we see more volatility and flight to quality and investors fleeing risk assets," said Charlie Ripley, senior market strategist for Allianz Investment Management in Minneapolis. … [Read more...] about Wall Street falls as China virus reaches the US