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Leadership Mindsets: How a Leader’s Attitude in Four Key Areas Can Drive Innovation

For some time now, I’ve been talking about leadership mindsets, which I’ve defined as the mental attitude you bring to the actions you take. Said differently, mindsets are a way of thinking, shaped by attitudes and opinions, that guide and

Aligning Technology Decisions With Strategic Business Initiatives

Where does your organization fall in the technology adoption curve? Is it a leading-edge innovator or an early adopter? Or is it a laggard that potentially has performance impacted due to late or ineffective investments? Or maybe your organization is

Innovation Isn’t Always Shiny

Innovation isn’t shiny – it’s about problems. When people talk to me about innovation, there is usually something shiny involved. It might be virtual reality, augmented reality, or a new piece of technology, but it is almost always guaranteed to

Design Thinking: Risks and Rewards

With applications ranging from organizational design to product development, a design-thinking approach lies at the root of some of the most successful products and platforms. Uber, Apple, and philanthropic organizations +Acumen and New York Cares have used design thinking to

Stakeholder Engagement: Critical to User Adoption

Whether a project is using a waterfall or an agile delivery method, stakeholder engagement is one of the keys to successful user adoption. For the sake of this discussion, let’s explore the value of effective stakeholder engagement and its impact

How Training and Succession Strategies Are Changing Technical Industries

Most organizations realize that success is heavily based on having the right people with the right skills in the right positions at the right time. However, few have found ways to consistently develop and maintain succession planning processes with positive

Digital Learning: Look Up

I am often asked to help organizations introduce digital learning. The reason they choose digital learning usually has to do with modernizing the output and creating a more flexible, user-friendly, and user-centered approach. I always worry when I hear about

A Tribute to Dr. Robert W. Deutsch

The GP Strategies family is mourning the loss of founder, Dr. Robert W. Deutsch, who passed away on March 19th, 2019. Robert W. Deutsch was born in New York City in 1924. Robert earned a degree in physics from M.I.T

Good Content Is the Foundation for Content Curation

“Content is king.” We have heard this phrase many times before. With the advent of new content curation technologies in L&D, lots of organizations want to jump on the bandwagon and offer their learners the best possible experience through the

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