Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments

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Set your fear of failure aside and get that nagging idea out of your head, once and for all. The benefits can help take your creative career to new heights.

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

Great article and insightful comments…"When I’m interviewing writers and art directors, one of the first questions I ask is ‘what’s your side project?’" … "Im always shocked when creatives, devs or even producers don’t have any side projects. Big turn off."

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Thinking of Others Can Enhance Innovation

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Imagine you’re locked in a tower. Better yet, imagine someone else is locked in a tower. Besides perhaps savoring the moment of schadenfreude that comes with locking someone in an imaginary tower, …

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

This may explain why consultants and coaches can be so useful to an organization, especially when they are not part of the regular staff. Although being intimate with an organization allows for greater workign knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses, an outsider’s perspective may be worth more than many may realize.

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0416 | Michael Raynor

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Michael E. Raynor is a Director at Deloitte Services LP and the Innovation Theme Leader in the firm’s Eminence function. In addition, Raynor is an advisor to senior executives in many of the world’…

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

Excellent podcast with advice for successful strategy with three rules: Better [quality] before cheaper, [increase] revenue before [cutting] costs, and there are no other rules. He rightly points out that though many organizations claim to folllow these basic principles (at least the first 2), when push comes to shove they will often fall back on cutting costs and lowering prices to drive business. Although these can be short term solutions, they will not lead to overall success, according to Raynor’s research and experience. The last bit of the podcast is especially interesting, as he discusses the difference between strategy and innovation. Straegy is essential as a building block, but innovation is a special sort of added magic which can take a company beyond simply differentiating from the compatition. It isn’t always present, however, and isn’t necessary for a solidly performing company.

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Ethical Challenges in Human Resources

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Audrey Mika‘s insight:

A look at the ethics of business from an HR and Aristole-esk perspective

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My Turn: AOL’s Ted Leonsis on Happy Companies

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I’m no socialist or sap. I realize that ‘doing the right thing’ is meaningless if it doesn’t keep the lights on.

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

the double-bottom-line: keeping both the financial aspects of profitability and sustainability in tune with being a moral organization (aka "Don’t be evil.")

 

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Smile! It just might be a good career move

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For Jackie Donovan, director of marketing and merchandising at Fairway Market, coming to the office every morning is a joy, despite the long hours.

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

Confirming what most people already suspected: happiness improves productivity, life satisfaction, and a slew of other indicators. It’s so obvious, but why do so many managers feel that they can make their subordinates miserable?

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The Glass Cliff: Opportunity or Threat for Rising Strategistas?

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The term “Glass Ceiling” is commonly used to describe the limitations women face in the corporate world. It is assumed that once a woman reaches this point, she is limited to accomplishing goals at…

Audrey Mika‘s insight:

In my studies of Women and Leadership we talk about the Labyrinth as being a newer model over the Glass Ceiling. this dicussion of the Glass Cliff is interesting, though I feel like it’s just one challenge within the Labyrinth. I love Ghelani’s mindset, however, treating the Glass Cliff as a challenge, to "leap over the Edge of Glory."

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