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iMBA 2012 Spring Workshop on Innovation

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Blog, Press |

“Big doesn’t beat small anymore; fast beats slow.” That’s what iMBA Cohort 3 student, Jeremy Vogan, took away from 2012 Spring Workshop on Innovation. Jim Carroll, speaker, futurist, innovation expert and author of Ready, Set, Done! posed this question and others to students in Cohort 3 of the Innovation MBA Program at the 2012 Spring Workshop on March 24. Carroll spoke about the latest trends on innovation, using provocative data points like “65% of preschoolers today will work in jobs that don’t exist today.” Jim Carroll placed control of...

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What’s in your Virtual Team Toolkit?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Blog, Teams, Virtual Teams |

What’s in your Virtual Team Toolkit?

The world of work is changing.  New technologies make working anytime from anywhere a reality. Are you already one of the 17.2 million who occasionally telecommute for work in the U.S.?  If not, read on and improve your virtual team toolkit, because this is one trend that is here to stay. Many employees now consider a flexible work schedule and the ability to work from home a key requirement when searching for a new job. They know that working virtually can improve their work/life balance. Many companies know that providing flexible work...

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Discovering your team’s story can make all the difference….

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Blog, Teams |

Discovering your team’s story can make all the difference….

It’s not unusual for teams to start working on a project without formally forming a team.  In some cases, team members may think they know enough about each other to just jump in and get going.   Teams can often begin my focusing on “what” and “how” before really understanding the “who” and the “why” of the team.  My experience indicates that teams will eventually need to stop, go back and “re-form” in order to become more productive. I recently coached Adam, a team leader in a software development organization, who was managing a virtual...

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