VALUES, always first...

You want to be happier? You want to be successful? You want to make sense in your life, in your company, in your community? All the questions bring us back to the same roots: VALUES. Stick always to your values is the best advice we can receive in a life time.

AS A PERSON

On a personal standpoint: always ACT ON YOUR VALUE, listen the experimented coach:

 

Build Your Emotional Agility

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Susan David, coauthor of "Emotional Agility," explains how effective leaders manage their negative thoughts and feelings.

 

AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

If you're doing good just to look good, it won't bring satisfying answers to your question. What we call today CSR existed a long time ago as explained professor Nancy Koehn.

A Brief History of Doing Well by Doing Good

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School professor and historian, explains how socially responsible business dates back to modern capitalism's founding era.

 

AS A CORPORATE STRATEGIST

The best way, no matter the company we work for is created value for customers. How to stay at the top in fast changing world.

Three Rules to Make Your Company Exceptional

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Michael E. Raynor, director at Deloitte Services LP, explains how to keep your decisions on track for long-term success.

 

AS A TIME-SAVER

Even to manage your time, staying close to your values, will help you knowing what is important and really valuable for you and contribute to reorganize your calendar. Looking busy is not always being efficient.

Create Time for Your Most Important Work

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jordan Cohen, productivity expert at PA Consulting, explains how to free up as much as 20% of your workday to focus on the responsibilities that really matter. 

EMPHATHY, A KEY VALUE

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In their last book, the two brothers Tom and David Kelleys wrote a book about creative confidence IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a book on unleashing the creativity that lies within each and every one of us.

From Design Thinking to Creative Confidence

"Being human centered is at the core of our innovation process. Deep empathy for people makes our observations powerful sources of inspiration. We aim to understand why people do what they currently do, with the goal of understanding what they might do in the future. Our first-person experiences help us form personal connections with the people for whom we’re innovating. We’ve washed other people’s clothes by hand in their sinks, stayed as guests in housing projects, stood beside surgeons in operating rooms, and calmed agitated passengers in airport security lines—all to build empathy. An empathic approach fuels our process by ensuring we never forget we’re designing for real people. And as a result, we uncover insights and opportunities for truly creative solutions. We’ve collaborated with thousands of clients to leverage the power of empathy, creating everything from easy-to-use lifesaving heart defibrillators to debit cards that help customers save for retirement.

We believe successful innovations rely on some element of human-centered design research while balancing the two other elements. Seeking that sweet spot of feasibility, viability, and desirability as you take into account the real needs and desires of your customers is part of what we at IDEO and the d.school call “design thinking.” It’s our process for creativity and innovation. There’s no one-size-fits-all methodology for bringing new ideas to life, but many successful programs include a variation on four steps: inspiration, synthesis, ideation/experimentation, and implementation. In our experience, an innovation or new idea may cycle through many iterations before the process is complete."

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