Failure as an Art Form


Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Excellence Innovation Leader for Business Excellence (BEx®) at Black & Veatch where she works with internal and external clients to identify, prioritize, and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, its business partners, and clients globally. Stefana has Continue reading Failure as an Art Form

Exploring Lean Talent Development

Lean Product Development

Last week I introduce the Lean Talent Development Process Matrix and during the week I received some great feedback via the LinkedIn threads. If you view my LinkedIn profile, you can join in on the discussions the threads are easy to find. In one of the discussions, Jim Merritt mentions that he Continue reading Exploring Lean Talent Development

TRIZ for Breakthrough Thinking (Video)

TRIZ, Karen Gadd

Recently, I have intended several of the workshop offered by Oxford Creativity and found them presented well and at a good pace. I am finding the principles of TRIZ to coincide very well with current day practices of innovation. It is striking similar to some of the other processes in innovation Continue reading TRIZ for Breakthrough Thinking (Video)

Use TRIZ to Accelerate Breakthrough Thinking

TRIZ, Karen Gadd

Karen Gadd has worked on nothing but TRIZ since discovering and learning its power to give us all the routes, to all the solutions, to all problems. In 1998 Karen started Oxford Creativity to concentrate on developing simple and practical TRIZ problem solving for the European market. Karen’s book TRIZ for Engineers: Enabling Continue reading Use TRIZ to Accelerate Breakthrough Thinking

Where Will Your Next Big Idea Come From?

Bernadette Jiwa thinks it might come from a Hunch which also happens to be the name of her new book; Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into The Next Big Thing. Filled with success stories, reflection exercises, and writing prompts, Hunch is the indispensable guide to embracing your unique potential and discovering your own Continue reading Where Will Your Next Big Idea Come From?