The Apple Trick to Innovation

people management innovation

Even if you are sitting in an electric power plant, someone somewhere in the organization will say it: ”We need to be more innovative” or “What can we do differently to…?” Every company needs new and imaginative ideas and the ability to turn those ideas into new or improved products and services. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if there was an innovation river continually flowing? Just reach in and scoop up that next winning idea to implement? While Apple seems

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Keep Doing What You’re Doing, Ben! Leadership Skills in Action

Time for a heartfelt success story from when my father (Ben) managed a large unionized organization out of a tough situation. This one seems to always choke me up. I hope you find it inspiring and an example to follow. As you can tell, the leadership skills you apply can have a great impact on the lives of others while increasing the performance of your organization. If you found this video inspiring, please share it. And if you haven’t done

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Someone Left Commitment Out in the Rain

Truly committed individual running in the rain

If you asked me to pick the most important function of a manager’s job it would be achieving a fully committed workforce. However, the unique importance of commitment is misunderstood and this is hindering performance greatly.

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Ben Simonton Ben managed diverse groups of people for 34+ years, including as an executive in charge of a 1,300 person unionized organization. He made all the mistakes one can make, then devised solutions for 99.9% of people management issues. Ben can take you beyond great.