Overcoming Impostor Syndrome to Create the Next Game-Changing Innovation

I was recently asked to give a talk at TEDx Boulder.  The talk was based on a speech I gave in D.C. a few months past.  Humans have a superpower. That superpower is the ability to convince ourselves that something is true when it is not.  Seventy-five percent of us have convinced ourselves that we are […]

Impostor Syndrome

How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome And Be More Creative S13 Ep4

Don't let self doubt hold back your confidence to innovate

During a recent mentoring session with a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) of a major multi-national company, the executive expressed a private fear. He attributes his past success as “being lucky” .. “being in the right place at the right time”. His fear is someone would find out that “he wasn’t that good” and this his […]

Why Is Change Important For Innovation Success? S12 Ep7

Guest: Moe Glenner (@MoeGlenner)

The ability of any organization to have innovation success is defined by its willingness and ability to do things differently. To change. Lets not fool ourselves – change is hard and makes everyone unconformable. In this weeks show, we discuss the role of change, fear and failure on innovation success. We cover such topics as: Why is […]

Innovation Requires You To Have A Beginners Mind S11 Ep15

A very brilliant professor was invited to see Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912) to inquire about zen. The professor bubbled with enthusiasm sharing his research and knowledge, the doctrines he had extensively studied, the sutras he knew by heart. Nan-in poured tea while the professor spoke. The master kept pouring, pouring […]

Getting Comfortable Taking Innovation Risks – Getting over your fear of something going wrong

  So … you’ve come up with that killer idea.  To move it forward, you need to take some risk. Risk that could include: investing your retirement fund, quitting your job and possibly including convincing others to invest their retirement fund and quitting their job to join you. Suddenly you hesitate … the risk seems enormous […]


Fighting Innovation FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)

The idea haters will come up with ways to attack, challenge and discredit your idea. They play the Innovation FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) game. The innovation FUD they can throw, the more likely you will either give up or your boss will be scared off. Segment 1: Fighting Innovation FUD (Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt) […]

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