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Get the “Close to the Work” ReEnergizer

Most everyone wants to be a leader.  Over the course of your career, you’re groomed and goaded to “get to the top.” Because when you get there, you get to do the real stuff. You get to direct, not do.  To make all the best decisions that the yutzes...

Innovation is Often About Things You DON’T Do

Leading innovation is about choices. The big choice to do innovation could almost be considered the easy one. Innovation is shown to make a meaningful impact on a bottom line, to a company’s return, to employee pocketbooks, and morale.  Doing the new thing isn’t...

Innovation Pain, Suffering, and Sometimes Joy!

Innovation is NOT OFTEN LOVED Innovation requires CHANGE Innovation activates organizational RESISTANCE Innovation often gets you LAUGHED AT Innovations FAIL A LOT SO WHY BOTHER? Because when it works it’s worth all the pain and suffering Last weekend Eureka! Ranch...

3 Finger Lakes’ Wineries Tell an Innovation Story

Walter Taylor of Bully Hill was a CRAZY INNOVATOR.  The most entertaining of the 3 wineries.  Walter created Bully Hill after he was fired from his family’s Taylor Wine Company in 1970.  Everything changed in 1977 when Coca-Cola bought Taylor Wine. They sued Walter to...