Posts Tagged "innovation"

How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture

Posted on August 16th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

More and more companies are realizing they must reinvent their cultures by infusing innovation into their DNA. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels.


One company that’s making headway on that goal is CSAA Insurance Group (CSAA IG), one of the insurance companies affiliated with the 55 million-member American Automobile Association (AAA). With almost 4,000 employees, CSAA IG has embarked on a systemic approach to create a pervasive culture of innovation. The tactics being used by CSAA IG are all ones that leaders in other companies can apply to their own innovation culture change efforts.

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Providing training to all employees was just the start.

28 Daily Habits for Success These Executives Swear By

Posted on September 7th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Ever wonder what sets highly successful people apart? I’ve polled countless executives about the things they’re doing every day which give them an edge, and certain themes have surfaced over time. These high achievers often get up early, proactively manage their health and practice mindfulness, as opposed to flitting from one electronic task to another while neglecting important human relationships. Check out these quotes from 28 high-achieving individuals who talk the daily habits which help them get ahead in business and life.

1. Walk.

“This one is simple. Motion creates emotion. The idea of the desk needs to die. Walk for calls, walk for meetings, walk for thinking. You’re better when you’re walking.”

–Chris Hale, founder and CEO at Kountable, a San Francisco-based platform connecting investors and entrepreneurs.


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The highest achieving people have figured out that doing the right things day in and out is a recipe for success.

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

Posted on April 15th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Over the years, Goldstein has learned some important lessons about how to create an environment where innovation thrives. Here are seven essentials.


Be A Sponge


Innovators are intellectually curious and thrive on absorbing new information that may help their ideas. The I-lab holds regular programming and has a mentoring program to help innovators learn as much as they want to learn. Even if you don’t have the benefit of the I-lab, continually seeking out the information you need and people who can teach you essential skills and information is an important part of being innovative, she says.

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Here’s what Harvard students learn about how to create an environment where innovation thrives.

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