Tapping Innovative Solutions and Technology

Tapping Innovative Solutions and Technology

Posted by  | Leadership, Values

I recently read a New York Times blog post about how mobile technologies and cloud-based computing are changing the way companies in nearly every industry do business. The writer pointed out that tech firms are adapting, both in how they package and market their offerings and by creating new products to suit corporations’ evolving needs.(...)

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Nurturing Open Discussion

Nurturing Open Discussion

Posted by  | Employee Engagement, Leadership

Fostering an open environment where people feel free to express their perspectives is one of the most important things that you can do as a leader. While it’s common for people to have different ideas on how to arrive at a shared goal, many often do not feel comfortable sharing their thoughts in meetings or(...)

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Own the Organization

Own the Organization

Posted by  | Employee Engagement, Leadership

Leaders often talk about instilling a “sense of ownership” in the people they lead—a pride and stewardship of work that transcends the rote completion of projects. It makes sense. When you own a home, for example, things matter differently than when you’re renting. Is the heat that’s trapped in the roof going to one day(...)

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Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

Teamwork: The Amplification Effect

Posted by  | Values

I’ve written in this forum before about the three values I hold dear—respect, teamwork and innovation. Of these three, teamwork is where important things really start to get done. Our team in the Department of Marketing and Communications recently created a variety of content to commemorate the 125th anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The(...)

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Innovation: The Power of Play

Innovation: The Power of Play

Posted by  | Values

As I’ve mentioned, the three values I hold dear are respect, teamwork and innovation. When we have respect for our colleagues, collaboration is far easier. But what about innovation? Some of the best innovations can happen while “playing.” When I say play, I don’t mean being frivolous about the work at hand. Rather, I mean tapping(...)

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My Core Values: Respect

My Core Values: Respect

Posted by  | Values

I recently wrote about my three core values: respect, teamwork and innovation. The reason that respect is first on my list is because without it, the other two are impossible. Without a culture of mutual respect for all, people will not come together as a team. In the absence of respect for each other’s work,(...)

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