Build a Team of Empathetic Innovators

A few weeks ago, the team at Peer Insight blew my mind when they surprised with a half-day long celebration of  ... me. They called it Fest O' Jess and for a whole afternoon I was honored with messages of gratitude and memories (both good and bad) of my time with the firm, all the while partaking in two of my favorite activities: beer and history. I walked away feeling humbled and awe struck. And I wondered, how did I become so fortunate to find a career and colleagues this amazing?

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The 4 Ps: Create a Support Network for your Innovation Project

The 4 Ps: Create a Support Network for your Innovation Project

Change management can be hairy. It’s riddled with emotions, complexities, constraints, and prejudices. Sometimes it’s all you can do not to bury your head in your hands and pray for a fairy godmother. So it’s no wonder why a light, straightforward tool — a lifeline out of the quicksand — would be so popular.

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Building a Pivot-Friendly Investment Model

Building a Pivot-Friendly Investment Model

Although the problem my client was describing — pivot resistance — breaks my heart, the process he’s going through to address it got me very excited. His leadership team is collaborating to create a petri dish for exploring new solutions and business models. 

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