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Millennials Aren’t Lazy!

Millennials are often labeled as the “participation trophy generation,” which frames them as needing a lot of recognition for work they didn’t put a lot of effort into. A perception exists today that millennials have been coddled growing up and expect immediate...

Align Your Plan to Get Innovation Off the Ground

As innovation guru Steve Blank pointed out, “Companies are not larger versions of startups. There’s been lots written about how companies need to be more innovative, but very little on what stops them from doing so.” Today, we’re doing our part to change that. Welcome...

American Pacific Mortgage launches ‘Scrappy Labs’

At American Pacific Mortgage we have experienced great success over the last 20 years, recently hitting $9.7 billion in 2016 production, while supporting our branch managers and loan officers with the culture and resources to provide a unique and great customer...

3 Ways to Position Corporate Change

Fear of change is a natural, sometimes rational, response to the world around us. Expect team members to instinctively resist, even when it's in their best interest and even when they seem to be on board. It can be done, but it will take much more than a staff meeting...

Create Intention and Shared Vision for Corporate Innovation

In earlier blogs, we discussed how to survive and succeed on the road less traveled. The primary lesson from that investigation was that successful innovators seek out problems and then assemble the team to solve them. Next, we established why a systematic approach to...

4 Steps to Innovation Breakthrough

The foundation of innovative thinking is to break out in a direction that is radically new. Not all alternative paths guarantee success, but the journey will be worth it, as discussed in the blog, “Pursuing a Road Less Traveled Can Lead To Greater Success.” The...

Pursuing a Road Less Traveled Can Lead To Greater Success

There's a very good reason why one road is less traveled. When you stray from well-worn roadways, the risks become greater and there is no one to guide you out of the woods. Aaron Levie, CEO at Box, expressed this idea as, "Innovation in tech favors the naive and the...

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