The Value And Danger Of Data

Everything in life is math in one way of another. Once you take math out of the equation, things break down really quickly. Not enough hours and there’s not enough income. Not enough wood and you can’t finish a deck project. Not enough planning and your goal will end up somewhere unexpected. Data can be very valuable if it’s used …

Success

Success Through Alignment

What is success? What is it to be a successful business or to be a successful team member inside a business? To be successful requires context and alignment. Being successful at McDonalds or Walmart is different than being successful at Costco or Amazon. Success in every one of these contexts requires alignment with that company’s belief system. Alignment of your …

We Own It

Core Value #5 – We Own It

By having complete accountability over the results you generate, you develop a sense of pride that comes with getting the job done, especially when you are able to overcome all potential obstacles that stand in your way. At Innovator, we are not waiting to constantly be reminded about what we need to get done in our roles. We understand it, …

Core Value #4 – Always Growing

“Always Growing” is the mindset of becoming 1% better everyday by stepping outside your comfort zone so that you are improving who you are and the value you can provide, all without being pushed to do so. This is the 4th Core Value at Innovator, but is a productive mindset for anyone to hold. And in this post, I’ll share …

Find a way

Core Value #3 – Find A Way

“Find A Way” is about solving client and company challenges by being creative and embracing innovation in everything we do. It’s about relentlessly moving forward by not shying away, but asking how, then finding a way. “Find A Way” is not always about being the creator. It’s about being creative and innovating new solutions to solve problems. It’s about looking …

Results Matter

Core Value #2 – Results Matter

Sometimes getting a result for the company or a client takes one hour. And sometimes it takes ten. At Innovator, it’s not about hours worked or effort exerted. It’s about results achieved. And we deliver results for our customers and for the company. This means we are always thinking about the outcomes that are going to have the greatest impact …

Family

Core Value #1 – Family First

I want to spend a few words in this post talking about Innovator and our internal culture. Understanding a company’s culture is a good way to determine if we’re a good fit to work together, so providing you this type of insight brings clarity into who we are if or when you choose to work with us. In this post …

Would You Get Married For Just 1 Year?

The difference between being a professional and someone who just makes excuses is communicating problems on the project in a timely manner. – Don Cooper 20 years ago, I had a senior manager. I was a junior manager at the time, and he worked in another part of the country. But we’d have management meetings and he talked about this …

What Is An Entrepreneurial Company?

In the Strategic Coach book “The Team Success Handbook”, Shannon Waller explains the difference between an entrepreneurial company and other types of companies. You may work at another type of organization and have a frame of reference of how to work, think and have based on that type of organization. Working within an entrepreneurial business is different from other types …

Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

There’s an old saying, “What got you here won’t keep you here.” The same is true for whatever got you to today, is not what will get you to tomorrow – the next level. Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach says, “What ever got you out of Egypt won’t get you to the promised land.” You may have started at …