Category: Innovation

High Performance Organizations Go Through Transformation Constantly

Howard Putnam

“The rules of engagement have changed” in government and in business. They also changed in aviation on 9-11. We learned that negotiation no longer works with suicide killers. We have to be proactive and take charge and the same is

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Interview with Howard Putnam: Thought Leader in Aviation

Howard Putnam

This interview with Howard Putnam was posted on the JDA Aviation Technology Solutions blog on October 2013. The Airliner Deregulation Act was passed in 1978, but the freedoms of an unfettered market took years to create real changes in airline

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Uber vs Taxi: A lesson in adapting to market trends

Rowdy McLean

The Uber transport phenomenon has upset people all over the world. Some people absolutely love it and some people categorically hate it. Uber users love it. Taxi companies hate it. I don’t have any sympathy for the taxi companies, and

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Howard Putnam: Developing a Successful Corporate Culture

Howard Putnam

This interview with VIBE Keynote Speaker Howard Putnam first appeared on Nightclub & Bar. Attendees of the 2016 VIBE Conference will have the opportunity to hear an inspiring story of vision, innovation and leadership. Howard Putnam, the former CEO of

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Consistency vs Innovation for Better Results

Rowdy McLean

So you want better results? Whether you’re a business, leader, team or individual you had better be looking for better results. If you’re not making progress– you’re getting left behind. What worked 10 years ago doesn’t cut it anymore. What

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Putnam Discusses Creating a Culture of Innovation

Howard Putnam

“Turbulence is inevitable, but misery is optional,” author and former Southwest Airlines CEO Howard Putnam told 2000 attendees at the 2015 NACHA Payments System Awards Luncheon in New Orleans, sponsored by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, Tuesday, April 21, at

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Peter Vidmar Interview: Risk, Originality, Virtuosity (ROV)

  Since leading the 1984 US Men’s Gymnastics Team to its first-ever Olympic Gold Medal, Peter Vidmar has been helping people throughout the country realize their own potential. In this interview with business partner, Brian Lord of Premiere Speakers, Peter discusses

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Is Innovation Part of Your Culture?

Innovation will move unemcumbered throughout an organization if the concept is imbedded in the culture. The culture has to suppport the business and vision and be people-positive. Innovation encourages risks. It supports failure. It rewards creativity. It is an ongoing process that

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The Right Step: Overcome the Insurmountable

The British knighted Sir Edmund Hillary for going where no one had gone before. Hillary was the New Zealand mountain climber who, along with Tenzing Norgay of Nepal, became the first to climb the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest,

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