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2 Habits for Elite Team Performance

2 Habits for Elite Team Performance

In the game of golf 'taking a mulligan' is a chance to repeat a shot. History records, perhaps apocryphally, that the phrase derives its origins from a player named David Mulligan, a Canadian player who was the manager at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York in the 1920's. He arrived late to a game with friends, hit a terrible tee shot but promptly re-took the shot, cheekily explaining he was making a correction. His friends named the practice after him and the name stuck.

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Why Fools & Failures are the Secret to Innovation

Why Fools & Failures are the Secret to Innovation

Metris Leadership has recently been doing some work with a national retailer who places a high premium on their ability to innovate. They even have a President's prize, which gives a large financial incentive to anyone providing successful new ideas. But the truth is that the company actually isn’t very good at innovation and despite having the most engaged staff we have ever seen in a large business they are as flat footed as everyone else when it comes to innovation. Here is a quick analysis of why the culture around innovation is nearly always wrong and what you can do about it.

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