The Good Idea Exchange

A blog about leadership and innovation. Please feel free to share your own good ideas here.
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The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.
 James Yorke (

Is office politics destroying your career?

The view of politics from the CEO’s helicopter seat is predictable and vivid. It is much easier to see personal agendas, competition, ‘backstabbing’ (a word I loathe), and false relationships at play amongst those eager to succeed. But for the less seasoned professional, workplace politics can be a costly and demoralising distraction.”


The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

- Linus Pauling

Research Shows Successful Leaders Aren’t Just Smart - They’re Also Socially Adept

Your IQ is relatively fixed over time so although you can gain more education, you can’t gain more intelligence. But the good news is, you can work toward becoming more socially adept.  To reach the height of success, you’ll need excellent leadership, communication, and social skills.


Making the Leap

(via americanexpress)

Why You Need to Take a Vacation (Even When You Can’t Afford One)

Some people just won’t take a break. Here, Inc. columnists share the business benefits and necessities of vacation.”

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not the enrichment of the leaders.
Robert Townsend (


People with courage simply will not stop; they are absolutely determined to succeed. Cofounder of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz Marc Andreessen explains why he looks to invest in courageous entrepreneurs:


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