The Bold Leader Blog


Use Human Centered Design to Solve the Right Problems

By | Tuesday, June 6, 2017|

Back in March I attended a conference where I heard Whitney Mortimer, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Ideo, speak on the positive impacts of human centered design.  It resonated with me because here at Aveus we use human centered design (we [...]

Know Thyself: A Bold Leader Interview with Maureen Spivack

By | Monday, January 30, 2017|

The ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” was on full display as we visited with the very self-aware Maureen Spivack. Maureen is one of those folks that immediately establishes instant credibility. Some of it is from her 30 plus years of investment banking [...]

Innovation Doesn’t Happen in a Closed System

By | Tuesday, December 10, 2013|

An open, global and transparent economy means that now, more than ever, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Doing one thing and doing it well doesn’t work long-term. Keeping a team vibrant requires an infusion of new blood when stagnation rears its ugly head or when you need the next “big thing.” […]

Unlock Innovation to Drive Profitable Growth

By | Monday, October 7, 2013|

I wasn’t thinking about driving profitable growth.  I wasn’t thinking about how to unlock innovation.  It was Sunday morning after all.  As I settled down with my New York Times Magazine and my full body dark roast, extra strong coffee, I encountered this headline: “This is your brain on coffee.”  That got my attention and I braced myself for another lecture on the horrors of coffee and caffeine.  I read on only to find, coffee may actually be GOOD for you and GOOD for your brain.  Drink on! […]

3 Common Innovation Mistakes

By | Tuesday, May 21, 2013|

Aveus partner Chris LaVictoire Mahai shares 3 common innovation mistakes — and how the intersection of customer experience and performance chains can better set you up to win on Jorge Barba’s blog, Game Changer. […]

Is Your Organization’s Innovation Engine Succeeding or Failing?

By | Thursday, May 16, 2013|

How do you know if your organization’s innovation engine is succeeding or failing? If you can answer yes to the next two questions, you’re probably on the right track. […]

A Story About an Idea to Change the World

By | Thursday, May 10, 2012|

At Aveus we have the opportunity to listen to and work with a wide range of clients and prospects talking about operationalizing a decision they’ve already made, addressing the urgent requirements of a changing market, or introducing ideas that will change the world. The following story has elements of all three. […]