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Chris Wollerman is CEO of InnovaSystems International LLC, a software development company based in San Diego, California.

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Accountability: the Key to Developing New Habits

clock January 28, 2013 12:58 by author Administrator
Developing new habits can be tough—and often times just as hard as breaking bad habits. So what does establishing new habits have to do with accountability partners? More than you think. By our very nature, human beings are creatures of habits. In fact, we have formed so many habits over the years that we don’t even believe they are habits. In order to manage your time effectively and be more productive, you need to form some new habits. But be aware: Forming a new habit is not easy, and most people fail within the first 10 days. How can you help ensure your success? I should say that I don’t claim to have this stuff down, as I certainly have my own struggles. However, I am learning and improving more every day. Here are a few things that are working for me:   1.     Focus As ambitious goal-setters, we sometimes try to take on the world. Studies show, however, that if you choose just 1 to 3 items to focus on, your chances of achieving su... [More]


Goal Planning for Success

clock January 18, 2013 06:34 by author Administrator
Imagine what would have happened if Oprah Winfrey remained in a part-time position at WVOL AM 1470 in Nashville, TN, or if she hadn’t set a personal goal of becoming a co-anchor at WATZ news in Baltimore, MD, or if she never pursued an opportunity to co-host “People Are Talking”— daytime TV show that had a higher Baltimore audience than the nationally syndicated “Phil Donahue Show”. Had she stopped there, she may never have had the opportunity to create one of the most widely watched programs on TV.     Oprah 1976-Opening the door to her career                Oprah didn’t stop there either. She continued to set even higher goals for herself, including the purchase of Harpo Productions in 1988 which allowed her to expand her empire to every medium available. With her continued success she has given back through many charitiable contributions and, in Sep... [More]


Understanding Your Life Roles, And Making Each One Matter

clock January 11, 2013 08:43 by author Administrator
It is said that we are the sum total of all the roles we play in life. An interesting thought, and perhaps even an unavoidable truth. Knowing this, it makes sense that—every now and again—we should give conscious thought to each of the many roles we play every day and understand, with clarity, why each one makes a difference. The Inspire! productivity app provides an ideal opportunity to think about, identify and evaluate the many roles you take on every day—some of which you may not be consciously aware of. More importantly, it can help provide keen insight into some roles that, perhaps, are not getting the attention they deserve. Intuitive and simple to use, the Inspire! app helps you see that every time you succeed at improving some area of your life—whether it’s achieving greater focus, increased productivity or better health—everybody benefits. You gain a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that you are a step closer to the ideal self you know y... [More]


The Inspire! Story, From 1.0 to 2.0

clock January 4, 2013 09:00 by author Administrator
InnovaSystems’ first iPad app, Inspire!, has enjoyed great success since its premier launch in early 2012, and is already undergoing a major version upgrade to 2.0. The new version, which is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2013, will feature an all-new companion Web version, data synchronization in the cloud, task/reminders integration, daily planning and a new navigation approach, among other top requested user enhancements. Inspire! was originally designed as a planning app to help InnovaSystems employees plan their weeks according to top priorities—in their work and day-to-day life—and serve as a tool to help improve communications with supervisors in one-on-one meetings using the weekly reporting feature. Acting on an ‘Executive Challenge' from Ken Blanchard to graduates of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership (MSEL) program, we decided to incorporate the philosophy of Blanchard's Situational Leadership II along with the principles t... [More]