When I hire innovation team member, I always look for certain characteristics beyond just job experience and track record. I look for people who are competitive by nature, who have a high tolerance for ambiguity, who are great at networking, and who have a good head for numbers.
Here is a chart, shown by Scott Anthony from Innosight during a worthwhile talk on Dual Transformation. It puts in a nutshell what he refers to as the "hardest challenge in business today". The chart greatly captures the fact that dual transformation involves three distinct playing fields...
Imagine being far from civilization with a fully-charged smart phone from an energy source you can carry with you! Help may be on the way, thanks to this invention. The Micro Wind Turbine is a portable energy source for remote regions and enables people to charge USB devices from just about anywhere. The Micro Wind […]
1. "It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed." - Charles Darwin
2. "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
3. "If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, both are useless." - Darryl F. Zanuck
4. "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." - Henry Ford
5. "Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Disclaimer: I do not pretend to know the answer to this. My own experience—somewhat long, is littered with failures and, some successes. But, there may be some lessons for me–at least, although admittedly, I do not always learn. Since very early I have personally and/or professionally “played” with ideas, trying to bring them to reality. ...
The Software Is A Minor Part of A Successful Whole In order to successfully innovate within your organization, you need more that just the implementation of a tool to capture and review ideas. Many of the companies I come across feel that all they really need to do is just that – identify a need…
My Power of Storytelling in Innovation interview will air, on April 6th at 12:00 pm, as part of the Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017. If you are interested in WHY and HOW storytelling matters in the workplace, this will be a good use of your time. There is no fee.
My interview is one of 45 conducted by the very innovation-savyy Nick Skillicorn, the brains behind what promises to be a very inspiring online summit. Lots of interesting thought leaders and beyond thought leaders.
My book on the topic
Storytelling videos of yours truly
Organizational complexity and bureaucracy are a threat that managers must continually be wary of… The term change fatigue is a real and common problem that organizations face and must deal with when considering a change or transformation initiative, or even a simple process improvement initiative. But at its source is the manager. The late Peter ...
Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Rewarding Your Inventors: Recognition and Access Of all of the methods I’ve used, and my clients have used in order to trigger and assist in engagement for any kind of program, be it a small hackathon to an enterprise-wide crowdsourced program, the best and most effective (and possibly the…