This the eighteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to interview the authors of The Innovators DNA. One of the questions that I asked them was: Of the five skills, is there one skill in particular that is more important than all others? Why?
Before the other core innovation skills, the ability to associate is the most important innovation skill you need to master. Associating, or the ability to successfully connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas from different fields, is central to the innovator’s DNA.…
— Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr) March 15, 2013
— Stefan Lindegaard (@lindegaard) March 11, 2013
— haydn shaughnessy (@haydn1701) March 7, 2013
Here is a short article I wrote for a Mexican Business Magazine that will be published in a few weeks.
What would happen if your company could innovate consistently? This is a worthy challenge, and, one not many can meet. But, if you have the will and drive, you will.
Innovation is the only source of new value. Yet, a lot of organizations struggle to come up with new products and services that delight their customers. There are many reasons for this, and leaders must understand that it isn’t easy either. Innovation requires courage, but most importantly, it requires drive.
Here are ten things you, as a leader, can do right now to ignite innovation in your organization:…
Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation
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This the fourteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know.
This is an interesting question. Here are a few thoughts on how you can speed and improve the creative process:…