What is Your Innovation Style?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shoya Zichy: Innovation is critical to an organization''s growth and competitive advantage. If you chose more items on the left, your inborn styles is that of a "structured" innovator. Rein in your tendency to express your critique at every fielded idea.

Invaluable perspectives on the brainstorming process

First Friday Book Synopsis

His process has three stages: fact-finding, idea generating, and solution evaluating. He recommended four “rules”: o Generate […]. Alex Osborn (1888-1966) was founding partner of one of the most highly regarded advertising agencies, BBDO, and is credited with introducing the brainstorming process in his book, Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving, published in 1957.

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Thinking of Others Can Enhance Innovation


In another they asked participants to come up with gift ideas for themselves, someone close to them or someone they barely knew. Innovation burkus creativity innovation Imagine you’re locked in a tower. Better yet, imagine someone else is locked in a tower.

Do I Have to Come up With All The Great Ideas!? Why this belief means you suck as a manager.

Mike Cardus

I’ve seen this happen many times: Employee to Manager: I’ve got a great idea and think that by doing x we will get y,z and extra outcomes. Of course the manager has a better idea! The manager’s idea was triggered by the employees initial idea. The idea may be useful later.

Talking with Each Other @ Work

Coaching Tip

Other successful companies build upon social interaction to develop innovative concepts leading to disruptive product and service developments. Most people believe that what is apparent is important, but employers of choice recognize that what is not apparent is most important. .

The New World of Beta Curation

Strategy Driven

Organizations need to have dozens, maybe hundreds, of individual experts, fully capable of idea generation and innovative thought. Copyright © 2013 by Dana Ardi and reprinted by permission of St. Today’s American corporate world is a tale of two cultures.

Teams and Thinking Style

Coaching Tip

How do these different modes of thinking affect team dynamics, process flows, idea generation and problem-solving approaches? • Edmondson: Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy Chris Grivas: The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results.

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Create a Crowd Competition That Works

Harvard Business Review

Design platforms like Crowdspring and 99designs give people the tools needed to crowdsource graphic design ideas and feedback. If you''re looking to spark disruptive and powerful ideas that benefit your company, follow these guidelines to launch an engaging competition: 1.

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Harvard Business Review

A great amount of money had been spent on consultants and on training a workforce that had no clearer idea at the end of 12 months what they were doing or why. They provide vision, strategic direction and outside-the-box thinking to create new organizational forms and generate future growth. The innovator: leadership as creative idea generation.

You're Doing Social Wrong. Your Teenager Does It Right. (The Shortlist)

Harvard Business Review

Immigrants were responsible for significant innovation in the manicure business: They developed the idea of the stand-alone, inexpensive nail salon, which stimulated demand, which led to wage increases, which led to further economic growth. Feed Your Employees'' Minds and Bodies Innovation Excellence. Changing just one aspect of daily life in an organization can have a powerful effect on innovation.