Monthly Archives: May 2010

Innovating a “Smart” Organization

By | May 17th, 2010|Innovation Culture, Leading Innovation, Uncategorized|

Do you lead a company, a division, or a team that seems to have a knack for solving problems—or do most of them end up on your desk? Do you have employees who come to you with their proposed solutions—or just their challenges? Do managers in your company celebrate their successes—or whine about failures (usually of someone else)?

Being an Innovative Team Player

By | May 10th, 2010|Innovation Behavior, Innovation Culture, Uncategorized|

Being a team player in an innovation culture doesn’t mean playing along to get along; it means asking the tough questions and carefully considering the questions raised by others. It means challenging the sacred cows and unwritten assumptions that too often impede progress. It means making connections for the sake of making connections, because that’s the essence of creativity and no one can predict what new insights might result. Sometimes, it even means courageously challenging authority, when there’s a legitimate reason to do so.

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