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Can Small Teams Run Innovation Programs?

KindlingApp

We generally call that last kind an “innovation program.” Let’s talk about a fourth kind: programmatic innovation on the scale of a small team, such as a startup or a department within a large company. Desiree’s blog post last week about innovation tools throughout the 20th century was interesting in this regard.

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Culture Jolt #28 - Lean into myths, not just methods

Values Centered Innovation

Myths are stories, whether historical or fictional, that can be essential to how an organizational culture strives to enable innovation with every person, in every job. Being innovative is not always easy. It can take a heroic effort to identify a new goal, birth innovative solutions, and put those solutions to work.

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Different Ideas Emerge From Different Doing

Gregg Fraley

Innovation Programs Based On Best Practices are Doomed to Mediocrity. Things I’ve heard recently from c-suite executives about their own innovation programs: “Floundering and ineffective, if I’m honest.” This post is to make a simple point about innovation. ” “Lackluster. .”

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Process Jolt #11 - Begin with the inhale, not the exhale

Values Centered Innovation

The same is true for the innovation process, which also has a breathing rhythm. First comes an inhale, where you define a goal or intention and gather the "raw materials" you need to innovate by gaining new perspectives and knowledge. Or the opposite? Both of those rhythms are unnatural and unhealthy.

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Mindset Jolt #11 - Begin with the inhale, not the exhale

Values Centered Innovation

The same is true for the innovation process, which also has a breathing rhythm. First comes an inhale, where you define a goal or intention and gather the "raw materials" you need to innovate by gaining new perspectives and knowledge. Or the opposite? Both of those rhythms are unnatural and unhealthy.

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Process Jolt #11 - Begin with the inhale, not the exhale

Values Centered Innovation

The same is true for the innovation process, which also has a breathing rhythm. First comes an inhale, where you define a goal or intention and gather new perspectives and knowledge – the "raw materials" you need to innovate. What would happen if you habitually inhaled quickly and shallowly, and over-emphasized your exhale?

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Innovation is still being innovated - Part 2 of 2

Values Centered Innovation

2 nd sign: The rise of inclusive engagement: that every person can be innovative. 3 rd sign: The emergence of emotional intelligence and good character values to balance the historical bias towards the mental side of innovation. Connect with me on Linkedin and share your thoughts! Download a PDF of this blog and share with others!