You won’t find a self-test any easier than this.
Yesterday I presented my extensive credentials to show you why I’m well suited to raise the topic of innovation.
No doubt many of you were shocked, some maybe even envious.
I’ll admit it’s a rare day I can crow about my accomplishments.
But… them’s the facts!
What more can I say?
As my DNA has dictated, another great talent I possess (now that I’m in full bragging mode) is being ignorant.
Remember it was organizational and marketing coach Chris Brogan who previously noted “It’s not particularly bad to be the dumbest person in the room. You’ll have a big advantage over the folks who think they know it all.”
That’s one more softball tossed my way for me to blast out of the park!
Thank you very much, Chris Brogan!
In today’s world of speed and change, however, the quality of innovation is ultimately judged by much more than “simple sameness” skills I’ve spent a lifetime developing.
Deciding and acting are the two critical components.
The decisions made and the actions taken are the difference makers.
And it’s said that you can learn a lot about an innovator by observing the innovation he/she chooses to attack.
Because an interesting distinction is raised.
One worth thinking about.
Engineers and managers attack the product; tweaking features, packaging, ingredients, and so forth.
Leaders and visionaries attack the factory itself; evaluating systems, challenging processes, and improving culture.
Which one are you?
We need them all, of course.
Including the stuck-in-their-routines pre-innovation preppers like me.
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