Jobs had a spectacular innovation compass; some of its directions can guide our inner innovators too, according to Andrew Sherman.
Is there a God of Innovation? And if there is, how can we invoke its qualities to help us innovate more effectively?
Is it possible to accurately predict if a person will be an effective creative thinker at work? After conducting rigorous tests, one Australian innovation firm says definitely yes.
If you want to see the type of behavior adults need more of, watch some 5-year-olds on a playground for a few minutes. Step back in time and forget about deadlines, committee meetings, and company politics and think about how children create and invent anything they desire at a moments notice.
Customers are people. Users, choosers, and influencers are people. Channel partners are people. People create things for other people to use in exchange for money. Understanding what motivates people can help us to overcome hurdles to effective creativity and innovation.
How can your products be turned into services, and your services re-thought to make them even more comprehensive? This growing area offers many opportunities for innovation, says Jeffrey Baumgartner.
Simplicity - reducing complex ideas into simple messages - is one of the keys to successful innovation.
Just as television shows age, so do businesses. It is important that managers of these businesses not fall into the same trap as many television executives, better known as "jumping the shark."
What is design thinking's role in the new product development process? Michael Fruhling explains.
Changes in our external environment can often open up new opportunties for innovation, if only we have eyes to see them. A case in point is the sport of high jumping.
Diversity is the key to creativity. Not just diversity in your workforce, but in your personal life, the teams you form and the managers whom you hire and promote, explains Jeffrey Baumgartner.
How does your company deal with mistakes? If continuous learning from your employees, innovation and even breakthrough innovation are important to you, it is critical you embrace mistakes, at least as sources for learning and invention.
What does it take to keep innovation going in today's turbulent times? One strong possibility is a compelling vision that transforms employees, partners and customers into evangelists for your cause.
Have you ever been on a course, say project management, leadership or even assertiveness and then wondered why you had such a hard time dealing with colleagues or perhaps loved ones when you returned?
Improvement is not the same thing as innovation. Unfortunately, the media and even many business leaders tend to use the terms almost interchangeably. Patrick Lefler explains the significant differences between the two concepts.