Big, crazy, breakthrough ideas seem wonderful when you are dreaming them up, but frightening when it comes time to implement them. Fortunately, the field personal development has a technique that you can apply: personal development planning (PDP). Jeffrey Baumgartner explains how to implement this approach to your innovation process.
You have doubtless heard of the fuzzy front end of innovation. It is another name for idea generation. But Jeffrey Baumgartner believes that the back end of innovation, where implementation is supposed to take place, is just as fuzzy. Many companies lack clear, efficient processes for implementing the ideas they generate.
The future of creativity is relational, based upon engaging and connecting with others, according to author and consultant Peggy Noonan.
Fear of change can make people resist the best of ideas. Keep this in mind when you innovate!
Everyone needs to be responsible for innovation. It doesn't matter what your job is. It's still part of your work to improve things and even invent things, says author and creativity expert Gregg Fraley in the latest Creativity in Business interview.
Does disciplined innovation really create the big new idea? Do we need to allow for more "random creativity?"
You cannot expect your team to be innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed, warns Paul Sloane.