Last week I gave a presentation to a group about Everyday Innovation. I think it's a good idea to make innovation part of everyone's job. The corollary is that ideas get a hearing. Not every idea will be God's special snowflake but they at least deserve attention and a response. And sometimes the wackiest ideas [...]
I agree with everything in this video. Nicely done.
I've been a BIG fan of Teresa Amabile for years. Dr. Amabile is currently the Director of Research at Harvard University and has written extensively about creativity--what helps it and what hinders it. She's just published a jewel of a book called The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at [...]
What role does KNOWLEDGE play in the innovation process? Teresa Amabile suggest that to be innovative you require two things: * Domain relevant skills: do you have knowledge, technical skills and talent to produce germane solutions? * Creativity-relevant skills: do you have the cognitive skills and personality traits associated with creative performance? One may have [...]