“When so much information is readily available to anyone online, the key to innovation is not gathering more data but rather asking more questions–the ambitious, frame-changing sort that send companies down unexpected paths of inquiry.” http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/chMSaVQGEfw/story01.htm
Good question: “What is the clutter I’ve accumulated as a leader that’s hindering my impact? Here are a few ideas to consider.” Meetings, programs, methods. via Great Leaders Serve – De-Clutter Your Leadership – Great Leaders Serve.
“How, then, can companies cultivate the vibrancy of a startup culture? Here are seven approaches I’ve taken” http://feeds.inc.com/~r/home/updates/~3/13j3UH9Gl7w/story01.htm
“Structure nurtures – rather than hinders – innovation. Kathy Gersch weighs in on Google‘s new rules around their “20% time.” http://www.kotterinternational.com/news-and-insights/2013/08/23/google%27s-best-new-innovation-rules-around-%2720-time%27
“Since ancient times people have held the notion that there’s something mysterious, unpredictable, and even divine about where good ideas come from. But according to David Burkus, assistant professor of management at Oral Roberts University, today researchers are studying the heck out of creativity and much of what we think we know about the topic is just plain wrong.” http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/10-myths-about-creativity.html
Students at English High School in Boston helped pilot a social networking and planning tool called Community Planit. The online platform offers participants a series of missions, problems to solve and questions to answer about how the school district could improve and meet student needs better. As a player completes missions, he receives tokens to spend on the priorities he’d most like to see in school. The information and feedback then goes back to the district. via Is School Enough? Documentary Film Delves In | MindShift.
If you want to be a champion for innovation, you have to develop specific skills that will help you overcome inevitable organizational opposition. Yes, even if that opposition comes exclusively from people you yourself have hired. via 5 Steps to Becoming an Innovation Champion | Inc.com.
Wanting to innovate? Here’s three pieces of advice from one of the world’s most successful start-up minds. via How You Can Use Jeff Bezos’ 3 Big Ideas | Inc.com.