Did you ever play with magnets when you were a kid? Wasn't it interesting to discover how powerful small magnets were when you connected the negative pole of one magnet to the positive pole of another magnet?
Creativity requires that we explore and question, discover and see -- even the most familiar -- in a new way. When we do, when we are willing to engage and participate in the moments of our lives, the work will transform and so will our lives.
The Innovator’s DNA emerged from an eight-year collaborative study that sought to uncover the origins of innovative—and often disruptive— business ideas. We interviewed nearly a hundred inventors of revolutionary products and services, as well as founders and CEOs of game-changing companies built on innovative business ideas. Our goal was to understand as much about these people as possible, including the moment (when and how) they came up with the creative ideas that ultimately evolved into new products, services, or businesses. As we reflected on the interviews, we identified five discovery skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from execution focused, results driven managers: - Questioning: Asking questions that challenge common wisdom - Observing: Scrutinizing customer, supplier, and competitor behaviors to identify new ways of doing things - Networking: Meeting people with different ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives - Experimenting: Constructing interactive experiences that provoke unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge - Associating: Connecting the unconnected across questions, problems, or ideas from unrelated fields
In this episode of the podcast we speak with Macgyver creator Lee Zlotoff about the making of his hit TV show which has remained on their air across the world for 30 years, and using what he calls the Macgyver method to engage the enormous...
32 quotes about creativity from leading thinkers illuminate how powerful creativity is and the potential for businesses to capitalize on creativity as a valuable asset in driving innovation, differentiation, and ultimately corporate growth and...
This article was co-authored by Jonathan Vehar. A recent global survey by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) found that 94 percent of executives believe that innovation is a key driver of organizational success.
One of the paradoxes of best practices is that they promote unimaginativeness because if everyone followed best practices the differentiation among competing firms would drastically narrow. In its raw form, BP is copying.