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“Entrepreneur” and “Innovator”: Same or Different?

“Entrepreneur” and “Innovator”: Same or Different?

Words matter. Their meaning has an impact on how we live and work. For example...
 

Do the words “creativity” and “innovation” mean the same thing, or something different? Do “entrepreneur” and “innovator” mean the same thing, or something different?

Amplify Your Design Thinking

Amplify Your Design Thinking

“Design thinking” has swept the world. While there have been many methods for finding innovative yet practical solutions to business and social challenges – such as the “Creative Problem Solving” process of Osborn and Parnes – somehow “design thinking” has caught the world’s fancy like no other.

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Part 3: Accelerating the impact of Innovation Campaigns

Part 3 of 3: Talent Development as an enabling force for innovation campaigns

Innovation campaigns are great for near-term impact and results. They get ideas into the pipeline for evaluation and possible implementation. And there are tangible payoffs in terms of increased revenues, improved efficiency, and cost savings.

The Perils of Assessments for Creativity, Innovation and Risk-Taking

The Perils of Assessments for Creativity, Innovation and Risk-Taking

Creativity. Innovativeness. Risk-taking. The need and popularity of these qualities in employees continues to rise, as companies strive to gain and retain the next level of industry leadership.

Do Chief Innovation Officers appreciate the human side of innovation?

Do Chief Innovation Officers appreciate the human side of innovation?

Enabling innovation is both an art and a discipline. The art is the human side. The discipline is the set of processes and tools that everyone can learn and use.

Innovation drugs anyone?

Innovation drugs anyone?

As I continue to work with organizations, I am finding a trend in the type of questions my clients are asking about innovation, namely – how do we enable it in our day-to-day? 

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