What does it take to change, grow, and/or create?

What does it take to change, grow, and/or create? Innovation is part of the answer. And then another question becomes: What are the qualities of innovation?  Jeff DeGraff says that -

Innovation:

is not defined by what it is; but rather what it is not

happens in the future for which we have no real data now

has a shelf life and goes sour like milk

happens from the outside in where risk and reward are reversed

is produced by constructive conflict; not alignment

happens in cycles; not straight lines

is never fully realized; it’s a perpetual work in progress

Failure is an inevitable part of the innovation process so it’s better to accelerate it than try to avoid it.

Read more of Jeff DeGraff’s thinking by clicking on: Why Leaders Don’t Understand How to Play the Innovation Game – and How You Can Help Them Win

Comments

  1. Peg Hartwig

    Thanks for sharing this Jerry! Innovation is a valuable part of creative problem solving! As a STEM educator, encouraging innovation is paramount.

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