How to tell if you are an innovator: Many times when faced with innovating, many people resort to the “I am just not an innovative type of person”. In this blog Jeffrey Phillips discusses key attributes that contribute to a successful innovator and explains how one who feels this can change their outlook
Over at the Innovation Excellence blog Braden Kelly discusses essential parts of an innovation team in this excerpt from his book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. Ideally, you’d have someone to fill each role in your organization. How might the Osmotic Innovator find a way to leverage all of these talents in a smaller team?
According to Kelly the Nine Roles include: Revolutionary, Conscript, Connector, Artist, Customer Champion, Troubleshooter, Judge, Magic Maker, and Evangelist – which are you and are there other types of team member that an innovation team can benefit from?
The Potential for China: According to this note extracted from the China Daily on Next Big Future China already has a force of 120 million skilled workers, managers, and professionals. They expect this to expand to 180 million by 2020. What competitive and innovation pressure will a 50% increase in leadership mean and how will your company respond to or leverage this?