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How to Be An Innovator: Your Personal Roadmap

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How to be more innovative? Some advice from the experts on how to design your personal innovation roadmap -- in three steps. Slides from a keynote presentation prepared for Queen's School of Business …

How to be more innovative? Some advice from the experts on how to design your personal innovation roadmap -- in three steps. Slides from a keynote presentation prepared for Queen's School of Business Innovation Summit, 2014.

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  • 1. Design a Personal Innovation Plan: 3-Step Roadmap
  • 2. innovation what’s the secret ?
  • 3. how to turn insights into actionable ideas
  • 4. “ Around here we don’t look backwards for long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors, doing new things. Curiosity leads us down new paths. — Walt Disney
  • 5. the challenge: to design a personal innovation roadmap a clear track to follow getting you from where you are now, to where you want to be next year
  • 6. 1 become an expert. commit to continuous lifelong learning & professional development
  • 7. “ Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. — William Pollard
  • 8. Now granted, developing deep smarts takes time so focus on what matters and resolve to learn more about those things every single day.
  • 9. For every job across the company, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability. It’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. The ability to process on the fly. To pull together disparate bits of information. — Laszlo Bock, SVP Human Resources, Google
  • 10. Make sure you give yourself enough uninterrupted time for you to think because privacy often increases productivity. work hard. alone.
  • 11. become an infovore read everything. ask lots of questions try to connect the dots
  • 12. “ Questions are like keys that unlock doors in our lives and work. The challenge is finding the right key to unlock the right door. — Hal B. Gregersen
  • 13. always seek: a steeper trajectory Perform a skills audit: what do you want to be significantly better at in 3 months? set clear goals + deadlines
  • 14. “Think to build, build to think.” — Tim Brown, IDEO
  • 15. there is magic in the remix “ The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best result. -- Edward de Bono
  • 16. 3 assemble your team. collaborate + crowdsource
  • 17. innovate with people not for them get to know your audience. solve their problems.
  • 18. “ Pitch your product to friends, family, angels, journalists, random people you meet on the street. You’ll see patterns in their responses. Do their eyes light up? Do they return a blank stare? — Prerna Gupta
  • 19. “ The best vision is insight. — Malcolm Forbes
  • 20. purposeful interactions with diverse Thanks Dyer & Christensen: The Innovator’s DNA connections the currency of innovation
  • 21. your advisory board assemble find a mentor. now find another one. to keep you on track. give feedback. and to remind you that...
  • 22. “ The only way to do great work is to love what you do. — Steve Jobs
  • 23. your personal innovation roadmap in three steps hone your expertise flex your creativity assemble your team
  • 24. This keynote presentation was prepared for the 2014 Queen’s School of Business Innovation Summit. All Rights Reserved © Sidneyeve Matrix.

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