Sessions D & J: Main Presentation for "Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action"
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Sessions D & J: Main Presentation for "Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action"

on

  • 233 views

Sessions D & J: Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action (parts one and two) presented by Jeanne Larson, president, The Incubator.

Sessions D & J: Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action (parts one and two) presented by Jeanne Larson, president, The Incubator.

Statistics

Views

Total Views
233
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
233
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Sessions D & J: Main Presentation for "Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action" Sessions D & J: Main Presentation for "Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action" Presentation Transcript

    • Innovation=Creativity * Risk Taking
      FORWARD 2011
      RETURN TO INNOVATION & GROWTH
      Jeanne Larson, MBA
      September 20, 2011
    • Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action….
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp_oyHY5bug&feature=related
    • Risk taking---Exercise in new thinking & doing
      You have 3 minutes to introduce yourself to each other at your table or across tables in a new & different way!
      Now draw a picture of your neighbor in 2 minutes!
    •  
      The most valuable organizations of the future will be rich in ideas, embody a culture where innovation is a core capability and value, and will embrace new and unusual ways of fostering innovation.
      PriceWaterhouse Coopers
    • Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs
      Because entrepreneurs have had the courage to ask questions and take risk—wheels were invented, humans learned to fly, machines were made to work more efficiently and the world moved forward.
      The spirit to invent and innovate lies at the heart of true entrepreneurship.Janine de Nysschen (blog)
    • innovation?
      What exactly is
      Some shared definitions….
      • Ideas that never existed before and are then converted into reality.
      • How to use things in ways that have never been done before.
      • The ability to see opportunity.
    • What gets in our way of innovating?
      OURSELVES!
    • The telephone has too many short comings to be seriously considered a means of communication. Western Union Internal Memo, 1876
      There is no reason for any individuals to have a computer in their home. Ken Olson, President of DEC, 1977
      Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. Marshall Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superiere de Guerre
    • 1984
    • 1949
    • 1970’s
    • No one ‘envisioned search-engine optimizers or web designers or executive coaches or nano technologists… When we’re cabined in the present, we suffer from a certain poverty of imagination. We massively underestimate the human ingenuity and resilience. The future will bring industries we can’t imagine and jobs which we lack the vocabulary to describe.
      Daniel Pink as interviewed by Geoffrey Colvin, CNN Money .com
      What I’m actually saying is that when the world is flat, the biggest competition is between you and your imagination.
      Thomas Friedman
    • Imagine it is 1995
      I’m going to describe two new encyclopedias –one just out, the other to be launched in a few years. You have to predict which one will be more successful in 2010.
      The first encyclopedia comes from Microsoft. Microsoft will fund this encyclopedia, pay professional writers and editors to craft articles on thousands of topics. Microsoft will sell it on CD-roms.
      The second encyclopedia won’t come from a company. It will be created by tens of thousands of people who write and edit articles for fun. Participants will contribute their labor. The encyclopedia will be on-line and free—no charge to anyone.
      Which one will be successful and which one will go defunct?
      Story in the book, DRIVE, by Daniel Pink
    • How are you at this....
      No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.
      Winston Churchill
    • Why is innovation important?
      Greater efficiencies
      Increased revenues
      Better ways of delivering services
      New services/product ideas
      Improved service to customers and clients
      Results……Better, Faster, Cheaper
    • starts with you!
      innovation
    • Two key assumptions
      Every individual has the capacity to innovate...& to be more innovative than they currently are!
      Every leader can foster greater creativity, risk taking and innovation in those around them.
       
       
       
    • IN SHORT
      The capacity to innovate is about the ideas we think about, creativity, and the risks that we’re willing to take to bring those ideas into reality.
    •   They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
      Sir Francis Bacon
      if you are always focused on the predictable..you may miss the opportunity...
    • Examples of innovation in your organization or industry?
    • Creativity & Risk Taking are the fundamental competencies needed by individuals and organizations to create the accelerated change and directional shifts necessary for growth and renewal.
      Richard Byrd, Ph.D.
    • Creativity–Exercise in new thinking & doing
      There are 3 objects:
      Top Hat
      Wheel Barrow
      Fishing Rod
      As a group, answer the following question: What are the similarities amongst these 3 items?
    • The Creatrix FEI EventCreativity Score: 133Risk Taking Score: 158GroupOrientation: Modifier
    • What is interesting about these results?
      Advantages & Disadvantages?
    • What about your own results?
    • Do these results fit for you? Why? Why not?
      Who do you like best to work with/supervise? Least to work with/supervise?
      Pair up....any other insights from others?
    • Teams, Teams, Teams
      Before you can select the right team members for innovative problem solving, you need to understand:
      What you are trying to achieve with the team—What result are you looking for? and then…..
      What are the right Creatrix Orientations to include on that team?
    • Creativity & Risk-Taking Drivers
      Creativity Drivers
       
      Ambiguity
      Independent
      Inner-Directed
      Uniqueness
      Risk-Taking Drivers
       
      Authentic
      Resilient
      Self-Accepting
       
       
       
    • The 4 Creativity Drivers
      Ambiguity-“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly”. Buckminster Fuller
      • Independence-“I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like”. Coco Chanel
      Inner-directed-”We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new thing, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”. J. K. Rowling
      Uniqueness- “It’s no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new....”Walt Disney
    • The 3 Risk-Taking Drivers?
      Authenticity- “Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776”. Susan B Anthony
      Resiliency-“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”. Thomas Edison
      Self-acceptance- “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves”. Marie Curie
    • FEI Event Drivers
    • Practices for YOU, as a leader
    • “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read and write but those that cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn.” Alvin Toffler, Future Shock
      Contact information: jlarson@incubatorinc.com
      218-663-7423
    • What if….?
      You had 7 fingers
      Each day for 30 min gravity ceased to exist
      Discuss & write down your ideas in your group
    • What if…..?
      Think about your ‘what if’ for your work and organization and write them down.
      Now pass around each of your ‘what ifs’ to each member of your group and they write down their ideas to your ‘what if’ – Result?
      What have you just created and can take action on when you return to your community?
    • Thank you to our Platinum Level Sponsors
    • Thank you to our Gold Level Sponsors
    • Thank you to our Silver Level Sponsors