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

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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.

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  • 1. Innovation=Creativity * Risk Taking<br />FORWARD 2011<br />RETURN TO INNOVATION & GROWTH<br />Jeanne Larson, MBA<br />September 20, 2011<br />
  • 2. Igniting Innovative Thinking & Action….<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp_oyHY5bug&feature=related<br />
  • 3. Risk taking---Exercise in new thinking & doing<br />You have 3 minutes to introduce yourself to each other at your table or across tables in a new & different way! <br />Now draw a picture of your neighbor in 2 minutes!<br />
  • 4.  <br />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. <br />PriceWaterhouse Coopers<br />
  • 5. Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs<br />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. <br />The spirit to invent and innovate lies at the heart of true entrepreneurship.Janine de Nysschen (blog) <br />
  • 6. innovation?<br />What exactly is<br />Some shared definitions….<br /><ul><li>Ideas that never existed before and are then converted into reality.
  • 7. How to use things in ways that have never been done before.
  • 8. The ability to see opportunity. </li></li></ul><li>What gets in our way of innovating?<br />OURSELVES!<br />
  • 9. The telephone has too many short comings to be seriously considered a means of communication. Western Union Internal Memo, 1876<br />There is no reason for any individuals to have a computer in their home. Ken Olson, President of DEC, 1977<br />Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. Marshall Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superiere de Guerre<br />
  • 10. 1984<br />
  • 11. 1949<br />
  • 12. 1970’s<br />
  • 13. 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. <br />Daniel Pink as interviewed by Geoffrey Colvin, CNN Money .com <br />What I’m actually saying is that when the world is flat, the biggest competition is between you and your imagination. <br />Thomas Friedman<br />
  • 14. Imagine it is 1995<br />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. <br />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.<br />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. <br />Which one will be successful and which one will go defunct?<br />Story in the book, DRIVE, by Daniel Pink<br />
  • 15. How are you at this.... <br />No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.<br />Winston Churchill <br />
  • 16. Why is innovation important?<br />Greater efficiencies<br />Increased revenues<br />Better ways of delivering services<br />New services/product ideas <br />Improved service to customers and clients<br />Results……Better, Faster, Cheaper<br />
  • 17. starts with you!<br />innovation <br />
  • 18. Two key assumptions<br />Every individual has the capacity to innovate...& to be more innovative than they currently are!<br />Every leader can foster greater creativity, risk taking and innovation in those around them.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • 19. IN SHORT<br />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.<br />
  • 20.   They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.<br />Sir Francis Bacon<br />if you are always focused on the predictable..you may miss the opportunity...<br />
  • 21. Examples of innovation in your organization or industry?<br />
  • 22. 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.<br />Richard Byrd, Ph.D.<br />
  • 23. Creativity–Exercise in new thinking & doing<br />There are 3 objects:<br />Top Hat<br />Wheel Barrow <br />Fishing Rod<br />As a group, answer the following question: What are the similarities amongst these 3 items?<br />
  • 24. The Creatrix FEI EventCreativity Score: 133Risk Taking Score: 158GroupOrientation: Modifier<br />
  • 25. What is interesting about these results?<br />Advantages & Disadvantages?<br />
  • 26. What about your own results?<br />
  • 27. Do these results fit for you? Why? Why not?<br />Who do you like best to work with/supervise? Least to work with/supervise? <br />Pair up....any other insights from others?<br />
  • 28. Teams, Teams, Teams<br />Before you can select the right team members for innovative problem solving, you need to understand: <br />What you are trying to achieve with the team—What result are you looking for? and then…..<br />What are the right Creatrix Orientations to include on that team? <br />
  • 29. Creativity & Risk-Taking Drivers<br />Creativity Drivers<br /> <br />Ambiguity<br />Independent<br />Inner-Directed<br />Uniqueness<br />Risk-Taking Drivers<br /> <br />Authentic<br />Resilient<br />Self-Accepting<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  • 30. The 4 Creativity Drivers <br />Ambiguity-“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it is going to be a butterfly”. Buckminster Fuller<br /><ul><li>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 </li></ul>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 <br />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<br />
  • 31. The 3 Risk-Taking Drivers?<br />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<br />Resiliency-“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”. Thomas Edison<br />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<br />
  • 32. FEI Event Drivers<br />
  • 33. Practices for YOU, as a leader<br />
  • 34.
  • 35. “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<br />Contact information: jlarson@incubatorinc.com<br />218-663-7423<br />
  • 36. What if….?<br />You had 7 fingers<br />Each day for 30 min gravity ceased to exist<br />Discuss & write down your ideas in your group<br />
  • 37. What if…..?<br />Think about your ‘what if’ for your work and organization and write them down.<br />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?<br />What have you just created and can take action on when you return to your community?<br />
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