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The 5 Habits of Innovators, and Why Innovation Should Be Everyone's Job.

The 5 Habits of Innovators, and Why Innovation Should Be Everyone's Job.

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  • 06.19.14 INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT
  • WE BELIEVE INNOVATION IS THE CREATION OF NOVEL IDEAS AND METHODS TO MAKE AMAZING THINGS. 2
  • NOT JUST DOING THE SAME THINGS BETTER. 3
  • INNOVATION IS THE RESULT OF THINKING AND DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY. 4
  • INNOVATION IS WORK. 5
  • IT TAKES COMMITMENT. 6
  • AND IT’S A HABIT MORE THAN IT’S A JOB. 7
  • WHICH IS WHY WE BELIEVE. 8
  • INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT. 9 INNOVATIONITMARKETING HR FINANCE CEO
  • WE BELIEVE INNOVATION SHOULD NOT BE ASSIGNED. 10
  • INNOVATION SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF EVERYONE’S JOB. 11
  • INNOVATION INVENTION IMPROVEMENT 12 AND THE HEART IS EITHER BEATING OR IT ISN’T
  • SO HOW DO WE KEEP THE HEART BEATING STRONG? 13
  • 14 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 15 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • NOT INTERESTED IN YOURSELF. 16
  • INTERESTED IN WHERE THINGS ARE HEADED AND WHAT IT MEANS. 17
  • 18 INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 19 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 20 2. LOOK OUTWARD. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • WHEN WE LOSE INTEREST IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD, INNOVATION DISAPPEARS. 21
  • POLICIES & POLITICS CREATE WALLS 22
  • 23 INNOVATORS NEED FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 24 2. LOOK OUTWARD. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 25 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • COMPARED TO OTHERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE… HERE’S THE CATCH • NON-CONFORMING • DOMINANT • HOSTILE • IMPULSIVE 26 Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15647135
  • • OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES • SELF-CONFIDENT • SELF-ACCEPTING • DRIVEN • AMBITIOUS ON THE OTHER HAND 27 Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15647135 COMPARED TO OTHERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE…
  • IF AND THEN 28 COMPANIES INNOVATION COMPANIES BOTTOM LINE INNOVATION CREATIVITY CREATIVE PEOPLE REQUIRE REQUIRES REQUIRE
  • SO INVITE CREATIVITY TO EVERY ROLE 29 CFO
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 30 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 31 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • WHEN WE FOCUS TOO MUCH ON HOW NEW IDEAS WON’T WORK… 32
  • WE LOSE SIGHT OF HOW NEW IDEAS MIGHT WORK. 33
  • AND YOU KNOW WHO DOESN’T MAKE THAT MISTAKE? 34
  • THIS 35 COMPETITION THAT THINKS DIFFERENTLY.
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 36 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • 1. BE INTERESTED. 37 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. 5. BET THE GARDEN, NOT THE FARM. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  • THIS INVEST SMALL IN MANY IDEAS $1M 38 20 X $50K NOT THAT
  • BECAUSE MANY IDEAS WILL FAIL 39
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE 40
  • TO DO GREAT THINGS. 41
  • LET’S MAKE SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER. 42 DON@GOKARTLABS.COM @DONSMITHMIER DON SMITHMIER
  • 43 WE GROW BUSINESSES. (AS A TEAM)
  • THANK YOU. 44
  • WE GROW BUSINESSES Dream big. Implement Small. Invent now. Bet the garden, not the farm.