Helene BlowersDirector of Digital Strategy & ITColumbus Metropolitan LibraryInnovation ConferenceFSUL & PLANPanama City, F...
“Innovation is this amazingintersection between someones  imagination and the reality in               which they live.”  ...
"Innovation is the process ofturning ideas into manufacturable          and marketable form."                    — Watts H...
Creativity is thinking         up new things.            Innovation isDoing. New. Things.             - Theodore Levitt
Innovation isnot about bestpractice.It’s about …FreshPractice!                 www.idea-sandbox.com
Efficiency   Evolutionary   RevolutionaryInnovation     Innovation     Innovation
Efficiency                                    = Improving on what already exists       Innovationhttp://www.flickr.com/pho...
Evolutionary                                  = creating something                                                    Inno...
Radically changes business & culture =                                                                                    ...
“ _________ “   is the mother of invention                http://www.ohdeedoh.com/uimages/ohdeedoh/2008-07-24-aesop.jpg
Impacts on innovation?Change in ability to support current market              Change in demands of current market        ...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/   http://www.flickr.com/photos/imissnc/36433273/   http://www.flickr.com/p...
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/   http://www.flickr.com/photos/annais/9335897/
Become an idea generator …                http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/210698762/
Focus on       Quantity,       not Quality                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/95940421/Th...
Become a         collector             &           collect         everything                           http://www.flickr....
Get            outside             your            comfort             zone                           http://www.flickr.co...
Bounce            your          thoughts           around                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/2...
AddConstraints   to your  thinking              http://www.flickr.com/photos/robpurdie/97261673/
Writestuffdown        http://www.flickr.com/photos/watchsmart/3227691975/
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How many of thesehave you heard?How many of thesehave you   said(or thought)yourself?
Employees & Innovation …   Make it  believable
Employees & Innovation …     Create     alliances
Employees & Innovation … Don’t ask   forpermission                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritztr/108106299/
Employees & Innovation …  Sell your   vision personally                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyleah/10...
Employees & Innovation …    Find     a  Champion                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607
Employees & Innovation …       Analyze         the        Risk                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/lord...
Employees & Innovation …      Do your        leg       work                           http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirwise...
Employees & Innovation …     Build                 Start small picture     upon     small   successes                     ...
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/
Timeline           Resources           Scope
=http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/
Outcomes                                                    & Outputshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/
Management & Innovation …                                                             Set                                 ...
Management & Innovation …                                                                     No risk                     ...
Management & Innovation …                                                       Set the bar                               ...
Management & Innovation …                                                       Encourage                                 ...
Management & Innovation …                                                            Provide                              ...
Management & Innovation …                                                      Make failure                               ...
Management & Innovation …                                                      Provide                                    ...
Management & Innovation …            Photo of support                                                         Flip your   ...
Management & Innovation …                                                          Beware                                 ...
Listen for                                                  what you’re                                                   ...
Lead                                                            by                                                        ...
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”            - Steve Jobs
http://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2914712096/<Leadership & Management>
Management                           Leadership                    • Stability                          • Change          ...
Innovation     is iterative             http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/
Innovation    is  messy             http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2394518222/
Innovation    is creating   new patterns             http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/1185704829/
Innovation      is curiosity at it best              http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/253298486/
Innovation    isperpetual   beta             http://www.flickr.com/photos/24by36/451799611/
Innovation    is   risk
Innovation      is  tipping     the   scales    http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddography/12034661/
Innovation     is aCulture
And last ..              http://www.flickr.com/photos/celesterc/540341359/
Innovation   starts   with             http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/
Innovation  starts   with             http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
Helene BlowersDirector of Digital Strategy & ITColumbus Metropolitan Libraryhblowers@columbuslibrary.org                  ...
Innovation Starts w "I"
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  • Ron Johnston , Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Innovation
  • Watts Humphrey – author of numerous technical and management books including Managing for Innovation: Leading technical people
  • Theodore Levitt – former editor of Harvard Business review and trend setting book Innovation in Marketing ( 1962)
  • Focuses on improving what already exists. Requires minimal investment since innovation builds upon existing products and services. Focuses mostly on cost savings, efficiencies or expanding service. Barriers to success are low.
  • Edison – carbon filament 1880 Incandescent light bulb, compact fluorescent
  • Crow &amp; rock Aesop&apos;s fables
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Mission Vision Values Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • According to book Seeds of Innovation: Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
  • Creativity, Strategy, Implementation Profitability From Seeds of innovation by Elaine Dundon
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    1. 1. Helene BlowersDirector of Digital Strategy & ITColumbus Metropolitan LibraryInnovation ConferenceFSUL & PLANPanama City, FL08.16.12
    2. 2. “Innovation is this amazingintersection between someones imagination and the reality in which they live.” - Ron Johnson
    3. 3. "Innovation is the process ofturning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form." — Watts Humphrey
    4. 4. Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation isDoing. New. Things. - Theodore Levitt
    5. 5. Innovation isnot about bestpractice.It’s about …FreshPractice! www.idea-sandbox.com
    6. 6. Efficiency Evolutionary RevolutionaryInnovation Innovation Innovation
    7. 7. Efficiency = Improving on what already exists Innovationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/scottobear/2318837083/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/da5ide/456847031/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/irinaslutsky/519317305/
    8. 8. Evolutionary = creating something Innovation distinctly new & betterhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/murk/463819896/ /erica_marshall/2666112988/ /grytr/296339032/ /outsanityphotos/457461303/ /alfathir/2783830899/
    9. 9. Radically changes business & culture = Revolutionary Innovation !http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/224494683/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdesign/333162699/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/splorp/224494683/
    10. 10. “ _________ “ is the mother of invention http://www.ohdeedoh.com/uimages/ohdeedoh/2008-07-24-aesop.jpg
    11. 11. Impacts on innovation?Change in ability to support current market Change in demands of current market Discovery of a new market Efficiency Evolutionary Revolutionary Innovation Innovation Innovation
    12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/imissnc/36433273/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/
    13. 13. =http://www.flickr.com/photos/clashed/386405208/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/annais/9335897/
    14. 14. Become an idea generator … http://www.flickr.com/photos/b-tal/210698762/
    15. 15. Focus on Quantity, not Quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybloodyself/95940421/The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    16. 16. Become a collector & collect everything http://www.flickr.com/photos/wooandy/152933903/The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    17. 17. Get outside your comfort zone http://www.flickr.com/photos/smohundro/2247983906/The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    18. 18. Bounce your thoughts around http://www.flickr.com/photos/livenow/2464673982/The Big Moo – Seth Godin
    19. 19. AddConstraints to your thinking http://www.flickr.com/photos/robpurdie/97261673/
    20. 20. Writestuffdown http://www.flickr.com/photos/watchsmart/3227691975/
    21. 21. =
    22. 22. How many of thesehave you heard?How many of thesehave you said(or thought)yourself?
    23. 23. Employees & Innovation … Make it believable
    24. 24. Employees & Innovation … Create alliances
    25. 25. Employees & Innovation … Don’t ask forpermission http://www.flickr.com/photos/fritztr/108106299/
    26. 26. Employees & Innovation … Sell your vision personally http://www.flickr.com/photos/tobyleah/104413231/
    27. 27. Employees & Innovation … Find a Champion http://www.flickr.com/photos/redtinsel/151098607
    28. 28. Employees & Innovation … Analyze the Risk http://www.flickr.com/photos/lorda/2136174988/
    29. 29. Employees & Innovation … Do your leg work http://www.flickr.com/photos/sirwiseowl/3012205998/
    30. 30. Employees & Innovation … Build Start small picture upon small successes http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahandmikeprobably/3264565204/
    31. 31. =http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevint/85911467/
    32. 32. Timeline Resources Scope
    33. 33. =http://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/
    34. 34. Outcomes & Outputshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/freddieh/539149380/
    35. 35. Management & Innovation … Set the Strategies http://www.flickr.com/photos/crashmattb/1646957900/
    36. 36. Management & Innovation … No risk is risky business Efficiency Evolutionary Revolutionary Innovation Innovation Innovation !! http://www.flickr.com/photos/magisterludi/403371410/
    37. 37. Management & Innovation … Set the bar pole vaulters not limbo dancers http://www.flickr.com/photos/iguanajo/41972200/
    38. 38. Management & Innovation … Encourage cliff jumping http://www.flickr.com/photos/petercraig/2598464809
    39. 39. Management & Innovation … Provide a safety net http://www.flickr.com/photos/prescottspies/2713550213/
    40. 40. Management & Innovation … Make failure an expectation http://www.flickr.com/photos/trvr3307/127632207/
    41. 41. Management & Innovation … Provide time for exploration http://www.flickr.com/photos/mybigtrip/6111406/
    42. 42. Management & Innovation … Photo of support Flip your Org Structure http://www.flickr.com/photos/fauxto_dkp/2883115609/
    43. 43. Management & Innovation … Beware of glory grabbers http://www.flickr.com/photos/bondomania/2636802659/
    44. 44. Listen for what you’re not hearinghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/spyndle/384039991/
    45. 45. Lead by examplehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/deniscollette/1817034358/
    46. 46. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs
    47. 47. http://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2914712096/<Leadership & Management>
    48. 48. Management Leadership • Stability • Change • Objectives • Vision • Managing Work • Leading People • Control • Trust • Short-term • Long-range • How/when • What/why • Bottom line • Horizon • Best Practices • Fresh Practices • Do things right • Do the right thing • Transactional • Transformationalhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/myselfsuperman/2913872247
    49. 49. Innovation is iterative http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/
    50. 50. Innovation is messy http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/2394518222/
    51. 51. Innovation is creating new patterns http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/1185704829/
    52. 52. Innovation is curiosity at it best http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_bernay-roman/253298486/
    53. 53. Innovation isperpetual beta http://www.flickr.com/photos/24by36/451799611/
    54. 54. Innovation is risk
    55. 55. Innovation is tipping the scales http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddography/12034661/
    56. 56. Innovation is aCulture
    57. 57. And last .. http://www.flickr.com/photos/celesterc/540341359/
    58. 58. Innovation starts with http://www.flickr.com/photos/ventriloblog/143243438/
    59. 59. Innovation starts with http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutter/105497713/
    60. 60. Helene BlowersDirector of Digital Strategy & ITColumbus Metropolitan Libraryhblowers@columbuslibrary.org My Slides are @ www.slideshare.net/hblowers

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