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How to Breed a Team of Innovators


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Ever wonder how to create a team that will take your company or product to the next level? Ja-Nae walks through how to create a team of innovators who live and breathe innovative solutions and creativity.

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How to Breed a Team of Innovators

  1. 1. How to Breed a Team of Innovators
  2. 2. Innovation <ul><li>Innovation does not spring up out of nowhere </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative solutions and answers come first by asking the right questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Set an Example <ul><li>The behavior of team members always follows the behavior of their leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders must be models and set the bar by constantly asking questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. Look for Improvement <ul><li>Nothing is perfect, and the environment is always changing </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an attitude where everything can and should be improved </li></ul>
  5. 5. Reevaluate <ul><li>A decision that worked in the past doesn’t necessarily still work </li></ul><ul><li>Assign teams or members to reassess past decisions on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions about improvement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be Different <ul><li>Best innovations have come from challenging assumptions </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage people to think outside the box </li></ul>
  7. 7. Teach <ul><li>Question-asking is a skill that can be improved by training and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Show members how to ask effective open-ended searching questions </li></ul><ul><li>Promote this kind of teaching among your members </li></ul>
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