10 Commandments of Innovation 1. Have a Dream. Create an inspiring vision. Focus on your core competencies and competitive advantage. Develop a vision-focused innovation strategy. 2. Inspire Your Team. Communicate your strategic intent and launch a crusade. Create an inspiring culture, make business fun. Inspire, empower and energize people. 3. Focus on Customers. Strive to create innovative value for your customers. Practice customer-driven innovation. Involve customers in your process of new product development. 4. Be Different. Think outside the box. Strive to change the name of the game – introduce radical innovations. Differentiate yourself and your product. 5. Question Everything. Challenge assumptions, ask &quot;Why?&quot; and &quot;What If?&quot; questions constantly. Ask a lot of searching questions. Question and reassess past decisions. 6. Synergize. Build your cross-functional expertise and systems thinking skills. Build and lead a cross-functional team. Cross-pollinate ideas, leverage diversity, create synergies. 7. Establish the Process. Provide strategic alignment. Create a business model, rules, structure, and a measuring system. Encourage jazz-like improvisation within a guiding structure. 8. Take Risk. Take entrepreneurial action – nothing venture, nothing win. Experiment, learn from market feedback. Learn from failures to start again smarter. 9. Lead Change. Create a mindset of creative dissatisfaction to reduce resistance to change. Lead by example, demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership attributes. Adapt to rapid internal and external change, create positive change. 10. Be Entrepreneurial. Develop and practice entrepreneurial creativity daily, learn continually. Look for opportunities everywhere and pursue them. Be persistent, overcome obstacles, solve problems creatively.
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