As is customary when making presentations, let me share an inspiring quotation that should somehow relate to the topic.
Fondly referred to as The RepublicAlpha complex2 types of students, those who belong to CIS and those wish they didMotto: Excellence is just the beginning
1. Work: Albert Einstein had a tremendous work ethic and because of that gave more to society and modern science than any person in recent times.2. Play: Einstein, however, did not work 24 hours a day and made time for fun and relaxation. His idea of fun may have been different than yours, but that doesn't mean it still wasn't play.3. Keeping your mouth shut: Shift your mind-set from being a talker to a listener. It has been said that you can make more friends in five minutes by becoming interested in others than you can make in five years of trying to get others interested in you! How do you become interested in others? You ask questions and then keep your mouth shut!
My two cents on achieving organizational success...
Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing...” ~Linda Naiman“Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being…creativity requires passion and commitment. Out of the creative act is born symbols and myths. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness-ecstasy.” ~Rollo May, The Courage to Create
Innovation means making meaningful change to improve an organization’s products, services, programs, processes, operations, and business model to create new value for the organization’s stakeholders. Innovation should lead your organization to new dimensions of performance. Innovation is no longer strictly the purview of research and development departments; innovation is important for all aspects of your operations and all work systems and work processes. Organizations should be led and managed so that innovation becomes part of the learning culture. Innovation should be integrated into daily work and should be supported by your performance improvement system. —2009-2010 Baldrige Criteria for Innovation
HP fosters an environment for creativity and innovation, by following what it calls “the Rules of the garage:”Believe you can change the world.Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.Know when to work alone and when to work together.Share – tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.No politics. No bureaucracy. (These are ridiculous in a garage.)The customer defines a job well done.Radical ideas are not bad ideas.Invent different ways of working.Make a contribution every day. If it doesn’t contribute, it doesn’t leave the garage.Believe that together we can do anything.Invent.-1999 HP Annual Report
People you can bounce ideas off and encourage you and correct you and keep you in check and promote you….
Irrespective of the sleepless nights and stress and fights and whatever may happen during the journey....remember to have fun. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing your heart won’t be in it.Take some time and step away for a bit.Recharge
Henry OsborneNorthern Caribbean University
“Some men see things as they are and ask why.Others dream things that never were and ask whynot.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
• How does one make a difference on the technological playfield?• How does one become a game changer in an ever changing game?• What’s the formula for success?
If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+ZwhereX is work.Y is play.Z is keep your mouth shut.http://www.success.com/articles/130-einstein-s-formula-for-succ
“Creativity is the act of turning new andimaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involvestwo processes: thinking, then producing...” ~Linda Naiman“Creativity is the process of bringing somethingnew into being…creativity requires passion andcommitment…” ~Rollo May, The Courage to Create
“The intersection of invention and insight, leadingto the creation of social and economic value.” ~ National Innovation Initiative (NII)Future-proofing
• Believe you can change the world.• Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.• Know when to work alone and when to work together.• No politics. No bureaucracy.• The customer defines a job well done.• Radical ideas are not bad ideas.• Invent different ways of working.• Invent. -1999 HP Annual Report