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CIL2008, Day 2: Innovation Starts with “I”



Speakers: Helene Blowers, Tony Tallent

How do we get the innovation and change to occur? This track is about that – how to move our organizations forward.

Talking about the ingredients of innovation

What’s innovation NOT?
process improvement
strategic planning
best practice
benchmarking
etc…

What is it?
it’s an intersection
a pivotal point

Creativity is thinking up new things.
Innovation is doing new things. It’s action.

Book to read – the seeds of innovation by elaine dundon.

Innovation is Fresh Practice! (rather than best practice)

4 components of I:
creativity
strategy
implementation
profitability

Creative is I

I am an innovator:
i have ideas
i have done my homework
I’ll do the initial legwork
i am capable of more than my job description
i am a leader, too
i take risks with you

More:
I offer you a framework
i put \resources behind my expectations
i create growth opportunities
i SUPPORT your work
i celebrate your success
i take risks with you

Create alliances – get others on board with your ideas – sell them

prototype your idea

Don’t ask for permission – ask for support!

Sell your vision personally – don’t do it on paper. Actually, I’d say it differently – sell it multiple ways. On paper (BRIEF), person to person, via presentation, etc.

People need to SEE something, so prototype it

What’s wild success look like?
IT will not feel like business as usual.

It’s also about failure – if you’re not failing once in awhile, you’re not being innovative enough.

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  • http://www.visionaryblogging.com/imagination Easton Ellsworth

    Good notes, David. I appreciate the thought that there’s a difference between creative thinking and creative doing. I posted similar thoughts early this morning about imagination.

  • http://www.visionaryblogging.com/imagination Easton Ellsworth

    Good notes, David. I appreciate the thought that there’s a difference between creative thinking and creative doing. I posted similar thoughts early this morning about imagination.

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  • http://www.allcontent.com/ Jan Bak

    Great thoughts! Creativity really starts in ourselves.

    -Jan

  • http://www.allcontent.com/ Jan Bak

    Great thoughts! Creativity really starts in ourselves.

    -Jan