Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Monthly “Unpuzzling Innovation” Book Tuning: Recognize Innovators May 2018

Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities. Talking about innovation is not new nowadays, everybody, every organization now is talking about innovation. It's been at or near the top of the business or economics agenda for a long time. However, there are a lot of confusions about innovation and there is no magic sauce to guarantee its success. Innovation is not serendipity, but a discipline.
How to Spot Innovators

How to Spot your Innovators? Creativity is an essential building block for innovation in business. And innovation is the light every business is pursuing. Everyone possesses a certain level of creativity, but how does creativity manifest itself in the workplace? What's the best work environment to stimulate creativity? And how can digital leaders spot their true innovators and improve innovation success rate?

The “PURE” Traits of Digital Innovators Innovators have many traits such as vision, passion, determination, dedication, confidence, disobedience, and resilience, etc. Innovators are not compromised with mediocrity or conventional wisdom, they get less polluted by negative vibes, discover new possibilities and better ways to do things. They focus on thinking positively and creatively because being creative is a way of thinking, of imagining, of expression, of perceiving things, of inventing, of inspiring, etc. Great innovators have such “PURE” traits to refine their character and stand out from the crowd.

Is Innovator ‘Trouble Maker’ or ‘Rain Maker’? Although innovation is the light every forward-look organization is pursuing, very few businesses have a systematic approach to managing it, or lack of wise eyes to recognize their special breed of talent- the innovators, or worse, when innovator are punished for their initiatives –typically always "Are you a troublemaker?”

Five Traits of Innovators Creativity is #1 wanted quality for digital leaders and professionals nowadays, but where can you discover innovators? Do innovators belong to rare breed or they are among us and within us? Why can innovators find more view spots than others? Why can innovators think differently via connecting unusual dots? What are important traits of innovators?

Three Personas of the Digital Innovators With the increasing speed of changes, fierce competition, and unprecedented uncertainty and ambiguity, creativity is the most wanted skill in the 21st century. But who are the innovators? Are innovators belong to a rare breed, or are innovators just among us and within us? With “VUCA” characteristics, what are important personas do digital innovators present today?

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