How Innovative Leaders Maintain Their Edge – Forbes

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On September 10th, 2012, posted in: Uncategorized by

The Hard Currency of Innovation In Extreme Times – Ideas

It’s all very well to talk about innovation in times like this. However innovation is intangible and intangibility is not what we need right now.

Organizations need evidence, hard numbers that enable them to really understand how they are operating functionally on a daily basis. Yet it is the focus on the ideas that flow around that functionality that create the seeds of innovation.

Without that exchange of ideas, organizational stagnation and pessimism set in, morale collapses and passion dies.

Thus, the hard currency in these unstable economic times is ideas‼

Innovation is invariable viewed as developing big bold new intangible ideas and projects. Now is not the time for that type of thinking either. Consumers and markets alike are scared and uncertain. The feedback from most industries suggests they would not be interested in listening anyway.

Rather the time is right to look elsewhere –

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On December 16th, 2011, posted in: Creative Leadership, Leadership, Management Innovation, Strategy, Webinar by