Don’t be Afraid to be Creative

Being “creative” is an essential skill in most business environments. When I was an undergraduate engineering student, I learned about how to be creative. I didn’t learn it from classes, though; I learned it through the books by Edward de Bono. I will always be grateful to my friend Richard for introducing me to de […]
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How to Get to Genuinely Good Ideas

Most new ideas really are pretty terrible. But, fortunately, there are ways to get to genuinely good ideas and to also make sure they work when you implement them. In fact, the old saying “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done then you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got” is only half right. These days, the world changes so much that […]
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Eight Tools to Develop Your Innovation Skills: Part 2

In Part 1, we covered the first four tools to develop your innovation skills. Now, we continue with the final four tools. 5. Reanalyze (streamline, combine, or eliminate) critical workflows. Should be applied both internally and externally It is all about the customers! Can be done with or without process mapping But is easier with […]
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Eight Tools to Develop Your Innovation Skills: Part 1

No one is born with the ability to lead successful innovation projects. Skills, tool, and processes can be learned. They become better with practice. Let’s look at the first, four tools now. The final four tools will be discussed in Part 2 of this series. There are many specific innovation tools; some may overlap: 1. […]
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The B-A-S-E-S of Innovation – Five Enablers That Encourage Innovation

Innovation enablers can help bring a continual stream of innovation. They work through the application of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques. Using these five enablers will allow you to encourage innovation and overcome inhibitors. The project leader’s responsibility is to ensure their teams have the Behaviors, actions, and support Attitudes, values, mindset Structures for organization, […]
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