The ultimate guide for the ambitious Innovation Manager (100+ sources) Running innovation projects is hard.
By definition you’re doing new things so you can’t rely on old habits and routines. If you and your innovation team don’t feel uncomfortable, you’re simply not innovating. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to fly blind. At every moment in your innovation process you can use tools, references, checklists and other innovation methods. We do the same in our innovation projects. I. I.a Subscribe to innovation blogs Everyday you and your innovation team should be fuelled with fresh ideas. Our favorite websites to steal ideas: Where do you find new business ideas? Startup Stash Non-English innovation & inspiration feeds: I manage and read my +500 feeds via Feedly (also available on iPad/mobile). Many of the above blogs and websites have some awesome daily/weekly newsletters. Newsletters worth signing up to: Pocket is a great tool for keeping a track of what you have already read & plan to read!
I.b Use social media as innovation news filters II. Evolve or dissolve! Innovation Mindset = Growth + Maker + Team Experiences - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - 21st century skills, academic mindest, deeper learning, education, Innovation, leadership. What do young people need to know and be able to do be successful?
Sure reading, writing, and problem solving are important to just about every family wage job. Content knowledge gives you something to work with, but what else is important for success in life? It turns out there are a bunch of factors that schools seldom talk about, teach, or provide feedback on that are at least as important as academic skills. What research says. Two traits predict success in life: grit and self-control; that was the conclusion Penn professor Angela Lee Duckworth reached eight years ago. A 2012 CCSR lit review said that grades do a better job than tests at measuring life success habits including study skills, attendance, work habits, time management, metacognitive strategies and social and academic problem solving that allow students to successfully mange new environments and meet new demands. Beyond growth. The KEEN frame is a great framework but it could use a dose of maker. The Innovative Mindset: Seven Thinking Premises to Thinking Innovatively!
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Think differently to find new ideas Think creatively to unravel complexity and solve problems Think Confidently to overcome roadblocks Think consciously to gain the power of focus. The Innovator’s Mindset. Have you ever wondered how some people (or organizations) manage to have one amazing success after another?
Well I have. I’ve always been fascinated with successful serial entrepreneurs, leaders, and companies that manage to always be at the top of the innovation ladder. People like Thomas Edison, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Wayne Huizenga and Jeff Bezos. Companies like Apple, 3M, GE, W.L. Gore, Proctor & Gamble, Intel and Virgin. So, what is it about these types of people and these types of organizations that sets them apart? What is The Innovator’s Mindset? A Mindset is, at its core, a belief construct. Fostering an Innovation Mindset Online - Vander Ark on Innovation. Patricia Hoge The standards movement of the last twenty years heightened our collective focus on what students should know and be able to do.
In addition to knowledge and skills, research in the last five years suggests that mindset matters--for academic success today and for careers down the road. Research done by Penn prof Angela Lee Duckworth determined that grit and self-control predict success in life. On the other coast Stanford prof Carol Dweck found that a "growth mindset"--the belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work--was critical to success compared to a belief that intelligence is fixed. Paul Tough's latest book--How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character--built on Dweck and Duckworth's research. Innovation Mindset. Growth mindset. Connections teacher said they promote a growth mindset by: Maker Mindset. Connections teacher said they promote a maker mindset through: Team Mindset. Putting it all together. 8 Characteristics of the “Innovator’s Mindset”
Recently I explored the notion of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, and have thought a lot about this idea.
As I look to write on the topic of “Leading Innovative Change” within schools, we are looking to develop educators as innovators. To be innovative, you have to look at yourself as an innovator first, and to create schools that embody this mindset as a “culture”, we must develop this in individuals first. Building upon Carol Dweck’s work, I have been looking at the traits of the “Innovator’s Mindset”, which would be summarized as follows: Belief that abilities, intelligence, and talents are developed leading to the creation of new and better ideas. To develop students as “innovators” in their pursuits, we must embody this as educators. Empathetic - To create new and better ways of doing things, we need to first understand who we are creating them for.