Too much of the time the innovation conversation focuses on whether someone is innovative or not. We waste far too much time focusing on how people can become more innovative instead of stopping to think about the possibility that everyone is innovative in their own way.
The lone innovator myth needs to die.
Great ‘lone innovators’ like Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison had teams of people surrounding them and helping them succeed.
At Noon EDT on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 I will present a FREE webinar titled ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army‘ as part of the Back End of Innovation conference that will take place October 17-19, 2011 in San Diego where fellow Innovation Excellence co-founder Rowan Gibson will be speaking several times on creating a sustainable corporate innovation system.
Innovation is a team sport, and in this webinar we will take a look at how to engage your entire workforce in the innovation process by leveraging The Nine Innovation Roles to harness the different unique innovation capabilities that we all possess. We are all innovative in our own ways, and The Nine Innovation Roles help you evaluate your current workforce and provide insight into how to mobilize an innovation army.
In this webinar, we’ll focus on:
- The importance of building a common language of innovation
- How to destroy the lone innovator myth
- Ways to use The Nine Innovation Roles
- Why big innovations often start small
- How everyone can make a difference for innovation
I hope to see you at the FREE ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ webinar on September 7, 2011 at Noon EDT.
Braden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also a co-founder of Innovation Excellence and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy.