“Disruptive innovators — the likes of entrepreneurial masterminds Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Pierre Omidyar — think and behave differently. They possess a suite of skills that enable them to connect dots that the rest of us don’t usually perceive,” writes Erica Swallow in a Forbes article.
“But are some of us born innovators and the rest of us just hopeless? Hal Gregersen, senior affiliate professor of leadership at INSEAD and co-author of ‘The Innovator’s DNA,’ believes that there are five key skills that disruptive innovators possess: the cognitive skill of associating and the behavioral skills of questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. And yes, all of us can learn to flex these innovator’s muscles, Gregersen told me.”
Source: “Can Innovative Thinking Be Learned?,” Erica Swallow, Forbes magazine, April 19, 2012
Buy 2, get 2 FREE!
Looking for effective, affordable, easy-to-implement training to inspire staff or college students? Designed to meet the needs of 21st century adult learners, Out of the Box Training Kits are ready-to-use professional development programs on a variety of contemporary topics to support and improve the skills and pedagogy of those who work with young children.
Delivered five days a week containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more.Unsubscribe
Wonderful article, especially the fact that asking more questions and paying attention and talking to people who do not think like us, which can be helpful in solving problems that are most bothersome to each of us.