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Uncovering the innovation learner’s experience (1)

Uncovering the innovation learner’s experience

What’s going on in the minds of businesspeople who undergo training in business creativity and the use of a structured innovation method? What is their creative learning experience like? How do learners feel as they get trained in innovation? Together with my colleague Dr. Brian Hunt, I investigated these questions in a comprehensive research project […]

Open Innovation Manager 2.0

The innovation manager of the future

Recently, I attended the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Innovation Conference in Budapest, Hungary. I presented a paper and ran a discussion on creative leadership, and also attended a workshop on “Constructing the Open Innovation Manager: Renaissance 2.0”. In this workshop, innovation experts from both academia and industry explored the knowledge and skill […]

Flow

What’s your style that lets you succeed?

It was 8:27 am last Sunday when my phone rang. I was reviewing my presentation for a keynote talk that I was supposed to deliver two-and-a-half hours later at an international conference. “Where are you?”, the caller asked, “The conference organizers are looking for you. You’re supposed to start delivering your keynote in a few […]

What is your innovation style?

What is your innovation style?

While facilitating over a hundred innovation projects over nearly a decade, I noticed that different people have very distinct innovation styles. While working out Thinkergy’s innovation people profiling method TIPS, I developed a scheme to capture and systematize these personal innovation styles of different people. Thereby, I blended central aspects of a well-known innovation theory […]

To thine own self be true

Are you really who other people think you are?

A few weeks ago, I was in Hong Kong to teach a few classes and to meet with some companies. While there, I demonstrated my company’s new innovation people profiling method TIPS,  which categorizes people’s innovation styles. One person who saw the demo thought that people might try to skew their results, and suggested a […]

TIPS Preferences 2

How do you prefer to think, work, interact and live? (Part 2)

Do you know how you — and everyone else on your team — really tick? In our increasingly complex and dynamic business environment, self- and team-awareness are more important than ever to use the talents and strengths of a team. For that reason, I have developed a ‘people’-oriented innovation profiling system called TIPS. TIPS is […]

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TIPS Preferences 1

How do you prefer to think, work, interact and live? (Part 1)

Wouldn’t it be great if you understood what made everyone on your team tick — including yourself? I’ve been working on a people-oriented innovation profiling method that I call TIPS. It’s based on my observation that people orient themselves towards one or two of these four dimensions: Theories and knowledge (T); Ideas (I); People (P); […]

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