Tag Archives: TIPS

Right people, right job

How to put the right people into the right job

Wouldn’t it be great if all your new recruits fit perfectly  into the vacant positions you wanted them to fill? And if everyone on a team worked in a role that allowed them to let their talents shine and played on their strengths, while others compensated for any weakness? Some of the hardest things to get right […]

Cycles of change 2

Understanding the cycles of change using TIPS (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we looked at the driving forces of change in societies by looking at four traditional roles that underpin most societies: a smart scholar or academic; a progressive merchant or entrepreneur; a collegial farmer or worker; and the rule-enforcing warrior or cop. We learned how these four traditional roles are associated with the four bases — […]

Cycles of change 1

Understanding the cycles of change using TIPS (Part 1)

Imagine a time machine brought you a few hundred years back in time to a feudal principality in the agricultural age. Upon your arrival, you’re randomly assigned to join one of three traditional social groups: farmers, clerics or warriors. You have to perform the duties associated with your newly assigned role. If you’re lucky, you feel […]

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 […]