The original “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” presentation and innovation ebook were developed when Max Utsler asked me to speak to his class at The University of Kansas on innovation perspectives in marketing communications. In many ways, that innovation presentation in 2004 started me down the career path I’ve been on ever since.
I’m back tonight with Max Utsler’s class sharing the “Taking the No Out of Innovation” presentation along with a new social media project Brainzooming is helping Max and Barrett Sydnor implement for their fall semester classes at The University of Kansas. Dubbed “Blogapalooza” by Max, the social media project will introduce students to blogging and creating social media content in front of multiple audiences . . . but more on Blogapalooza later.
To make “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” presentation content more accessible from among the 1,000-plus posts on the Brainzooming blog, here are the 8 innovation perspectives contained in the presentation and links to supporting content reaching back to the earliest Brainzooming posts.
Create a stronger innovation perspective by understanding your distinctive talents.
Surround yourself with a creative team that complements your distinctive talents.
- Creating the Right Diversity for a Stronger Innovation Perspective
- Share Your Challenges with a Great Creative Team
- 6 Ways Social Media Platforms Can Boost Creative Thinking
- 7 Ideas for Using Twitter to Boost Creative Thinking
Strike the right balance between using and turning off your expertise to boost creative thinking.
- Forgetting as an Innovation Strategy
- Unwrapping New Creative Thinking
- Brainstorming with Rules
- The Value of Brainstorming Techniques for Business Ideas
- Changing the Way You Look at a Situation
- 1 Tool You Must Use – Trait Transformation
Borrow from any inputs you can to trigger creative ideas that you twist and shape to be your own.
- 7 Ways to Borrow Creative Ideas with a Clear Conscience
- Use Plagiarism Friday to Boost Creative Ideas
- Borrowing and Repackaging Ideas
- The Most Important Question You Can Ask – What’s it Like?
Open to Possibilities
Hone your openness to what may today seem impossible or preposterous – that’s where you’ll find tomorrow’s innovation.
- When Personal Creativity Isn’t Comfortable
- Delegating Your Creative Challenge – 25 Ways to Change Your Character
- Random Creative Thinking
- Defy Authority to Be More Creative
Collect great questions that yield creative ideas and use them all the time.
- The James Lipton Questions
- The Greatest Question Ever According to Larry King
- The Value of Great Strategic Questions
You have to do something with ideas. Selecting the best ones and moving forward with them is central to innovation.
- Taking Advantage of Convergent Thinking
- 5 Key Questions for Quick Decisions
- Prioritizing Ideas
- Challenging Yourself and Your
- Making a Winning Recommendation
Innovation doesn’t necessarily come easy. When it comes to the “No” voices you’ll hear, be ready to dodge, morph, ignore, or otherwise blow them up. That takes persistence.
- Being an Innovative Leader
- Strategic Leadership
- Sharing the Credit
- Forcing Yourself to Self-Evaluate
- Being a Fan for Your Work Team Members
Find New Resources to Innovate!
FREE Download: 16 Keys for Finding Resources to Accelerate Your Innovation Strategy
This Brainzooming eBook will help identify additional possibilities for people, funding, and resources to jump start your innovation strategy. You can employ the strategic thinking exercises in Accelerate to:
- Facilitate a collaborative approach to identifying innovation resources
- Identify alternative internal strategies to secure support
- Reach out to external partners with shared interests in innovation