Managing Innovation™
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Along the innovation journey what is your comfort zone? What role do you find yourself playing in the process more than others? Are you the Seeker, the Alchemist, the Judge, the Director or the Magician?

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I look for ways to align the energy which drives innovation—and our resources behind it—with our strategic intent.

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I take high potential ideas and opportunities and look deeper into them, investigating them from as many angles as possible.

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I develop a fair business case for the best ideas.

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I see to it that our work processes are agile and versatile.

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I ensure that we assess the value we have created.

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I look for innovation opportunities that are a good fit for us.

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I encourage testing and multiple prototyping of promising ideas.

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I actively work to influence key stakeholders to support our ideas.

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I focus on starting and sustaining a high-performing team.

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I look for ways to make the most of the innovation by improving it or finding new applications.

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I encourage open inquiry and a creative climate.

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I focus on finding and allocating the right resources to make the idea a reality.

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I invite customers, experts, and potential users to validate our thinking.

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I keep the team focused by managing external and political issues.

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I draw out “lessons learned” to improve our future innovation processes.

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I design and facilitate sessions where we "hunt and gather" ideas.

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I help determine which ideas are the most promising through constructive debate.

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I get involved in making clear decisions about what to do—and what not to do.

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I make sure the team is driving for timely results.

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I make the time to celebrate everyone’s contributions.

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