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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Leading Innovative Change Demands Skills Training & Development of Knowledge

Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

"Understanding how to create solutions leads to gaps in our knowledge"

Does this statement seem to make the process appear to be slightly out-of-sequence?

When we encounter problems, difficulties or challenges, aren't those the times we notice that there are "gaps in our knowledge"?

When gaps are found we naturally want to search for solutions, or ways to bridge or augment our knowledge.

So the first thing we need to understand is that our knowledge has shortcomings [let's call it a "knowledge deficit"], and then we hunt for facts, ideas or theories to help us erase our knowledge-deficit.

"Gaps in our knowledge leads to innovation to fill those gaps and consistent process finally delivers the required change."

In our search for those 'deficit-filling' facts, ideas and theories, we begin to see, discover or uncover one or more of these phenomena:
  • the unexpected,
  • the break in logic, assumption or rhythm, or
  • the change in structure or paradigm behind the "problem"

That means when we walk on the path towards innovation, we are 'on-the-right-track' to that place where:
  • we must do our work with or on things in different ways,
  • we take more effective actions on the things that we work with or on,
  • we must work with or on things with greater levels of efficiency.

Leading others to think, work and contribute more innovatively means being skilled, trained and developed to exploit the sources, practices and disciplines of innovation.

When was the last time you were taught to be innovative? Want to know how to lead a creative, evolutionary, innovative organization? Here's your new textbook!



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