Knowing which one you are is a game-changer in work, in life, and especially when it comes to innovation. That’s what this website is all about! But, it’s not always obvious where our strengths lie. So, we created this quiz to help uncover your hidden strengths.
Columbus insisted the world was round and then promptly missed America on his first attempt. The Wright brothers claimed flying was possible and nearly killed themselves trying to prove it. And, of course, Albert Einstein, whose very name we use as a shorthand for “genius,” was a lousy student.
Our point: Failure isn’t fatal; in fact, it is actually required for innovation success.
Yes, we know, few people understand your brilliance. But what you need to understand is that even as you read this, your name is probably being added to a file full of people who may be causing more trouble than they are worth.
Where there is innovation, there is a warrior; there is an army of one. There has to be, because without such a person nothing meaningful gets done.
Whether you are a happy or unhappy worker, a good or bad manager, an enlightened or naïve leader, you deserve the team you get. Said differently, we all play a role in what our teams and companies become.
Our interest is purely centered on working with teams that know how to support one another as they go about creating and launching industry-changing ideas. To achieve this kind of success, hire the following three types of people:
If you want to grow the firm, you need a different strategy. Enter the Idea Monkey.
Show of hands: How many of you out there in Innovationland have gotten the “what took you so long?” question from your staff when you finally said goodbye to a teammate who was seemingly always part of problems instead of solutions?
A committed (Ring)leader implicitly asks the same question in every meeting: “How does this help us get to our vision?” That’s what happens after you make a sincere declaration—if you are serious.
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