All of us want to appear knowledgable when we speak in front of colleagues so we try and prepare just enough. Here’s a thought for y’all to help you just do that:
In order to appear well informed , we have to be over informed
What do you think?
If you are anything like me, you would have read the question as ” did you invent anything new” , compared yourself to Steve Jobs and answered the question as No.
Now read the question as: Did you recently connect the dots in a way that provided a new perspective ? If your answer is Yes , you are definitely an innovative person.
Here is a dirty corporate secret:
Innovation is not always about new , original ideas. Most of the time it is about adding a new dimension, providing a new view to the same old.
So the question we should be asking ourselves is not whether we can think of a new idea but are our experiences different enough to provide a new view.
Here is what I am doing to be an “innovative person”:
I welcome you all to drown out your thoughts of how you are not innovative and “steal with pride”