News to Lead By. Need Some New Ideas?
To stir up some innovative thinking as we enter 2010, take a look at the following articles and posts:
I have not yet been through all of them, but wanted to share. As I work through them and adapt some of the concepts for basketball coaches/players I will add to this post.
- “The advantage goes to those who can outimagine and outcreate their competitors,” writes Bill Breen in a 2007 Fast Company article, The Business of Design. Breen interviewed Roger Martin, dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Martin’s book, Opposable Mind: Winning Through Integrative Thinking, came out in 2008.
- More recently on FastCompany.com: The Most Creative People in Business: Top 25 and Eight Ways to Kill an Idea. Don’t Do It! By Cliff Kuang.
- The Decline of Western Innovation on Newsweek.com by Daniel McGinn.
- Can design change the world? An interview on CNN.com with Warren Berger, author of “Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World.”
- How Do Innovators Think? In a question-and-answer session with Harvard Business Review contributing editor Bronwyn Fryer, Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead explain how “Innovators’ DNA” works.
- The Innovator’s Vulnerability. Self-confidence, ambition and a thick skin are the obvious characteristics of would-be innovators. Also necessary? A sense of vulnerability, by Saul Kaplan on BusinessWeek.com
- Redesigning Leadership, a Harvard Business column on leadership and design by John Maeda and Becky Bermont of the Rhode Island School of Design.
- Resonance: a short film about getting to the right idea. Continuum strategists how to guide the development of experiences and products that matter to people and keep them coming back for more.