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Are You An Innovator

The word "innovate" can be traced all the way back to 1440. It comes from the Middle French word "innovacyon," meaning "renewal" or "new way of doing things". Exactly what innovations actually happened in 1440 (rounder oxcart wheels?) is anybody's guess, but whatever they were, it's likely they improved the quality of life for more than a few people.

If you want to spark innovation, forget about slick formulas for a minute and pay attention to what's happening on the inside. Because that's where it starts. With the innovator - the inspired individual who sees a better way and goes for it.

To get started, all you need to do is rate yourself, on a scale of 1-10, for each on the following qualities. Notes which ones are your strengths and how can you build on them. Notes which ones are your weaknesses and how can you strengthen them.

Qualities An Innovator Most Likely Have:

  • Challenges the Status Quo
  • Curious
  • Self-Motivated
  • Visionary
  • Entertains the Fantastic
  • Takes Risks
  • Peripatetic
  • Playful/Humorous
  • Self-Accepting
  • Flexible/Adaptive
  • Makes New Connections
  • Reflective
  • Recognizes Patterns
  • Tolerates Ambiguity
  • Committed t
  • Learning
  • Balances Intuition and Analysis
  • Situationally Collaborative
  • Formally Articulate
  • Resilient
  • Persevering

 
Zachary T. Brown
Marketing Director
StormsEdge Technology

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