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Becoming a better innovator

Innovation can be disruptive or incremental. By disruptive innovation, completely new behaviours are unleashed. Internet shopping (what did to shopping) or letting consumers choose product features using a channel like facebook are great examples of discontinuous innovation.

I recently attended a global conference hosted by HCL for its customers. I heard two schools of thought on what makes an innovator.

The Human Mind

Percieved blank at human birth, the human mind can be identified by the five distinct things it does, namely:

Is there a blueprint to becoming an inspiring leader

Following the earlier blog post - Two Ways of Getting Followership, there have been a number of questions on the subject.

A discussion on recipe to build inspiring leadership capability

Two Ways of Getting Followership

A human can be made to follow another human in one of two ways.

  1. When followership is not a long term requirement, using strategies to engineer such followership are effective. Usually such followership never lasts beyond a short period of time. 
  2. Leaders who get automatic followership do not really spend much time thinking about obtaining it. However, they do need followers for their mission to be effective in large scale. Usually they stick to their mission and inspire using their thoughts, actions and results they are able to demonstrate. Followership is automatic.