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Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Blog, Kingdom |

Discovery Skill #5: Networking – Leadership Network Blog

Discovery Skill #5: Networking – Leadership Network Blog

One of the principles we follow at Leadership Network is that innovation doesn’t happen alone. For the past 31 years, we have held the belief that if you get the right people in the room, great things happen. We have spent a great deal of energy, effort, and resources to build a network of leaders and a variety of experiences centered around Kingdom innovation.  ‘Networking’ is in our DNA. It’s how we help leaders like you move from ideas to implementation to impact. But how does networking for innovation ‘work?’  According to the authors of The Innnovator’s DNA: “Devoting time and energy to finding and testing ideas through a network of diverse individuals gives innovators a radically different perspective. Unlike most executives—who network to access resources, to sell themselves or their companies, or to boost their careers—innovative entrepreneurs go out of their way to meet people with different kinds of ideas and perspectives to extend their own knowledge domains. To this end, they make a conscious effort to visit...

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Discovery Skill #4: Experimenting – Leadership Network Blog

Discovery Skill #4: Experimenting – Leadership Network Blog

This is our fifth post in our series on innovation “discovery skills.” If you haven’t read the previous posts, catch up on them here: Introduction: 5 Discovery Skills of Innovators Discovery Skill #1 – Association Discovery Skill #2 – Questioning Discovery Skill #3 – Observing As I mentioned in the last post, observation is critical to developing breakthrough ideas. But what you do afterwards is even more critical. A big part of moving ideas to implementation to impact is interacting with new insights through experimentation. When we think of experiments, we think of scientists in lab coats or of great inventors like Thomas Edison. Like scientists, innovative entrepreneurs actively try out new ideas by creating prototypes and launching pilots. (As Edison said, “I haven’t failed. I’ve simply found 10,000 ways that do not work.”) The world is their laboratory. Unlike observers, who intensely watch the world, experimenters construct interactive experiences and try to provoke unorthodox responses to see what insights emerge. Innovative entrepreneurs regularly engage in some form of...

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