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How Do Innovators Think?

How Do Innovators Think?

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InnovatorS' DNA

Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead explain how the “Innovators’ DNA” works. His six-year study surveying 3,000 creative executives and conducting an additional 500 individual interviews. During this study you found five “discovery skills” that distinguish...

Association

It’s a cognitive skill that allows creativepeople to make connections across seemingly unrelated questions, problems, or ideas.

Questioning

Ability to ask “what if”, “why”, and “why not” questions that challenge the status quo and open up the bigger picture.

Observing

bility to closely observe details, particularly the details of people’s behavior.

Ability To Experiment

lways trying on new experiences and exploring new worlds.

Networking

good at networking with smart people who have little in common with them, but from whom they can learn.

Best Of All Five

questioning turbo-charges observing, experimenting, and networking, but questioning on its own doesn’t have a direct effect without the others. Overall, associating is the key skill

Innovators not only learned early on to think different, they act different (and even talk different).

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