Innovation

Comfort zone

A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for – John A. Shedd. Comfort zones make it difficult for one to forego the (false) sense of safety – though we know extra-ordinary things happen outside our comfort zones. Am I living my potential? Or am I stuck in …

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Innovating

When you innovate, you make mistakes. It’s best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations – Steve Jobs. In a way, if we are not making mistakes, we are not innovating enough. The key is to admit mistakes fast enough and keep moving, than being in a denial mode. Are …

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Being curious

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious – Albert Einstein. Researches show curiosity leads to creativity, innovation, and even better relationships with people around. Being curious also helps in being open. As a leader, how curious I am?

What works

‘If it works, don’t fix it. Once you know what works, do more of what works. If it doesn’t work, don’t do it again, do something different’ – Anonymous. Are we watching enough of what we do, what happens, what works?

Curiosity

‘I would place my bet on curiosity’ – Michael Dell, when asked to name the single most important attribute that CEOs need to succeed in turbulent times. Curiosity – that which helps us to explore, listen, be receptive, be open-minded, rejoice… and to enjoy life, and the journey…

Innovation

What can I improve today? It is well established that small improvements on a continuous basis leads to massively (disproportional) positive outcomes over a period of time. So, what can I improve today?

Risks

Creativity and Innovation often comes with associated risks. That means ‘Blue oceans’ also have risks – mostly unknown, as they are uncharted. The excitement is in taking them, managing them and traversing them..

Invent

Happened to read – ‘re-invent or die’.. Made me think – have I invented myself Enough? Entirely? Are there spaces that ‘I am’, yet to be explored, manifested, fructified.. When do I invent them? How much time am I spending ‘chasing me’? My areas, My talents, My potential?

New stuff

What have I done differently in the last 7 days? Have I initiated any new stuff in the last 30 days? Interesting queries.. to be alive..