Sparking and Leading Innovation. Women’s Leadership Institute December 5-8, 2010. Kathryn J. Deiss ACRL Content Strategist email@example.com. Photo by Tom Oliver. “Different is not always better but better is always different.” Rick Luce Emory University. Who is innovative?.
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Sparking and Leading Innovation
Womens Leadership InstituteDecember 5-8, 2010
Kathryn J. DeissACRL Content Strategistkdeiss@ala.org
Photo by Tom Oliver
Different is not always better but better is always different.Rick LuceEmory University
Who is innovative?
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Lightning Rounds - 60 seconds
Create an invention using your card and someone elses
2. Write it down on back of card
3. Find another person and repeat
4. Find another person and repeat
Innovation is the embodiment, combination, and/or synthesis of knowledge in novel, relevant, valued new products, processes, or services.Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap
The Adjacent Possible :a concept describing the power of combinatory connections/collisions
Coined by scientist Stuart Kaufmann and cited in Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
More stuff on the table!
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Cornelis Drebbel and 20,000 (1624)
Operate just beyond the possible.
Source: Paul C. Light Sustaining Innovation
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Barriers to innovation
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Sometimes you have to bust something up to achieve a breakthrough!
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Prototyping: a new skill
Quick prototyping is about acting before you have got the answers
Good prototypes dont just communicate, they persuade.Tom Kelley, IDEO
Whats in a name? the GGNRAs transformation by prototype
From Golden Gate National Recreation AreatoGolden Gate National Parks
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Use the unexpected to your advantage
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Johnny Lee Chung:a case of unintended consequences
Think of an innovation in your department or institution. How could you create a prototype of some kind (physical, process, etc.) for this innovation?
As a group share projects and do a quick idea sort on one of these situations(10 mins)
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Planning an Innovation Incubator
Use the planning handout to think through setting up an innovation incubator - let your imagination play!
Discuss your planning thoughts with two other people in the room
Some Final Thoughts
The most successful people are those who are willing to give up their most successful strategies.Richard Foster
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