Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Innovation Culture


"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; ...who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it; ... who has never lacked appreciation; ...who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had..." ~Ann Landers

70% of successful entrepreneurs got their business idea while working for a previous employer. Innovators can transform an organization more quickly and effectively than others because they are self motivated free thinkers. They are not always your top talent or the obvious rebels.

You can spot them and they can help you build your next business.

Here is how............Innovators are;

Strategic - highly engaged on strategic projects privately

Motivated - motivated by freedom and not necessary money

Pivotal - courageous to make a shift from the norm

Authentic - believes in integrity and honesty

The unfair reality of today's business world is that success hates the weak, despises the meek and ignores the uninformed. Successful companies must learn to build their own innovation engines by grasping how to find, develop, and retain innovators

Jeff Bezos the CEO of Amazon recommends these three books to his top executives
Bezos was kind enough to share the titles.

If you are trapped in failed leadership, you can begin your enterpreneural journey

Here are some project management tools:

Activecollab - open source project management tool

Zohoproject - full featured tool including gantt chart

Producteev - works well with gmail or google apps to create task from emails

ActiveInbox - free plugin to managing your inbox

Smartsheet - online spreedsheet that can allocate task to a specific row

Liquid Planner - advanced project management tool with the abilily to analyse the ripple effect of a change on multiple projects on a gantt chart

Web based process mapping tools include:, Gliffy, Creately, Lucid Chart, Smart Draw and MindJet

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration,
Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication."

-- Harold S. Geneen

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