Top 10 Ways to Know if You're Innovating

by Eric J. Romero, PhD - It is easy to confuse creativity with innovation, so are you really innovating?
Eric J. Romero, PhD
Eric J. Romero, PhD
NEW YORK - Jan. 5, 2014 - PRLog -- Everyone thinks they’re creative or innovative, but are they really? Owning an iPad does not make you innovative!  Wearing a t-shirt with something clever on it does not make you creative!  Being innovative means thinking of ideas that are new and valuable.  The ideas can be a mix of new and/or old ideas. Not all creative ideas are innovative. For creative ideas to qualify as innovative, they must be useful and valuable: a money saving process, a new product that sells, a training program that really transforms people, etc. …so here are the top ten ways to know if you’re innovating!

1. If you have to customize the tools you need to work, you might be innovating

2. If you mix ideas from different fields, you might be innovating

3. If you are always right, you’re probably NOT innovating

4. If you openly express what’s on your mind, you might be innovating

5. If you don’t know how to do what you’re doing, you might be innovating

6. If you are a skeptic, you might be innovating

7. If you have insufficient experience, you might be innovating

8. If the establishment says you’ll fail, you might be innovating

9. If you are willing to risk failure, you might be innovating

10. If the answers you need aren’t in books, you might be innovating

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Eric J. Romero, PhD @ Compete Outside the Box
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