By Cristina Bianchi, Maureen Steele

Making innovation within the office hugely available, training for Innovation offers a step by step advisor that is jam-packed with sensible information, types, workouts and interviews with HR and enterprise pros. It demonstrates the necessary function that training performs in thought iteration and the innovation strategy.

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Ultimately this will have a positive 37 Starting to Coach for Innovation impact on such things as engagement, motivation and your sense of ownership. The 6-Step Model for Coaching During Feedback If your primary interest is to come up with innovative solutions to the issue that has occasioned the feedback in the first place, it is essential to make the switch from the traditional way of giving feedback using the two-phase STAR model to a process that permits you to step into a coaching role and generate multiple options.

Myth: Innovation only comes from specially gifted individuals with an innovative personality There is a widespread assumption that successful innovators must share some sort of unique personality and that you either have it, or you don’t. The thinking is, innovators are born and not made. Without this personality (so goes the myth) you will never be an innovator. Recent research indicates something very different; being innovative is more linked to behaviour than personality. In their book, The Innovator’s DNA, Dyer, Gregersen and Christensen identify the common behaviours shared by successful innovators and pinpoint key skills that can be worked on and developed to improve creative impact.

You are someone who not only achieves success but also improves the quality of that success by encouraging others to participate and contribute their ideas. In short, you become a catalyst for change and bigger thinking. Secondly, there are benefits for those with whom you choose to use your coaching skills. Being encouraged to make a contribution fosters the ability to think for oneself and leads to a greater sense of ownership in and responsibility for the outcome. Greater involvement creates a more energetic dynamic and a greater level of overall engagement.

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