Innovation management is not really management, it’s more like ring-leading. Innovators don’t respond as well to conventional management as they do to respectful leadership.
Talented, creative people are much more internally then externally driven. They can deliver 200% of a normal person’s output when they are fueled by meaning.
Seduction works a lot better than quotas – as long as it is genuine. Breakthrough innovation is unusually resistant to manipulation. Incremental innovation is more susceptible to conventional management techniques.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”