What is innovation?
Webster's dictionary defines innovation as "a new idea, method or device."
It's interesting the order that they chose to explain the output of innovation. Ideas and methods come before the classical device/product/service.
In our work we are finding that 75 to 90% of the application of Innovation Engineering eduction is on improvements to ideas and methods of working. Yes there are new products, services and devices but it is by far the smallest use of the education.
With Innovation Engineering we go further to define an innovation as an idea, method, product or service improvement that is Meaningfully Unique. It is a change that makes a difference. It's meaningful and it is unique versus what is done today. It's a change that matters. It's a change that makes an improvement in your work - your life - your career - your business success.
Why innovation by the common woman / man ?
Because everyone has ideas.
Because everyone has a right to make their life better.
Because everyone has a right to help contribute to an organization they are part of.
Because everyone had a right to have hope.
Because as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”
And that is why the Innovation Engineering Movement exists.
Our mission is to change the world through systems that
enable innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day
resulting in increased innovation speed and decreased risk
We enable innovation through training individuals on how to create, communicate and commercialize their ideas.
We enable innovation through tools that enable anyone to be able to work faster, smarter and more creatively..
It's a bit embarrassing...
Today, a certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt - working with InnovationEngineeringLabs tools - is at least 5 times more inventive and innovative then I was when the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Inc Magazine and others proclaimed me to be an "Innovation Guru."
Best of all - now everyone...everywhere ... can can become an "Innovation Guru" in the eyes of the media and the masses. The training to begin the path towards certification is called Innovation College. It's taught using a patent pending system known as Cycles to Mastery. It uses cycles of learning - featuring different methods of learning - digital, hands on labs, experiences, feedback cycles, group and individual to ensure that everyone, everywhere can become an Innovation Master.
I'm teaching Innovation College - the Black Belt mastery course the first week of May. If you'd like to join me - click here to learn more and to register. Or call 513 271 9911 in the USA. Thanks to the support of corporations around the world - a range of scholarships are available to help defray the cost for individuals, very small companies and non-profits.