Published on March 10, 2014
Jag Randhawa Author of THE BRIGHT IDEA BOX
“New Car Syndrome”
Red BMWs Everywhere You Look… ???
We See What We Look For
Ideas are Everywhere You Need to Train Your Brain to Spot ‘em!
85% Learned Behavior—Harvard Business Review
7 Skills Spotting Ideas in Everyday Life
Burrs Stick to Everything
Be Curious… Ask Questions Why? What if? Why Not? How Does it Work? What will it Take—No Limits?
2% Milk Skyrocketed Starbucks Sales
Mom & Pop Shop Giant
Listen to Your Customers Why are They Calling? Why are They Not Calling? What is Their Emotional State? Most Common Requests/Reasons? What are the Feedback Channels? (and Partners, Stakeholders, Employees)
3. Mining “Hit Any Key to Continue…”
Born Out of Frustrations
Frustrations = Opportunities Do Others Share the Frustration? Can it be Done Differently? Can it be Avoided? How Would I Solve it?
Rounded Design of iMac
Scroll Wheel of iPad
Kingfisher Inspired Bullet Trains
There’s Nothing New Under the Sun How Do Competitors Do it? Has Another Industry Solved This Problem? Who Does it the Best, and What Makes Them the Best? Learn from Others…
Kevin Dunbar: When Do People Have Their Best Idea?
Use Every Opportunity to Learn Network with People with Different Skills Go to Lunch with Coworkers from Different Department Take Classes in Different Field Stretch Out of Comfort Zone
6. Problem Solving
Asking Why 5 Times
Reverse Problem Solving Your Company How to Win the Worst Customer Service Award?
Solution Mindset Keep a Positive Attitude Not Stopping at the First Obstacle Collaborate—Share and Ask for Help Solution Finding Rather Than Complaining
Thomas Edison 3500 Notebooks…
Write… Doodle… Record Always keep a recording tool(s) handy Write/Doodle/Record Every Idea Sketch is a Prototype Share Ideas with Others Dedicate Time to Review Old Ideas
7 Skills of Effective Innovators 1. Curiosity 2. Listening 3. Mining 4. Borrowing 5. Networking 6. Problem Solving 7. Writing
Geniuses are Made… Not Born Didn’t Speak Until 4 Didn’t Write Until 7 Was Declared Slow and Mentally Handicapped
Step-by-Step Guide to Transforming Employees into Innovators
Interested in Reviewing the Book? Email Me at Jag@IdeaEmployee.com Daniel Pink: “The Bright Idea Box is part inspiration, part workbook, part resource, and a book everyone can learn from.” Brian Tracy: “This powerful, practical book shows you how to motivate, inspire, and get the very best out of each person in your company.” Marshall Goldsmith: “The Bright Idea Box teaches you how to create practical, viable programs that will transform the company and the bottom line!”
Thank you! @Jag_Randhawa Author of THE BRIGHT IDEA BOX www.TheBrightIdeaBox.com http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMTDQDK
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