Innovators present creatively disruptive traits, unconventional wisdom, disrupt old ways, and inspire better ways to do things, and advance humanity significantly.
An innovator is often an inspirational, inclusive, and interactive pathfinder, as being innovative means you need to get used to stepping outside that old box to unfamiliar territory, discover and explore your own path, be inclusive to embrace diverse viewpoints and interact with others to share and implement great ideas.
Innovators are both confident and humble; the more expertise they develop in an area the more they realize they have to learn constantly, across boundarily: Innovation is an integration of knowledge and imagination. Today’s business professionals need to unlearn, and re-learning, create fresh knowledge and spur fresh ideas all the time. Innovation starts with a vision, it’s primarily a journey through which the innovator has to interact with others upon sharing ideas, upon how to implement ideas. Innovators are not only experts, but also great influencers who can integrate their professional knowledge with vision and intellectual imagination to generate novel ideas, or navigate through tough innovation journeys that can make a high societal impact.
Learning, growing is part of the innovation journey. Innovators don’t always follow others but discover their own unique path for experiencing new things, experimenting with alternative ways or being self-motivated to implement ideas creatively. Besides being brilliant and building interdisciplinary expertise, innovation leaders are in demand to focus on convincing, persuasion, and collaboration at the global scope; lubricate relationships with stakeholders of all stripes, to build a balanced portfolio with the right mix of incremental innovations and breakthrough innovation.
Influencers are usually “thought leaders” who have proficient knowledge on a given subject to communicate intelligently; coach others persuasively: A real thought leader is someone who brings a deeper level of understanding as to what a corporation might be if they wanted to have world class innovative products or services. Innovators can make influence with their thought leadership via asserting, inspiring, interacting, inquiring, and orchestrating. They can inspire others toward their vision by communicating in-depth and breadth; to generate or present ideas via confidence, persuasion, and expertise.
Innovators have an ability to assimilate knowledge, to think deeper or broadly, and transcends knowledge to insight and wisdom. Innovators practice their thought leadership, innovate with extended knowledge. They are trusted advisors, subject matter experts or futurists, change agents and customer champions. They become more influential on innovating, coaching, and driving transformative changes.
Innovators are usually independent thinkers with creativity: In a world with overwhelming information and mixed quality of knowledge, independent thinking is encouraged to bring up fresh perspectives to the table and be able to lead innovation collaboratively. Do not blindly follow, apply your own critical thinking and independent thinking to see things differently and generate great ideas constantly. Keep your energy flowing freely and be mindful all the time.
Innovation perhaps more often than not, involves some level of discomfort and interdisciplinary reasoning, it’s how unusual dots get connected and innate ideas get sparked, and it also allows you to appreciate others’ great ideas, without following others blindly. Innovation is an upward journey through which the mindset can become more open, positive, forward-thinking, creative, and inclusive, demonstrating multidimensional thought processes to fuel upward change and breakthrough innovation.
The world becomes more diverse, dynamic, but also hyper-connected than ever. Innovators work continue to move forward, and lead breakthrough changes. Being an innovator needs to take a lot of risks and failure is part of innovation. Innovators present creatively disruptive traits, unconventional wisdom, disrupt old ways, and inspire better ways to do things, and advance humanity significantly.