Resilience is key

ResilienceNobody really likes being in the company of the so-called ‘tough guy’ or that strict, unyielding person who never wants to listen! Surely, you must have some people in mind that you would have avoided, if you could! Maybe that teacher that you loved to hate?

Well, according to author, Scott Bowden, there is value in having a strict teacher or individual in your circle! Contrary to popular belief, discipline and innovation are a logical match and, according to Bowden, is key in the creativity and innovation process.

In his latest article, Bowden provides eight principles of innovation that could possibly help you improve your performance as an innovator. They include:

  • Principle 1 – A little pain is good for you
  • Principle 2 – Drill, baby, drill
  • Principle 3 – Failure is an option
  • Principle 4 – Strict is better than nice
  • Principle 5 – Creativity can be learned
  • Principle 6 – Grit trumps talent
  • Principle 7 – Praise makes you weak
  • Principle 8 – Stress makes you strong

Click here for all the details! And, when you’re done – start “innovating like a tough teacher!” Don’t forget to leave your comments and thoughts below!

– The IDEAWorks® Team

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

~Mark Twain

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