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Healthy Innovation Advice for Grandchildren

Posted by Chip Block on December 10, 2018 5:50 PM EST
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I was impressed with Joe's last blog post because it was a touching message and a glimpse into a colleague's personal world.  While the message did not seem to align with the general focus of late in our HealthETeams Support Group topic area of innovation, it did emphasize meaningful advice for being successful.  And what new Grand Dad would not want.....

...to do that.

Another reason the blog post got me thinking was its thoughtful way of casting the importance of taking the long view and of suggesting newborns are heading into a bold new world, vastly unlike the world of the writer's children or his own peers.  The combination of so many social economic issues make for a slippery slope in the future...and predicting what will work is difficult stuff by any measure.

As I said, the last few months our group's blogs have focused on the lessons of innovation, defining the different classic definitions of each and trying to apply the lessons of the research with the real world and the work of helping to create healthier people and organizations.  So, with all due respect to the original work, I am taking some of the items of advice and adding a few more-all with a bias to innovation.  In other words, the following are some tips one may share with grandchildren about how to apply innovation in their lives and work years to follow-all the while knowing that much of this may not be applicable twenty years down the road.

Share With Others (Openness is a Virtue in the Network Economy)

Look into the Distance (Trends Can Often Lead to Strong Ideas)

Think Before You Speak (In fact, Think A Lot...and Read A Lot)

Walk Before You Run (Try Big Ideas in Little Ways at First)

Never, Never Ever Give Up (Hard Work and Discipline Favor Innovation)

It At First You Don't Succeed Try Again (Failing Fast and Learning Lots)

First Things First (Make Success Quickly, or Pivot and Keep Going)

Listen and Seek to Understand Before Being Understood (Covey Knows that Innovation is About Identifying What Others Don't See)

Measure Twice, But Only Cut Once (Build for Good Enough)

Skate to Where The Puck is Going (See Where the Trends are Leading)

Be Prepared (But Also Be Flexible and Agile-Iteration Aids Innovation)

Read a Book Every Month (Learn from Others-Reading Builds Minds)

Clean Up After Yourself (If You Fail, Don't Leave a Mess)

Keep Score (Measure Carefully and Challenge Assumptions)

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