Innovation management is not really management, it’s more like ring-leading. Innovators don’t respond as well to conventional management as they do to respectful leadership.

Talented, creative people are much more internally then externally driven.  They can deliver 200% of a normal person’s output when they are fueled by meaning.

Make your innovation island appealing

Seduction works a lot better than quotas – as long as it is genuine.  Breakthrough innovation is unusually resistant to manipulation. Incremental innovation is more susceptible to conventional management techniques.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

~Anne Frank