Innovation is a well-used word in business these days, we see it on strategy wheels, in company values and businesses have huge innovation drives. It seems to be a 'must have'.
The reality is true innovation is hard and some people and businesses are quite simply better at it. Culture definitely plays its part and certain industries lend themselves more easily to it.
Only last week, I helped a company implement a new process for innovation, however very rarely do we get to touch on what traits make for a more innovative approach.
This article gives a great insight into exactly that - if you are interested in innovation, give it a read.
The word "innovation" is thrown around a lot, and a lot of entrepreneurs are called innovators or think of themselves as innovators. But, what does that really mean? Is anyone who comes up with a new idea an innovator? To some extent, every true entrepreneur has at least a touch of the "innovation gene" in them, but not everyone is what can be called a true innovator