domingo, 15 de enero de 2017

is innovation an over-rated distraction for big companies?

 via @wef innovation is an over-rated distraction | World Economic Forum

In sum, growth is essential, but innovating like a startup is not the only way for a big company to grow. A clearly viable alternative is to
1. Clarify your true core competencies and relentlessly focus on them, eliminating the distracting desire to innovate when it is simply not your nature.
2. Radically simplify your organization to get the most from what you do best.
3. Use the freed up resources to fuel inorganic growth and/or get great roll-up from “bought” innovation.

Habilidades básicas de una persona innovadora

by @jsobejano Sintetia • Habilidades básicas de una persona innovadora

Habilidades de descubrimiento
1.- La Asociación, o capacidad de generar uniones sorprendentes entre ideas, conceptos, teorías… Supone una apertura total de mente y estar dispuesto a no poner barreras al pensamiento.
2.- El Cuestionamiento, como base para las preguntas que nos hacen avanzar, las dudas que nos permiten dar un paso más. Sin cuestionarse el statu quo es imposible la innovación.
3.- La Observación, o la curiosidad, el estar no sólo dispuesto, sino deseoso de ver, de descubrir incluso más allá de lo evidente.
4.- La Creación de redes, lo que permite potenciar y diversificar las fuentes de información y conocimiento, mejorando así nuestra capacidad de acceder a un conocimiento relevante.
5.- La Experimentación, o estar dispuesto a probar cosas y a equivocarse. El prototipo y el aprender haciendo.

Habilidades de ejecución:
1.- Análisis
2.- Planificación
3.- Puesta en práctica atendiendo a detalles
4.- Ejecución disciplinada.

Así, las habilidades de descubrimiento son fundamentales para el Design Thinking, puesto que permiten trabajar con la creación de ideas relevantes siguiendo una metodología que potencia la asociación, el cuestionamiento, la observación, la creación de redes o la experimentación. Son habilidades más propias del lado derecho del cerebro, que buscan la creatividad y se mueven mejor en torno a lo abstracto, a lo ideal.
Por su parte, el Lean Startup ofrece un campo abonado para las habilidades de ejecución, con unas necesidades más racionales y sistemáticas, para las que el análisis, la planificación (en su justa medida), la puesta en práctica atendiendo a detalles o la disciplina en la ejecución, representan herramientas fundamentales que son ejecutadas por el lado izquierdo del cerebro.

En ambos casos hablamos de complementariedad, y aunque funcionan muy bien conjuntamente, no hay que olvidar que ambas metodologías son independientes, por lo que en las dos se dan los dos grupos de habilidades. Sin embargo, pienso que esa mayor concentración de las de descubrimiento en el Design Thinkng y de ejecución en el Lean Startup, es una distinción real que se da y permite crear un proceso absolutamente relevante y enfocado a la innovación.

Critical Thinking Gaps ~ Future of CIO

Critical Thinking Gaps ~ Future of CIO

The gap between proactive thinking and passive thinking
The gaps between impoverished thinking and resourceful/ imaginable thinking
The gaps between convenience thinking and mindful thinking

Due to the hyperconnected and over-complex nature of Digital era, it is time to fill the critical thinking gaps, and think more profoundly. The real critical thinking is a multi-dimensional and integral thought processes to keep the mind flow and understand things in profundity.

miércoles, 11 de enero de 2017

Qué es lo que hace a un superhombre, según el Buda

Qué es lo que hace a un superhombre, según el Buda - Pijama Surf

 Así tenemos la versión budista del Superhombre; no es un hombre que busca el poder sobre el mundo, está en el mundo pero no es del mundo. En realidad, es el conquistador porque ha logrado extinguir las aflicciones del deseo y la ignorancia que producen el sufrimiento, el mundo ya no lo puede herir.

domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2016

Never Hire People Without These 3 Characteristics

via @huffingtonpost Never Hire People Without These 3 Characteristics | The Huffington Post
Exceptional Communication Skills •Proactive •Flexible •Team-first Ability to Problem Solve •Break the problem down and analyze it •Determine what information or resources are necessary •Ask for help to obtain those resources when needed Heart for Leadership, which often includes: •Taking ownership •Using resources well •Humble confidence

10 Lessons Learned Studying A High-Performing Team

@officevibe 10 Lessons Learned Studying A High-Performing Team Trust Is The Key There Was No Boss There Was No Fakeness There Was Tons Of Respect Everyone Was Empowered Fun Is Important There Was No Fear We Communicated Politely Praise publicly, criticize privately. Celebrate Small Wins We Vs Me ……… To my beautifully talented teammates, I ask that you read this blog post carefully. This will make us an unstoppable team. Many of our competitors have teams that are twice or three times the size of ours. We need to work smarter, not harder. Recently, I’ve been getting the feeling that we’re not as strong of a team as we could be. After my research, I think I understand why. Don’t get me wrong, we’re an incredible team. Some people have legitimately asked me if we’re a 60-70 person team when in reality we’re 7 (for a long time we were 5). There have been times where I’ve been unbelievably impressed with our team and it seems like we’re flowing so well, but lately, I haven’t been getting that feeling. We recently set ambitious goals for ourselves. I believe this led to an unusual (and unnecessary) amount of stress, fear, and nervousness on the team. I completely understand why this happens, and it’s normal, but we’ll never hit our goals this way. If I can ask one thing of our team, it would be for us all to trust and respect each other. Trust that we all individually know what we need to do. Trust that we all have the skills required to do our jobs properly, without interference. Trust that we all want the best for the team and each other. I say this because I want the best for us. I know this is easier said than done, but just relax. Seriously, we’re an amazing team, and when we work well together, we pull off an impressive amount of high quality work. There’s no need to be so nervous. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Quality over quantity, always. We need to get our focus back, but if I can ask just one thing, it would be for us all to trust and respect each other.

Usando el diseño disruptivo para destacar

via @sastreasociados Usando el diseño disruptivo para destacar - Sastre & Asociados - Innovación Art is about making questions, design is about making solutions. ~John Maeda

sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2016

How to Master the Art of Listening

via @zapier "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk", as columnist and editor Doug Larson said. How to Master the Art of Listening Listening is also difficult because when we’re in a conversation, our tendency is to do one of four things, according to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author Stephen Covey: Evaluate: You judge what someone is saying and agree or disagree. Probe: You ask questions from your own frame of reference. Advise: You give counsel, advice, and solutions to problems. Interpret: You analyze others' motives and behaviors based on your own experiences. Great listeners share a few important qualities: They ask great questions They pay attention to more than what’s being said They don’t take word-for-word notes They listen with the intent to understand, not the intent to respond They make people feel heard They follow up on what matters Good listening skills can be learned and improved, and there are plenty of opportunities every day to practice. Here are a few things you can do to improve: Practice mindfulness Treat it like a test Mind the gap Try just one day Keep Learning