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What Does Your Mindset Say About Small Business Innovation?
What Does Your Mindset Think About Small Business Innovation?
Is it possible that we start as innovative beings and learn to give up our genius? In the 1960s, NASA asked creativity researcher George Land to develop a way of measuring the creativity of engineers. The findings were interesting. Children around age 5 are creative geniuses, nearly 98%. If you retest them every five years, there is a continuous decline. By the time they are 25, only 2% test as creative geniuses.
Is there something that can be done to return you to being creative as an aspiring baby boomer entrepreneur? Yes, there are things relating to adjusting your mindset that should put you back on the path to genius.
George Land explains his study in the video. You can also find a very interesting written discussion at the Innovation Excellence Blog http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2013/08/28/accelerating-innovation-in-small-and-medium-sized-business/
The blog makes the point that creativity is only one important element in innovation. A second important element is implementation. The short answer is our continuous message about the entrepreneurial mindset. We must learn to overcome the push for conformity that gets stronger as we begin to grow up. The video will share some tips on thinking that will help you overcome prior patterning.
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