Four Special Skills
You Need to Master1
Anticipating the future
– expecting, being aware of something in advance, regarding as
Spotting trends before
❸ Letting best ideas win
through establishing a conducive corporate environment
Assessing the potential of new ideas accurately and quickly
1. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the
FAST that eats the SLOW,
Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton
2. Every Business is a Growth Business, Ram Charan and Noel. M. Tichy
How To Think Faster Than Your Competition
To be able to
think fast, you need to
"understand the primary drivers
of change, work at staying plugged in, constantly search for
new combinations, and work on
developing a sense of heightened
The fastest companies in the world think fast
because of their ability to:
Search for Opportunities
Opportunity can and does exist within nearly
every situation, event, proceeding, or happening. The search for
opportunities is not a one time event. It is continuous and on-going. Rapidly changing
new economy offers unlimited opportunities, but these changes
bring opportunity to
those only who can grasp it.
who recognize that the days of slow change are over, will find boundless new
opportunities around them.
The changes creating new
innovation can be both within your
enterprise or industry and outside them...
The Power of Your Cross-Functional
If you build broad
cross-functional expertise, no
idea will be wasted!
mind can accept only those ideas that
have a frame of reference with your existing knowledge. It rejects
everything else. If your knowledge is functionally focused, you'll be open
to new ideas related to your functional expertise only and will miss all
other learning and innovation opportunities.
If you develop a broad
cross-functional expertise and
passion for your work, every new idea will immediately
connect with the existing knowledge and will
inspire, energize you, and
The broader your net is, the more fish you catch...
The difference between success or failure in
business could be just one quickly implemented idea.
Advanced ideation techniques as well as
an idea management system and process can help your company
innovation a discipline. They can help make the hunt for new
possibilities each and every department's business, as well as involve
broader and more enthusiastic participation among managers and employees...
Ask Searching Questions
Don't ask one or two questions and then rush straight towards a solution.
With an incomplete understanding of the problem it is very easy to jump to
Ask open-ended searching questions
that elicit a wide rage of answers:
5 Strategic Questions
operative assumption today is that
someone, somewhere, has a better idea; and the operative compulsion
is to find out who has that better idea, learn it, and put it into