I was lucky to recently be in Melbourne at the Australian Institute of Management breakfast at which Stephen Lundin spoke about his new e-book – CATS: The Nine Lives of Innovation.
You would bear in mind him as the author of the finest promoting e-book FISH : A Impressive Way to Increase Morale and Improve Outcomes, which was encouraged by the Pike Spot Fishmarket in Seattle. Try to remember the concept in FISH – Be There Play Make Their Working day Opt for Your Mind-set – straightforward but immensely strong. The Pike Put Fishmarket, as a consequence of his e book, is now an international tourist spot!
CATS, his new e-book,is the identical – a straightforward but potent information, communicated within just an progressive framework by way of a fun approach that would make the information of innovation accessible to all. So if innovation has always been a secret, or even a danger, then this e book is really worth a read.
A CAT, for Stephen and Jimmy Tan his co-writer, is “an every day human staying who learns how to launch his or her creative possible and develops the abilities and understandings essential to innovation”, individuals innovative and imaginative folks who are priceless to any organisation caught in the rapidity of transform in the twenty-initial century.
This ebook is a journey. It will take you through a process of discovery. You require to browse it via at the time and then go back and get the job done it by way of, or greater however acquire the accompanying workbook CATS: The Particular Guidebook. It organises and presents the concepts of innovation in this sort of a way that you can recognize and see what you will need to learn and how you will need to expand to be impressive. Underpinning the ebook is the assumption that “all human beings are capable of amazing individual acts of innovation” that will enrich their life. In other text, we are all able of turning into CATS.
What makes this book different to so significantly of the reading through I have performed on innovation, however, is that its concept is that innovation starts with the specific and that it commences with staying impressive in the common and the tiny in our lives. That is exactly where the course of action of turning out to be a CAT commences. Modern organisations are just organisations with plenty of individual CATS in them who are supported by a seasoned CAT that Stephen and Jimmy phone a CAT Wrangler – a chief who understands “the variance among a meow and a purr”. You are going to have to examine the ebook to find out what people kinds of leaders are truly like!
The journey they take us on teaches us how to offer with the 4 troubles of innovation, live the 9 lives of CATS and gain the five CAT Belts that notify us how productive we are as a CAT and even what type of a CAT we are.
For Lundin and Tan the four problems of innovation are:
1. Beating our doubts and fears.
2. Having further than “the usual”.
3. Creatively managing failure.
4. Main by improve.
The 9 lives are:
Lifetime A single: CATS overcome the clutter of life.
Life Two: CATS are constantly prepared, particularly for the unpredictable.
Existence A few: CATS know that innovation just isn’t regular.
Life Four: CATS welcome true provocation.
Life Five: CATS promote imaginary provocation.
Lifestyle 6: CATS say “How Interesting”!
Lifetime Seven: CATS fall short early and nicely.
Life Eight: CATS pounce on improve.
Existence Nine: CATS appreciate CAT Wranglers.
All by way of the e book there are practical illustrations and routines to do, approaches to turn out to be a CAT, techniques to deal innovatively with our lives, enhancing each and every part of them. Toward the stop, however, you can go for your CAT belts. There are five exercise routines to do, every of which needs some determination and time. The completion of each and every exercise sees you gain a CAT belt – moving from amount one particular to five.
This guide promises to have as massive an influence as FISH. As the back go over of CATS says: “Innovation is about you, and how you decide to comprehend it and use it will guide to a abundant and effective existence.”