The Ten Faces of Innovation

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Image CreditHere is a video I created for a #DrexelEdDCH5 project based on The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman. The goal of the project was to use a creative platform to:

Compare and contrast yourself to each of the faces. The result should be an analysis of which persona or personas are closest to both your current and projected personality as a creative leader.   Using that analysis as a foundation, speculate on how you would:

  1. Lead a team through a creative problem solving process than considers divergent data, planning strategies, and views.
  2. Lead with a “mind to the future” that considers educational entity reform in light of global contexts and phenomenon.
  3. Influence the thinking and actions of others to carry out plans for reform.

You will notice a common theme where I discuss #edredesign vs. #edreform.  As always feel free to add comments or provide feedback.

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2 responses to “The Ten Faces of Innovation

  1. If you want to be an anthropologist start by reading these works:

    Clifford Geertz: The Interpretation of Culture particularly the section on the Balinese cockfight.

    James C. Scott: Seeing Like a State

    For a real mind blower: Gerald Vizenor: The People Named the Chippewa.

    And it wouldn’t hurt to do some participant observation.

    You cannot just decide to wake up and be a type without deeply immersing yourself in the methods and literature of a field.

    • Hey David, thanks for the comment.

      Are you familiar with these personas as described by Kelley and Littman?

      This is the type of leader that I aspire to be as I continue on this journey.

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