Tag Archives: Innovation

Persuasion, Influence & Innovative Ideas

Notes from the 2009 Internet Librarian Conference Rebecca Jones Nicole Henning Nicole Henning Avoid abstraction like the devil Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die We should reward success and failure, punish inaction Innovation comes from quantity The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas Results only work environment […]

Want to Innovate? Stop Working So Hard

Putting in all those extra hours, either from the office or home, isn’t helping you. At least not with creativity, innovation or those ah-ha! moments. Some of our greatest moments of insight happen where we least expect them to. From the Wallstreet Journal: It happened to Archimedes in the bath. To Descartes it took place […]

Pivot Points for Change

This is great slideshow by Buffy Hamilton on change. I love that it emphasizes that you don’t have to throw away everything and starting anew.  Rather adding new tools and technology to what you are currently doing. Pivot Points for Change: Libraries and Librarians Using Web 2.0 to Connect, Create, and Collaboratehttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=pivotpointsforlibrariesandlibrarians-090913204908-phpapp02&stripped_title=pivot-points-for-libraries-and-librarians View more presentations […]

The Hazards of Leading Culture Change

I’m thinking about change and culture and innovation a great deal these days so I’m reading everything I can get my hands on.  I came across this paper, or manifesto – The Hazards of Leading Culture Change. Its concise but packed with good stuff! Some of my favorite points: When you are up to your […]

Freedom, Responsibility and Culture

This is a great slideshow from Netflix*  for salaried employees which discusses nine values which should be embraced: Judgement Communication Impact Curiosity Passion Innovation Courage Honesty Selflessness It’s long and parts may be controversia,l but it makes some great points about what it takes to create the culture you want in your organization and it’s […]

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation

Matt Hamilton : Libraries and Innovation : creating environments for encouraging and supporting creativity and innovation among staff How do we begin the messy job of creating a culture of innovation What will you need? Patience, perseverance, vision and a way to empower staff Patience is hard to come by for innovators, we see something […]

Innovation from best practices to fresh practices – Helene Blowers

Innovation from best practices to fresh practices – helene blowers how do you start making change happen? What is innovation? Not just putting saran wrap around someone else’s idea innovation is – acting on, doing new things innovation is not about best practice, its about fresh practice application audience desired outcomes inspiration and inputs energy […]


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