“Forbes Insights’ recent study, “Nurturing Europe’s Spirit of Enterprise: How Entrepreneurial Executives Mobilize Organizations to Innovate,” isolates and identifies five major personalities crucial to fostering a healthy atmosphere of innovation within an organization. Some are more entrepreneurial, and some more process-oriented – but all play a critical role in the process. To wit: thinkers need doers to get things done, and idealists need number crunchers to tether them to reality.”
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Thank you to Jeannette Paladino of Write, Speak, Sell for sending this article along. It is well worth the read!
I just want to add that the innovation process requires these five types. You will find people who will bring 20 ideas into the conversation every ten minutes and then people who are more cautious and will play the role of the devil’s advocate. It is critical to know when and how to leverage each type of innovator on your team.