Rejection Breeds Creativity

New research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that having our ideas rejected tends to boost our creativity output.  Sharon Kim and her colleagues found that when most of us experience rejection, it can actually enhance our creativity, depending on how we respond...

Hopeful Innovation

Are hopeful employees more innovative?  A new study by Armenio Rego and his colleagues shows how employees’ sense of hope explains their creative output at work.  They asked one hundred and twenty five employees to rate their personal sense of hope and happiness...

Innovation Allocation

Who leads innovation in your company: marketing or R&D?  It’s a trick question, of course.  But it’s a useful question for Fortune 100 companies to consider.  Has your company made a conscious choice of how it “allocates” this leadership...

Innovation Stigma

There is an inherent bias against innovation despite the enormous value it holds for organizations.  Corporate executives know that innovation is the only true long term growth engine for their firm.  Yet innovation carries with it a certain stigma, a perception in...

Innovation Behavior

Innovation is a skill, not a gift.  Top organizations drive growth by nurturing and investing in innovation as a competency.  One way organizations make it real is by including innovation within formal competency models. Professor Rodney Rogers of Portland State...