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The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating

This post from Mitch Ditkoff at the Heart of innovation blog posts his list of The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating.
You might recognize a few if you review the list! I often talk in my speeches about the difference between an excuse and a reason. Mitch’s process for moving beyond excuses is at the end of the post and here:
“1. Make a list of your three most bothersome excuses.
2. Turn each excuse into a powerful question, starting with the words “How can I?” or “How can we?” (For example, if your excuse is “That’s R&D’s job,” you might ask “How can I make innovation my job?” or “How can I help my team take more responsibility for innovating?”
3. Brainstorm each question — alone and with your team.”
It was a cathartic process for me to review the list!


Posted on: April 28, 2008, 1:23 pm Category: Uncategorized

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