Innovation Articles

By Jeff Dyer , Hal Gergersen, and Clayton M. Christensen

Five Discovery Skills that Distinguish Great Innovators


The creative right-brained individuals tend to make the best innovators because of their abilities to come up with unique ways to approach varying scenarios. There is strong research that supports the concept that people with certain natural traits are occasionally more prone to be imaginative individuals. However, unlike intelligence that is thought to be genetic, creativity is more of a skill that can actually flourish when practiced regularly.

In this excerpt from the book "The Innovators DNA", five important skills for innovative thinking are recommended, to help fine tune a person's creative process.