Cats – The 9 Lives Of Innovation – Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D, With Jimmy Tan

I used to be lucky to not too long ago be in Melbourne on the Australian Institute of Administration breakfast at which Stephen Lundin spoke about his new ebook – CATS: The 9 Lives of Innovation.

You’ll bear in mind him because the creator of the very best promoting ebook FISH : A Exceptional Approach to Enhance Morale and Enhance Outcomes, which was impressed by the Pike Place Fishmarket in Seattle. Keep in mind the message in FISH – Be There; Play; Make Their Day; Select Your Perspective – easy however immensely highly effective. The Pike Place Fishmarket, because of his ebook, is now a global vacationer vacation spot!

CATS, his new ebook,is identical – a easy however highly effective message, communicated inside an progressive framework by way of a enjoyable course of that makes the message of innovation accessible to all. So if innovation has all the time been a thriller, or perhaps a risk, then this ebook is value a learn.

A CAT, for Stephen and Jimmy Tan his co-author, is “an on a regular basis human being who learns the way to launch his or her artistic potential and develops the abilities and understandings essential to innovation”, these artistic and imaginative people who find themselves invaluable to any organisation caught within the rapidity of change within the twenty-first century.

This ebook is a journey. It takes you thru a strategy of discovery. You’ll want to learn it via as soon as after which return and work it via, or higher nonetheless purchase the accompanying workbook CATS: The Private Information. It organises and presents the rules of innovation in such a manner which you could perceive and see what it’s essential to be taught and the way it’s essential to develop to be progressive. Underpinning the ebook is the idea that “all human beings are able to superb particular person acts of innovation” that can improve their lives. In different phrases, we’re all able to turning into CATS.

What makes this ebook totally different to a lot of the studying I’ve executed on innovation, nonetheless, is that its message is that innovation begins with the person and that it begins with being progressive within the unusual and the small in our lives. That is the place the method of turning into a CAT begins. Revolutionary organisations are simply organisations with numerous particular person CATS in them who’re supported by a seasoned CAT that Stephen and Jimmy name a CAT Wrangler – a pacesetter who is aware of “the distinction between a meow and a purr”. You will need to learn the ebook to search out out what these sorts of leaders are actually like!

The journey they take us on teaches us the way to take care of the 4 challenges of innovation, dwell the 9 lives of CATS and earn the 5 CAT Belts that inform us how profitable we’re as a CAT and even what kind of a CAT we’re.

For Lundin and Tan the 4 challenges of innovation are:

1. Overcoming our doubts and fears.

2. Getting past “the conventional”.

3. Creatively managing failure.

4. Main via change.

The 9 lives are:

Life One: CATS overcome the litter of life.

Life Two: CATS are all the time ready, particularly for the unpredictable.

Life Three: CATS know that innovation is not regular.

Life 4: CATS welcome actual provocation.

Life 5: CATS promote imaginary provocation.

Life Six: CATS say “How Fascinating”!

Life Seven: CATS fail early and properly.

Life Eight: CATS pounce on change.

Life 9: CATS love CAT Wranglers.

All via the ebook there are sensible examples and workout routines to do, methods to grow to be a CAT, methods to deal innovatively with our lives, enhancing each facet of them. In the direction of the tip, nonetheless, you’ll be able to go in your CAT belts. There are 5 workout routines to do, every of which requires some dedication and time. The completion of every train sees you earn a CAT belt – shifting from stage one to 5.

This ebook guarantees to have as huge an affect as FISH. Because the again cowl of CATS says: “Innovation is about you, and the way you resolve to grasp it and use it’s going to result in a wealthy and productive life.”