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Seeing how unrelated things are connected together in an effective way is a better indicator of how insightful that a person is Being mindfully insightful is the step before innovation.
The professionals are centered on utilizing their principles-supported (and rules-based) process models while mastering their logistics. The procedures supported the specific rules. The specific rules supported the principles. It is that simple.
In order to succeed in a chaotic setting, they also built various contingencies strategies to their process model for pursuing opportunities.
"Innovations" that do not improve your process model (or product) more than 3- to 10- fold are mere improvements and not likely worth upsetting the status quo to implement.
A characteristic of Industrial Age processes is that information and decision making are captives of the physical structure.
Successful strategists are constantly assessing the state of their terrain (and beyond) while positioning themselves toward an effective state of influencing.
The criteria of a good process model must be generalized enough to cover the requirements of the settings. The process model must have the rules that enable the implementers to adjust its scope.
Simultaneously, we are overwhelmed with mountains of "high noise and low signal" information that possessed the value of near-zero.
The keys to prevailing over this situation are:
- Know the approach for collecting the right data;
- Know the approach for assessing the data strategically; and
- Know the approach for staying focused while avoiding contentment.
It should be obvious.
To discover a new idea, read a classic that well-respected experts have considered as a super text. (Make sure it is a relevant translation.)
During your reading, focus on how things work and how things are connected. It is that simple. The other alternative is to walk around and be aware of one's own settings.
Food For Thought
Q: If your competition has a similar toolbox (resources, process, etc.) like yours, what would you do to gain a strategic advantage?
When efficiency hits its limitation, innovation becomes the immediate goal. The chief decision makers must now focus on the building of a special tool that provides a higher performance standard to the users. When a high quality tool can be configured to many unique situations, the user now has a grand advantage against their competition.