“You cannot look in a new direction by looking harder in the same direction.” De Bono, Lateral Thinking
Innovation is touted as a ‘must have’ future capability with evidence that innovative leadership is critical for translating ideas into action and to a company’s success.
At the individual level, creative adaptation is vital as technology impacts everything from the way we meet to what we eat and how we work and play.
Although biologically nothing much has changed for us in the last 200 000 years and we need to respect that through rigorous self-care, the plasticity of the brain allows us to rewire and skill-up to coming challenges.
And we must.
The speed of change is speeding up with futurists like Kurzweilai predicting 20,000 years of progress will be stuffed into the next hundred years.