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Innovative thinking can take you anywhere

True creative thinking, which leads to innovation, starts with you.

Godfrey Madanhire, 26 October 2015  Share  0 comments  Print

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Currently the buzz word that business like to throw around is “Innovation”. This is most often associated with social media platforms and mobile devices. 

True creative thinking, which leads to innovation, starts with you. Here are some valuable tips for entrepreneurs to keep your ideas flowing.

Related: How to motivate your workforce

Ideas start with research

Before an idea can be produced you need to research. This can be done in various ways, from Googling and reading around the subject, engaging with research institutions, or calling an expert on the subject. But whichever route you take, make sure that you understand the subject matter and what is established in the field.

Don’t be nervous to branch out, just plan

Innovators are those who are willing to take the first step. Even though this might seem risky, you need to make sure that everything has been considered before making the jump.

Write down a list, brainstorm it with a colleague, identify what could go wrong. After finishing,provide answers to the problems. Once you’ve been able to go through these steps, you’ll be able to gauge if you’re ready make the leap.

Innovators keep creating

When we look to leaders in industry the one characteristic they all have in common is that they keep creating. Whether it is through new services, creating new products, or utilising cutting edge technology to improve their offerings. Becoming a leader who is always ahead of the game, is a habit you need to learn. 

Keep yourself informed

This can be achieved by simply reading a few newspapers, whether in print or online, on a daily basis.

Related: The path less travelled on the journey to success

Cultivate the routine of keeping an eye on what your industry partners are doing. Start to branch out and do a little research into related fields. Keeping your scope of reference wide will help broaden your business’s opportunities. 

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Godfrey Madanhire

Godfrey Madahire is corporate motivation speaker and has spoken at multiple enterprises ranging from staff self-esteem issues, how to plan and set goals, to how to self-motivate. As the CEO, owner and creator of Dreamworld Promotions Mr Madanhire has been there and got the t-shirt when it comes to the entrepreneurial experience. In nine years of running Dreamworld Promotions he now employs 100 members of staff. Mr Madanhire has also spoken about the entrepreneurial landscape of South African from a foreigner’s perspective.

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