Most of the people I meet in my seminars could set the world on fire with the brilliance of the ideas they come up with in training sessions.
Yet negativity, fear, conformity, and complacency in a corporate culture often inhibit people from experiencing the same kind of creative innovation at work.
In the past I have heard Innovation keynote speaker, Jim Carroll, talk about how organizations uphold their high standards for productivity and efficiency without sacrificing their ability to foster creativity and innovation.
In his motivational speech, Jim explains how organizations become so complacent that even being on time can become more important than what you do in that time.
I agree with the innovation keynote speaker that many organizations are static and complacent and as inspiring as a root canal.
I heard Jim speak at the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers conference over 10 years ago and I still remember the core message of his motivational speech. Innovation. Change. Ten years later the innovation keynote speakers message is more important than ever.
Jims motivational speech divulged that businesses can be held back by indecision— or postponing action because they are constantly waiting for economic conditions to improve. Jim Carroll's speech suggested that as the pace of change accelerates, the companies that prosper will be those that can flexible and innovative.