Top 5 Traits of Successful Innovators

Dr. Evans Baiya, AllBusiness.com, July 2021

Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” He was certainly referring to leading in terms of industry: if your company is innovating, it will generally lead the pack. But I think he was also referencing positional titles in the workplace. If you are a leader, you are expected to innovate. And if you are an innovator, you have the potential to be a leader.

But whether you have a leadership title or not, innovation begins with a position—a mental position. From this starting point, continual innovation is sustained by a set of mindsets: convictions of change, growth, and value. Read more.