showing creativity or original thought
“Invention, it must be humbly admitted,
does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”
– Mary Shelly
Inventive solutions result from new perspectives
gained by objective observation
from a multitude of vantage points
a fair amount of trial and error
and a healthy dose of persistence
in·ci·sive /inˈsīsiv/ (adjective)
able to explain difficult ideas clearly and confidently
"The goal is to transform data into information,
and information into insight."
– Carly Fiorina
Incisive analysis requires the ability to filter
critical signals from increasingly noisy environments.
To cut through layers of obscurity and bring clarity to root causes.
To find the order in chaos.
in·tu·i·tive /inˈt(y)o͞oədiv/ (adjective)
easy to use and understand immediately
"Intuition does not come to an unprepared mind."
– Albert Einstein
Intuition comes from experience.
Experience, from years of practice.
The ability to synthesize quickly and accurately
depend on the intuitive skill of the practitioner.
in·te·gra·tive /intəɡrādiv/ (adjective)
serving or intending to unify separate things.
“If you can define the problem differently than everybody else in the industry,
you can generate alternatives that others aren’t thinking about.”
– Roger L. Martin
Problem resolution rarely happens in a vacuum.
A catalyst is not a solution in and of itself,
but rather the essential element to instigate needed change.