Steps and tips for picking (or creating from scratch) a maturity model to assess your innovation work
Are you CERTAIN your team's craft is amazing? It's worth the effort to make sure.
It's easy to consider your team's craft impressive. ... But is it?
You don't get to choose how deep the "ocean" of your learning is. You must make it both all the way down to the facts and all the way up to decisions.
Create gap-free arguments. Move logically "rung by rung." Don’t skip steps!
Good innovation work forces us to struggle with problems, ideas, and impossible situations. Don't shirk this hard work!
Use "good fears" as a tool. They can help you push your team to more impactful work and serve as gut-level operational metrics to help you stay on track.