Entheo: So tell us about your background? Chye Seng: I am an engineer by training and after graduation, I worked for MNCs like Motorola, Infineon and Intel. Most of the time I was in a regional sales and business development management role. My last role was at Mediatek Innovation Centre Singapore (ICS).
It was a cold and rainy day in London, and I had invited a good friend over for a catch up. "Have you ever done a Future Interview?" He asked as we made a cup of tea together in the kitchen. I poured water into the kettle and stared out of the window. Things were tough. It was 2010 and we were in the midst of the global recession.
Entheo: Hi Neil, it’s a delight to speak with you. Tell us a bit more about your background. Neil: After 26 years working for various agencies, much of which spent in leadership positions, I decided it was time for change.
Once in a lifetime, you might be hit with a bolt of divine inspiration: an insight so bold, so precise and so perfect that it needs no refining. The rest of the time, you should probably start crowdsourcing ideas.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about my beginnings and my story. Even if my religious beliefs and the content about which I speak has changed, I feel a growing motivation to galvanise people to take positive action to affect the world in which we live.
From my research, I have discovered a pattern, those that are good at IGNITING ideas, often are not so good at INVESTING in them and find it hard to influence others, get traction and make ideas work. This article outlines a few tips on how you can get better at influencing those that could help you make ideas work.
Entheo: Hello Soo Beng, it’s a delight to speak to you. You are the first person in Malaysia to become certified in the Six ‘I’s® of Innovation. As you will be pioneering the Model at the heart of Malaysia’s creativity and innovation community, please share more about yourself.
Yes, You Can Innovate: Discover your innovation strengths and develop your creative potential.
Innovating in management is the new frontier of competitive advantage. Why? Because copying ways of managing and leading people, and building a culture that creates an environment that helps innovation to flourish, is hard to do. This new frontier places HR and Organisational Development as a central function in enabling innovation.
A question I am often asked when I talk with Managers about using the 6 ‘I’s® Innovation, the Model I invented to help organisations navigate the often complex and chaotic journey of a new idea, is how to apply it in their daily work within smaller projects and teams.