Innovation leadership sees opportunities from a single paradigm shift across multiple fields. The Push to Pull shift, for example, can be fruitfully applied in innovation leadership approaches to education, politics, healthcare, and energy.
Where can innovation leadership find opportunities in the push to pull paradigm as it applies to education? Future job requirements are less and less clear; half of the jobs of the future do not even exist yet. This makes current education useless if the only goal is to prepare students for future employment. At the same time some countries are experiencing massive dropout rates, another sign that education demand is not being met by education supply.
University education pushes knowledge at students, who passively memorize and regurgitate it during exams. Instead, how can the learning needs of students be pulled in? Innovation leadership can promote new business models based on flexible curricula, education on demand, and individualized educational advisors.
These are just some examples of innovation leadership using its understanding of paradigm shifts to experiment with disruptive approaches and business models. Applying the THNK paradigm shifts model to your own field as a thinking tool can generate plenty of new ideas, approaches, and golden opportunities.