Sunday, October 23, 2011

Innovation Badge

Fast Company - "What Designing The New Girl Scouts Innovation Badges Taught Us About Raising Leaders"

The Girl Scouts of America, which will be celebrating their 100-year anniversary this coming March, have announced the new Innovation Badge. Fast Company speculates below,

"In thinking about what we’ll need from our future leaders, executives have come to realize that the ability to innovate will be one of the foremost qualities--that is, the ability to quickly identify solutions for problems, many of which don’t even exist yet. To paraphrase President Barack Obama: Innovation is our ticket to success in the future."
Cool move by the Girl Scouts. Creativity, innovation and design do seem like a key to a successful future for America as New York Magazine notes that,

"Nearly 14 percent of college graduates from the classes of 2006 through 2010 can’t find full-time work, and overall just 55.3 percent of people ages 16 to 29 have jobs. That’s the lowest percentage since World War II."

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