Magazine article Politics Magazine

Innovation in an "Odd" Year

Magazine article Politics Magazine

Innovation in an "Odd" Year

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In politics, our years have names. We just got done with a whopper of an "on" year and now we have a new president. We're a few months away from an "off" midterm year with thousands of state races.

Right now, we're in an "odd" year. And this is a challenging one because of our economy--that financially scary thing that makes us want to stop innovating and hunker down in the office to hopefully wait it out. According to Forbes Magazine, the worst thing to do in a recessionary period is to stop innovating.

Innovation is an elusive critter. It doesn't present itself as a spark of genius on a Monday morning while you're sitting at your desk. It stems from discussion and interaction with new ideas, thoughts and even new environments.

People in the political consulting industry are some of the most creative, ingenious and hardworking people in the world. You are capable of simultaneously using the right and left sides of your brain.

You are by nature collaborative and work best when your thoughts, challenges and experiences swirl around with those of other professionals. …

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