3 personalities that make up an innovation dream team

What does it take to be a successful innovator? Three character traits, according to Ashoka Changemakers’ Dennis Whittle. Photo by: Glen Forde / Creative Sustainability / CC BY-SA

Don’t expect to see eye-to-eye with all of your colleagues on every aspect of work.

As more humanitarian and development-minded institutions emphasize the importance of innovation — and set up their own innovation shops — it becomes even more important to identify who will be in charge of coaxing ideas or products to scale.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.