That was a question asked by Robert F. Brands, author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival. Robert makes the case for having a Chief Innovation Officer, whose role is all about inspiring staff, encouraging the sharing of ideas, having the power to implement them and keeping the vision at the forefront of their minds. I think it's an interesting idea! Article Do you have someone that fits that description within your team? Or if you're working for yourself, could or do you take that role to heart and inspire yourself? Because I can see how the premise could be tailored to work for the self-employed and entrepreneurs as well. Find ways to be your own CIO!