Education Is A Good Place To Start
Attend sessions with the goal of learning enough about relevant technology or process to discuss their particular limits and possibilities with others in the community. Target public sessions that are not limited to your industry. Draw parallels with what you are doing in your business and explore new uses for the ideas. Take the opportunity to learn from others in sessions as well as from the subject-matter experts who are making presentations. Look for networking opportunities to expand contacts for your learning community.
Take the time to read trade publications as well as general literature in the field. There are opportunities to learn from what other industries are doing, as well as to discover emerging trends and technologies. Sprinkle this reading with personal development and growth. People in all parts of the world have been puzzling over change for centuries and have written extensively about it.