A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation

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Author: J. Kevin Sheehan Date Published: 9/25/2007 Price: $24.95 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary      Description: Take a journey, and discover how some of the most consequential leaders of the last century developed into the people that we remember, and find inside this book the metaphoric struggles that make…

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

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Author: Jessica Livingston Date Published: 1/22/2007 Price: $11.69 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary      Description: Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was…

The Myths of Innovation

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Author: Scott Berkun Date Published: 5/15/2007 Price: $16.49 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary     Description: Scott Berkun takes a careful look at innovation history, including the software and Internet Age, to reveal how ideas truly become successful innovations-truths that people can apply to today’s challenges. Using dozens of examples…

Creativity and Innovation: The ASTD Trainer's Sourcebook

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Author: Elaine Biech Date Published: 03/01/1996 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary       Description: Everything you need to conduct creativity training–in a day or less Training Magazine recently reported that fully 44% of firms surveyed provide creativity training. Now you can conduct your own transformational full-day, half-day, or one-hour…

Innovation Training (ASTD Trainer's Workshop)

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Author: Ruth Ann Hattori and Joyce Wycoff Date Published: 7/01/2004 Price: $49.95 Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary   Description: Innovation Training will help you create training programs that foster an organization that thinks and acts with more creativity, collaborates more effectively, and implements new ideas more rigorously. The material in…

The Innovative Leader: How to Inspire Your Team and Drive Creativity

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Author: Paul Sloane Date Published: 7/28/2007 Price: $12.21  Random Page from the Book Editorial Review Consumer Review Summary     Description: The Innovative Leader is written to address, in a practical way, the questions of innovation that managers face: How can managers transform employees from cubicle dwellers into innovation warriors? Where can the ideas come…

In the Quest for Innovation, Are Customers an Obstacle?

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The Web offers designers and innovators an unprecedented and powerful mechanism to test their ideas. They can mock something up, put it online, and get immediate feedback. The approach may be the ultimate experiment in letting users collectively design products. But experts say this crowd-sourcing approach has limitations and downsides.

Don’t Be Afraid to Start Innovation

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Are you still talking about innovation, but not acting to make it happen? It is striking to look at the large number of companies in which the volume of chatter about being bold and innovative is in stark contrast to the deafening silence of their actual achievements in building innovation as a value driving core…

Creating & Sustaining Innovation

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The best way to assess the status quo in creating and sustaining innovation is to do a self guided Innovation Evaluation. The evaluation or audit will have you answer a series of questions and provide you an immediate image of your strength and potential weaknesses in creating and sustaining innovation based on the ten imperatives…

Improve Innovation Efforts

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Evaluate, improve, deliver… Once the evaluation or audit is done, and it has become clear what strengths and weaknesses there are in the current innovation efforts, it is time to improve the current efforts. No matter whether you are a skilled and experienced innovator or a new beginner, there is always room for improvement. Understanding…

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