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

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The Innovative Leader stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. It shows how to apply methods of innovation and creativity to the individual, to business peers, and to the organization. Author Pual Sloane demonstrates the importance of setting out your vision clearly and emphasizes the need for continual evaluation of the process. Numerous international examples illustrate how organizations such as Virgin, Body Shop, ...
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Overview


The Innovative Leader stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. It shows how to apply methods of innovation and creativity to the individual, to business peers, and to the organization. Author Pual Sloane demonstrates the importance of setting out your vision clearly and emphasizes the need for continual evaluation of the process. Numerous international examples illustrate how organizations such as Virgin, Body Shop, Disney, and 3M have benefited from this approach, encouraging excellence and entrepreneurship through challenging goals that keep employees motivated and engaged.
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"Helps develop your creative muscle." — Business Executive

"Really captures the key concepts and attributes of successful problem solving, organizational creativity and innovation." — Think for a Change blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749450014
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,013,498
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Sloane is the founder of Destination Innovation (www.destination-innovation.com). Clients for his presentations and workshops include Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline, Phillip Morris, IBM, Prudential and L’Oreal. He is the author of The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, now in its second edition from Kogan Page.

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Table of Contents


About the author     x
Introduction     1
Leading innovation     3
Have a vision for change     5
Issue a declaration of innovation     7
Set drastic expectations     8
Fight the fear of change     9
Tell stories     11
Set goals for innovation     13
Get rid of the cynics     15
Throw down a challenge     16
Encourage dissent     17
Be an arsonist and a fire fighter     19
Think like a venture capitalist     20
Break down internal barriers     22
Destroy the hierarchy     24
Have your best people working on innovation     26
Be passionate     28
Problem analysis     31
Diagnose the current situation     33
Analyse problems     35
Ask 'Why, Why?'     36
Use Six Serving Men     38
Redefine the problem     40
Ask 'What business are we in?'     42
Generating ideas     45
Have a suggestions scheme     47
Run ideas events     49
Allow line manager bypass     50
Plan your brainstorm meetings     51
Brainstorm meetings - generate great ideas     55
Brainstorm meetings - evaluate the ideas     57
Juice up your brainstorm meetings     59
Bring in unrelated experts     61
Use a facilitator     63
Break the rules     64
Define your ideal competitor     66
Try weird combinations     67
Go for quantity     70
Try a different environment     72
Conceive a different business model     74
Ask 'Who killed our business?'     76
Look for new ways to reach the customer     78
Anticipate the wave     80
Innovate by subtraction     81
Look for the solution within the problem     83
Ask 'What if...?'     86
Pass the parcel     87
Look for a distant relation     89
Idealize the answer     91
Be careful what and how you reject     93
Wear Six Thinking Hats     94
Implementing innovation processes     97
Allocate time and resources for innovation     99
Give everyone two jobs     100
Identify the need for replacement     101
Borrow with pride      102
Train for innovation     105
Measure progress     106
Broadcast success     107
Reward success     108
Track the astonishing     110
Be cool or outsource cool     111
Collaborate     113
Observe customers     115
Co-create     117
Create a community     119
Crowdsource     121
Gate the process     122
Appoint innovation champions     124
Run an innovation incubator     125
Employ an ideas searcher     127
Streamline your approval process     128
Kill the losers     129
Build prototypes     130
Implement     132
Overcome customer resistance     134
Building a creative culture     137
Don't tell, ask     139
Praise the innovators     141
Focus on what went right     142
Make it fun     144
Welcome failure     146
Fear success     149
Set puzzles     150
Use the right language     152
Make your own products obsolete     154
Trust      155
Empower employees     156
Personal creativity     159
Check assumptions     161
Ask questions     163
Move out of your comfort zone     165
Simplify things     167
Look at things from a different angle     169
Trust your intuition     171
Incubate     173
Don't take the first answer     174
Develop your personal creativity     175
Become an evangelist     177
Simplify your life     179
Be disconnected     180
Visualize with mind maps     181
Keep fit     182
Be lucky     183
Conclusion     185
References and further reading     187
Puzzle answers     189
Index     191
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