When Sparks Fly

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Where do the best creative ideas come from? Most managers assume that it's the readily identifiable "creative types" that offer the quickest route to out-of-the-box thinking. Yet, say Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap, most innovations spring from well-led group interactions. The authors sweep aside conventional thinking about creativity and offer proven strategies for stimulating and directing the group dynamics that lie at the heart of innovative thinking. When Sparks Fly outlines and analyzes each step in the ...
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Overview


Where do the best creative ideas come from? Most managers assume that it's the readily identifiable "creative types" that offer the quickest route to out-of-the-box thinking. Yet, say Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap, most innovations spring from well-led group interactions. The authors sweep aside conventional thinking about creativity and offer proven strategies for stimulating and directing the group dynamics that lie at the heart of innovative thinking. When Sparks Fly outlines and analyzes each step in the creative process and gives practical suggestions for managing teams. According to Fortune, "The insights in the lively book could turbocharge your team (and maybe even your career)."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591397939
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/24/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 553,767
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author


Dorothy Leonard is the William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration Emerita at Harvard Business School. Walter Swap is the former dean of The Colleges and professor of psychology at Tufts University.
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