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Ideaship: How to Get Ideas Flowing into the WorkPlace / Edition 1
     

Ideaship: How to Get Ideas Flowing into the WorkPlace / Edition 1

by Jack Foster, Larry Corby
 

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ISBN-10: 1576751643

ISBN-13: 9781576751640

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

For Jack Foster, the primary job of a leader (what he calls an "Ideaer") is to raise people's self-esteem, make it fun to come to work, and in the process help both employee and employer boost productivity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In Ideaship, he simply and compellingly describes 39 ways to unleash workers' creativity.

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Overview

For Jack Foster, the primary job of a leader (what he calls an "Ideaer") is to raise people's self-esteem, make it fun to come to work, and in the process help both employee and employer boost productivity in an increasingly competitive marketplace. In Ideaship, he simply and compellingly describes 39 ways to unleash workers' creativity.

The book covers a wide spectrum of strategies that are both practical and inspirational. Chapters include "Don't ask for one solution — ask for many", "Allow them the freedom to fail", and "Give them more than one problem at a time".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576751640
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................xi
Part I What Is Ideaship?....................1
Part II How Do You Become an Ideaist?....................5
1. You help people think better of themselves....................7
2. You help create an environment that's fun....................14
Part III Sixteen Personal Things You Can Do....................19
1. Follow the golden rule....................21
2. Care about the people you work with....................24
3. Remember that they work with you, not for you....................27
4. Make sure they like you....................29
5. Take the blame, give the praise away....................32
6. Hire only people you like....................35
7. Trust them....................38
8. Praise their efforts....................40
9. Allow them the freedom to fail....................44
10. Help them achieve their goals....................46
11. Never lie about anything important....................48
12. Show some enthusiasm....................50
13. Ask them to help you....................52
14. Get rid of the word "I"....................54
15. Play the fool....................56
16. Have fun yourself....................58
Part IV Seven Organizational Things You Can Do....................61
1. Cut down on approvals....................63
2. Make everybody an owner....................66
3. Give them what they need....................68
4. Keep it small....................70
5. Tell them everything about their company....................72
6. Shun rules....................74
7. Pay for their education....................76
Part V Eighteen Strategic Things You Can Do....................79
1. Don't ask for one solution — Ask for many....................81
2. Make their jobs seem easy....................83
3. Don't reject ideas — Ask for more....................85
4. Give them more than one problem at a time....................88
5. Ask for more ideas, sooner....................91
6. If it isn't working, change it....................93
7. Let them solo....................95
8. Let them do it their way....................98
9. Make sure the problem is the problem....................100
10. Let them shine....................103
11. Be wary of fear....................105
12. Make it Us vs. Them, not Us vs. Us....................107
13. Share what everybody does....................110
14. Share experiences....................112
15. Search for ways to create fun....................114
16. Insist on vacations....................116
17. Let them vacation when they want to vacation....................118
18. Forget about efficiency, care about the idea....................120
What Should You Do Next?....................123
Notes....................127
Index....................131
About the Author....................135
About the Illustrator....................137

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