Innovation Judo: Disarming Roadblocks and Blockheads on the Path to Creativity

Innovation Judo: Disarming Roadblocks and Blockheads on the Path to Creativity

by Neal Thornberry

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Innovation Judo: Disarming Roadblocks and Blockheads on the Path to Creativity by Neal Thornberry

Innovation is not always a welcome guest as it challenges the status quo and can increase both organizational uncertainty and ambiguity. Roadblocks and blockheads often threaten to derail even the best of ideas. Author Neal Thornberry is the first to codify a unique and little known set of leadership skills necessary for keeping ideas alive within the organization. Armed with Thornberry’s 7 Secret Innovation Judo principles, even the most daunting of barriers can be neutralized. This book introduces you to pioneers who have succeeded even when their organization’s culture was not particularly friendly to new ideas or even downright hostile. Thornberry offers a new diagnostic tool to help assess a company’s current receptivity to innovation called the Innovation Landscape Survey. With a wealth of practical tools provided, you will learn how to counterbalance innovation killers as you strive to build a world class organization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989322294
Publisher: Evolve Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Neal Thornberry is the founder and CEO of imstrat, a consulting firm that specializes in helping private and public sector organizations develop innovation strategies that create economic value by increasing an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency. A respected thought leader in innovation, Thornberry is a highly sought-after international speaker and consultant.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Part I Roadblocks and Blockheads 1

Chapter 1 The Innovator's Secret Weapon 3

Chapter 2 Innovation Judo Unmasked 17

Chapter 3 The Wacky Factor 43

Chapter 4 Innovation Badlands 75

Chapter 5 Right-Mindedness 93

Part II The Seven Secret Principles 105

Chapter 6 Outwitting, Outmaneuvering 107

Part III Becoming a Black Belt 215

Chapter 7 Operating in the Land of Oz 217

Chapter 8 Mastering the Maze 233

Chapter 9 Assailing Asylums 257

Chapter 10 Jousting with Jungles 279

Part IV Counterbalancing 301

Chapter 11 In Search of the Dragon 305

Chapter 12 Become a Sensei 353

References 365

Appendix A Innovation Landscape Survey (ILS) 367

Appendix B Opportunity Template 381

Appendix C Seven Principles Planning Tool 385

Appendix D Most importantly, don't talk about this strategy, just do it!! 389

About the Author 391

Index 393

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Innovation Judo: Disarming Roadblocks and Blockheads on the Path to Creativity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing insight into the challenges faced by innovators in the business world.Great job, Neal. Easy read for all & I highly recommend it.