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The contributors encourage you to take the time to think about innovation and describe how you must abandon practices that no longer work for advancing the practice of innovation. Filled with specific examples of the hands-on work needed to make innovation a reality for leaders and their organizations, Leading for Innovation offers a wealth of thoughtful and incisive essays that will help leaders everywhere take their organizations and communities to a new level of excellence.
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About the Author
Marshall Goldsmith is founding director of the Financial Times Knowledge Dialogue, a coaching network that connects executives worldwide with thought leaders. He has been listed in Forbes magazine as one of five top executive coaches.
Iain Somerville is a strategy consultant, executive educator, and social entrepreneur. As managing partner of Somerville & Associates, he engages businesses, governments, and community-based organizations in bringing about breakthrough economic and social results. As a former managing partner with Accenture, he founded and led strategy consulting practices and the firm's global business think tank.
Table of ContentsForeword (Frances Hesselbein).
Introduction (Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, Iain Somerville).
Part I: Leading the People Who Make Innovation Happen.
1. We Are All Innovators (Margaret J. Wheatley).
2. Fleas and Elephants (Charles Handy).
3. Creative Leadership (Max De Pree).
4. Changing the Behavior of Successful People (Marshall Goldsmith).
5. Good Work in Business (Howard Gardner, Kim Barberich).
Part II: Creating an Environment That Encourages Innovation.
6. Creating the Culture for Innovation (Rosabeth Moss Kanter).
7. The Organization! Is It a Friend or Foe of Innovation? (C. William Pollard).
8. To Build a Culture of Innovation, Avoid Conventional Management Wisdom (Jeffrey Pfeffer).
9. Innovation in Government (Stephen Goldsmith).
10. How Company Culture Encourages Innovation (David S. Pottruck).
Part III Changing How You Think About Leadership and Innovation.
11. The Ultimate Creation (Jim Collins).
12. Managing to Innovate (Henry Mintzberg).
13. Inviting Innovation (M. Kathryn Clubb).
14. The Value of "Been There, Done That" in Innovation (Dorothy A. Leonard, Walter C. Swap).
15. Leading with Vision, Strategy, and Values (Robert E. Knowling Jr.).
16. When 1 + 1 = 3 (James Burke).
Part IV: The Practice of Innovation.
17. Coping with Your Organization's Innovation Capabilities (Clayton M. Christensen).
18. An Innovation Protocol (Dave Ulrich).
19. Beware: Innovation Kills (Arie de Geus).
20. Capturing Innovation Power in the Genomics Era (Daniel Vasella).
21. Leading for Innovation and Results in Police Departments (William J. Bratton, William Andrews).
22. Inventing E-Services (Ann M. Livermore).
23. Reinventing Innovation: A Perspective from The Idea Factory (John Kao).