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Leadership for innovation : how to organise team creativity and harvest ideas

Author: John Eric Adair
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leadership for Innovation looks at how you can encourage new ideas, and then create the teamwork necessary to translate them into improved products or services. Drawing upon real-life examples, including Google, Honda and 3M, John Adair sets out clear and practical ways for bringing about desirable change in organizations."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Eric Adair
ISBN: 9780749448004 0749448008
OCLC Number: 73993766
Notes: Revised edition of: The challenge of innovation. 1990.
Includes index.
Description: x, 134 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is innovation? --
Invention and innovation --
Case study: Google-the world's most powerful internet search engine --
Innovation as incremental change --
The management of change --
Innovation is positive --
All can participate --
Key points --
The conditions for successful innovation --
Management commitment --
Positive strategic thinking --
A long-term perspective --
Responsiveness to change --
Acceptance of risk --
The right internal environment --
Key points --
Organizing for team creativity --
Order and freedom --
Integrating creativity into industry --
Getting the balance right --
Leadership for innovation --
Key points --
Case study: the DNA laboratory --
No class or hierarchical differences --
Leading by example --
The optimum use of resources --
The human resource --
Creeping bureaucracy --
Bureaucracy versus innovation --
Key points --
Case study: Soichiro Honda --
leader for innovation --
The forge of a creative mind --
A creative thinker in action --
A partnership of complementary abilities --
Not problems but opportunities --
Passing on the torch --
Key points --
Real commitment from the top --
The leader as teambuilder --
Giving direction --
Key points --
How to motivate the creative individual --
Selecting creative people --
Characteristics of innovators --
Expectations of creative people --
Creative leadership --
Key points --
Team creativity --
Building on ideas --
Brainstorming --
Team creativity in action --
Team creativity and organization --
How to criticize other people's ideas --
Key points --
Harvesting ideas --
Suggestion schemes --
Quality circles --
Success factors for quality circles --
Towards team creativity --
The importance of training and education --
Key points --
Overcoming resistance to change --
The human need for continuity and change --
Understanding the forces of resistance --
Principle one: plough up the ground --
Principle two: market your ideas --
Principle three: have a practice run --
Principle four: make change incremental --
Principal five; leadership is essential --
Key points --
Conclusion: Leadership for innovation --
Key points.
Responsibility: John Adair.
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