Solving the Innovation Mystery

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  • Copyright: 2016-10-07
  • Publisher: Amer Society for Training &
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Creativity dreams up ideas, but innovation carries them through.

There isn't a CEO on the planet who hasn't considered the importance of innovation. In the face of global competition and the explosion of technology, innovation is today's business imperative. How else does a company remain both productive and adaptive?

In Solving the Innovation Mystery: A Workplace Whodunit, leadership authority Steve Gladis deftly solves the innovation equation. He gets at the slower moving truth of how innovation actually happens and shows just why we must resist the hero tale and the mirage that is the eureka moment.

Delve into the experimentation, failure, and learning that make innovation possible as you get to the heart of innovation's collaborative nature. Then solve your own innovation equation by understanding how to fuel your company's innovation engine systematically, paving a straight path to commercializing creative business solutions.

Solving the Innovation Mystery: A Workplace Whodunit delivers an entertaining tour de force part theory, part story as Gladis tracks private investigator Roland Epps and executive coach Dana Glass to illustrate his innovation thesis that a safe, trusting culture is essential for creativity to thrive and for innovation to take root.

Author Biography

Distinguished executive coach, author, and speaker, Steve Gladis is one of the country's leadership experts. CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners—a leadership development company—he is the author of 21 books on leadership and a professor at George Mason University in The Mason Institute for Leadership Excellence. His company works with businesses, associations, and U.S. government agencies, and he speaks regularly at conferences and corporate gatherings. A former faculty member at the University of Virginia, Gladis also served as an FBI special agent and was a decorated officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His company donates a significant portion of corporate profits back to the community. His most recent books are Smile. Breathe. Listen: The 3 Mindful Acts for Leaders and Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: TheBasics of Innovation
The Story: Innovative Investigations
The Executive Coach

Chapter 2: TheInnovation Equation Part I
The Story: The Agency Grows

Chapter 3: The Innovation EquationPart II
The Story: The Team of Differences
The Motivation Matrix

Chapter 4: TheInnovation Equation Part III
The Story: The Agency Innovates

Chapter 5: The Importanceof Learning
The Story: Time to Pivot
The Case of theThree-Legged Dog

Chapter 6: How toCoach the 5P's Innovation Development Process
The Story: The Agency Matures


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