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The Executive Guide To Innovation

Author : Jane Keathley
ISBN : 9780873898607
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53. 50 MB
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Is your organization's level of innovation where you think it should be today? Now is the time to shape your future through innovation management. This book provides a wealth of information, tools, techniques, models, approaches, and methodologies that are all specifically designed for excellence in innovation, solution generation, and execution. Within these pages you will find innovation concepts, methods, and case studies that build upon the quality body of knowledge to drive innovation. The successful application of these concepts will help you to be successful in the years to come. In addition to the hands-on material presented, the book also provides advice and counsel on how to align a growth-based strategy with all functions of the organization, how to create a culture for ideas and growth, how to acquire and retain the right mix of resources, and how to sustain what you’ve built over time. Innovation is quality for tomorrow. Use The Executive Guide to Innovation to conquer new challenges and seize new opportunities as you move into your future!

Innovation Never Stops

Author : Peter Merrill
ISBN : 9780873899123
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world of innovation is exciting. Welcome to the future, and be aware of the big lesson of this book, which is now its main title: innovation never stops. Innovation is going through the “growing up” phases that quality went through 20 years ago, although, not surprisingly, it is growing up much faster. Quality left behind the myth that quality was the job of the quality department and became quality management. Innovation is leaving behind the myth that innovation is solely the job of R&D and is now discussed in terms of innovation management. This second edition includes: - New material on the forces of change as the prime driver of innovation - Discussion of the relationship of innovation and quality - Explanation of the need for innovation management and a management system approach to innovation - Additional material on creativity and idea creation, or “ideation” - New material on management of risk as it is tied to the metrics of innovation

The Strategic Knowledge Management Handbook

Author : Arun Hariharan
ISBN : 9780873899147
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32. 30 MB
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The primary purpose of this book is to enable you to implement a strategic KM program in your business and derive business results from it. The contents of this book are relevant to any business—manufacturing or service, and also in education, not-for-profit, government, and other types of organizations. This book is written for business leaders and executives. It is particularly addressed to CEOs and senior management to help them understand how they can use KM as a strategy to achieve their business objectives. For KM professionals, the objective of this book is to help them to implement KM with real business results. While this book talks about various concepts related to KM, everything contained in the book is based on first-hand experience of helping the implementation of these concepts at several companies with significant business results, including some Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) award winners. The book largely tells its story through real examples.

Continuous Permanent Improvement

Author : Arun Hariharan
ISBN : 9780873898867
Genre : Business & Economics
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Forewords by Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. and Dr. K.K. Nohria Continuous permanent improvement (CPI) is not a new ism. The purpose of this book is not to expound any new theory or tools, but to share experiences in implementing existing methods with a bias toward business results. In fact, one of the important lessons we have learned is that most existing models or methods, if adhered to in the right spirit, will give results. This book is a distillation of experiences and lessons learned from successes and mistakes in nearly three decades of experience, mostly working with business processes, systematic thinking, customer focus, quality, and performance measurements—in a variety of companies and industries as diverse as financial services, telecom, manufacturing, conglomerate, and management consulting. Not being about any specific companies or industries, the contents of this book can be applied in any industry—service or manufacturing or government or education or nonprofit. The target audience of this book is business, functional, and quality leaders. Business schools and students may also use it as a text or reference book for courses on business excellence or quality. It is intended to share the experience and results of organizations that have derived substantial and sustained business results by focusing on continuous permanent improvement. Its aim is to strengthen the belief of the reader in the strategic importance of CPI, because the stronger your belief, the bigger and more sustained will be your results. The book also covers challenges related to mind-sets and other change management aspects that leaders typically will need to grapple with. Some of the very effective improvement methods and tools are explained in simple language with real examples, with senior business leaders in mind.

Making It Happen

Author : Peter Sheahan
ISBN : 9781935618843
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world is not short of ideas, but it is short of people who know how to carry them out. Making It Happen unravels the process of taking a good idea and turning it into a successful venture. Author Peter Sheahan guides the reader through the five competencies that will enable you to understand and utilize the forces that drive buyers’ behavior, break through mental barriers, and effectively position your offer in the market. Whether you are looking to start a business, get promoted or launch a social movement, this book will streamline your thinking so you can finally turn your good ideas into great results. Peter Sheahan has a reputation for making it happen fast. By 30, he had established two international multimillion-dollar consulting practices and authored five books, including the bestsellers Generation Y and Fl!p. Let him share with you the strategies that make Google, BMW, and Goldman Sachs his clients.

Innovation As Usual

Author : Paddy Miller
ISBN : 9781422144213
Genre : Business & Economics
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Turn team members into innovators Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to “Brainstorm Island”: an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. Innovation experts Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg suggest a better approach. They recommend that leaders at all levels become “innovation architects,” creating an ecosystem in which people engage in key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work. In short, this book is about getting to a state of “innovation as usual,” where regular employees—in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations—make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable. Instead of organizing brainstorming sessions, idea jams, and off-sites that rarely result in success, leaders should guide their people in what the authors call the “5 + 1 keystone behaviors” of innovation: focus, connect, tweak, select, stealthstorm, (and the + 1) persist: • Focus beats freedom: Direct people to look only for ideas that matter to the business • Insight comes from the outside: Urge people to connect to new worlds • First ideas are flawed: Challenge people to tweak and reframe their initial ideas • Most ideas are bad ideas: Guide people to select the best ideas and discard the rest • Stealthstorming rules: Help people navigate the politics of innovation • Creativity is a choice: Motivate everyone to persist in the five keystone behaviors Using examples from a wide range of companies such as Pfizer, Index Ventures, Lonza, Go Travel, Prehype, DSM, and others, Innovation as Usual lights the way toward embedding creativity in the DNA of the workplace. So cancel that off-site. Instead, read Innovation as Usual—and put innovation at the core of your business.

The Idea Hunter

Author : Andy Boynton
ISBN : 111803886X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81. 70 MB
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A different way of discovering and developing the best business ideas Jack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, all the time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that the only worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. Idea Hunters know better. They understand that valuable ideas are already out there, waiting to be found - and not just in the usual places. Shows how to expand your capacity to find and develop winning business ideas Explains why ideas are a critical asset for every manager and professional, not just for those who do "creative" Reveals how to seek out and select the ideas that best serve your purposes and goals and define who you are, as a professional Offers practical tips on how to master the everyday habits of an Idea Hunter, which include cultivating great conversations The book is filled with illustrative accounts of successful Idea Hunters and stories from thriving "idea" companies. Warren Buffet, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Twitter, and Pixar Animation Studios are among the many profiled.

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