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Creative Conspiracy: The New Rules of Breakthrough Collaboration Hardcover – January 15, 2013
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This is a useful book for leadership teams that want to refresh their practices. It will certainly provoke lively dialogue.” School Administrator magazine (AASA)
This is a great book on teamwork in business and other types of organizations. Leigh Thompson, with her knowledge, teaching and many years of experience, has made a valuable contribution with it to help teams formulate goals and achieve them.” BIZ INDIA
Her book provides solid guidelines for any organization that relies on teamwork to get things done.” BizEd magazine
ADVANCE PRAISE for Creative Conspiracy:
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., former Chairman and CEO, Baxter International
Whether you’re a senior executive or a junior manager just starting your career, you’ll find Leigh Thompson’s ideas and advice on creativity challenging, insightful, and extremely valuable. I wish she had written this book ten years ago!”
Mark A. Rittenberg, Lecturer, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Leigh Thompson tears down popular team-building myths and provides fresh solutions to common challenges in this engaging, counterintuitive book. Creative Conspiracy is a must-read for leaders of high-impact teams working to make a difference.”
Claudia Poccia, President and CEO, Gurwitch Products
Creative Conspiracy breaks traditional paradigms by emphasizing the significance of supporting individual creativity to achieve an innovative group dynamic.”
Pierre Casse, Professor of Leadership, Skolkovo Moscow School of Management
In this provocative yet practical book, Leigh Thompson provides eminently useful guidelines for effective collaboration as well as unexpected answers to critical leadership questions: Are individuals or teams the source of outstanding creativity? Where do performance, progress, and success come from? Be ready for some major surprises.”
Stephen M. Calk, Chairman and CEO, National Bancorp Holdings and The Federal Savings Bank
Professor Thompson’s unique and thoughtful insight into the true drivers of creativity is required reading for any CEO interested in effective and timely return on investment. Her thorough research is a real wake-up call to leaders who want to ensure that creativity is not only fostered but embraced in both mainline and cutting-edge organizations.”
Karen Jehn, Professor of Management, Melbourne Business School
A true myth buster! Creative Conspiracy is a must-read for anyone interested in creating dynamic, high-performing teams.”
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"[Begin italics] Collaboration [end italics] is the art and science of combining people's talents, skills, and knowledge to achieve a common goal [or goals]. [begin italics] Creative collaboration [end italics] is the ability of teams and their leaders to organize, motivate, and combine talent to generate new and useful ideas. Teams that conspire to commit creative and innovative acts are engaged in a [begin italics] creative conspiracy [end italics]." The extent that an organization is committed to protecting, defending, and sustaining its status quo (i.e. "what got it here") will determine the nature and extent of the need for a conspiracy.
Thompson then suggests, "When collaboration is conscious, planned, and shared with others, excitement builds and a conspiracy develops. The teams that can meet the creative challenges posed to them are the hallmark of the most successful organizations and the subject of this book, which contains state-of-the-art research on collaboration and innovation."
And even when a creative conspiracy produces breakthrough innovation, those involved would be well-advised to keep in mind this observation by Howard Aiken: "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.Read more ›
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I have used some of the techniques in the book and have found them to be very effective. The author provides great recommendations that work in the real world.Published 6 months ago by Daniel J. Yeomans
I liked this book because the author built on each piece of evidence she raised to develop teams providing a practical and working solution to achieve the insights. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Benito Ortiz