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This is the second volume in the publisher's Wisdom to Action series. As in the previous volume, the editors gather a collection of articles written by well-respected businesspeople from around the world. The articles focus first on the heart of innovation--people, that is--and progress to discussions of the environment, leadership, and business practice. Adopting Peter F. Drucker's definition of change--that it "creates a new dimension of performance"--is offered as step one in innovation. Then various speakers chime in on theory ("assume people are creative," says Margaret Wheatley) and, more importantly, offer practical advice. Several CEOs (from Novartis, Schwab, and ServiceMaster, among others) explain the value of good works, how to create a culture supporting innovation, and the actual processes that encourage new drug discoveries. Much food for thought has been gathered between the covers of this provocative book. Barbara Jacobs
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (October 30, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118009134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118009130
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Some 23 experts on management from academia and the private sector share their ideas on how you can take that bloated bureaucracy and turn it into a nimble and innovative machine. The book offers no quick fixes, as illustrated by the authors' observation that innovation is a culture, and not an event. Of special interest is the included list of practices that squelch innovation. We [...] recommend this book, which was inspired by management science pioneer Peter F. Drucker, for executives and all devoted students of the management arts.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 14, 2001
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Most collected volumes have a few good essays and then you can take or leave the rest. But all of the essays in this book are more than worth the price of the whole book. I was blown away by the depth of wisdom and insight in this collection. You get Charles Handy, Margaret Wheatley, Clayton Christensen, Jim Collins, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
I'm always pressed for time and I loved how each one of these essays offered me something I could use in my daily work. There are so many things that can get in the way of being an effective leader and this book helped me think in new ways and look at my organization-an myself-in a new way.
I get the Drucker Foundation's journal, Leader to Leader, and always get great stuff out of it. This collection met all of the expectations I had of a book from the Drucker Foundation.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 19, 2001
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The Drucker Foundation has done it again. Gathered a remarkable collection of thought leaders (see the list below) and asked them to write on a critical issue -- leading innovation.
Each chapter is short and easy to absorb, but the collection provides a powerful set of ideas about how leaders can make innovation happen in their organization, whether it's a business, a nonprofit, or a government.
Get a copy for yourself, and one for your boss!
International Thought leaders
James Burke, Jim Collins, Arie de Geus, Max De Pree, Charles Handy, Margaret J. Wheatley
Academics
Clayton M. Christensen (Harvard Business School), Howard Gardner & Kim Barberich (Harvard School of Education), Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Harvard Business School), Dorothy Leonard (Harvard Business School), Henry Mintzberg (McGill University), Jeffrey Pfeffer (Stanford Business School), Walter Swap (Tufts University) Dave Ulrich (University of Michigan)
Corporate leaders
John Kao (Idea Factory), Robert E. Knowling, Jr. (Internet Access Technologies), Ann Livermore (Hewlett-Packard), Bill Pollard (ServiceMaster), David S. Pottruck (Charles Schwab), Daniel Vasella (Novartis)
Consultants
M. Kathryn Clubb, Marshall Goldsmith
Government
William J. Bratton (former Chief of NYPD), Stephen Goldsmith (former mayor of Indianapolis)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bart Breen VINE VOICE on November 16, 2008
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Leading for Innovation was the core text in a Master of Science course taken by this reviewer. Innovation is in many ways an intangible quality that resists strict scientific definition. There are no pure techniques that have been identified that will translate from organization to organization with predictably positive results.

However, there are certain characteristics that tend to create an environment more conducive to innovative results.

In moving in that direction the editors arrange in the book in 4 primary sections:

1. Leading the People Who Make Innovation Happen.
2. Creating an Environment that Encourages Innovation.
3. Changing How You Think About Leadership and Innovation.
4. The Practise of Innovation.

Every section presents several stand alone essays that come from very diverse backgrounds and yet tie into the primary theme for each section. Most present some insight or nuggets that can be gleaned and applicable in any organization.

Therein lies the value to this compendium. This is not a book attempting to provide "the" answer, but rather one that skirts the perimeter and makes several forays in from which the reader can take the information and tie it into their own particulat situation.

Overall, despite having been on the market for more than several years, this information is still current, relevant and will be helpful to most innovation leaders.

5 stars.

Bart Breen
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