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30 models and exercises. Innovation is required in today's marketplace. Leaders often overlook their greatest tool for driving change - the ability to cultivate the commitment, talents and passions of their people. The authors show how to use their proven LOOP Leadership concepts to create Linkage and encourage ownership, assess Obstacles, generate Opportunities for improvement, and Plan action. The book gives leaders solid advice for unleashing intellectual energy and making change something to value, not fear. Gerry Sexton, M.D. and Brian McDermott are the leaders of GrowthWorks, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota consultancy with clients including Microsoft, Allianz-Life, Pfizer, Caterpillar, Textron Financial, Ogilvy Public Relations, Imation, Novell and YMCA.
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Studio: Nova Vista Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Nova Vista Publishing
ISBN 9077256059 ISBN13 9789077256053
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian McDermott & Gerry Sexton
Brian McDermott and Gerry Sexton are the founders of GrowthWorks, a leadership consultancy in Minneapolis, MN. McDermott (a newspaper and magazine feature writer, business journalist and consultant) and Gerry Sexton (a commercial pilot, health-club genera
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Great information...Practical Tools Jan 1, 2005
Leading Innovation is a great resource for leaders at all levels and in all types of organizations. The information provided is presented with clarity and useful frameworks. I also found the tools provided very practical and relevant...a great addition to every leader's toolkit.
Invaluable resource Dec 18, 2004
A most impressive book on leading innovation! It's full of wisdom, important stories and best-of-the-best group activities. Eveyone who wants to lead creative change in their organization should have this in their business reference library.
Sherry Sweetnam President, Sweetnam Communications Inc.
Leading Innovation: Creating Workplaces Where People Excel Sep 23, 2004
From the first quote by Kahlil Gibran in Chapter 1, McDermott and Sexton show us how to immediately give ourselves permission to celebrate the innate skills and talent of those who work for us. Then, they show us how, by delivering concrete models of implementation and the research to back it up. Far from ignoring the societal trends of bullying and conforming particularly espoused by television shows such as Donald Trump's, "The Apprentice," or "The Weakest Link," the authors expose the long term danger of trying to quash the freedom for all of us to create, think, and deliver new and 'innovative' ideas in the workplace. They remind us that an organization is nothing without the people who work there; that its success depends on leaders who can galvanize employees by directing their efforts with strategy that venerates ingenuity and enterprise.