Printer Friendly

Printed from

Innovation is Everybody's Business. How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World

Innovation isn't something you do after you get your work done. It's how you do your work.

Organizations all over the world are shedding jobs in record numbers. Yet today, they are desperately in need of people with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight customers, motivate colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.

In this practical road map to becoming irreplaceable, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker reveals why honing your I-Skills (Innovation Skills) may be the smartest career move you'll make. Based on interviews with forty-three innovation-adept managers and individual contributors, Innovation Is Everybody's Business guides you in:
- Mastering the seven essential I-Skills you need to become indispensable
- Unleashing the “mindset, skillset, and toolset of the innovator” that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hypercompetitive era
- Developing your Personal Innovation Strategy to address the critical components of becoming irreplaceable
- Assaulting your assumptions at the personal, organizational, and industry levels
- Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

If you're ready to stop talking about innovation and start adding value today – in your job, department or organization – you're ready to read and benefit from the powerful message of Innovation is Everybody's Business.
Introduction: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World.

Part 1: Unleashing the Indispensable You.

Chapter 1: Make Innovation Your Business: Differentiating Yourself in the Age of Disruption, Downsizing, and Discontinuity.

Chapter 2: The I-Skill Principles: Innovation Is Not Something You Do After You Get Your Work Done; It's How You Approach Your Work.

Chapter 3: Your Personal Innovation Strategy: Four Critical Components for Making Yourself Harder to Replace.

Part 2: The Seven Fundamental I-Skills.

I-Skill ---1: Embrace the Opportunity Mindset.

Add Value to Every Task and Project.

I-Skill ---2: Become an Assumption Assaulter.

Blast Away at Personal, Organizational, and Industry Notions that Block Progress.

I-Skill ---3: Cultivate a Passion for the End Customer.

Everything You Create Is Your Product and Every Product Has a Customer.

I-Skill ---4: Think Ahead of the Curve.

Notice Trends, Anticipate Threats, and Discover Hidden Opportunities.

I-Skill ---5: Become an Idea Factory.

How to Produce an Abundance of Great Ideas Even If You Don’t Think You Are Creative.

I-Skill ---6: Become a Standout Collaborator.

Galvanize Teams and Departments to Get New Initiatives Done.

I-Skill ---7: Build the Buy-In for New Ideas.

Tools and Techniques for Selling Your Innovations to Co-Workers, the Boss, and the End Customer.



About the Author.

Robert B. Tucker is one of the most in-demand innovation speakers and workshop leaders in the world today. Since 1986, he has coached and consulted managers, executives, and entire teams at organizations ranging from IBM to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Nokia. President of The Innovation Resource Consulting Group, with clients in 35 countries, Tucker is the author of six books, including the bestselling Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the New Century and Driving Growth Through Innovation. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
Order Online - visit

Order by Fax - using the order form below

Order By Post - print the order form below and send to

Research and Markets,
Guinness Centre,
Taylors Lane,
Dublin 8,

Page 1 of 2
Printed May 3, 2016
2:48:00 PM

Fax order form

To place a fax order simply print this form, fill in and fax the completed form to the number below. If you have any questions please email

Order information

Please verify that the product information is correct and select the format you require.

Product name

Innovation is Everybody's Business. How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today's Hypercompetitive World

Web Address

Office Code


Report Formats

Please enter the quantity of the report format you require.

Format Quantity Price
Hard Copy (Hard Back) USD 109 + USD 30 Shipping/Handling *

* Shipping/Handling is only charged once per order.

Contact information

Please enter all the information below in block capitals.

Mr Mrs Dr Miss Ms Prof
First Name:
Last Name:
Job Title:
Post/Zip Code:

Please fax this form to:
(646) 607-1907 or (646) 964-6609 (from USA)
+353-1-481-1716 or +353-1-653-1571 (from Rest of World)

Page 2 of 2
Printed May 3, 2016
2:48:00 PM

Payment information

Please indicate the payment method you would like to use by selecting the appropriate box.

Pay by Credit Card:

You will receive an email with a link to a secure page to enter your credit card details.

Pay by Check:

Please post the check, accompanied by this form, to:

Research and Markets,
Guinness Centre,
Taylors Lane,
Dublin 8,

Pay by Wire Transfer:

Please transfer funds to:

Account Number:
Sort Code:
Swift Code:
Bank Address:
Ulster Bank,
27-35 Main Street
Co. Dublin

If you have a Marketing Code please enter it below:

Marketing Code:

Please note that by ordering from Research and Markets you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions at

Please fax this form to:
(646) 607-1907 or (646) 964-6609 (from USA)
+353-1-481-1716 or +353-1-653-1571 (from Rest of World)