Praise for Innovation is Everybody′s Business
Whatever your position or industry, your abilityto innovate to problem solve, experiment,create ideas, drive growth, collaborate, andadd value gives you a personal competitiveadvantage that can never be outsourced.
"I have provided copies of Innovation Is Everybody′s Business to my entire North American team and recommend it to any organization attempting to strip away the myth that innovation is the responsibility of a select few. All of us are capable of innovating every single day if we simply adopt the Innovator′s Mindset."
Jeff Hwang, President, LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.
"Innovation Is Everybody′s Business goes beyond making the case for innovation at a personal and organizational level; it shows you exactly how to do it. Buy a copy for yourself and every member of your team."
Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor
"Tucker has brilliantly distilled his deep knowledge and observations of successful front–line and mid–level innovators and their organizations into an accessible and compelling narrative; a nice addition to the global innovation knowledge bank."
Allan Ryan, Executive Director, Hargraves Institute, Australia
"As my organization pursues its efforts to develop a process for innovation, Innovation Is Everybody′s Business has helped shape our thinking."
ANNE BLOUIN, CAE, Chief Learning Officer, American Society of Association Executives
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.