Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization by David S. WeissInnovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization by David S. Weiss

Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization

byDavid S. Weiss, Claude Legrand

Hardcover | February 2, 2011

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Innovation is a key source of competitive advantage, but it remains frustratingly elusive for many organizations. This book shows you how to close the innovation gap by making individuals and organizations systematically and sustainably innovative. You will learn how to embrace a culture of innovation and make it permeate every level of the organization. You will find a clear road map and practical tools to redefine your workplace's culture, identify and tap into the existing innovative intelligence, and develop leaders who can close the innovation gap for greater business success.
Dr. David S. Weiss is President and CEO of Weiss International Ltd., a firm specializing in innovation, leadership, and Human Resources consulting. Previously Chief Innovation Officer in a multinational consulting firm, David's current university positions include Affiliate Professor at the Rotman School of Management of University of ...
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Title:Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your OrganizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.1 × 6.3 × 1.4 inPublished:February 2, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read for the forward-thinking leader "Innovative Intelligence provides a detailed yet very practical guide for growing and embedding innovation in your organization today and in the future. It is a must-read for the forward-thinking leader." Corey Seitz, Vice President, Global Talent Management, Johnson & Johnson
Date published: 2010-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An indispensable road map for leaders "Innovative Intelligence is the most comprehensive, concise and systematic handbook I've ever seen on how to succeed at innovating for individuals and organizations. This is an indispensable road map for leaders who want to cultivate a winning culture of innvation or organizations who want to re-invent themselves to scale the next height." Arkadi Kuhlmann, President & CEO, ING DIRECT USA
Date published: 2010-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The time is right for a book of this scope "The time is right for a book of this scope. The authors address the challenges created for organizations today by the complexity of change. They offer a step by step, practical systems approach to innovation. They wisely consider the individual, the teams they work in, the culture and the organization environment that’s needed to support them, as well as the leadership required to take on these complex challenges. A very useful book for leaders who want to increase the level of innovation in their organization." Stanley S. Gryskiewicz, Ph.D., Founder and Board Chair, Association for Managers of Innovation, Author of Positive Turbulence
Date published: 2010-12-26

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

PREFACE.

A Description of the Book Innovative Intelligence.

Who Should Read This Book.

How to Read This Book.

PART ONE: CLOSING THE INNOVATION GAP.

CHAPTER ONE: THE INNOVATION GAP.

The Innovation Challenge.

What Is Innovation?

Innovative Thinking Makes Innovation Happen.

The Evidence Is in—We Are Underachieving.

Try It Another Way.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER TWO: LEADING THROUGH COMPLEXITY.

Why Complex Issues Are So Challenging.

Complicated vs. Complex Issues.

Common Mistakes.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER THREE: ACCESSING INNOVATIVE INTELLIGENCE.

Intelligence: Who Knows?

Leaders Require Three Intelligences.

Leaders Need to Think About Thinking.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER FOUR: ECLIPSE OF INNOVATIVE INTELLIGENCE.

Eclipse #1: The School System Made Me Do It.

Eclipse #2: The Analytical Intelligence Paradox.

Eclipse #3: Impact of High Negative Stress.

Conclusion.

PART TWO: INNOVATIVE THINKING.

CHAPTER FIVE: INNOVATIVE THINKING: AN OVERVIEW.

Characteristics of an Eff ective Innovative Thinking Model.

Key Success Factors for Innovative Thinking.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER SIX: STEP 1: FRAMEWORK.

Understanding Framework.

The Context.

The "How To . . .?" Question.

The Boundaries.

The Type of Solution.

The Owner or Decision Maker

The Project Charter.

Leveraging the Three Intelligences in the Framework Step.

The Leader's Roles in Step 1: Framework.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER SEVEN: STEP 2: ISSUE REDEFINITION.

The Five Areas of Focus in Issue Redefinition.

Leveraging the Three Intelligences in the Issue Redefinition Step.

The Leader's Roles in Step 2: Issue Redefinition.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER EIGHT: STEP 3: IDEA GENERATION.

Idea Generation Is a Rigorous Process.

Stage 1: Prepare Thoroughly.

Stage 2: Introduce the Process.

Stage 3: Generate Many Ideas through Divergence.

Stage 4: Discover Meaningful Solutions through Convergence.

Working Alone on Idea Generation.

Leveraging the Three Intelligences in the Idea Generation Step.

The Leader's Role in Step 3: Idea Generation.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER NINE: STEP 4: IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING.

Stage 1: Confi rm the Preferred Idea.

Stage 2: Engage in Risk Analysis and Develop Mitigating Strategies.

Stage 3: Present the Innovative Solution for Approval.

Stage 4: Ensure an Eff ective Handoff to the Team that Focuses on Change Implementation.

Leveraging the Three Intelligences in the Implementation Planning Step.

The Leader’s Role in Step 4: Implementation Planning.

Conclusion.

PART THREE: MAKING INNOVATION HAPPEN.

CHAPTER TEN: MAKING INNOVATION HAPPEN: AN OVERVIEW.

Four Essential Organizational Enablers to Make Innovation Happen.

Sustaining Innovation.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: LEADING INNOVATION.

Leading Self.

Leading Innovation Teams.

Leading Intact Work Units.

Leading Enterprises for Innovation.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER TWELVE: CULTURE OF INNOVATION.

What Is Culture?

How a Culture Can Suppress Innovation.

What Is a Culture of Innovation?

How an Existing Culture Can Be Transformed to a Culture of Innovation.

How to Develop a Leadership Culture of Innovation.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES FOR INNOVATION.

Executive-Level Organizational Practices.

Organizational Practices in Core Functional Areas.

Organizational Practices in Support Functional Areas.

Innovation-Specifi c Organizational Practices.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: THE INNOVATION PLAN.

Guiding Principles for an Innovation Plan.

Key Elements of an Effective Innovation Plan.

How to Develop the Innovation Plan and Who Should Lead It.

When Should an Innovation Plan Be Developed?

Pulling It All Together.

INDEX.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS.