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Innovation's Dirty Little Secret

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Author: Larry Osborne
publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310494508
Year: 2013
Pages: 175
Why Serial Innovators succeed where others fail
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Most books on innovation make it sound as if successful innovation is the end result of a carefully followed recipe. But the simple fact is that when it coymes to any new venture, failure is the surest horse to bet on.

Respected pastor and author, Larry Osborne, explains how understanding this dirty little secret behind innovation can bring both stability and creativity to organizations, especially those with teams of people that focus on innovation, creativity, new ideas, and problem-solving. Using the wisdom and principles found in this book, you will be free to lead dynamically without causing uncertainty or insecurity in your organization.

In Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, you’ll learn:

  • How to foster innovation’s most powerful igniters and accelerators while avoiding the most common killers of innovation
  • How to recognize and break through ceilings of complexity and competency
  • The six pitfalls of growth and what you can do to avoid them
  • The three questions every leader needs to ask before launching any new endeavor

contents

Part 1

HAVE AN EXIT STRATEGY

1. Most INNOVATIONS FAIL

The One Thing Leadership Gurus Will Never Tell You

2. UNCONSCIOUS COMPETENTS 

Why You Shouldn't Trust Everything Innovators Tell You about Innovation

3. IT"S ALL BETWEEN THE EARS

How to Recognize a Serial Innovator

4. EXIT STRATEGIES

Why Your Exit Strategy Is Just as Important as Your Game Plan

Part 2

IGNITING INNOVATION

5. BEYOND AVANT-GARDE

If It Doesn't Make a Difference, It's Not an Innovation

6. INNOVATION'S MOST POWERFUL IGNITERS

Why Your Biggest Problems May Be Your Greatest Blessings

Part 3

ACCELERATING  INNOVATION

7. WHY MISSION STATEMENTS MATTER

How Clarity Accelerates Innovation

8. A BIAS FOR ACTION

Why Data and Proof Are Overrated

9. A RESPECTED CHAMPION

The Difference a John the Baptist Makes

10. PLANNING IN PENCIL

Letting an Innovation Be What It Wants to Be

Part 4

SABOTAGING INNOVATION

11.  THE HIGH PRICE OF FAILURE

Why Trust and Credibility Are Too Important to Lose

12. GROUPTHINK

Why You Shouldn't Care What Everybody Else Thinks

13. SURVEYS

Why They're a Waste of Time

14. PAST SUCCESSES

How Yesterday's Success Sabotages Tomorrow's Innovation

Part 5

BREAKOUT DECISIONS

15. WHEN YOU'VE HIT THE WALL

Breaking Through Barriers of Competency and Complexity

16. BREAKING THROUGH

The Need for New Advisors

17. CHANGING THE RULES

Removing Unrealistic Expectations

18. CHANGING TRADITIONS

Removing Unhealthy Structures

Part 6

WHY VISION MATTERS

19. THE POLAROID PRINCIPLE

How Vision Works

20. CREATING AND SUSTAINING VISION

The Leader's Role

Part 7

A LEGACY OF INNOVATION

21. IT'S NOT ABOUT US

Leaving a Legacy of Innovation

Acknowledgments

Notes




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