Summary of Idea Agent

Leadership that Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

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Can the right leader help you be more creative?


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Lina M. Echeverría worked in science and technology for decades, doing research and leading teams of scientists. Her experience adds practical substance to her emphasis on humility, humanity and personal growth. Many of her ideas on leading innovation will be familiar, but her focus on science and her advocacy of a holistic understanding of your co-workers and team members are innovative. Echeverría’s examples from her decades at Corning, a leading manufacturer of glass and ceramics, prove useful. getAbstract recommends her singular viewpoint to leaders, innovators and managers who are responsible for spurring innovation.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to lead creative people,
  • What principles you must follow as a leader of innovators and
  • How to build a culture of innovation.


The Leader’s Role in Innovation
Today’s corporations face turbulent times. Many giants of industry are troubled and the “life expectancy of a Standard & Poor’s company is about 12 years.” Your firm must adapt, and that requires innovation, however innovating in the future won’t resemble...
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About the Author

Innovation leadership consultant Lina M. Echeverría pursued research and managed scientific researchers at Corning.

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