Summary of Leading For Innovation And Organizing For Results

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Innovation is a culture, not an event.


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Some 23 experts on management from academia and the private sector share their ideas on how you can take that bloated bureaucracy and turn it into a nimble and innovative machine. The book offers no quick fixes, as illustrated by the authors’ observation that innovation is a culture, and not an event. Of special interest is the included list of practices that squelch innovation. getAbstract recommends this book, which was inspired by management science pioneer Peter F. Drucker, for executives and all devoted students of the management arts.

In this summary, you will learn

  • The strategies of 23 management experts for cultivating innovation
  • Which practices often stifle organizational innovation
  • How to establish a culture of innovation within your company


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Famed management guru Peter F. Drucker defined innovation as, "Change that creates a new dimension of performance." That new dimension, of course, is the constant struggle to produce faster and with more efficiency. Drucker goes even further, arguing that businesses...
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About the Authors

Frances Hesselbein is chairman of the board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. She is the former CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Marshall Goldsmith is a founding director of the Financial Times Knowledge Dialogue, a coaching network that connects executives with thought leaders around the world. Iain Somerville is managing partner of Somerville & Associates, and former managing partner with Accenture.

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