Most of us work for someone in an organization.
Training Magazine (a 50-year-old professional development publication) just released an article that brings techniques for offering innovation inspiration to both large numbers of employees and executive leadership groups.
Since companies can no longer rely on acquisitions for sustained growth, they must instill a renewed spirit of innovation down into their organization.
Take a look at Training Magazine’s article, Innovation Means Never Stop Learning, for a few tips on sustaining innovation—what I like to elevate as “The Learning Organization” in my book, 63 Innovation Nuggets. You can learn more about this book here as well.
“Darden Ideas to Action,” a valuable thought leadership publication featuring University of Virginia Darden School of Business faculty research, analysis and commentary, has included excerpts from 63 Innovation Nuggets in its newest article, Active Innovation Leadership: What if Your Organization Isn’t Loaded With Geniuses Like Steve Jobs?.
Barbee states, “I was inspired to write 63 Innovation Nuggets (for aspiring innovators) because throughout my career I observed many different people who could stretch themselves beyond their self-perceived limitations and attain a far greater level of innovation than they initially thought they could.” So even if you are not Steve Jobs, you can still learn to be more innovative with the right tools. For example, learning how to observe and learning how to transfer what you have observed or learned is key to becoming more innovative—and we can all achieve that with determination and practice.
The full text of both “Observing as an Art” (which is Nugget No. 19) and “Transferring Innovations” (Nugget No. 23) are included in the article. For more innovative nuggets, you can order Barbee’s book on Amazon or read more about it here.
PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER, 2015:
Innovation is a subject that fascinates and beguiles us at the same time. It defines individuals as well as companies. And without it companies and individuals are doomed to failure.
Business executive and Faculty Fellow at University of Virginia’s Graduate Business School, George Barbee, has written an illuminating as well as easy to absorb series of ”Innovation Nuggets” that will help any struggling entrepreneur, front line manager, or senior executive gain a fresh perspective on this topic.
Gleaned from his forty-five year career leading innovation with major companies like Gillette, GE, PepsiCo, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 63 Innovation Nuggets (for inspiring innovators), will inspire your audience to develop their own innovation talents as well as innovate new products and services.
Thanks for giving this book your consideration. We have marked off special nuggets in each section that we feel are especially useful in today’s marketplace.
We have included George’s contact information on the press release so you can contact him directly for an interview, discussion of a byline article, or to pick his brain on an article you are currently working on or considering. You will find him engaging and prompt in his responses.
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