Fearless Innovation

Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change

Author: Alex Goryachev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 582

Is Innovation just an overused buzzword? A waste of time? A mere marketing ploy? Author Alex Goryachev has a simple, resounding response to such questions: No! The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driving change at an unprecedented pace, level, and intensity that is impacting businesses across industries, not to mention our everyday lives. We are rapidly blurring the physical and the digital, transforming the way we live and, in some sense, what it even means to be human. Whether we run a startup or multinational, a nonprofit or academic institution, a city or a whole country, we need to embrace this change to not just survive but thrive under these new realities. In Fearless Innovation, Cisco’s Managing Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs explores how, no matter their function, leaders and managers can cut through the noise to understand change and deliver real results. Goryachev’s actionable, consistent, and timeless innovation principles offer a blueprint to driving growth, enacting change, increasing the bottom line, and creating clear measurable value. Featuring diverse case studies of some of today’s most innovative organizations, historical observations, first-hand experience, and a look at where innovation is thriving, and why, this down-to-earth guide provides advice and clear steps on how to: Get teams to embrace innovation beyond empty slogans Focus on execution of innovation through leadership and strategy Measure the real effects of innovation to showcase ROI and attract investment Break down org silos by empowering effective, diverse, and inclusive teams Drive co-innovation through win-win ecosystem-wide partnerships Organize innovation teams and orchestrate outcomes by leveraging organizational DNA Communicate the value of innovation to differentiate ourselves from competition Written for any organization that wants to stay relevant in the 21st Century, and even beyond, Fearless Innovation offers a step-by-step guide for getting past the confusion, overcoming fear, and getting down to business to create an environment of true innovation.

More Fearless Change

Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen

Author: Mary Lynn Manns

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 607

63 New and Updated Patterns for Driving and Sustaining Change “The hard part of change is enlisting the support of other people. Whether a top manager interested in improving your organization’s results or a lone developer promoting a better way of working, this book will give you tools and ideas to help accomplish your goal.” –George Dinwiddie, independent coach and consultant, iDIA Computing, LLC “Keep the patterns in this book and Fearless Change handy. … These patterns transformed me from an ineffective ‘voice in the wilderness’ to a valued collaborator.” –Lisa Crispin, co-author (with Janet Gregory) of Agile Testing and More Agile Testing In their classic work, Fearless Change, Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising interviewed successful leaders of change, identified 48 patterns for implementing change in teams of all sizes, and demonstrated how to use these techniques effectively. Now, in More Fearless Change the authors reflect on all they’ve learned about their original patterns in the past decade, and introduce 15 powerful, new techniques–all extensively validated by change leaders worldwide. Manns and Rising teach strategies that appeal to each individual’s logic (head), feelings (heart), and desire to contribute (hands)–the best way to motivate real change and sustain it for the long haul. Learn how to Focus on the best things you can achieve with limited resources Strategize to build flexible plans and go after low-hanging fruit Get help from the right people in the right ways Establish emotional connections that inspire motivation and imagination Create an “elevator pitch” that keeps everyone focused on what truly matters Build bridges, work with skeptics, soften resistance, and open minds Uncover easier paths towards change, and build on what already works Sustain momentum, provide time for reflection, and celebrate small successes More Fearless Change reflects a profound understanding of how real change happens: not instantaneously in response to top-down plans and demands, but iteratively, through small steps that teach from experience. Best of all, as thousands of change agents have already discovered, its patterns are easy to use–and they work.

Fearless and Free

Author: Bruce Cole

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN:

Category: Arts

Page: 121

View: 689

CELEBRATING THE 4OTH YEAR OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES.

Political Participation And Institutional Innovation: A Case Study Of Zhejiang

Author: Shengyong Chen

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 172

The participation of citizens in democratic politics serves as an indicator to measure a country's development, its political modernization and political civilization.To promote citizens' political participation, it is important to have them participate extensively in local governance and exercise their constitutional rights. This book analyses Zhejiang's experience in democratic consultation, hearing, people's proposal solicitation system, television and Internet political consultation, official and citizen dialogue on government websites. It studies how common people can actively participate in politics and manage the public affairs of the country through institutionalized ways and means.

The Fearless Organization

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Author: Amy C. Edmondson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 777

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy Psychological Safety at Work: How to Ensure Learning and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. Psychological Safety at Work: How to Ensure Learning and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy helps you bring about this most critical transformation.

Fearless Growth

The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets

Author: Amanda Setili

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 554

Is your company fast, creative, and adaptable enough to survive in today's volatile world? In our age of disruption, your company must be agile and courageous—yet it's easy to react to today's business climate with fear and indecision. Don't make that mistake. To move quickly and intelligently to the changes unfolding around us, you must be sure all levels and functions in your businesses are creative and responsive. Packed with practical examples, tools, and guidance, Fearless Growth provides new rules to enable your company to adapt faster, move faster, and grow faster. You will learn how to: Capitalize on uncertainties in your market, rather than letting them slow you down. Leverage the talent, assets, technology, and data that exist outside your company. Get in sync with customers, gain early insight into changing needs, and bring the right solutions to market. Open the floodgates of employee creativity, empowering employees to respond quickly and effectively to emerging opportunities.

Fearless Genius

The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000

Author: Doug Menuez

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 301

An award-winning documentary photographer presents a striking visual history of the Silicon Valley technology boom that reflects key moments in the careers of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and other leading innovators.

Be Fearless

5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

Author: Jean Case

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 154

Be Fearless is researched-based call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change. LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLER Weaving together storytelling, practical tips and inspiration, the book will teach you how to put the five fearless principles to work so that you too can spark the sorts of remarkable breakthroughs that can impact the world. Philanthropist, investor, and technology pioneer Jean Case brings to life the five Be Fearless principles common to the people and organizations that bring about transformational change. When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits they all had in common. These weren’t wealth, privilege, or even genius. What all of these exceptional men and women shared was that they had chosen to make a “big bet,” take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear. Throughout Be Fearless, Jean vividly illustrates these principles through storytelling—from her own transformational life experiences, to Jane Goodall’s remarkable breakthroughs in understanding and protecting chimpanzees, to celebrity chef José Andrés’ decision to be a “first responder” and take his kitchen to the sites of devastating hurricanes to feed the hungry, to Madame C.J. Walker’s vision to build a hair care empire that would employ thousands across the country, and more. She shares new insights to stories you might think you know—like Airbnb’s tale of starting from scratch to transform the hospitality industry, to John F. Kennedy’s history-making moonshot—and gems from changemakers you’ve never heard of. Be Fearless features a compelling foreword from Jane Goodall saying “there is no time in history when it has been more important to Be Fearless” and a new afterword with stories of people inspired to take action after reading the book.

The Fearless Organization

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Author: Amy C. Edmondson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 509

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is essential to attract and retain quality talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of “fitting in” and “going along” spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule or intimidate. Not every idea is good, and yes there are stupid questions, and yes dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal, and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing. This book explores this culture of psychological safety, and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation. Explore the link between psychological safety and high performance Create a culture where it’s “safe” to express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes Nurture the level of engagement and candor required in today’s knowledge economy Follow a step-by-step framework for establishing psychological safety in your team or organization Shed the “yes-men” approach and step into real performance. Fertilize creativity, clarify goals, achieve accountability, redefine leadership, and much more. The Fearless Organization helps you bring about this most critical transformation.

Blue Rain Gallery

Representing Fearless Innovation in Native Art

Author: Nancy Zimmerman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Indian art

Page: 43

View: 115

The Vision Code

How to Create and Execute a Compelling Vision for your Business

Author: Oleg Konovalov

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 534

Noted CEOs, academics, and military personnel share their experience as visionary leaders The Vision Code explores the concept of "vision" and leadership. The book reveals the secrets of building and executing a strong vision within any organization. Oleg Konovalov—an acclaimed global thought leader—draws together in one volume in-depth interviews with nineteen extraordinary global visionaries that represent a variety of industries and organizations. These leaders explain why a vision is needed, how to implement it, how to communicate a vision effectively, and how to live by it with integrity. As Konovalov explains, vision is a key leadership skill that can be developed as a practical business tool for leading a company today and into the future. The stories of the nineteen leaders reveal how to develop a compelling vision and follow through with the vision in order to inspire an entire workforce. When a leader taps into the power of "vision," he or she creates a more meaningful business experience and ultimately, a better life. This compelling book: Offers a guide for making the concept of vision a reality Provides the information needed to develop a clear and persuasive vision Contains an accessible guide to a much-needed skill Includes interviews with Marshall Goldsmith (#1 Leadership Thinker), Martin Lindstrom (#1 Branding Expert), Garry Ridge (Chairman and CEO of WD-40 Company) and many others Written for leaders at all levels in organizations and industries of any type The Vision Code is a must-have book for anyone who wants to develop the skill to become a visionary leader.

Fearless and Free

How Smart Women Pivot--and Relaunch Their Careers

Author: Wendy Sachs

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 781

Women tend to be inherently cautious, to the point of overthinking their every move. This may help them stay safer than their male counterparts, but it also keeps them stuck in the action-first, fake-it-til-you-make-it ethos celebrated in the tech world shaking up the workforce today. What if women embraced the startup spirit? What if they had the confidence to take chances, even if they knew they may fail first? What if instead of agonizing over which step to take, they leapt forward quickly? These are the traits that helped Silicon Valley redefine our culture, and not surprisingly, these are the same lessons that can help all women succeed in all stages of their careers.In Fearless and Free, author Wendy Sachs has provided what O, The Oprah Magazine has called “pithy, invaluable guidance to women stymied in the workplace.” With lessons learned from a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves, Sachs’s invaluable resource teaches women how to:• Boost their confidence• Sell their story• Capitalize on their skills and expand them• Nurture their network• Brand themselves--without bragging• Reposition themselves for reentering the workforce• And much more!By taking the disruptive methods that helped Silicon Valley send shockwaves across industries, Fearless and Free seeks to empower women in the workforce, showing them how to lean into their strengths, increase confidence, and make their impact known loud and clear.

Fearless Leadership

Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head

Author: Alan Weiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 881

The intent of this book -- the author's goal for you — is to understand the baseless underpinnings of almost all our fears. You read that correctly -- almost all our fears -- and therefore to discard them. The author has expertly coached leaders and managers in the discovery of, examination of, elimination of, and sustained freedom from fears. We all know people who are charming and articulate, but flounder on a stage addressing colleagues; musicians who master intricate scores but can’t play the basics when asked to solo; athletes who "choke"; business people who are strong until it comes time to ask for the business; people who consistently feel like "imposters." We are far better at dealing with external, tangible fears than our own imagined ones. We purchase insurance, watch the safety demonstrations, know how to use the Heimlich Maneuver. But those are responses to rare and often never-occurring emergencies. Our mythical and monstrous fears are daily dark clouds, masking our talents no less than depression or guilt. It’s time to realize there is no monster under the bed, never has been, and never will be without having to check nightly and without needing a weapon on the night table. Picture yourself freed of restraints that you could never properly articulate and were loath to discuss, but which you carried on your shoulders constantly, a dead weight, nonetheless. Essentially, this book is for entrepreneurs, business owners, and those who seek a better position for themselves and their talents, but who procrastinate, delay, and hang back. It’s about isolating and overcoming the internal fears that we generate every day like a geyser, triggered by time, events, or shifts in the environment. We are our own worst enemies and we ignore the practical remedies to escape fear because we use our energies instead on blaming everyone else.

Fearless Innovation

Atlanta's Food Story

Author: Taria Camerino

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 288

View: 100

Written by Chef Taria Camerino, Fearless Innovation: Atlanta's Food Story is a cookbook packed with tips and techniques that exemplify the diversity in the Atlanta food scene. The book showcases over 30 distinct chefs with 50 fresh, foolproof and flavorful food and drink recipes designed for professionals, home chefs and foodies alike. In addition, it tells the story of Atlanta's history and how its restaurant scene helped to overcome Jim Crow on the premise that all people, regardless of race, should be encouraged to simply share a seat at the table.

Innovation is Everybody's Business

How to ignite, scale, and sustain innovation for competitive edge

Author: Tamara Ghandour

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 246

Tamara Ghandour, author, podcaster, keynote speaker and founder of innovation training company, LaunchStreet, used to believe that innovation was the domain of a select few, exclusive to certain industries, or relegated to a specific job role. But, as Tamara discovered in her 25 years of work and research, everybody has the capacity to innovate. It's a person's unique innovation style, which can be assessed and channelled, that can transform inertia into innovation. Drawing on eye-opening data from her proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge Assessment, Innovation is Everybody's Business is for those looking for solutions to the daily pain of "how do I prove my worth," a reality for many people whether they work in the C-Suite or on the front-lines. This book will resonate with those that recognize that being more innovative is their ticket to being indispensable. It is also for leaders under pressure to build a culture of innovation but don't know how. As organizations face pressure to innovate, the accountability for making it happen falls on senior and mid-level leaders. They are told what to do, but not how to do it. This book will give them a tool to build a team of innovators who make an impact every day in big and small ways.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Introducing the ©Aipc Coach Approach to Finding Solutions and Achieving Goals.

Author: Dr. Susanne Knowles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 105

Coaching is an emerging profession across all walks of life. Coaches work in communities, businesses, governments, private and not-for-profit settings to assist people to grow personally and professionally. More people are engaging their own life, business, career transition, leadership, or executive coaches to help them solve their life or work problems and reach their goals more quickly and easily. Coaches are sounding boards to clients, putting their agenda front and center and the clients back in control of their life. The coach works nonjudgmentally with clients to understand their situation and needs, help them become more self-aware and resourceful, uncover insights into themselves and what they need to do, and stand side by side with them as they take the actions they need to take. Why positive psychology coaching? Because before people can change their behavior, they often need to change their mind-set. A client’s mind-set may be positive and supportive of change or negative and is holding them back. Coaching from a positive psychology perspective means that the coach and client are always focusing on what’s right in life rather than what’s wrong. The coach works with the client to identify their limiting beliefs and reframe them into positives. Together, they identify solutions or goals and develop action plans to achieve these outcomes. Change can happen very quickly once beliefs and actions are aligned and supported by positive affirmations that boost self-esteem and self-efficacy. Every day, we try to find meaning in life, and when we don’t, we become confused and search for answers. We can look back and despair, or we can look forward into a compelling future. Many people neither want nor need to see a therapist or counselor, and they choose to see a professional coach instead to help them resolve their situation and find greater happiness in life.

Experimentation Works

The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Author: Stefan H. Thomke

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 633

Don't fly blind. See how the power of experiments works for you. When it comes to improving customer experiences, trying out new business models, or developing new products, even the most experienced managers often get it wrong. They discover that intuition, experience, and big data alone don't work. What does? Running disciplined business experiments. And what if companies roll out new products or introduce new customer experiences without running these experiments? They fly blind. That's what Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke shows in this rigorously researched and eye-opening book. It guides you through best practices in business experimentation, illustrates how these practices work at leading companies, and answers some fundamental questions: What makes a good experiment? How do you test in online and brick-and-mortar businesses? In B2B and B2C? How do you build an experimentation culture? Also, best practice means running many experiments. Indeed, some hugely successful companies, such as Amazon, Booking.com, and Microsoft, run tens of thousands of controlled experiments annually, engaging millions of users. Thomke shows us how these and many other organizations prove that experimentation provides significant competitive advantage. How can managers create this capability at their own companies? Essential is developing an experimentation organization that prizes the science of testing and puts the discipline of experimentation at the center of its innovation process. While it once took companies years to develop the tools for such large-scale experiments, advances in technology have put these tools at the fingertips of almost any business professional. By combining the power of software and the rigor of controlled experiments, today's managers can make better decisions, create magical customer experiences, and generate big financial returns. Experimentation Works is your guidebook to a truly new way of thinking and innovating.

From Emerson to King

Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest

Author: Anita Haya Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 150

This book traces a provocative line from Emerson's work on race, reform, and identity to work by three influential African- American thinkers--W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and Cornel West--each of whom offers subtle engagement with both the tradition of written protest and the critique of liberalism Emerson shaped. Emerson has been cast in recent debate as either an antinomian or an ideologue--as either subversive of institutional controls or indebted to capitalism. Here, Patterson contributes a more nuanced view, probing Emerson's record and its cultural and historical matrix to document a fundamental rhetoric of contradiction--a strategic aligning of opposed political concepts--that enabled him to both affirm and critique elements of the liberal democratic model. Drawing richly on topics in political philosophy, law, religion, and cultural history, Patterson examines the nature and implications of Emerson's contradictory rhetoric in parts I and II. In part III she considers Emerson's legacy from the perspective of African-American intellectual history, identifying fresh continuities and crucial discontinuities between the canonical strain of protest writing Emerson helped establish and African-American literary and philosophical traditions.