To survive in today's hypercompetitive climate, businesses must innovate constantly. Innovation hinges on creativity--generating novel and useful ideas. By fostering creativity in your team, you help unleash your company's innovative powers. But this requires a disciplined process for leveraging employees' unique experiences, thinking styles, and expertise. This book reveals powerful strategies for unlocking your team's creative energies. You'll find out how to: -Put the right individuals together for maximum creative potential -Systematically identify business problems that offer opportunities for innovative solutions -Master the delicate art of managing "creative abrasion" between team members who think differently -Establish a psychological and physical environment conducive to creativity -Move your team from brainstorming to selecting options to focus on
Every day on the job, you face common challenges. And you need immediate solutions to those challenges. The Pocket Mentor Series can help. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable, concise guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with speed, savvy, and effectiveness.