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Fostering Innovation is developing, sponsoring or supporting the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies.Behaviors
An employee demonstrating this competency:Importance of this Competency
Enabling Innovation: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Fostering Technological Change, by Boru Douthwaite. London, UK: Zed Books, 2002.
Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation, by Georg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, & Ikujiro Nonaka. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Innovation Management: Strategies, Implementation, and Profits, by Allan Afuah. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Leading for Innovation: & Organizing For Results, by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith, & Iain Somerville. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
Managing Knowledge Workers: Unleashing Innovation and Productivity, by A. D. Amar. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2001.
ROI: Return On Innovation, by Bill Dresselhaus. Clackamus, OR: Dresselhaus Design Group, Inc., 2000.
The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New Ideas, by Elaine Dundon. New York, NY: AMACOM, 2002.
Total Quality Management: An Executive Guide to Continuous Improvement, by Hubert K. Rampersad. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2001.
Understanding and Implementing Quality, by Jiju Anthony. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.
When Sparks Fly: Harnessing the Power of Group Creativity, by Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2005.
Winning through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Change and Renewal, by Charles A. O’Reilly III & Michael L. Tushman. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Ten Steps for Innovating with Speed. Webcast. American Management Association. Tel. 800 250-5308. http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Innovating-with-Speed.aspx
Total Quality Management. American Management Association. Tel. 800 250-5308.
Accelerated Innovation & Creativity Training® Workshop. Two days. SolutionPeople. Tel. 312-829-2852. http://www.solutionpeople.com/training.htm
Building, Leading, and Sustaining the Innovative Organization. Two days. MIT Sloan. Tel. 617-253-7166 http://executive.mit.edu/openenrollment/
Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success. Two days. American Management Association. Tel. 877 566-9441. www.amanet.org/seminars/seminar.cfm?basesemno=2208
Customer-Focused Innovation. Five days. Stanford Graduate School of Business. Tel. 650.723.3341 http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/cfi/
Leading Innovation: Creating and Sustaining a Climate for Growth. Two days. American Management Association. Tel. 877 566-9441. http://www.amanet.org/seminars/seminar.cfm?basesemno=2131
Polarity Leadership: Managing Complexity, Change and Conflict. Three Days. United States Office of Personnel Management. Tel 202 606-1800. https://www.leadership.opm.gov/Programs/Executive-Development/EXE0064/Index.aspx
Right Brain/Left Brain Thinking. One day. MRA - The Management Association, Inc. Tel. 800 488-4845. http://www.mratraining.com/CourseDetail.asp?id=1891
EXTERNAL RESOURCESSee Appendix