When Sparks Fly
Harnessing the Power of Group Creativity
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When Sparks Fly by Dorothy Leonard-Barton
Book DescriptionWhere do the best creative ideas come from? Most managers assume that it's the readily identifiable "creative types" that offer the quickest route to out-of-the-box thinking. Yet, say Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap, most innovations spring from well-led group interactions. The authors sweep aside conventional thinking about creativity and offer proven strategies for stimulating and directing the group dynamics that lie at the heart of innovative thinking. When Sparks Fly outlines and analyzes each step in the creative process and gives practical suggestions for managing teams. According to Fortune, "The insights in the lively book could turbocharge your team (and maybe even your career)."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591397939
(211mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harvard Business Review Press
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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When Sparks Fly, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Dorothy Leonard-Barton
Managers assume that gifted individuals offer the quickest route to new ideas, yet most innovations spring from well-led group interactions. This text focuses on groups of people who may not fit in the stereotype of right-brained "creatives", and offers strategies for generating the right dynamics.
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Author Biography - Dorothy Leonard-Barton
Dorothy Leonard is the William J. Abernathy Professor of Business Administration Emerita at Harvard Business School. Walter Swap is the former dean of The Colleges and professor of psychology at Tufts University.
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