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The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills

Unlocking the Creativity & Innovation in You and Your Team

Paul Sloane


This practical book will help leaders and managers to encourage employees to take a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial approach, so that they can exploit new opportunities.

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About the book

With a lively and energetic approach, this highly acclaimed author, trainer and presenter will teach you dynamic, up-to-date techniques to unleash the creative energies of your people and show you how to put the techniques to work immediately. You can use lateral thinking to turn your organization around.

This book describes how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. The book is packed with real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises you can put to work today.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: The need for innovation;
    • Chapter - 02: Characteristics of the lateral leader;
    • Chapter - 03: The innovation test;
    • Chapter - 04: Laying the foundations for change;
    • Chapter - 05: Making the vision real;
    • Chapter - 06: Challenge your assumptions;
    • Chapter - 07: Ask searching questions;
    • Chapter - 08: Take a different view;
    • Chapter - 09: Combine the unusual;
    • Chapter - 10: Adopt, adapt, improve;
    • Chapter - 11: Break the rules;
    • Chapter - 12: Analyse first;
    • Chapter - 13: Increase the yield;
    • Chapter - 14: Evaluate;
    • Chapter - 15: Implement;
    • Chapter - 16: Welcome failure;
    • Chapter - 17: Use the team;
    • Chapter - 18: Organizing for innovation;
    • Chapter - 19: Common mistakes: 12 great ways to crush creativity;
    • Chapter - 20: Summary;
    • Chapter - 21: The lateral leadership course


And in this book, Paul Sloane shows you how to achieve your innovation goals through lateral thinking skills and exercises. Practical, readable and critical for leaders of every type of organisation.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749447977
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd September 2006
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 235x155
  • 192 pages

About the Author

Paul Sloane is the founder of Destination Innovation (www.destination-innovation.com). He was a top salesman with IBM, UK, MD of Ashton-Tate, VP International for MathSoft Inc and CEO of Monactive. Clients for his presentations and workshops include Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline, Phillip Morris, IBM, Equant, BT, Prudential and L'Oreal. He is the author of 10 books on lateral thinking puzzles and problem-solving and has written many articles on the subject.

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