Jane Stevenson on Driving Innovation

Innovation—it’s more than a ubiquitous term for the shiny, new, and different. Jane Stevenson, co-author of Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth–and Why Others Fail, mines the minds of high profile executives and shares the gems that spark success. She defines four categories of innovation and the characteristics of leaders within them. She also details how companies like Google & GE use metrics and algorithms to forecast trends, and how CEOS can embrace the ideas of risk and failure along the trajectory to success.

Jane Stevenson is Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services in Korn/Ferry International’s Atlanta office. She is an industry expert on recruiting leaders of growth and innovation. A pioneer in the field, she was responsible for bringing in many of the first Chief Innovation Officers and CEOs who focused on growth through innovation. She is an accomplished public speaker and is frequently consulted by Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal to discuss trends and issues relating to innovation and general management.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Great Succes
*Leading Innovation
* Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Thinker
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New ideas, Elaine Dundon
*Coolfarming: Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing, by Peter Gloor
* Getting to Innovation: How Asking the Right Questions Generates the Great Ideas Your Company Needs, by Arthur B. VanGundy

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