The Business of Creativity

How to Build the Right Team for Success


Author: Keith Granet

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895535

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 7257

Long known as the go-to management consultant of the design world, Keith Granet reveals more of his clear-eyed insights about running a creative business in this follow-up to his book The Business of Design. While aimed at creative enterprises, Granet's advice, quickly summarized as "know what you do best and focus on that," applies to any organization, small or large, commercial or nonprofit. He delves into the skill sets and people needed to grow a business, as well as the things you don't need (bad clients, bad employees, negative energy), in an engaging and easy-to-implement manner. His shrewd understanding, gleaned from decades of consulting for brands like Harrods, Pantone, John Varvatos, and Urban Archeology, makes this essential reading for anyone managing a business or thinking of starting one.

Leadership for Innovation

How to Organize Team Creativity and Harvest Ideas


Author: John Adair

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749460113

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 6158

New ideas and new ways of doing things are one of the main ingredients in sustained business success, but how do you create the right conditions for innovation? Leadership for Innovation will help you to create an innovative climate that encourages the development of new products and services. Drawing upon real-life examples including Google, Honda and 3M, John Adair sets out practical ways for bringing about change in organizations. As well as identifying the characteristics of an innovative organization, he discusses key topics such as organizing for team creativity; motivating creative people, how to build on ideas and how to be a creative leader and team member. Leadership for Innovation will help you to inspire your team to go that one step further and generate the kind of ideas that are the foundations of future success.

The Innovative Leader

How to Inspire Your Team and Drive Creativity


Author: Paul Sloane

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749450014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 9393

Sloane stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. He also demonstrates the importance of setting out a clear vision and the need for continual evaluation of the process.

Secrets of Entrepreneurial Leadership

Building Top Performance Through Trust & Teamwork


Author: Ted Nicholas

Publisher: Enterprise Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 149

View: 5494

Small businesses may start as one- or two-person operations, but as a business grows, entrepreneurs must learn how to lead employees. This book describes how Ted Nicholas, direct marketing entrepreneur, created a positive, productive environment in his industry-leading firm, Enterprise Publishing, that pushed it to the top of the direct-marketing pyramid. Trust is the glue that holds together every top-flight organization, argues the author, who reveals the 20 methods he uses to build trust between his managers and employees. By following the techniques he describes, entrepreneurs can inspire their own employees and organizations to greatness.

The Fine Art of Success

How Learning Great Art Can Create Great Business


Author: Jamie Anderson,Jörg Reckhenrich,Martin Kupp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992530

Category: Self-Help

Page: 198

View: 8746

You've read about Jack Welch, Lou Gerstner and Steve Jobs - but what can you learn about business from van Gogh and Picasso? The Fine Art of Success shows why you should look to pop-stars like Madonna or artists like Damian Hirst for guidance on innovation, competitive advantage, leadership, and a host of other business issues. Managers, marketing professionals, and students will see how these creative artists can help their organizations. Chapters include Madonna - Strategy at the dance floor; Damian Hirst - The shark is dead/How to build yourself a new market; Beuys – Understanding creativity, is every manager an artist; Picasso – Art lessons for global managers; Koons – Made in Heaven produced on eart; and Paik – Global Groove, innovation through juxtaposition. With controversial ideas, fascinating facts and memorable examples, The Fine Art of Success delivers business lessons that you'll be eager to apply.

Cinematic Game Secrets for Creative Directors and Producers

Inspired Techniques From Industry Legends


Author: Rich Newman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136138536

Category: Art

Page: 248

View: 2195

Cinematography for Games covers the space between the game and film industries by pointing out the most relevant cinematic techniques in today's hottest games, and including interviews with the game industry's greatest luminaries (including Will Wright: Sims legend, Harvey Smith, legendary game Deus Ex, Warren Spector creator of one of the original game companies, Origin). The convergence of games and film is a widely discussed and debated topic in the game industry. Many major publishers, along with some high-profile directors (John Woo, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Tony Scott) are exploring the middle ground between the industries. This book introduces game producers and directors to the tried and true techniques cinematographers have relied on for years. Game developers learn how to create compelling video games by: developing quality stories and characters; visualizing scenes within the game through the eyes of a cinematographer; using tried and true film industry methods for casting, voice-over, direction, and production. The book will also feature screen shots from some of today's hottest titles that illustrate key cinematic concepts, as well as advice from successful game industry professionals already using these techniques.

The Manager's Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams


Author: Dr. Charles Prather

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071713476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2336

Unleash your employees’ hidden talent for innovation and creativity—the key to organizational success! For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams of creative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadership techniques, Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams explains how you can Create an environment that gets people thinking creatively Align teams to work toward creative, original solutions Lead the charge toward a newly innovative organization Build a self-sustaining culture of innovation Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to generate better business ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into the twenty-first century. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon Tactics and strategies for driving innovation and creativity within teams and organizations Insider tips for getting the most innovative and creative thinking from your teams Practical advice for building creative teams Warning signs when creating teams focused on innovation and creativity Stories and insights from the experiences of others Specific creative-thinking procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Being a Brilliant Manager


Author: John Adair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857082302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 2504

The first installment in a new series offering straightforward, practical wisdom from a top business guru John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management is the first in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on. Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for business managers, whether they manage a few people or a few hundred, and whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant. Proven, practical business wisdom for managers The first in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday management success For real management wisdom from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management offers everything you need to be your brilliant best.

Building High-Performance Local Governments

Case Studies in Leadership at All Levels


Author: John Pickering,Gerald Brokaw,Philip Harnden,Anton Gardner

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 450

View: 458

Don’t permit your organization to be lulled into complacency after recovering from a tough recession. Explore what’s necessary to improve the performance of your organization, including the development of leaders at all levels who will use their full capabilities to boost collective results. The High-Performance Organization Model identifies the steps needed to diagnose what will be required to achieve the strategic outcomes you define as success. It shows which levers will move the organization in the direction you decide is critical. This book contains more than just theory; here you’ll find case studies of local governments—demonstrating how Commonwealth Centers for High-Performance Organizations’ (CCHPO) model has been applied in the past to improve performance. You will learn how employees emerged as leaders to identify and tackle problems, developed the tools needed, and organized their thoughts to work through solutions which could be applied effectively without the traditional bureaucratic hassle. These examples show how a supportive, values-based work culture can be cultivated to expand thinking power by increasing discretionary effort from all levels of the organization. Engaged employees can be leaders who refocus your services, improve your processes, save money, and solve problems. Your organization can benefit from the full range of talents, skills, and abilities that often lie untapped, but become accessible through the principles of the High-Performance Organization model. This model will be an indispensable tool for any person looking to make significant improvements throughout their organization. The detailed case studies and easy-to-follow model created by the Commonwealth Center for High-Performance Organizations make for a pleasantly informative guide that will give a special advantage to readers who implement their standards.