By Craig Hickman
A compelling novel of industrial intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a severely acclaimed authorIn an exhilarating departure from his writing on management, company tradition, and strategic switch, Craig Hickman, the writer of such titles as growing Excellence and brain of a supervisor, Soul of a pace-setter, supplies us a compelling story of company intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful company novel that engages the reader on each dramatic point whereas instructing very important classes on the best way to be a more advantageous innovator and inventive problem-solver, An Innovator's story makes a speciality of the rigors and tribulations of a newly promoted vice chairman who has been thrust right into a global of company turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers study by way of her instance as she discovers and applies 4 various degrees and 5 serious phases of innovation, whereas suffering to comprise containing the wear performed via stolen enterprise secrets and techniques, machine hacking, and high-level corporation officials who're now not fairly what they appear to be.
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Even the most creative McKinsey consultants and most imaginative Harvard Business School professors would never consider tackling such a challenge, Taylor knew, but the thought motivated her even more. If she could pull this off, it would secure her future, and her children’s futures—and make her a major player, even CEO material. Before taking a shower and dressing for dinner and her presentation, Taylor reviewed the graphic that she’d been tweaking since yesterday. , S. Coley, and D. White. The Alchemy of Growth.
Already, she felt reassured by his presence. “Good to see you, Taylor,” Tom said as he shook her hand. qxd 11/6/01 1:50 PM Page 36 C RAIG H ICKMAN Taylor asked. She’d told him on the phone that critical new product information had been leaked to a competitor. Surely he hadn’t forgotten. “I would already know if someone were listening,” he said, patting the slight bulge beneath the breast pocket of his blazer. Then he opened his brief case and pulled out a small, gray box the size of a cell phone.
We just couldn’t justify it. Between us, Dieter nor I felt that Chimura had demonstrated the necessary leadership and judgment for a director-level job. Technically, he’s brilliant, but his people management and team commitment skills still need developing. ” Taylor asked. “Not the kind of documentation you need to fire someone,” Carly said bluntly. Taylor sensed a growing tension between them. She needed Carly’s help, but she couldn’t tell her the real reason she needed to fire Chimura—at least not until she knew she could trust her.
An Innovator's Tale: New Perspectives for Accelerating Creative Breakthroughs by Craig Hickman