A must-read for all COOs, CEOs, and leaders.
This will change the way you do business. And businesses need to change.
Cameron Herold - Founder, COO Alliance
Author, The Second In Command, and Vivid Vision®
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Drawing on 20+ years of experience leading innovation at organizations from Fortune 500 companies to startups, Helene Cahen reveals her proven process for driving innovation and shows you how you can design solutions to any problem.
Today’s challenges are complex. Solving them requires diverse skills and thinking, teamwork, leadership, and support. In Fire Up Innovation, you’ll discover how to ignite your team’s innovation engine. You'll learn by doing as the book includes practices, reflections and examples.
You’ll find all the tools you need to fire up your own innovation process.
How your risk-averse bias affects your ability to innovate
Why you should plan for, and organize, failure
Why diversity is critical to innovation
The dangers of silo thinking
How to remove conflict from your group’s process
A simple formula for creating your own high-performance innovation team
How to innovate in a virtual, hybrid world
Using AI in your innovation work – where is it useful or not?
PRAISE FOR FIRE UP INNOVATION
Fire Up is a practical book and a tool box to innovate and develop new products and/or features. It is packed with exercises and ideas tremendously helpful for mobilizing a team and work efficiently.
Customer Insight, Intuit Quickbooks
Cahen fires up your innovation to speed through all three stages of truth...helping you quickly move your ideas from being ridiculed and violently opposed to the ultimate goal of becoming self-evident.
Soon Yu. Author of "Friction" and "Iconic Advantage"
A practical book for all leaders to move their team to the path of innovation while saving time and frustration
Corinne Dive-Reclus Global Head of Roche Digital Diagnostics,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helene Cahen, M.S., is an innovation consultant, trainer, facilitator, and speaker with over 20 years of experience helping companies navigate innovation challenges. She is in demand as a speaker on the topic of design thinking and creativity, and recently did a TEDx talk on high performance collaboration for teams.
She is the founder and principal consultant at Fire Up Innovation Consulting (previously Strategic Insights), where she guides Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and non-profits to understand innovation, create innovative new products/services, build effective teams, and support a user-centered culture.
Helene has been a facilitator, coach, and lecturer for the Haas School of Business, and vice president of innovation for a startup. Trained in creative problem solving and design thinking, Helene received an M.S. in Creativity and Change Leadership from the Center for Applied Imagination at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo. She also has a business degree from Sciences-Po Paris, a top French Business School.
GET BOOKS FOR YOUR ENTIRE INNOVATION TEAM
You’ll really fire up your team’s innovation when you read the book together. Fire Up Innovation is designed to increase your understanding or innovation through examples and exercises. Doing the work together will help your team members better understand one another and work together to innovate.
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