For book thirty five of 2015, I enjoyed Idea Agent.

There were quite a few ideas that hit home in this book.  But I’d have to say that the Creativity Room was something that really stuck out in my mind.  I think the fact that my current profession is one of the most anti-creativity built organizations is what caused this feeling.

It is interesting to watch the initiation of Innovation within my organization but the lack of focus on the creativity foundation which will unlock and provide this innovation is nowhere to be found.  A Creativity Room would get utterly destroyed and overrun by Conference room hunters and justification crazed “that’s a waste of resources” minions.

One of the other focuses of this book was how to unlock what is holding back great performance from people in the organization.  There are several great explanations how the author, Lina Echeverria, did this.  I enjoyed how she focused on tailoring her efforts to each individual.

Idea Agent: Leadership that Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

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