|About the book|
It's time to let the CATS out of the bag . . .
Curiosity might have killed the proverbial cat, but without it very real achievements would never occur. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to spark your innate curiosity, pounce on problems in ways you never imagined, and enjoy greater success and satisfaction at work—and in your personal life.
Playful, profound, and positively upbeat, CATS provides what you need to tap into your power of innovation—and then unleash it in every member of your organization. While most business thinkers view this challenge from the top down, Stephen Lundin sees the subject from a CAT's-eye view, explaining how to get every employee--no matter what level--to think and act in innovative ways. Inside, he examines the four challenges to innovation and offers practical measures aimed at conquering them. You'll learn how to:
Lundin then describes the Nine Lives of Innovation, each of which is a step toward realizing your inner CAT and becoming a fully contributing member of an innovative organization.
Prowling inside every employee is a questioner, a creator, an innovator--claws out and ready to pounce. Become a CAT and you may fi nd yourself springing on ideas in a way that surprises you—and everyone around you.
|About the author|
Stephen C. Lundin is a writer and filmmaker with a background in business, management, and education. His bestselling book FISH! has appeared continuously on the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller lists, and has been published in 34 languages.
|Table of contents|
Basic Assumptions of CATS
A CATS Vocabulary
Part One: Innovation Turned Upside Down
Chapter 2: Four Challenges and Nine Lives
Chapter 3: The Four Challenges to Innovation
Chapter 4: The Nine Lives of Innovation
Part Two: Sustaining a CAT’S Life
Chapter 6: Earning a CAT Belt in Innovation
Chapter 7: CATS as a Taxonomy for Personal Innovation Tools and Concepts
Chapter 8: More Stuff
Chapter 9: The Bio of Whiskers One
A Final Thought