The Mind of an Innovator – A Guide to Seeing Possibilities When None Existed Before
By Patricia Harmon, Ph.D. Strategic Books (2010, 2012)
The Mind of an Innovator is a comprehensive guide to expanding the current limits of your thinking and to seeing opportunities where none existed before. Based on 20 years of research in creative thinking and innovation, Patricia Harmon documents successful business cases and introduced the reader to the Innovation Leadership Assessment tool.
The reader will learn that the habits and techniques that have allowed businesses and individuals to make huge leaps are set out, reminding them that no matter what the nature of innovation is, complex or simple, we all have the capacity to innovate. Harmon provides a skills based approach to creative thinking and innovation and provides examples to the following questions.
- How does emotional intelligence affect the quality of our thinking?
- What are the unique thinking skills that create outside-the- box ideas?
- How is the exciting new science of “biomimicry” a rich source of eco-sustainable innovation?
The book is essential reading for business people, parents, community leaders and ordinary people who want to expand their horizons. In tough times, when there isn’t a lot of money to go around, it is more important than ever to look for low cost, high value ways of making yourself and your business superior. And The Mind of an Innovator will get you started.
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Are you ready for an empowering journey through the many paths to innovation? The Mind of an Innovator is a comprehensive guide to expanding the current limits of your thinking and to seeing opportunities where none existed before.
The habits and techniques that have allowed businesses and individuals to make huge leaps are set out, reminding us that no matter what the nature of innovation is, complex or simple, we all have the capacity to innovate.
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“Read Pat's ground breaking book: The Mind of an Innovator. Her wisdom, experience and expertise packs this book with all you need to make powerful changes, come up with juicy new ideas and expose the creative underbelly of every employee. Small business or large, non profit or profit, a map to access (and execute) innovation is priceless! I had the pleasure of working side by side with Dr. Harmon with The Global ARC and she did a masterful job bringing together scientists and Urban Planners from all over the county towards the goal of creating a documentary that exposed a critical public health problem about the boarder region between Mexico and San Diego. Pat masterfully puts her wisdom into practice.”
Jayne Gumpel, LCSW
The Mind of an Innovator: A Guide to Seeing Possibilities Where None Existed Before (Paperback) 5.0 out of 5 stars
Gem for Clear Creative Thinking, August 9, 2010
By Julie B., Dir. Corp. Development
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Just reading this gem will tickle your imagination, but if you immerse yourself, it will take you far beyond what you could have imagined! You will be exhilarated by how you can apply clear creative thinking for business and personal objectives. Pat Harmon, PhD, studied with one of the greatest masters of creative and constructive thinking, Edward DeBono. She is an expert in the brain; she is funny, thinks on her feet, and prompts amazing innovative solutions in the corporate setting. The book is a synthesis of years of study and experience. Pat uses both delightful anecdotes and simple, fun exercises to put you on new pathways and make new connections that explode with possibilities for remarkable results.