Idea Agent

Leadership that Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation

 Idea Agent

Author: Lina M. Echeverria
Pub Date: November 2012
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814432174
Page Count: 304
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814432181

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“Timely, insightful, and practical.... A must-read for anyone serious about stoking the flames of innovation in their company.”

Rob Kaiser, President, Kaiser Leadership Solutions, Senior Partner, Kaplan DeVries Inc., and author, The Versatile Leader (with Bob Kaplan) and The Perils of Accentuating the Positive

Idea Agent is the perfect book for anyone managing smart, creative, energetic people ....You’ll come away from this book with a whole set of tools and examples to give your own teams both creativity and focus.”

Charles Fishman, New York Times bestselling author of The Wal-Mart Effect and The Big Thirst and long-time staff member at Fast Company magazine

“With her unassailable credibility as someone who has done it in an American powerhouse of innovation, who knows what it is like, and who was extremely successful, Echeverría ...shows us the way.”

Clint Sidle, Director, Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, and author, The Leadership Wheel and This Hungry Spirit

“Innovation is not a question of just assembling talent and providing resources, but of creating an environment where the individuals’ entire selves can be leveraged in a collaborative process ....I have watched the insights articulated in this engrossing book in action, and they work!”

Peter L. Bocko, CTO, Glass Technologies Group, Corning Incorporated

“A deeply personal, authentic, and moving chronicle of one woman’s quest for innovation in one of the most creative places in the world.”

Susan M. Cantrell, Research Fellow at Accenture’s Institute for High Performance Business and author, Workforce of One

Idea Agent is a beautifully written and highly engaging exploration of innovation leadership ....I know of no other book that better deals with the human side of


Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D., innovation expert and author, Transforming Performance Measurement

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