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Ideaship

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For Foster, the primary job of a leader is to raise people's self-esteem, make it fun to come to work, and in the process help both employee and employer boost productivity. In "Ideaship, " he simply and compellingly describes 39 ways to unleash workers' creativity. 20 illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER PAGE
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  4. PREFACE
  5. PART I WHAT IS IDEASHIP?
  6. PART II HOW DO YOU BECOME AN IDEAIST?
    1. 1. YOU HELP PEOPLE THINK BETTER OF THEMSELVES
    2. 2. YOU HELP CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT THAT’S FUN
  7. PART III SIXTEEN PERSONAL THINGS YOU CAN DO
    1. 1. FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE
    2. 2. CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH
    3. 3. REMEMBER THAT THEY WORK WITH YOU, NOT FOR YOU
    4. 4. MAKE SURE THEY LIKE YOU
    5. 5. TAKE THE BLAME, GIVE THE PRAISE AWAY
    6. 6. HIRE ONLY PEOPLE YOU LIKE
    7. 7. TRUST THEM
    8. 8. PRAISE THEIR EFFORTS
    9. 9. ALLOW THEM THE FREEDOM TO FAIL
    10. 10. HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
    11. 11. NEVER LIE ABOUT ANYTHING IMPORTANT
    12. 12. SHOW SOME ENTHUSIASM
    13. 13. ASK THEM TO HELP YOU
    14. 14. GET RID OF THE WORD “I”
    15. 15. PLAY THE FOOL
    16. 16. HAVE FUN YOURSELF
  8. PART IV SEVEN ORGANIZATIONAL THINGS YOU CAN DO
    1. 1. CUT DOWN ON APPROVALS
    2. 2. MAKE EVERYBODY AN OWNER
    3. 3. GIVE THEM WHAT THEY NEED
    4. 4. KEEP IT SMALL
    5. 5. TELL THEM EVERYTHING ABOUT THEIR COMPANY
    6. 6. SHUN RULES
    7. 7. PAY FOR THEIR EDUCATION
  9. PART V EIGHTEEN STRATEGIC THINGS YOU CAN DO
    1. 1. DON’T ASK FOR ONE SOLUTION — ASK FOR MANY
    2. 2. MAKE THEIR JOBS SEEM EASY
    3. 3. DON’T REJECT IDEAS — ASK FOR MORE
    4. 4. GIVE THEM MORE THAN ONE PROBLEM AT A TIME
    5. 5. ASK FOR MORE IDEAS, SOONER
    6. 6. IF IT ISN’T WORKING, CHANGE IT
    7. 7. LET THEM SOLO
    8. 8. LET THEM DO IT THEIR WAY
    9. 9. MAKE SURE THE PROBLEM IS THE PROBLEM
    10. 10. LET THEM SHINE
    11. 11. BE WARY OF FEAR
    12. 12. MAKE IT US VS THEM, NOT US VS US
    13. 13. SHARE WHAT EVERYBODY DOES
    14. 14. SHARE EXPERIENCES
    15. 15. SEARCH FOR WAYS TO CREATE FUN
    16. 16. INSIST ON VACATIONS
    17. 17. LET THEM VACATION WHEN THEY WANT TO VACATION
    18. 18. FORGET ABOUT EFFICIENCY, CARE ABOUT THE IDEA
  10. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO NEXT?
    1. NOTES
    2. INDEX
    3. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    4. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR