NEW BOOK: Pivotal: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World Coming June 18, 2024

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Stephen’s Innovation Books
Tools for Your Innovation Journey

Pivotal: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World

In a world where pivoting has become the norm, Pivotal offers a refreshing alternative: focus on what remains constant to forge deeper customer connections and generate enduring value. This book is scheduled to be published on June 18, 2024.

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Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems

176 page hardcover, e-book, and audiobook
What if your organization had an effective systematic approach to deal with any problem? To find better solutions, you need to first ask better questions. The questions you ask determine which solutions you’ll see and which will remain hidden. This compact yet powerful book contains the formulas to reframe any problem in multiple ways; twenty-five lenses help you gain different perspectives. With illustrative examples and guidance, it contains everything you need to start mastering any challenge.

Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition

220 page paperback and e-book

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. In Best Practices are Stupid, Stephen offers forty counterintuitive yet proven strategies for boosting innovation and making it a repeatable, sustainable, and profitable process. Shapiro shows that non-stop innovation is attainable and vital to building high-performing teams, improving financial outcomes, and staying competitive with peer organizations. Updated in 2023.

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Personality Poker: The Playing Card Tool for Driving High Performance Teamwork and Innovation

272 page hardcover and e-book

The key to creating high-performing innovation teams is to make sure that all team members play to their strong suit. In the Personality Poker book and card game, Stephen helps organization leaders and their teams understand how they contribute to–and avoid destroying–the innovation process.

Goal-Free Living: How to Have the Life You Want NOW!

240 page hardcover and e-book

Most people are taught that in order to achieve great success they must set and achieve goals. However, in doing so, they become focused on where they are going rather than enjoying where they are right now. In Goal-Free Living, Stephen presents an alternative philosophy–live goal free.

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24/7 Innovation: A Blueprint for Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Change

256 page e-book

Creating cultures of innovation doesn’t have to be rocket science. In 24/7 Innovation, Stephen provides a step-by-step guide for business leaders and their teams, showing them how to create cultures of innovation that support sustainable business success. This book is currently out of print.