Leading Innovation:

Energizing Employees

Maintaining a Fresh Perspective with Your Employees and Co-Workers

10 Tips

By: Bob Nelson, the author of 1001 Ways to Energize Employees

  1. Encourage employees to think outside the box and work outside of the rigid constraints of your organization

  2. Cultivate and manage creativity

  3. Encourage initiative

  4. Allow employees to set aside time to think and plan to work on the business

  5. Reward risk taking

  6. Encourage employees to learn a variety of skills and develop cross-functional excellence

  7. Encourage employees to ask "Why?" and "Why Not?" questions

  8. Be accessible

  9. Hire smart people

  10. Hire a diverse group of individuals

New People Partnership

Flat Organizational Structure

Harnessing the Power of Diversity

Team Building and Teamwork

10 Ways to Distinguish between a Team and a Group

Managing Innovation by Cross-functional Teams

Performance Management

Employee Empowerment

Inspiring People

Energizing Employees


12 Leadership Roles

9 Roles of a Team Leader

Leadership-Management Synergy

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips