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The Innovation Mindset

A Proven Method to Fuel Performance and Results

Jennifer Kenny

Your team wants to change the world. Let them!

All humans have an innate drive to make great things. In The Innovation Mindset, Jennifer Kenny shows you exactly how to implement practices that will drive greater innovation, differentiate your products and solutions through better innovation, and maximize the innovation capacity of your team.

With her 25 years of experience in innovation practices that have driven measurable and sustainable results for customers, Kenny can prove that even the most complex technical industries—from robotics to medical research to international finance—can maximize success through empathetic innovation interventions.

Kenny’s Six Step Practice Model gives you a tangible ladder to climb by first discovering the innovative drive within yourself and then harnessing it to build a cooperative ecosystem designed to celebrate unplanned discoveries.

Her Three Levels of Innovation Capacity teaches you how innovation not only upscales the impact of your team but also the caliber and reach of your products and services.

Her revolutionary design-thinking and regenerative leadership frameworks give you the language and the road map to steer your business towards a buzzing, thriving future where “Eureka!” moments are the norm.


“One of the most critical lessons for R&D organizations is that invention is the easiest part of innovation. I strongly recommend The Innovation Mindset to anyone who wants to learn how to do the more challenging part—the transformation by human teams of inventions into innovations.”

“The human aspect of innovation is a perpetual challenge for researchers working at the leading edge of robotics and AI. The Innovation Mindset provides a unique view into how to improve human collaboration in support of greater innovation.”

The Innovation Mindset offers an effective, well-researched, and focused perspective on the biggest challenge facing innovators: how to consistently drive ambitious performance through the development of human-centered innovation practices.”

JENNIFER KENNY is a master of innovation practices with 25 years of experience mentoring industry leaders towards high performance and optimization. Kenny has spearheaded transformational systems and design programs for a diverse portfolio of technical clients such as Cisco, IBM, Wells Fargo, Intel, and Capital One. With a background in science and engineering, Kenny was formerly CIO at Stanford Research Institute International and a robotics research leader Toyota Research Institute. Born in Ireland, she now resides in the Bay Area and travels internationally as a speaker, writer, workshop leader, and mentor on the topics of human innovation, design thinking, and regenerative leadership.

ISBN 978-1-77458-268-8
$21.95 CAD $17.95 USD
Published February 7, 2023
5.5 × 8.5 206 Pages
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