Making innovation in the workplace highly accessible, Coaching for Innovation presents a practical step-by-step guide to coaching. Full of models, tips, exercises, and examples, this book provides readers with the tools to maximise creativity and performance in the workplace and to manage innovation options. It demonstrates the integral role that coaching can play in idea generation and the innovation process, to gain the competitive edge. 'This remarkable book will become my source of reference both for coaching and for expanding the innovation culture in our company. Coaching for Innovation is a reference guide for beginners and for experts and is a great asset to create and coach innovative teams.' -Andre-Michel Ballester, Chief Executive Officer, Sorin Group 'Coaching for Innovation is a valuable contribution to coaching and leadership. Filled with practical tools and examples, this book shows how innovation in individuals and teams can be unleashed in the workplace. Bianchi and Steele illustrate well how curiosity for diverse perspectives and learning beyond our area of expertise are essential for innovation, which is key for lasting business success.' -Philippe Rosinski, Ir., MS, MCC, Rosinski & Company sprl, author of Global Coaching and Coaching Across Cultures 'Coaching for Innovation is inspirational, pragmatic and demystifies the myths of innovation. It clearly explains how individuals can use coaching techniques to create an environment that supports creativity and innovation. Furthermore, it gives a great insight into building innovative teams that can think big and dare to try new things. I will definitely take this further with my team.' -Marianne De Muynck, Director IT and NBM governance EMEA, PPG Industries Europe Sarl 'Innovation in the workplace does not just happen by closing doors and brain-storming. It requires systematic and supported structure, permission to fail, recognition and attitude. The quickest way to changing attitude, or culture change, is informal, facilitative coaching used by all within the team. This book explains and trains to create just the right attitude (mindset) for innovation. And, it sets out the success-blueprint for innovation in any workplace.' -Dr Angus I McLeod, Director, author, coach and Visiting Professor of Coaching at Birmingham City University 'This book should become a standard reference for people who are working in innovation and technology transfer, in science, research as well as in industry. It is written in clear language and is easy to read and to understand, providing examples with practical relevance. The reader will learn about innovative coaching methods and models in a comprehensive and accessible way.' -Erich Griesmayer, CEO of CIVIDEC Instrumentation, Austria 'Coaching for Innovation is not just for managers with 'innovation' in their job titles, or companies at the cutting edge of new technologies. It is for all managers of people where optimal engagement is demanded and it is a powerful tool for the management of teams. This excellent book demystifies coaching, and shows you simply and effectively how to adopt the coaching mind-set and how to deploy a coaching-based strategy in your team to drive innovation.' -Tim Starr, Vice-President, Operations, Symetis S.A. 'This book brings together for the first time innovation models driven by coaching that really open up the creativity of teams and individuals. Coaching for Innovation leverages coaching and comes with an instruction manual that is easy to understand and empowering in its application. This is an indispensable toolkit for leaders and all who truly want to invest in themselves to make a difference.' -Ben Wallace, Head of Global Marketing Excellence, Bayer CropScience 'Bianchi and Steele have created a practical handbook that will immediately enable individuals to contribute innovatively as well as coaching their team to do the same.