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The Concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation
By John Adair & Melanie Allen, Edited by Neil Thomas

Adair Creativity Innovation

John Adair's books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He is internationally acknowledged as having had a significant influence on management and leadership development in both the business and military spheres. He has seen military service, lectured at Sandhurst, worked extensively as a consultant, held professorships in Leadership Studies and authored critically acclaimed management and leadership books which have sold in their hundreds of thousands. He has lectured at conferences all over the world.

New ideas are essential for industry – they are the lifeblood of successful organisations.

Creative and innovative thinking, the means by which ideas are born and nurtured, are not products of clearly defined steps and can be widely encouraged.

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Goethe

The Concise Adair on Creativity and Innovation encapsulates all of John Adair’s writing on how to enhance creativity within your organisation with a focus on team training, generation of ideas, communication and overcoming obstacles, the key characteristics of innovators and how to organise and use them to the best effect.

Packed with practical advice and shrewd insight, leadership expert Adair summarises everything you need to know to understand the creative process and manage innovation effectively in this book.

John Adair’s books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. You will find this book equally valuable, whether you are beginning your career in management or looking for an expert refresher course.


Additional Information:

Published 2021 (Thorogood) - 2nd edition - 130 pages - ISBN: 9781854189257


Rights: World

Neil Thomas is Chairman of the Falconbury group of companies that comprises, Falconbury Ltd (, Management Forum ( and Thorogood Publishing Ltd ( He has been involved in publishing and seminars/training for most of his business life.

Melanie Allen is a writer and a Life, Career Change and Career Development Coach based in Leeds. She brings over 20 years of developing Career Development, Leadership and Coaching training, several publications and plenty of life experience to her work. She completed her Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2003. Since then she has established her coaching business, working with organisational and private clients both face to face and over the phone. She is a ghostwriter and writes articles on career change, career development and management models.

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