Issue 88 - 03 | Innovation You: Creating Growth

By Jeff DeGraff
Published Nov. 2, 2011 12:00 p.m.
“There are four fundamental forces that pursue competing values and pull us and all the constituents in our situations in different directions: Collaborate, Create, Compete and Control. These forces drive or thwart growth in dyadic oppositions: Collaborate vs. Compete and Create vs. Control. The paradox of growth is that it is born from the tension and constructive conflict of these opposing forces and their agents.”

About Jeff DeGraff | Jeff DeGraff is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he teaches popular MBA courses on leading creativity and innovation. Dr. DeGraff runs an acclaimed innovation institute, Innovatrium, with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. He is a frequent contributor to popular magazines and has written several books including Innovation You: 4 Steps to Becoming New and Improved. His PBS program by the same name has introduced these ideas to viewers across America.
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