February 11, 2010


Research shows that a handful of star performers create a disproportionate amount value for their organizations. These individuals are often the ones coming up with new ideas. However, their value is not defined by their intelligence or academic credentials, but rather their ability to think. These people need their organizations in order to feel valuable. Goffee and Jones call these kinds of individuals "Clevers." They can be brilliant, but difficult or even dangerous to work with. Traditional leadership approaches will not be effective at working with them either. Goffee and Jones outline how to set up unconventional guidelines so that your organizations "clevers" can succeed

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Clever: Leading your Smartest, Most Creative People
Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
HD 53 .G638 2009