Discover when it can pay to work "under the radar!"
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stealth innovation Keeping Secrets From Your Boss
Psst! Wanna know a secret? There are times when a little "cloak and dagger" behavior without the boss knowing can benefit both of you.

Of course, we're not suggesting anything unethical or illegal, but, in our article, Stealth Innovation, you can explore the pros and cons of working "undercover" on an idea or project before going public with it.

Nurturing a new idea before presenting it to your boss is one thing, but you can learn how to protect it from other threats with our articles, Teece's Win-Lose Innovation Model and The Build-Measure-Learn Feedback Loop.

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Stealth Innovation Stealth Innovation

Explore the benefits and pitfalls of working in secret.

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Teece's Win-Lose Innovation Model Teece's Win-Lose Innovation Model

Learn how to profit from your own ideas, and protect them from imitators.

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The Build-Measure-Learn Feedback Loop The Build-Measure-Learn Feedback Loop

Use this model to test the effectiveness of an idea cheaply and quickly.

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The Straw Man Concept

Find out how to put ideas into practice effectively, even with incomplete data.

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Practical Innovation
Practical Innovation

Learn how to create and support a culture of innovation and creativity.

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Turn Your Idea Into Reality
Turn Your Idea Into Reality

Follow this seven-step strategy for getting your ideas off the drawing board.

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A Final Note

If you've got a new idea, testing it out "under the radar" can be a sensible option. That way, you can present it to your boss as fully formed, not half-baked!

Don't forget, you can take your career to the next level with our brand new book, "Mind Tools for Managers: 100 Ways to Be a Better Boss." To order your copy, click here!

Next week, watch our new video to find out how to boost your brain power, and discover tips and techniques for meeting important deadlines.

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