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The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results by Gerard J. Puccio, Chris Grivas

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Chapter 13

The Pieces Come Together

When the team regrouped at 9:00 the next morning, each member seemed ready to get to work. The process the day before yielded some promising results, but that didn't quench the team's anxiety and eagerness to hear from Kate about her discussion with Alicia.

“It was a good conversation,” Kate began. “Not only did I confirm we are on a very productive path but I also talked with her pretty straightforwardly about how she can help our ideas get heard.”

“What do you mean, ‘get heard’?” asked Amy.

“Just greasing the rails so that when we present our recommendations, they will be given fair consideration rather than being dismissed offhand.”

“Excellent,” Juan said, verbalizing the wave of relief that was flooding ...

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