Give Your Career an Edge with Innovation

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Innovation practices consistently provide businesses an advantage over their competition. Could innovation competencies give you an edge in your career? “Absolutely,” says Sarah Miller Caldicott, author, innovation expert, and great-grandniece of Thomas Edison. In this CareerCast, Sarah discusses how to apply key innovation competencies to give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Aired January 17, 2008

Sarah Miller Caldicott is the founder and president of StarWave Associates. A great-grandniece of Thomas Edison and his second wife, Mina Miller Edison, she has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. Motivated by a family history of invention dating back to the 1850s, Sarah began her 20-year career as a marketing executive in the Fortune 500, working with major brand-driven firms including Quaker Oats and Unilever.

Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor, Michael Gelb and Sarah Miller Caldicott (2007).

Getting It Together: Gaining the Thriving Professional’s Effective Edge, Christina Randle (2007).

Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance, Marcus Buckingham (2007). 

Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t, Ram Charan (2007). 

Work Like da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business and Career, Michael Gelb (2006).

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz (2005). 

Twelve Choices That Lead to Your Success, David Cottrell (2005).

Winning, Jack Welch and Suzy Welch (2005). 

The One Thing You Need to Know: About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success, Marcus Buckingham (2005).

Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right, Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck (2004).

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, Tom Rath and Donald Clifton (2004).

Becoming the Obvious Choice, Bryan Dodge and David Cottrell (2001).


Read an excerpt of Innovate Like Edison by Sarah Miller Caldicott. 

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