Jeff DeGraff

Jeff DeGraff

  • Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations
Education
  • PhD University of Wisconsin 1985
  • MA University of Michigan 1982
  • BS Western Michigan University 1980

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-4335
Email
Room
R4328
Research

Jeff’s teaching, research and writing focuses on leading innovation and creativity. He is co-author of several books including Creativity at WorkLeading Innovation, and The Innovation Code. He has been the host of national PBS program, Innovation You, and an NPR segment, the Next Idea. He has written syndicated columns for Inc., Fortune, Wired, Psychology Today, and is one of the original LinkedIn Influencers. He is an engaging and much sought after speaker. He has consulted with hundreds of the world’s most prominent organizations at the most senior levels to help them successfully build innovation competencies, cultures, and ecosystems. Dr. DeGraff founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium, with centers in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Before joining Ross, Jeff was a VP at Domino’s when it was one of the fastest growing companies in America. You can learn more about Jeff at https://jeffdegraff.com/

Executive Leadership

Jeff’s teaching, research and writing focuses on leading innovation and creativity. He is co-author of several books including Creativity at WorkLeading Innovation, and The Innovation Code. He has been the host of national PBS program, Innovation You, and an NPR segment, the Next Idea. He has written syndicated columns for Inc., Fortune, Wired, Psychology Today, and is one of the original LinkedIn Influencers. He is an engaging and much sought after speaker. He has consulted with hundreds of the world’s most prominent organizations at the most senior levels to help them successfully build innovation competencies, cultures, and ecosystems. Dr. DeGraff founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium, with centers in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. Before joining Ross, Jeff was a VP at Domino’s when it was one of the fastest growing companies in America. You can learn more about Jeff at https://jeffdegraff.com/

Featured Books

The Innovation Code Self-Assessment: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict

The Innovation Code Self-Assessment: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict
Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff

The Innovation Code
The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict

Harmony is sublime in music but deadly to innovation. The only way to create new, hybrid solutions is to clash. Innovation happens when we bring people with contrasting perspectives and complementary areas of expertise together in one room. We innovate best with people who challenge us, not people who agree with us. 

It sounds like a recipe for chaos and confusion. But in ...

Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved

Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved
Jeff DeGraff

In today’s frenetic, uncertain world, the “same old, same old” routines are perfect ways to go nowhere fast. What has worked for you before—professionally or personally—no longer gets results. Whether you’ve been downsized, reached the end of a long relationship, or found yourself questioning where you are in life, it’s clear you need to change. To innovate. Make it new. Make yourself new. Now, in this invaluable book, the...

The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing

The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing
Jeff DeGraff

The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing offers a new kind of learning experience. A set of three books that link together to form a coherent whole, these short volumes offer rich philosophical insight in easy-to-digest small bites. Each part invites you to carve out some space in your daily life to consider the art of growing into the creative, collaborative, and compelling leader you aspire to be.

Packed with deep insight, balanced with practical...

Authors
DeGraff, J. and DeGraff, S.
Published Date
01/2019

Source

Dialog
Volume: 
2019
Issue: 
Q1
Pages: 
20-23
Authors
Peter Bacevice and Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
02/2013

Source

The Kindai Management Review
Volume: 
01
Issue: 
01
Pages: 
118-131

The Innovation Code Card Game: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict

Authors
Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff
Published Date
08/2017

Source

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN-13: 978-1523094349

The Innovation Code Self-Assessment: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict

Authors
Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff
Published Date
09/2017

Source

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

The Innovation Code: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflic

Authors
Jeff DeGraff and Staney DeGraff
Published Date
2017

Source

Berrett Koehler
978-1-5230-8476-0

Certified Professional Innovator Workbook

Authors
Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
12/2014

Source

Amazon Publishing
0986230804

Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams

Authors
Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
07/2014

Source

Amazon Publishing
0692242708

The Enlivened Self: The Art of Growing

Authors
Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
12/2013

Source

Amazon Publishing
B00HAJNN62

Innovation You: Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved

Authors
Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
2011

Source

Ballantine Books
0345530691

Innovativeness as Positive Deviance: Identifying and Operationalizing the Attributes, Functions, and Dynamics That Create Growth

Authors
Jeff DeGraff, Daniel Nathan Roberts
Published Date
08/2011

Source

Oxford University Press
Pages: 
703-714
The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship
Kim S. Cameron, Gretchen M. Spreitzer

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