Jeff DeGraff

Jeff DeGraff

  • Clinical Professor of Business Administration
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 Work, Leading Innovation and Competing Values Leadership. His PBS program Innovation You introduces his ideas about innovation to viewers across America. He writes a syndicated column for Fortune, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He has consulted with hundreds of the world’s most prominent firms and has developed a broad array of widely used creativity and innovation methodologies and tools. Dr. DeGraff founded a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium (www.innovatrium.org), with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta. You can follow Jeff at www.JeffDeGraff.com.

Executive Leadership

Jeff DeGraff is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He teaches popular MBA and Executive Education courses on leading creativity and innovation. Jeff’s research and writing focuses on creativity and innovation strategy, competency and culture development, practices and methods, and leadership.

He is co-author of the books Creativity at Work: Developing the Right Practices to Make Innovation Happen, Leading Innovation: How to Jumpstart Your Company’s Growth Engine and Competing Values Leadership: Creating Value in Organizations. His new book, Innovation You: 4 Steps to Becoming New and Improved shows how the principles and methods of business innovation can be applied to our lives as individuals. His PBS program by the same name has introduced these ideas to viewers across America. The www.InnovationYou.com web site has become a mainstay for the personal development community and is updated daily with twenty new articles and a wide array of free tools.

Jeff has written dozens of articles and is frequently asked for his opinions on contemporary business matters by NPR, Business Week, US News and World Report, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal to name a few. He writes a syndicated blog that can be followed at www.JeffDeGraff.com.

Dr. DeGraff runs a leading innovation institute, Innovatrium (www.innovatrium.org), with labs in Ann Arbor and Atlanta, and a web-based collaborative open innovation network that connects an elite global community of innovators to organizations. He has consulted with hundreds of the world’s most prominent firms and has developed a broad array of widely used creativity and innovation methodologies and tools. He is a trusted advisor to executives in both the business and not-for-profit communities, with significant experience in Europe and Asia, and in most industry and market segments. Jeff is also a much sought after speaker.

Jeff was the Dean of Innovation, a member of the executive team, at Domino’s Pizza


Contact Information

Ross School of Business, R4328
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1234
Phone:  (734) 647-4335
E-mail:  qumuse@umich.edu

Featured Books

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...

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
Authors
Peter Bacevice and Jeff DeGraff
Published Date
02/2013

Source

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

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
Ross Thought In Action
The Innovation Code , a new book by Professor Jeff DeGraff, is a playbook for creating your next big thing.

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