Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.” He has written several books, including Creativity at Work, Leading Innovation, Innovation You, and, most recently, Making Stone Soup. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Inc., Fortune, and Psychology Today to name a few. He has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea.
His new book, “The Innovation Code: The Creative Power of Constructive Conflict,” published in July 2017, shows how to harness conflicts to create something better and new. Watch a video on Jeff, The Dean of Innovation.