Recently I have been working with Oxfam Novib on the issue of innovation. Whilst preparing for a workshop, I found some really great resources. Starting with books, I can strongly recommend Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From, Tim Harford’s Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure, and Adrian Cho’s The Jazz Process: Collaboration, Innovation and Agility. For practical tools try Dave Gray’s Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers and Changemakers.
There’s lots of on-line resources available too. The Australian Psychological Society produced a special publication on Innovation that you can download here Innovation-in-Organisations; NESTA has a great downloadable resource on prototyping , the Wikipedia article on innovation leadership is worth a look, and Olivier Serrat’s series Knowledge Solutions will help to expand anyone’s toolbox.