I'm really looking forward to 2011; this is going to be a massive year from a business point of view. Looking back at 2010, one of the most valuable discoveries I made was a book called Making Ideas Happen from Scott Belsky.
One of the biggest challenges of working on creativity and innovation space is managing your time and energy. It's very easy to spend heaps of time and effort on ideas, people and projects that go nowhere.
For me, this book and the Action Method has helped immensly over the last few months, especially to muster a great team around me to realise a long term dream ... that is to set-up an IDEO like company in New Zealand.
If you are managing a number of challenging/valuable projects, then I would strongly recommend that you read this book and have a go at using the Action Method.