Innovation Leadership – Creativity, Ideation & Innovation Generation
I think we have seen a tremendous change in leadership. You now see a very different kind of leader. Far less hierarchical. More collaborative. More empowering of workers. More global in outlook. And more in tune with public issues. – Bill George
1) Innovation Leadership
How you, as an innovation leader, can have a major impact on the world? Create an environment in which experts, inventors, innovators work together on big ideas to impact the world.
The world has a lot of problems these days, whether it’s education, health care, opportunities with technology, globalization bringing people together. But it’s innovation leaders that are really gonna make the difference on problems like sustainability, like global peace, like global health.
How do we bring people together to solve global problem? People from all over the world to understand the problems and bring those together in different markets. Across diverse cultures, diverse people, and solved really tough problems. That’s what you as innovation leader can do.
a) Vision, Strategy, Roadmap
b) Goals and Activities
c) How to influence and motivate for better buy-in and seamless execution?
2) Strategic Innovation Toolkit for Managers
Does your business culture nurture innovation, or stifle it? Are you looking for ways to build your business creatively but find daunting constraints at every turn?
Understand the forces that limit innovation, identify those barriers in your own business culture, and break free of them to realize the full value of your imagination.
New skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to drive innovation in your group or organization, and you’ll build an understanding of the six most common constraints on innovation in both individual and group settings—that is, the six ways that creative thinking is often sabotaged before it can produce results.
Recognize stakeholders who are actively invested in stopping your ideas in their tracks.
Examine societal and technical constraints that you’ll need to overcome to foster a forward-thinking culture.
How to generate and implement great ideas in your organization, build your organization’s capacity for innovation, create an innovative culture, lead innovation projects and teams, recognize big issues lurking on the horizon before they become constraints, drive adoption of great ideas, develop and manage an innovation portfolio, and innovate to stay relevant and competitive in a fast-changing landscape.
a) Why Everyone Wants Innovation But No One Wants to Change
b) Individual Constraints: Why Most of Us Are More Creative Than We Think?
c) Why a Brainstorm Meeting can be Worse than No Meeting at all
d) Organizational Constraints
e) Industry Constraints: If it’s such a Great Idea, why isn’t our Competitor doing it?
f) Societal Constraints: Why my Innovation means You have to Change?
g) Technological Constraints: How to take a Really Hard Problem and make it completely Impossible?
h) When Failure is not an Option: Leading an Innovative Strategy
3) Innovation Generation: How to Be Creative
How to spark your creativity using proven methods which will make you more open-minded and productive
a) How to spark your creativity using proven methods which will make you more open-minded and productive
b) How to state a problem you are passionate about in such a way that it lends itself to innovative solutions
c) Identify normal linguistic frames – assumptions you almost surely bring to your problem but that limit your imagination
d) Break out of frames and find alternatives
e) Know your own cognitive biases
f) Use and practice using a whole toolbox of techniques for looking at your problem through a new frame
g) Use tools to solve your own and other real-life quandaries from business and medicine
h) Integrate your new-found innovative solutions into common critical thinking
i) Disseminate your original ideas to the world
4) Go for Innovation with Design Thinking