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Leading Innovation™ Workshop Overview


Leading Innovation™ Workshops
are a series of 1-2 day events designed to equip you with specific tools necessary to successfully lead and execute your innovation initiatives. Based on the business parable “How Stella Saved The Farm” by Chris Trimble and Vijay Govindarajan, the best-selling authors of “10 Rules for Successful Innovators” and “The Other Side of Innovation”, Leading Innovation™ takes a look at the organizational liabilities that stand in the way of successful innovation initiatives, the types of personalities found in every organization seeking to innovate, and presents workshop participants with a straight-forward approach to building a special kind of (dedicated) team and a special kind of (disciplined) plan.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

Here’s what you’ll be able to do:

  • Why innovation is so hard
  • Why good people doing good work stifles innovation
  • Understand why traditional performance measures don’t work for innovation initiatives
  • Why conflict is inevitable and the predictable places it will occur it
  • Why traditional change or project teams will inevitably fail when it comes to innovation
  • Why larger organizations have potential advantages when it comes to innovation
  • The critical elements of effective composition for innovation teams
  • Why it is important to separate the new and unique capabilities required by the innovation from those that already exist in the company
  • Why innovation must be run as an experiment and not a traditional project
  • How to identify, test and measure the series of experiments that compose any significant innovation effort
  • Why innovation leaders must be evaluated differently
  • Develop plans to make innovation easier
  • Organize and align work and management practices to support innovation
  • Develop scorecards and measurement systems that promote innovation
  • Anticipate and mitigate conflict before it happens; make conflict constructive
  • Organize teams that are better suited to execute innovation initiatives
  • How to leverage the strengths of the organization to give your innovation efforts an advantage
  • Recruit the people that will give your innovation effort the best chance of success
  • Create and manage a partnership between the existing operations and the innovation effort
  • Create a system for measurement and evaluation based on disciplined learning
  • Test critical and less expensive assumptions first to quickly and inexpensively diagnose innovation breakdowns and breakthroughs
  • Create a custom scorecard for each innovation effort and the leader

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