10 Tips for Leaders to Unleash Great Ideas | Dean Schroeder

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As a consultant and speaker, Dr. Dean M. Schroeder has worked with many types of companies and organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has personally led organizational turn around and transformation initiatives, and served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for five years

His best-selling book, Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations (co-authored with Alan Robinson), has been translated into nine different languages, was voted the Reader's Choice by Fast Company magazine and selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year by Soundview Executive Books. Dean shares the "Author of the Year - 2010" award from the Swedish Standards Institute with co-authors Louise Östberg and Alan Robinson for SMÅ IDÉER - STORA RESULTAT (Small Ideas - Huge Results). Dr. Schroeder has also published over eighty articles, for which he has received a number of awards including two Shingo Prizes.

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  • 1. Powered by insights from Dean M. Schroeder
  • 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Dean M. Schroeder As a consultant and speaker, Dr. Dean M. Schroeder has worked with many types of companies and organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has personally led orga- nizational turn around and transformation initia- tives, and served on the Board of Examiners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for five years His best-selling book, Ideas Are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Trans- forming Organizations, has been translated into nine different languages, was voted the Read- er’s Choice by Fast Company magazine and selected as one of the 30 best business books of the year by Soundview Executive Books. @deanmschroeder
  • 4. 1 The 21st century idea driven organization is directed and led from the top, but driven from the bottom. make each voice matter.
  • 5. 2 When senior leaders are isolated from what’s going at the lowest rung of the organization, it’s hardly possibleto win the support of that segment of your team.
  • 6. 3 Courageous leaders seek ideas from everywhere. Here’s the formula:
  • 7. 3 Courageous leaders seek ideas from everywhere. Here’s the formula: First identify the problem you’re dealing with
  • 8. 3 Courageous leaders seek ideas from everywhere. Here’s the formula: Share it very clearly with your front line people
  • 9. 3 Courageous leaders seek ideas from everywhere. Here’s the formula: Ask for their input on how to best solve it
  • 10. 3 Courageous leaders seek ideas from everywhere. Here’s the formula: Always acknowledge their efforts
  • 11. 4 Team members at all levels of your organization crave autonomy, purpose and mastery to ignite their greatness. make it your highest priority to create such an environment.
  • 12. 5 Problem finding today is more persuasive than problem solving. reward the efforts of those who routinely find those blind spots.
  • 13. 6 As the size of your organization grows, so does the importance of your processes. be relentless about continuous improvements.
  • 14. 6 As the size of your organization grows, so does the importance of your processes. be relentless about continuous improvements.
  • 15. 7 Empower your middle managers to champion ideas sharing by equipping them with the resources, and helping them frame ‘the ask.’
  • 16. 8 An idea board is a visible collaborative place where ideas can be shared and advanced. make it fun.
  • 17. 9 If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. -Peter Drucker
  • 18. 10 Want to inspire passion into your strategy meetings? Stop having meetings and start facilitating idea sessions.
  • 19. How often do you invite idea sharing in your organization? REALLY REFLECT...
  • 20. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com