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Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
Innovation in Difficult Times  - Developing Innovative Leaders
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Innovation in Difficult Times - Developing Innovative Leaders

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How to create an innovative culture. …

How to create an innovative culture.
How to develop a disruptive mindset.
How abundance impedes innovation.
How constraints often enable innovation.
How to enhance creativity.
How to embrace change and thrive.

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  • 1. Innovation in Difficult Times: Developing Innovative Leaders Dr. Maynard Brusman Consulting Psychologist & Executive Coach We help companies assess, select, coach, and retain emotionally intelligent leaders INARF Preconference Leadership Symposium 3-9-2010
  • 2. Learning Objectives o How to create an innovative culture. o How to develop a disruptive mindset. o How abundance impedes innovation. o How constraints often enable innovation. o How to enhance creativity. o How to embrace change and thrive.
  • 3. Ambitious Agenda o Part One Learn New Ideas Provoke Thinking & Emotions o Part Two Action Learning Exercise Collaborate - Share Ideas & Resources
  • 4. Quotes “The business enterprise has two, and only two basic functions: marketing and innovation. It is not necessary for a business to grow bigger, but it is necessary that it constantly grow better.” — Peter Drucker “Foremost among life’s teaching is the recognition that humans possess the capability to deal with complexity and interconnection. Human creativity and commitment are our greatest resources.” — Margaret Wheatley “Everything in the world already exists; whatever seems new is something old rearranged.” – Max de Pree
  • 5. My Pet Rock Story
  • 6. A Whole New Mindset o Whatever thinking got you here won’t get you there. o Right brain thinkers invent the future. o Storytellers.
  • 7. Workplace Innovation Definition o The process of turning new ideas into stakeholder benefit.
  • 8. The Innovation Imperative o Change or die.
  • 9. Most Innovative Companies
  • 10. Spark of Creativity oWhat can look like madness in business is often the solution.
  • 11. The Secrets of Innovation oCreative Models oReal-World Impact oFar-sighted Risk-T aking oParadigm-busting Execution
  • 12. Strategic Innovation Inquiry o Is innovation a strategic focus? o Describe your innovation culture? o Does your organization value innovation? o Who cares about innovation and why? o Where is the spirit of innovation alive?
  • 13. Creating a Climate of Trust o Failure means learning.
  • 14. Creating a Climate for Innovation o Innovate to survive and thrive. o Design for change as the norm. o Create purposeful, focused change. o Nurture atmosphere of creativity. o Believe failure is learning. o Innovation is work rather than genius.
  • 15. Employee Engagement o Happy employees drive innovation. o Gallup Study: Engaged employees inspire company innovation. o Engaged employees best source of new ideas. o Who’s driving innovation at your agency?
  • 16. Tough Times Call for Disruptive Innovation oNecessity is the mother of invention. oOld rules for success become recipes for failure. oWhatever got you here won’t create a sustainable future.
  • 17. Disruptors are Game Changers oDisruptors change the game. o Disruptive Innovations *Apple’s iPAD
  • 18. Disruptive Innovation Mindset oDevelop a disruptive mindset. 1. What to stop doing… 2. Start doing 3. Do differently
  • 19. The Abundance Paradox oT oo much time or money. oFollow fatally flawed strategies. oConstraints enable innovation.
  • 20. The Leadership Challenge o Embrace paradox and systematize disruptive innovation. o Develop awareness of self and others. o Learn to ask “what if…” questions. o Innovative leadership with executive coach.
  • 21. The Innovative Leader’s DNA o Five “discovery skills” 1. Associating 2. Questioning 3. Observing 4. Experimenting 5. Networking
  • 22. Reinvention o Series of transformations. o Not changing what is, but creating what isn’t.
  • 23. Case Study oNext Life
  • 24. Let Go of Stress and Relax “T” Shirt
  • 25. Neuroscience – The Creative Brain
  • 26. Mindmapping o Exploring Creativity and Problem-Solving
  • 27. Harness Creative Talents
  • 28. Build a Climate for Creativity o Know employees creative strengths. o Recognize and reward creative contribution. o Make it safe to take risks. o Reduce stress through play and humor. o Present problems as a game. o Involve everyone in building creative collaboration.
  • 29. 6 Managerial Creativity Practices 1.Challenge 2.Freedom 3.Resources 4.Work-Group Features 5.Supervisory Encouragement 6.Organizational Support
  • 30. Meaning is the Key to Engaging Creativity 1. Who is my self? 2. What is my work?
  • 31. 5 Qualities of Creativity 1. Intuition 2. Will 3. Joy 4. Strength 5. Compassion
  • 32. Four Tools 1. Faith in your own creativity 2. Absence of judgment 3. Precise observation 4. Penetrating questions
  • 33. Negativity Creates a Death Spiral o Negativity, judgment and fear are the enemies of creativity. o Proactive vs. Reactive o Positive Psychology
  • 34. Taking the Mystery Out of Innovation oCapture good ideas. oKeep ideas alive and accessible. oImagine new uses for old ideas. oPut promising concepts to the test.
  • 35. Seven Sources of New Ideas 1. Unexpected occurrences 2. Incongruities 3. Process needs 4. Industry and market changes 5. Demographic changes 6. Changes in perception 7. New knowledge
  • 36. Enhancing Creativity oEngage employees intrinsic motivation. oT ap into underlying values. o Develop resourcefulness. 1. Expertise 2. Creative-thinking skills
  • 37. Team Creativity o Add innovation to your competency model. o Involve team in building creative collaboration. o Innovation feedback ● I want you to stop doing… ● I want you to continue doing… ● I want you to start doing…
  • 38. Creating an Idea Factory: Lessons from Edison o World’s first R& D invention factory. o Use old ideas and materials in new ways. o Innovation requires hard, focused and purposeful work.
  • 39. Innovative Change Questions Exercise oWhat needs to change in your organization to thrive? oWhat do you need to start doing, stop doing and do differently?
  • 40. Action Learning Exercise oCreatively apply one idea to your workplace.
  • 41. Questions & Answers
  • 42. Developing Innovative Leaders for a Sustainable Future o Innovation Leadership Coaching o Coaching helps leaders develop their skills to do more with less. • Assessment & Feedback for Self-Insight • Identification of Strengths & Weaknesses • Creation of Goals and Action Plans • Develop and Practice Problem-Solving Skills • Seed the Creation of an Innovation Culture
  • 43. Innovation Leadership Coach
  • 44. Working Resources Thank You!
  • 45. Resources for Further Information o Dweck, C.S. (2006). Mindset –The New Psychology of Success. New York, NY: Ballatine Books. o Pink, D.H (2006). A Whole New Mind – Why Right- Brainers Will Rule The Future. New York, NY: Penguin Group. o Wycoff, J. (1991). Mindmapping. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam. o Michalko, M., (2006). Thinkertoys. Berkeley, CA: T en Speed Press. o Epstein, R. (2000).The big book of creativity games. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
  • 46. Social Media o Connect with me on these Social Media sites. http://twitter .com/drbrusman http://www.facebook.com/maynardbr usman http://www.linkedin.com/in/maynard brusman http://www.youtube.com/user/mayna rdbrusman
  • 47. Dr. Maynard Brusman Consulting Psychologist & Executive Coach Working Resources P .O. Box 471525 San Francisco, California 94147 T el: 415-546-1252 E-mail: mbrusman@workingresources.com Web Site: http://www.workingresources.com Subscribe to Working Resources Newsletter: http://www.workingresources.com Visit Maynard's Blog: http://www.workingresourcesblog.com

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