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Applying 'Design Thinking' to Your Strengths | Prof. John K. Coyle | CEO | The Art of Really Living

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Prof. John K. CoyleConsider the adage that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Is it time to try something new? Through the metaphor of sport, you will learn a new strategy to reframe your approach. Olympic medalist John K. Coyle, shares the story of how he eschewed his coaches' advice and quit trying to fix his weaknesses. Instead, he applied "design thinking" to his training, focusing on his core strengths, which led to a world-record-breaking performance. Individuals, teams and companies can learn this method to identify and leverage their unique strengths (and design around weaknesses). This approach will help leaders decide when to delegate or outsource functions, create higher engagement with customers and colleagues, and achieve breakthrough performance.

What you learn:

Understand how to apply the "design thinking" process to business and personal challenges. This will empower you to:

  • Achieve breakthrough performance by focusing on what you do best;
  • Decide what to delegate or outsource, and plan to maximize team resources; and
  • Create higher engagement and more effective collaboration with customers and colleagues.
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Disrupt Yourself! | Whitney Johnson | CEO and Founder | WLJ Advisors, LLC

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Whitney Johnson. 

Pursuing a disruptive course isn't just a nice thing to do, there's a compelling business case: the odds of success are 6x higher and the revenue opportunity is 20x greater.

A former Wall Street equity analyst, president and co-founder of Rose Park Advisors' Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen, Whitney Johnson utilized the theory of disruptive innovation to invest in publicly traded stocks and private early stage companies. In this webinar, she will explain how the frameworks of disruptive innovation apply to you.

These ideas are for YOU if you are:

  1. A high potential individual charting your career trajectory.
  2. A leader trying to jump-start innovative thinking in your company.
  3. A self-starter ready to make a disruptive pivot in your business.

These ideas are for your COMPANY if:

  1. Revenue growth is peaking and you need to reinvent.
  2. Innovative thinking among your management team has stalled.
  3. Industry changes are making the future uncertain.

The fundamental unit of disruption is the individual.

The best way to drive corporate innovation is through personal disruption.

Disrupt yourself.

Allow others to do the same.

And disruptive products, services, companies and countries will happen on their own.

Companies don't disrupt, people do.

What you learn:

  • How you use the framework for personal disruption -- for you and your company.
  • How to disrupt yourself, including (7) accelerants of personal disruption.
  • How you can improve your odds of success by 6x.
  • When personal disruption is right for you.
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How to apply Lean Management in your organisation | Seif Shieshakly | TManaging PartnerFour Principles

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Seif Shieshakly. Lean is often known by many names: Toyota Production System i.e. TPS, Lean manufacturing, Lean production, Lean leadership, Lean Six Sigma. However the ideas behind Lean concepts all share the same basic principles. Lean is a management philosophy - a way of thinking. It considers first and foremost what the customer is willing to pay for or in other words - added value. Activities that do not add value to the end product or customer are defined as waste and should be reduced or eliminated to free up resources to be used for adding value.

The second major component of Lean is the respect for the employee and their role in adding value to the end product or customer. Employees who embrace Lean principles are empowered and motivated to critically look at value generating activities and continuously improve them or eliminate those that don't.

Lean is neither a new idea nor is it only focused on one industry or discipline. Origins of and contributions to Lean principles can be found throughout distant history. The influence of Lean on the modern industrial era has been shaped by the works of several individuals including industrialist Henry Ford and management luminaries such as W. Edwards Deming and Joseph Moses Juran.

These publications highlight Toyota's journey from its post Second World War manufacturing operations to what is today known as the Toyota Production System (TPS). Key elements attributing to Toyota's superior performance are business methods that use less resources and time: human capital, financial investment, facilities, inventories, manufacturing, product development, parts supply and customer relations.During the 1970's and 80's, under the guidance of its group production manager, Taiichi Ohno, these concepts spread throughout Toyota's supplier network, distribution and sales operations.

Today, Lean has become the single most effective improvement approach for companies of all sizes and throughout many industries and disciplines. In this Webinar we shall also cover a Lean transformation case study of a traditional Saudi company in Riyadh and learn what we can from its Lean journey.

What you learn:

  • Introduction to Lean Management.
  • How cost drivers are related to waste.
  • Lean workshop approach.
  • The eight success factors for a successful Lean transformation.
  • Lean transformation case study in a Saudi company.

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Sharing Economy - How to Thrive In This Dynamic Landscape | David Nour | CEO | The Nour Group, Inc.

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by David Nour. What do Airbnb, Lending Club, and City CarShare have in common? They're examples of disruptive innovation in peer-to-peer business models, empowered by real-time insights, highly personalized sharing, global distribution, and reuse of excess capacity in goods and services. All of which fundamentally increase the value of those goods and services for individuals, businesses and communities based on a set of attributes including extreme trust, transparency, economic empowerment, creative expression, authenticity, community resilience, and human connection. Will your industry be next? And what will you do about it? Join MILE and best-selling author of Relationship Economics, David Nour to learn how you can thrive in this incredibly agile, dynamic and often disruptive landscape.

What you learn:

  • What are the key attributes of a sharing economy business model.
  • What are some examples of successful sharing economy companies.
  • What market needs did they identify that has contributed to their success.
  • Where do strategic business relationships come in the success or failure formula of a sharing economy company.
  • How can you identify the same opportunities in your specific field?

 

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How to Be a Collaborative Leader for Innovation and Growth | Dr. Edward Marshall | Founder and Managing Partner | The Marshall Group, LLC

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Edward Marshall. Recent CEO surveys have identified the need for companies to have great leadership, more effective collaboration, and a culture shift so they can attract and retain workers, innovate, and have sustainable growth. This webinar will focus on how you can become a collaborative leader to achieve these outcomes.It will address 3 practical areas of collaborative leadership: building trust, gaining alignment, and ensuring ownership, at 3 levels: individual, team, and organization. What actions can you take now to strengthen your collaborative leadership skills? Join MILE and best-selling author of Transforming the Way We Work: The Power of the Collaborative Workplace, Dr. Edward Marshall,to learn how you can become a more effective collaborative leader.

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How to Succeed in the New Future of Work | David Willden | CEO | Breakthrough Practices, LLC.

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With today's competitive pressures and changing markets, employee engagement and passion is more important than ever. According to Gallup, only 13% of the world's workforce is engaged in their work. Employee engagement is helpful, but passion is even more important. Research from Deloitte indicates that only 11% of the U.S. workforce is passionate about their work.

The impact of this problem is enormous and has multiple consequences. For instance, according to McKinsey, the top two reasons that most new initiatives (e.g. strategies, change, new products) fail is because the employees aren't committed and the management behavior doesn't support the change. This is just one symptomatic example that stems from a lack of engagement and passion.

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The facilitator is available to share his hard-won insights from work in the field of practice.Fixing Innovation in Your Organization | Michael Ireland | President | Columbia Leadership Group

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Michael Ireland.

Innovation is a popular concept in today's organizations, yet what is it really? More importantly how does it work and how can you harness the power of innovation to lead your organization to new heights of success? Together, we will explore innovation to answer these questions and equip you with the mindsets and skill sets to see how innovation is working or not working in your organization, determine a course of action to optimize your innovation processes, and learn how to recognize and measure your innovation outcomes.

We will also share and discuss your experiences with innovation. The facilitator is available to share his hard-won insights from work in the field of practice, helping you to further apply what you've learned in the session. Post-session access to such knowledge is also available to participants.

What will you learn?

  • What is innovation in its various forms.
  • How does innovation work.
  • Why does innovation sometimes not work.
  • How do you apply innovation for success.

 

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How to Generate Opportunities for Entrepreneurial Growth? |Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi | Senior Lecturer and Director | Cranfield School of Management

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi.

Opportunity is a chance for progress or advancement for any entrepreneurial venture. It cannot be judged by its size, it can either be big or small, can bring huge profits to the business or just a minor cost saving, it can be a grand innovation or just a slight quality improvement. Opportunity can lead to a greater chance of success and a better position. There is a famous saying that "opportunity comes once in a life time", so any business should grab it before it goes. There are certain steps through which a business can even generate opportunities proactively rather than waiting for them passively.

This webinar has been designed for potential entrepreneurs, family business-owners, managers and decision makers running large businesses as well as for budding/nascent entrepreneurs who are already in business for some time and looking for techniques and knowledge to convert their small business into an entrepreneurial venture. The webinar has been developed with a practical approach of spotting opportunities and then evaluating them before implementation and generating ideas for establishing or improving entrepreneurial ventures.

What will you learn?

  • Understand external and internal sources of opportunity spotting and idea generation.
  • Identify observation, problem and solution led opportunities for entrepreneurial success.
  • Explore psychological opportunities, which are less dependent on internal and external sources but are either based on ideas, word association, or role play.
  • Recognize the value and potential of 'enhancing opportunities' based on the assumption that ideas being generated are rough or incomplete in the beginning. They become an opportunity only if they are processed and value is added to them.
  • Appreciate the importance of social, cultural, economic, political, and technological environment in developing a commercially viable idea
  • Identify and investigate the techniques of opportunities evaluation.
  • Examine the barriers affecting the ideas implementation and identify techniques to remove these barriers.
  • Identify the ways to develop, implement, and benchmark opportunities and ideas.
  • Exploit an innovative idea or opportunity to develop an existing business, and launch a new venture.

 

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How to Innovate for Impact: Quantum Creativity | Dr. Tom Heemstra Founder of MACH 5

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Tom Heemstra.

This "WOW" Innovation webinar, (Webinar on Winning Innovation!) will explore transformational concepts surrounding Innovation and Creativity that will positively and enormously impact individuals and organizations. Quantum Creativity offers a hopeful process to address the unique issues and challenges facing leaders of business and government, in response to the accelerating rate and complexity of change in today's technological and competitive environment.

What will you learn?

  • Gain insight's bold, fresh eyes to Imagine, Innovate, Inspire, and Impact the global economy.
  • Become better equipped and inspired to create their future with fresh new ideas, products and services; solve problems with renewed and empowered vigor for solutions that breakthrough barriers and overcome obstacles.
  • Become better prepared for a "black swan crisis" or catastrophic event.
  • Be provocatively challenged to push their personal creative performance envelope.

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Diverse Problem Solving Styles : A Recipe for Effective Teams | Dr. Eric Kaufman & Dr. Curt Friedel | Associate Professor, Assistant Professor Virginia Tech 

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Dr. Eric Kaufman & Dr. Curt Friedel.

In this webinar, Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Friedel will summarize 40 years of research (and practice) with KAI theory. They will outline specific strategies for integrating and supporting diverse problem solving styles team settings. From its original academic background, KAI has been widely adopted by management consultants and HR professionals. KAI is used extensively in corporations and organizations around the world, including many universities and military training centers.

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Analyze problems associated with working in a group or team.
  • Describe effective leadership and problem solving in groups and teams.
  • Recognize how individual problem-solving styles affect group interaction.
  • Identify practical strategies to improve team performance in the face of change.

 

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How to Embed Innovation within your Organization ? | Norm Smallwood & Joe Hanson  | The RBL Group

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by Norm Smallwood & Joe Hanson.

There's more to innovation than finding clever people and hoping that disruptive, game-changing ideas will result. The ability to deliver innovative solutions requires comprehensive organizational, leadership, and team architectures. You might succeed one time, but sustained repeatable success is improbable. This webinar will share some of our insights about innovation architecture cleaned from our work with leaders and teams across the globe.

What will you learn?

  • Design of your organization - processes and structures to best organize and support innovation teams.
  • Leadership - the leadership capability needed to build and facilitate innovation, and,
  • Innovation skills and methods - the five skills of disruptive innovators and methods they use.

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The Myths of Creativity and The Truth About Innovation | David Burkus | Assistant Professor of Management | Oral Roberts University

This document is the soft copy of the presentation by David Burkus.

Why are some people consistently creative and others strikingly unoriginal? David considers the various myths we apply when trying to encourage creativity and offers well-researched facts in their place. Using insight from the wealth of research on organizational creativity, David provides practical implications and realistic strategies for encouraging innovation.

What will you learn?

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Correct the flawed beliefs surrounding creativity in organizations.
  • Present the findings of empirical research on creativity and innovation.
  • Provide specific, practical examples from a diverse set of creative companies.

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