In order to perform at a high level in today’s knowledge economy and adapt to an ever-changing and increasingly complex environment, an organization must enable innovation – a seemingly reasonable principle but one that requires more people to be more innovative more often. In today’s organizations, and even in some of the more innovative ones, executives are asking, “Why aren’t we better at innovation?” But there are no easy answers. In reality, a thoughtful approach is needed that allows for the purposeful development of an organization’s capabilities including its ability to learn.
The change that must take place to enable learning is not limited to those leading the front lines of innovation – it involves their leaders too. All too often innovation is a top-down mandate; however, operationalizing it can be a complex task that is made more difficult as pressures mount to operate the core business. Those who are leading the front lines of innovation have two roles that focus on learning: being students of innovation and teaching their leaders how to operate in innovation. Together, these two groups of individuals can make change happen by purposefully developing innovation skillsets and mindsets both of which lead to execution and sustaining a high performance organization.
In this webcast, you will learn:
Why it is important to build leadership engagement to enable innovation
How you can help your leaders learn
The areas where learning is needed
Why the mindset (i.e., the soft stuff) is the greater challenge (i.e., “the hard stuff”)
Webcast | Presented By: Kelly Blokdijk | Webcast Aired: October 23, 2014
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