Leading Innovation - Applying Proven Processes
What you'll learn
- How to Drive Innovation - Best practices and methods
- How to run an Innovation Audit
- The Benefits of a Diverse Cross-Functional Team
- What is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and how to use it.
- Managing the Innovation Pipeline
- Best Practices in Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing
- When to use Incubators and Idea Management Schemes
- What is Design Thinking and How to run a Design Sprint
- How to Overcome Customer Resistance to Change
- Problem Analysis and Brainstorm Techniques
Leading innovation is an essential skill for leaders and senior executives. How and where do you start? What are the key steps you need to take to make profitable innovation happen in your organisation? This course explains the vital leadership actions needed to turn bright ideas into innovations which delight customers, cut costs and increase profits. It covers theory and best practice. The course contains many practical examples. It takes you step by step through the actions from the first innovation audit to a full design sprint. It covers innovation audits, brainstorms, design thinking, minimum viable product, managing the pipeline, open innovation, crowdsourcing, innovation centres, incubators and so on. It is a companion course to Leading Innovation - Changing Corporate Culture - which covers cultural aspects of innovation. As a bonus there is a collection of innovation posters which you can print out and use.
This master class is aimed at leaders, prospective leaders and entrepreneurs. Whether you lead a small team or a large organisation you need to master the skills of leading innovation. This course shows you proven processes and best practices used by leading companies. It gives you the tools and methods you need to make your organisation much more innovative and entrepreneurial.
Who this course is for:
- Leaders and prospective leaders
- Business professionals
Paul Sloane gained a first class degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. He came top of Sales School at IBM. He went on to become a Marketing Director, Managing Director and CEO of software companies. He has written over 20 books which have sold over 2 million copies in total. His most popular books are entitled:
How to Be a Brilliant Thinker
The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills
Think like an Innovator
Lateral Thinking Puzzlers.
Paul runs leadership and innovation master classes with top corporations around the world. He has been a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, Lancaster University, Henley Business School and the Mumbai Institute of Technology. His Tedx talk is available on Youtube. It is entitled 'Are your Open-Minded?' He is a facilitator at Bracknell Careers Springboard where he helps job-seekers get back into work.