Innovation is always risky, but when successful, it can propel companies forward. Learn how to drive the creation of innovative products and services by cultivating creativity and risk-taking at all levels.
Spark creativity and innovative ideas at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
Explore this thought leader's insights on developing the key skills that lead to innovative capabilities, and learn how to apply those skills to accomplish repeated innovation.
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Leading with Innovation with Anil Gupta
Nurture innovation at your organization. Learn about multiple ways leaders can inspire innovation and explore new values, new customers, and new processes.
1h 31m • COURSE
Risk-Taking for Leaders with Deborah Perry Piscione
Without knowing when and how to take risks, organizations can lose market share and relevance. Learn how to cultivate risk-taking in your team, your organization, and your career.
58m 39s • COURSE
Breaking Out of a Rut with Stefan Mumaw
Learn how to break out of rut. Discover rut-busting techniques that give you the nudge you need to start moving again.
31m 21s • COURSE
Unlock Your Team's Creativity with Lisa Bodell
Discover tried-and-true techniques for unlocking creativity from yourself and your teams. Apply creativity to work challenges and identify opportunities for growth and innovation.
39m 58s • COURSE
Leading and Working in Teams with Amy Edmondson
Explore the roles of leaders and members of teams in creating high-performing organizations.
25m • COURSE
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Jeff Dyer is the Horace Beesley professor of strategy at Brigham Young University.
In addition to his work at BYU, Jeff is a professor of strategy at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff is the only strategy scholar to have been published at least five times in both the Strategic Management Journal and the Harvard Business Review. His Harvard University Press book, The Innovator's DNA, has been published in 12 languages and is a business bestseller. His research has been featured in publications such as Forbes, the Economist, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta is one of the world's leading experts on strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship.
Anil is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world's "most influential living management thinkers" and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on innovation in emerging economies. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network.
In 2017, Anil received the International Management (IM) Division Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management. He is also one of only three professors, out of over 25,000 worldwide, to have been elected as a lifetime fellow of the three most prestigious academic bodies in his field: Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the Academy of International Business.
Anil is the coauthor of several books including The Quest for Global Dominance, Getting China and India Right, and The Silk Road Rediscovered. Anil has served as a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, and as a contributing editor for Chief Executive. He is a regular contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, The Economic Times, and other outlets.
Anil is a regular participant at the World Economic Forum (WEF) summits, including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is a member of the WEF Stewardship Board for the System Initiative on the Future of Consumption. He has also served on the boards of several NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed companies in the United States.
Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, including the World Economic Forum, The Economist conferences, the Businessweek CEO Forum, Chief Executive CEO2CEO Summits, and the Yale CEO Summit. He has also served as a consultant, keynote speaker, and/or executive education faculty with some of the largest corporations in the world, including GE, IBM, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, HP, SAP, and Microsoft.
Anil also serves as chief advisor to the China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a chaired professor at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
Deborah Perry Piscione is an author, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, speaker, and culture and innovation expert.
Deborah is a principal of Vorto Consulting, a Silicon Valley–based innovation consultancy firm that focuses on growth. She is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, and public speaker, and specializes her speaking and consulting work in her innovation methodology, Improvisational Innovation.
Deborah is currently on tour with her latest book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure. In The Risk Factor, she reveals how risk-taking can enable organizational change and internal innovation.
In her 2013 national best-selling book, Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World, Deborah covers the characteristics of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, the history of how the culture came into being, the future of innovation and exponential technologies, and whether Silicon Valley can be replicated. The book is a New York Times andWall Street Journal bestseller, and has sold in many countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Israel and Brazil.
Her next book, The People Equation: Why Innovation Is People, Not Products, reveals how to provide a culture where risk-taking is safe and innovation is democratized so that anyone can participate. The book will be published October 2016. Deborah is the creator of Alley to the Valley™ (A2V), a national community of highly accomplished women for the purposes of deal-making and deal flow (the proverbial female golf course). A2V's community of over 100K women nationwide with knowledge and decision-making authority—entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, lawyers, accountants, management consultants, literary and speaking agents, media, and other highly successful women—make deals to fast-track opportunities and help get themselves and their organizations to the next level. Some have described Alley to the Valley as the "highest ROI they've experienced in a single day," "life-changing," and "summer camp for smart women."
Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Deborah spent 18 years in Washington, DC, as a former congressional and White House staffer and an on-air commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and CNN.
Stefan Mumaw is the director of narrative strategy at First Person, a story and experience design shop.
In addition to his work with First Person—the San Francisco-based company where he currently leverages his storytelling expertise—Stefan has authored six books, the most recent being Creative Boot Camp, a 30-day crash course on creativity. Previously, he authored Chasing the Monster Idea, Redesigning Websites, and Simple Websites, and co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield. He has spoken at numerous creative industry gatherings over the years and has been known to embarrass himself and those around him if given the opportunity.
Best-selling author Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink, which enables companies to simplify and innovate.
A renowned innovation leader and futurist, Lisa founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Bosch, futurethink has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Lisa is also the author of Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters and Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution, which was named one of the Best Business Books of 2012 by booz&co.
After earning her business degree from University of Michigan, Lisa launched her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago, where she discovered a gift for uniting strategically driven ideas with forward-thinking themes. She went on to build two successful businesses before moving to New York and focusing on the simplification and innovation space with futurethink.
With time-management skills that border on an art form, Lisa currently serves as an adviser on the boards of the Institute of Direct Marketing in London; the Association of Professional Futurists; the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation; and Novartis' Diversity and Inclusion Board in Switzerland. Among her many academic activities, Lisa is a finalist judge at Idea Crossing's Innovation Challenge held at University of Virginia, and has taught innovation and creativity at both American University and Fordham Universities.
A respected thought leader on simplification and innovation topics, Lisa is a regular contributor to Women@Forbes. She's also appeared on FOX News, and in such publications as Fast Company, Forbes, Crain's, Businessweek, The New York Times, WIRED, Investor's Business Daily, Harvard Business Review, and The Futurist.
On weekends, she's known for solving word scrambles, brain teasers, and logic puzzles with the speed of an Olympian. She can whip up five-course gourmet meals, though she's yet to master a perfectly grilled burger. After traveling through more than 40 countries, Lisa has set her sights on visiting the North Pole so she can stand in every time zone-simultaneously.
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School.
Number 15 on the Thinkers50 list of the worlds' most influential management thinkers, Edmondson speaks regularly on leadership and management in companies and at conferences around the world. She is the author, most recently, of Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2013), Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), and A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Springer Verlag, 1987; Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992), along with over seventy articles on leadership, teams, innovation, and organizational learning. She has received awards, including the Accenture Award for significant contribution to improving the practice of management, in 2004, and the Cummings Award for midcareer achievement from the Academy of Management, in 2006, and was selected as one of the 20 Most Influential International Thinkers in Human Resources (#7) by HR Magazine in 2013.