The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
I’ll work with the writer to create the exact copy, but this will be a PDF with a summary of the workshop, outline of overall session, and key takeaways Is an innovator born or made? This is the question Hal Gregersen, along with the late Clayton Christensen and Jeff Dyer, set out to answer for their bestselling book, “The Innovator’s DNA.” Drawing on his firsthand conversations with 100+ game-changing founders and CEOs – and research from more than 15,000 creative leaders around the world – Gregersen discusses five key skills that innovators leverage to solve challenging problems and discover new markets to fuel economic growth. Gregersen also focuses attendees’ energy on actively developing these skills through brief, high-energy learning activities so they leave thinking and acting differently in their professional work and personal lives.
Building a Sustainably Creative Company: Putting People, Processes & Philosophies to Work
Innovative leaders hold the power to create monumental impact throughout an organization by acting and thinking innovatively themselves. However, if leaders don’t empower others to do the same, the breadth of a company’s innovation capacity – and consequently, its growth potential – rises and falls with them alone. In this session, Hal Gregersen discusses how today’s most innovative leaders, including Disney·Pixar’s Ed Catmull, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Patagonia’s Rose Marcario, and Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, are relentless problem solvers who build a culture of innovation by decentralizing the source of ideas and instilling a creative problem-solving capacity from the bottom up – and why it’s the single most important legacy leaders can leave behind. As Benioff put it, “It’s my job to create a culture of innovation.”