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How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes

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Description

Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

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25% Key leadership attributes for fostering creativity and innovation

  • Interactive, engaging class exercise to identify key leadership attributes for extraordinary outcomes

10% A new metaphor for innovation in the organization

  • Transforming the organization into a virtual organism
  • Developing shared purpose and meaning

15% Balancing chaos and order

  • Deliberate Chaos and Emergent Chaos
  • Thriving on chaos: a business strategy for innovation

15% Adaptive Planning

  • Traditional Planning and Adaptive Planning
  • How to create an organization that adapts to the future as it unfolds

25% Bringing the future to the present

  • Reduce uncertainty and increase value by learning to visit the future
  • Learn to think and plan backward to shorten cycle time and achieve goals with enhanced speed, quality, and value creation

10% Creative reframing for innovative business solutions

  • Common perceptual obstacles to innovation
  • The power of chaotic creative conversation

Focus

Primary -- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Adaptability, Communication, Creativeness, Decisiveness

Secondary -- PLANNING/ORGANIZING: Problem Identification, Analysis, Evaluating Alternative Solutions, Determining Required Resources, Generate and Obtain Plan Support

Tertiary -- EXECUTING/CONTROLLING/EVALUATING: Decision Making, Coordination, Use of Authority, Delegation

Experts

Dr. Iris Firstenberg is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, UCLA and Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She teaches courses on problem solving, decision making, and innovative thinking in the psychology department and Anderson MBA programs....

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