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Kellogg School of Management

Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation

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May 6—9
4 days
Cook County, Illinois, United States
USD 7900
USD 1975 per day
Nov 11—14
4 days
Cook County, Illinois, United States
USD 7900
USD 1975 per day


Instill an innovation mindset and inspire creativity

Streamlining and cost-cutting may yield short-term earnings gains, but winning managers know that the key to value creation and sustained growth lies in innovation — continuously seeking opportunities to create value whether by launching new products and services, entering new markets or rethinking key processes.

This intensive, innovation-focused program challenges you to take a candid look at your personal leadership style, values and impact. Our expert faculty will guide you through an exploration of how to instill an innovation mindset within your organization and constantly improve how you relate to, interact with and inspire others to higher levels of creativity.

Key Benefits

  • Create your personal innovation leadership plan
  • Learn to lead the creation of an innovative culture within your organization and empower your employees to sustain it
  • Recognize the innovation-related needs of your employees and help them solve problems in creative ways
  • Acquire tools and techniques for effectively leading and motivating innovators

Program Content

Creating an Innovative Culture

  • Identify key examples of leadership styles that foster innovation
  • Secure management commitment to create an innovative culture
  • Know when, how and why to reward risk and failure as well as success

Discovering the Leader Within

  • Define your current values framework and leadership approach
  • Develop your leadership profile and uncover your hidden challenges
  • Create your personal leadership vision statement and plan

Servant Leadership

  • Evaluate the benefits of shared leadership
  • Empower and motivate others

Values-based Leadership

  • Discover the values of effective leaders
  • Learn to rejuvenate your workplace

Service Organizations

  • Develop a people-oriented culture
  • Inspire the front line
  • Create the ultimate customer experience

Technology Leadership

  • Make smart investments in new technology innovation
  • Activate an innovation leadership strategy that goes beyond high-tech and R&D

Leading Innovation

  • Create a high-impact culture that will accelerate growth
  • Develop innovation leadership for diverse and global human capital

Who should attend

  • Executives who initiate, drive and lead innovation strategies in their organizations
  • Senior executives, division presidents, vice presidents and directors who are ready to challenge traditional approaches to innovation
  • Multiple participants from the same organization who share innovating responsibilities


Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in innovation, strategic marketing and new media. His research currently focuses on modern marketing, enterprise analytics and business innovation. Prof. Sawhney has written six management books as well as dozens of ...
Thomas D. Kuczmarski, senior partner and president of Kuczmarski Innovation, is a nationally recognized expert in the innovation of new products and services. Over the course of his career he has helped hundreds of clients, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations, learn to syste...


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