Learn About the Power of Connection at the ATD 2021 International Conference

Michael Lee Stallard

Is the relational culture of your group sabotaging creativity and innovation? I’m looking forward to speaking about this topic at the ATD 2021 International Conference next month in Salt Lake City. Session Title: Boosting Creativity and Innovation Through Connection.

The Physics of Innovation

Leading Blog

What we were taught in high school science, F = MA , force = mass times acceleration, also describes the physics of innovation. The laws of innovation may be an entirely different application than Newton intended, but tracking through on the metaphor yields pragmatic tips for innovators. Innovation faces the inertia of the status quo defined by team members, organization culture, and whatever product or service solutions already exist. Creativity & Innovation


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Lean Startup Conference Pre-Workshop

Mills Scofield

I''m excited to do a workshop on Business Model innovation before the Lean Startup Conference simulcast at Leandog in Cleveland on December 10th! Business Model Generation Cleveland Conference Culture Entrepreneurship Innovation Lean Startup Leandog Strategy Come join us on the boat !!!!

Possibility Maximizer: The Conference Board

Sales Wolf Blog

Department of Labor HR.com, your human resources community for knowledge, expertise and resources IQPC Worldwide - Business conferences, events, workshops, seminars & masterclasses IQPC Personal Accountability - a CORE Foundation for Customer Experience Creation Without QBQ Personal Accountability, no organizations culture will flourish, no Customer Experience will be maximized.  However, The Conference Board does much more than just report on leading economic indicators.

5 Biggest Takeaways from ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO

Experience to Lead

With a growing need for innovation and engagement across virtual, hybrid and on-location environments, these were the key takeaways from my attendance and WDHB’s speaking session at the largest talent development conference in the world.

Planting SEEEDs of Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World Resources [link] Last week, my daughter Chana and I attended the SEEED Conference at Brown University. These are Chana’s thoughts on the first day of the conference. Light Your World Resources Economic Development Innovation SEEED It was an amazing gathering of those doing, funding, supporting, working in and for social businesses. Chana is 13 years old and in 7th grade. Yes, I am a proud mom and find her insights [.].

The Conference Board: Employee Engagement = Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit The Conference Board: Employee Engagement = Connections Published by Michael Lee Stallard on March 31, 2010 04:11 am under Uncategorized The Conference Board does excellent research work on employee engagement thanks in part to John Gibbons, a Senior Research Advisor at the organization.

Partnership: A Crucible for Innovation

Lead Change Blog

Realizing the path to innovation would require revolutionary new thinking; all three leaders grasped that it would also take a new way of coalescing and harnessing talent. Reading Collective Genius , The Innovators , Creativity, Inc. and The Google Guys yields a strong confirmation that the pursuit of innovation might require a partnership approach, not a traditional teamwork style. Sourcing Innovation Collaboratively. Luca de Meo at Volkswagen AG did it.

The Value of Professional Conferences. Also Why Has There Been So Little Innovation?

Curious Cat

In the most recent ASQ Influential Voices post, Julia McIntosh takes a look at the costs and benefits of professionals attending conferences. I still remember being in high school and George Box talking about the primary value of conferences was talking to colleagues in the hallway. This seemed very odd to me, as it seemed that the reason for going to a conference was to learn from the talks. The costs of attending conferences are easy for companies to calculate.

Great Leaders Embrace Innovation, and Innovation Demands Risks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randal Moss : Great leaders consistently talk about the need for their organization to ‘be innovative’ in their thinking. They recognize that innovation is a strategy for growth and that being able to harness that power will drive their organization’s success and their own as well. No Guts, No Growth, No Glory Taking risks is an inextricable part of being innovative. Executive support sends the message that innovation is a priority.

Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Kevin Eikenberry on August 30, 2010 in Books , Leadership , Learning , Personal Development This week’s Resource Recommendation: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managersby Stan Slap.

Reimagining Medical Conferences for a Virtual Setting

Harvard Business

Internet Education Innovation Digital ArticleWhat the Scoliosis Research Society learned from two different approaches.

The Truth About Creativity – A FREE Virtual Conference


Join me in one month for an amazing virtual conference featuring more than 30 of the top thinkers on creativity and innovation. Based on my best-selling book The Myths of Creativity , I will be bringing together 30+ renowned experts on creativity and innovation for a series of 30 minute video interviews. This conference will teach you strategies to enhance your creative capacity and activities you can apply to your life the same day.

The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2015 Fall Conference, Sep 18-20

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming Institute’s conference will be held in September. The theme of the conference is Next Generation Leadership: Disruptive by Design. Join us September 18th to the 20th at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for the 2015 annual conference. and Board of Directors, Capital Quality & Innovation. Andrea Gabor speaking at the 2014 Deming Institute conference. Edwards Deming Institute conference Deming Institute annual conference

Lessons In Innovation From Guy Kawasaki

Joseph Lalonde

I ’m currently in Atlanta, GA live blogging the Catalyst Conference. Lessons In Innovation. Great innovation occurs when people decide to make meaning : People are drawn to meaning. Without it, it’s hard to be innovative. The post Lessons In Innovation From Guy Kawasaki appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. During this time, I’ll be dropping the leadership wisdom shared by the amazing speaker lineup.

ASQ Buffalo Quality Conference 2013 :: Mike is Presenting

Mike Cardus

ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference. October 15 Quality Conference. I will be presenting 2 workshops at the ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference – October 15 & 16. 10/15 – Conference Day. Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation :: 1:30-2:30pm. Competitive demands require quicker, more effective and innovative problem solving. Outcomes from Thinking Differently – Enabling Innovation. ASQ Buffalo 2013 Quality Conference.

How Leaders can Ignite Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

An executive at a company I work with recently told me: “W e have very creative employees who want to be innovative but find many obstacles created by the cultural opposition to it. We spend a lot of time training and encouraging employees at all levels how to be more creative and innovation. They leave our programs all fired up ready to change the world, then go back to a workplace that crushes their innovative ideas and enthusiasm. Allow employees time to innovate.

How Great Leaders Get Team Members and Employees to Contribute Ideas for Improvement and Innovation

Great Results Team Building

But you CAN inspire your team to share ideas and contribute to your organization’s innovation. So if YOU want to be better… if you want to be different, there are THREE simple steps that will allow you to build relentless improvement and innovation into your team culture.

Leading a Culture of Innovation


All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.” The most innovative companies pull the right levers to create a culture that leads to exploration, experimentation, and the innovations that positively surprise the market, create competitive differentiation, and drive growth. LEAPS Innovation Leadership Competencies. That’s the source of real innovation.

Join Me at the World Leaders Conference

Ron Edmondson

I have been invited to blog at the World Leaders Conference next month and I am pumped for the opportunity. This is unlike any other conference I have been a part of in the past. This conference attracts church leaders and business leaders — alike. The two-day conference provides opportunities for interacting and networking with other business and church leaders, and focuses on the critical issues and trends that are shaping business and the church today.

BIF-6: Stunning Sights, Interesting People, Innovative Ideas

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit BIF-6: Stunning Sights, Interesting People, Innovative Ideas Published by Michael Lee Stallard on September 15, 2010 06:16 pm under connection culture Life is good! Today began with a drive East from my home in Connecticut to Saul Kaplan’s wonderful Business Innovation Factory Conference (called “BIF-6″) in Providence, Rhode Island.

Crystal Clear: Pioneering the Last 60 years of Display Technology Innovation & Looking Into the Future

Strategy Driven

Just take a look at laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other handheld devices, which were all possible thanks to display technology innovation. Display innovation can also be found in factory equipment, oil rigs, trains, trucks and boats and airplanes.

Planting SEEEDs of Innovation

Mills Scofield

Last week, my daughter Chana and I were attended the SEEED Conference on Social Entrepreneurship at Brown Chana Scofield (''22) & Gladys Ndagire (''14) ~ Sayles Hall, Brown University University. These are Chana''s thoughts on the first day of the conference. The SEEED Conference had given me an understanding of the importance of social enterprises, as well as the difficulties that come when choosing to invest in them.

Innovation: A Path To Talent Development?

Tanveer Naseer

We’re told “Innovate or die”. Almost every company I know would say they are trying to innovate their products, services, customer experience or even their business model. But where is innovation happening in your organization? What is the ratio of innovators to employees? There is an untapped opportunity to embrace an innovation culture and move innovation out of the tower to the front line.

3 Lessons in Leading Innovation From DARPA’s Regina Dugan

Next Level Blog

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear the director of DARPA, Regina Dugan, speak at a panel on leading innovation during a conference called American Competitiveness: What Works organized by General Electric and co-sponsored by Washington Post Live. General Leadership #whatworks DARPA General Electric innovation Regina Dugan

Making Progress Motivates Workers? Workshop for the Buffalo Niagara SHRM Conference 2012

Mike Cardus

When October 3, 2012 From 8:00am to 5:00pm – Where The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls – Register. The greatest factor for motivation and innovation of employees is Support for Making Progress (The Progress Principle; Amabile 2011). More Information about the Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association 2012 Conference. To Register for the Conference.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. That’s why I enjoyed talking with Jeff Dyer who, along with Nathan Furr and Curtis Lefrandt, wrote a new book, Innovation Capital: How to Compete and Win Like the World’s Innovative Leaders. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace. You are teaching what separates successful innovators from those who struggle.

Here are 4 ways you can ignite innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out an abundance of valuable resources, and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click here. * * * (MoneyWatch) Innovation is great fun to study, filled with inspiring stories — [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dave Logan for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network.

Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011

Ron Edmondson

Will you join me at Catalyst Conference 2011? You won’t want to miss the Catalyst Conference, happening October 5-7, 2011 in Atlanta, where 13,000 young leaders will converge for the leadership experience of the year, including high-octane speakers, powerful worship, innovative programming, and an experience unlike any other. This is one conference where every year I network with my Twitter and blogging friends. Join Me at Exponential Conference.

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Deming Inspired Innovation in Education

Deming Institute

David Langford presented at our 2014 annual conference on Deming Inspired Innovation in Education. education psychology video Deming Institute annual conference innovation webcastsThe aim of the system of education is to provide meaningful learning experiences for youth in it’s day, for it’s future, in order to add value to society. It is easy for me to imagine the power of focusing on meaning in education.

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

Harvard Business

You know the signs when you’re on a conference call with someone: You make a point or ask a question, and after a second or two of silence, you hear ums, ahhs, and the clicking of a keyboard in the background. In my experience, one-third to one-half of the time spent on a conference call is wasted on refocusing a meandering discussion, clarifying misunderstandings because someone wasn’t paying attention, and reviewing topics already covered. Maskot/Getty Images.

Leadership, Employee Engagement and Innovation at BIF-6 Summit

Michael Lee Stallard

After taking a couple days to mull it over I’ve decided to select a few presentations that will be most relevant to the themes I typically write and speak about i.e. leadership, connection, employee engagement, productivity and innovation. Below are brief descriptions of several presentations from the conference. Keith Yamashita inspired conference attendees to be great by seeking optimum solutions that help citizens, companies and the future generations.

Innovation and 21st Century Learning

Mike Cardus

Innovation & 21st Century Learning. I had the honor of giving a speech to Nardin Academy sharing some insight and lessons on Innovation and how it is or is not connected to 21st century learning. Talking about the necessity of core pedagogy, while creating separate methods for innovative practices within the Organization, Classroom and personal levels. Identifying blocks to innovation. Interested in Mike being a speaker at your next meeting, event or conference?

I Want to Speak / Facilitate Your Next Meeting/Conference/Event.

Mike Cardus

Blending love for team building, leadership, innovation and experiential learning, and your group moves beyond listening. Contact me … my fees are reasonable, I am happy to travel and people will thank you for the BEST Meeting, Conference or Event Ever! " – Annette From the Work-Life Jam Session Conference.

BIF-6 Summed Up: Optimism-Hope-Trust-Innovation

Mills Scofield

If you are ever, ever able to attend BIF's annual conference, spare nothing and go. FYI, Saul, 2011 Rosh Hashanah is late, 9/28, we're ok) The entire conference was summed up for me around 4pm on day [.]. Trust Saul Kaplan Optimism John Hegal Innovation Carmen Medina Business Innovation Factory Brown University BIF6 BIF-6

Greg McKeown: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Adobe Airbnb Al Gore annual Conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos Albert Einstein annual Innovation Conference Apple Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Facebook Fast Company Fortune Google Greg McKeown: An interview by Bob Morris Haakon (Crown Prince of Norway) Harvard Business Review HuffPost Inc.

The Wrong Way To Innovate: When Unrealistic Expectations Meet Antiquated Management

Strategy Driven

Innovation has always been culturally synonymous with ‘the latest and greatest’, the ‘next big thing’, and on the surface this true. Companies like to rollout their innovations at trade shows and industry events to garner attention and praise for their good work. Innovation luminaries like Coca Cola, General Electric, Shell Oil innovate effectively because they have structural elements in common, and they work to avoid a number of key pitfalls executing innovation work.

040: 5 Keys to Leading Innovation | with Todd Henry

Engaging Leader

At many companies today, innovation is the rallying cry, but bunting for singles is the everyday ethic. So how can you lead a team to be truly innovative? How can you inspire innovation, even from employees who aren’t in R&D? And how can you support process-based innovation, not just product-based innovation? He regularly speaks at companies and conferences about how to build practices that lead to better ideas.

Micro-Volunteering - Innovation At Its Finest

Mills Scofield

Jacob told their story at last month's BIF-6 conference (which is still causing a buzz). Sparked Micro-Volunteer Innovation Extraordinaries BIF-6You know all that time you spend waiting? In line, at school, the doctor's office, soccer practices, the bus or train? Well, what if you could use that time to do something great for someone else?

Becoming A Visionary Leader Through Leadercast Live With Keith Wilmot – Podcast Episode 10

Joseph Lalonde

In this capacity, he founded and launched IGNITOR, an internal creativity and innovation approach. How is the vision of Leadercast different from other leadership conferences? Leadership Podcast Keith Wilmot Leadercast leadership conference podcastT he guest for today’s Answers From Leadership podcast is Keith Wilmot. Keith was the Global Vice President of Creativity & Insights at The Coca-Cola Company.

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The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

Harvard Business

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. That, in essence, is the value of open innovation. In researching my book, Mapping Innovation , I found that every innovation strategy fails eventually, because innovation is, at its core, about solving problems — and there are as many ways to innovate as there are types of problems to solve. Sustaining innovation.

How Leaders Connect to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

During the interview we discussed how leadership affects employee engagement, strategic alignment, productivity, innovation and organizational performance. Here’s a link to an audio interview Jason Pankau and I did with Jeremie Kubicek, CEO of GiANT ( GiANT Impact , Catalyst and Chick-fil-A Leadercast ). Jeremie is the author of a great book entitled Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It.

The Real Secret to Thriving Amid Disruptive Innovation

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * I’m sitting at DLD, a new-media conference hosted Here is an excerpt from an article written by Justin Fox for the Harvard Business Review blog.