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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Human Capital Institute's Employee Engagement Conference

Michael Lee Stallard

Michael Lee Stallard Insights on Leadership and Employee Engagement Home About Hire to Speak Press Kit Human Capital Institute’s Employee Engagement Conference Published by Michael Lee Stallard on August 26, 2010 06:27 pm under employee engagement On October 6, I’ll be speaking about leadership, employee motivation, productivity and innovation at the Human Capital Institute’s Employee Engagement and Retention Conference in Boston.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Great Products Are: Deep. 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.

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.

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.

How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. Whether you have invented an amazing new technology or product, you could still fail. 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.

'Tis the Season for (Product) Camping

Lead on Purpose

Are you taking advantage of the many Product Camps or “Un-Conferences” offered this year? Product camps are a great place for product management professionals and leaders to step away from the day-to-day and engage in a day of learning and networking. Mike; “What are Product Camps and why should I attend?” Product Camps are events organized in the spirit of BarCamp , “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.”

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.

Stop Scheduling Conference Calls and Finally Commit to Videoconferencing

Harvard Business

Even if you don’t like seeing yourself on the screen, consider how this powerful tool might increase productivity and effectiveness for your 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. Maskot/Getty Images.

5 apps for HR Management that make you instantly productive

HR Digest

Productivity apps are in heaps and bounds on the market, but very few cater to the ever-evolving needs of the human resources departments. Uber Conference. With the Uber Conference, this trouble will vanish!

Hiring Former Offenders

ExactHire - Restaurants

After listening to an inspirational presentation delivered by Alice Marie Johnson at the HR Indiana Conference a few weeks ago, a solution for many organizations is readily available and has been in the forefront for awhile. Help Wanted! Now Hiring! Sign On Bonus to Work!

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.

How to Manage Teams in Different Locations

ExactHire - Restaurants

Ineffective onboarding will cut into your bottom line, decrease your company’s productivity, and possibly leave you vulnerable to lawsuits. Employees who undergo a comprehensive onboarding program are productive in their new roles more quickly.

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.

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

Mills Scofield

I'm still trying to process the last week; a wonderfully relaxing and productive (not an oxymoron) sabbatical on the dock in Maine, a day at Brown with terrific kids (I'm ready to go back) and BIF-6. 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 [.].

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.

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.

Transitioning Your Company from Product to Platform

Harvard Business

But how do you build a successful platform if you only have products? In our recent HBR article , we explain the fundamentals of transforming products into platforms. What are the “best practices” of building platforms from products? In our research, we found that platforms emerge and grow akin to companies, people, and products. Makerbot’s cultivation of its users as it moved from product to platform was immensely successful.

The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

Harvard Business

In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale. We call it slow innovation. Slow innovation projects can be just as impactful in the long-term. Paul Garbett for HBR.

What Leaders Need To Do To Create A Thriving Organization

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 28 th Annual Material Handling and Logistics Conference (MHLC) alongside thought leaders Patrick Lencioni and Guy Kawasaki, as well as The Container Store’s VP of Logistics and Distribution, Amy Carovillano (not to mention live performances by Jay Leno and REO Speedwagon).

Courageous Questions: How to Make It Easier to Get Better Insights

Let's Grow Leaders

Laura thanked her and hurried to a quiet conference room where she could call her team. Courageous Questions to Improve Productivity. What is the biggest roadblock to your productivity right now? If you want better insights, ask clearer questions.

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The Factors Behind China’s Growing Strength in Innovation

Harvard Business

But DJI is testament to China’s transformation from copycat to high tech innovation. DJI’s first hit product was the Phantom in 2013, and ever since, DJI has introduced new products at a rapid-fire pace. As the example of DJI demonstrates, Chinese companies are busy innovating based on three valuable and difficult-to-imitate advantages that will allow them to compete effectively with, and, in some areas, even overtake their Western rivals.

Attention is Oxygen for Relationships

Michael Lee Stallard

” This week I had the pleasure of giving a keynote speech on employee engagement at the Recognition Professionals Association’s annual conference in New Orleans. Later this month I’ll be speaking on inclusion and innovation at the Dallas Convention Center as part of the American Society for Training and Development’s International Exposition and Conference. It’s been said that attention is oxygen for relationships.

Why Your Innovation Team Needs a Lawyer

Harvard Business

This is where the opportunity lies — in collaboration that includes the final approvers, embedding legal teams in the design and innovation process. Ironically, not including lawyers in the collaborative process perpetuates the idea that they smother innovation. But the business’s innovators typically don’t consider the challenges that legal and other approvers face by being brought in at the end. Remind your company that there are risks to not innovating.

Deming’s Stage 0: By What Method?

Deming Institute

Edwards Deming Institute 2014 conference – Deming’s Stage 0: By What Method? They take time during the weekend to interview people and figure out what potential customers think of product and service ideas. A related idea discussed in a previous post is using a minimal viable product to experiment and iterate quickly to learn. As part of that explanation he references IDEO’s process for innovative design. Ron Moen’s presentation at The W.

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Harvard Business

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation , U.S. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to cultivate both in leaders and in organizations. Analyses were done to identify the competencies that innovative leaders share. why do customers buy your product or service?).


December 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, motivation, productivity, and more. It is a question I hear dozens of times from people at speaking events and conferences.” Productivity. In fact, practicing incremental changes drives a culture of innovation and efficiency. Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival.

Research: Employee Engagement = Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

In recent presentations, we’ve emphasized the importance of research from The Conference Board that concluded after studying 30 definitions of employee engagement used by consulting firms, the best definition is as follows: “Employee engagement is a heightened emotional and intellectual connection that an employee has for his/her job, organization, manager, or coworkers that, in turn, influences him/her to apply additional discretionary effort to his/her work.&#

The System of Profound Knowledge Applied to Sales and Marketing

Deming Institute

He also emphasized the importance of explaining the possibilities of innovation to their clients. In New York Label & Box Works case they are in a position where they are selling to companies that will use New York Label products in their own products sold to end users. So New York Label has to be able to show the value of innovative solutions to the consumers. He talks about innovation being driven by the producer, not the consumer.

Two Easy Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

On a Friday at lunchtime, get employees together in a conference room for pizza and salad or go outside of work for an informal lunch and time to mingle. Online MBA Rankings Recently added Maximize Employee Engagement, Alignment and Productivity Strengthen Your “Critical Connections&# Cartoon Boosts “Voice&# in U.S.

WhatsApp Grew to One Billion Users by Focusing on Product, Not Technology

Harvard Business

At a time when digital technology is transforming one industry after another, large companies tend to view innovation and disruption as the result of breakthrough discoveries or technological wonders. They look at the explosive growth of companies such as WhatsApp or Instagram and assume that true innovation is the realm of digital wonks and ambitious entrepreneurs. That’s our product, and that’s our passion.

Writing From the Chick-fil-A Leadercast

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s nice to see a conference sponsor that has a reputation for virtuous leadership and values! Online MBA Rankings Recently added Maximize Employee Engagement, Alignment and Productivity Strengthen Your “Critical Connections&# Cartoon Boosts “Voice&# in U.S.

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

Harvard Business Review

Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. Now, more than ever, we need strategies for being productive. Earlier this year, as part of an online summit taking place in January 2016, I invited 26 bestselling science and productivity writers to share their insights for achieving top performance.

4 Ways to Make Conference Calls Less Terrible

Harvard Business Review

No one wants to sit on a boring conference call, especially when they have other work to do. But that’s the reality for a lot of people, at least according to recent InterCall research on the rise of mobile conference calls and employee conferencing behavior. While some may argue that these employees are still engaged in other work, it raises questions about the productivity and value of these meetings. But don’t abandon the physical conference room just yet.