Duration: 1 hour
Successful operational leadership is a different skill than innovation leadership. Yet they’re both critical for successful organizations. The ability to lead innovation is what creates growth opportunities for the organization, and this involves working with so-called “creatives” as well as anyone responsible for figuring out how to improve the organization’s top line, bottom line and/or impact. Innovation is about launching something new that adds value, and that usually requires you to work with a team. To do this requires a change in the status quo and a fresh approach to leadership.
This webinar will focus on the following:
- Required mindsets for leaders of innovation
- Tools and techniques to apply immediately
Skills to be acquired:
- How to discern between when to use “business thinking” and “innovation thinking”
- How to evaluate ideas productively in order to not kill the “next big thing” because it looks strange to make sure you’re using the right mindset
- How to frame and re-frame a problem to ensure you’re focusing your organization’s efforts in the right area.
Jonathan Vehar is a Senior Faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership, Jonathan's education and extensive experience in program design serves the Center in his design and delivery responsibilities for various Global Solutions clients, as well as his delivery responsibilities for various leadership programs.
Before joining the Center for Creative Leadership, Jonathan spent 14 years as the President and cofounder of a boutique training and organizational development firm focused on leadership skills necessary for innovation. In this role, he designed and delivered programs in the areas of creative thinking, strategic planning, group meeting facilitation, and innovation leadership development. Jonathan regularly worked with Fortune 100 companies in the consumer goods, electronics, pharma, and entertainment industries as well as mid-size enterprises, various government agencies and various business schools.
Jonathan holds a Master's Degree in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York's Buffalo State College, and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from Ithaca College.
Publications that have quoted Jonathan include the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Investor's Business Daily, Entrepreneur, and Road & Track. He is also the author of many articles, videotapes, books, and training manuals about creative thinking and innovation leadership.