Duration: 1 hour
Is innovation a meaningless buzzword or your organization’s most powerful driver of success?
The importance of innovation to your organization is undeniable in today’s ever-evolving world. And the employees who drive innovation should rank high among your most valuable corporate assets.
Yet little is known about these incredible corporate citizens — what drives them, helps them along the way, and develops them to their fullest potential? What do they need from leaders to thrive, grow, and become a force in your organization? How do you create an army of innovators that will ensure your organization’s relevance for years to come?
This session will show you how to identify these most valuable employees and tell you what makes them unique. You’ll explore the characteristics of these employees and what they need from leaders every step of the way.
As a result of this session, you’ll learn:
- To better understand these innovators and learn how to identify them.
- The developmental pathway for these special and critical employees.
- Leadership skills to nurture and develop these incredibly valuable employees.
Michael Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mike brings over 35 years of business experience having held senior positions in Fortune 500 companies and as the head of his own consultancy. His experience as an executive trainer and coach spans more than 25 industries, and he has worked with clients in the U.S., Europe and China. Mike currently serves as senior faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and is responsible for a variety of open enrollment programs and advises CCL’s portfolio of clients on all aspects of innovation, including innovation leadership. His perspectives on innovation have been published in Forbes, Fast Company, the American Management Association, The Business Journal, the Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability and the Academy of Management. He has served on the faculty for top-ranked business schools where he developed ground-breaking curriculum in global marketing, entrepreneurialism, and innovation.