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10/11/2019

029 Leading for Innovation: Systematically Identify Areas Ripe for Meaningful Change

Presenter: Abram Walton, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 8:00-11:30 am

Level of Complexity:
Intermediate

Course Description: This course will look at the stages of the innovation process and how to implement them: planning, defining the course of action, establishing the motivation, attributing the action items, prioritizing, monitoring, and driving desired new behaviors, considering input and output metrics and a suite of leadership metrics to support specific growth initiatives. Creating and driving the effective use of innovation tools, processes, and metrics requires a strategic and disciplined approach that starts with the enterprise growth strategy and cascades throughout each business unit, division, and group structure.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using data gathered through this structured process to map out areas that are ripe opportunities for innovation
  • Prioritize and select valuable and solvable problems, and then ideate on potential solutions

headshotAbram Walton, Ph.D.

Abram is an author, consultant, and researcher specializing in Strategic Innovation, Human Capital Management, and Leadership Development with a focus on developing business models that create sustainable competitive advantage. He takes a unique systems-thinking approach, which has cultivated multi-disciplinary collaborations, generating innovative organizational strategies and best practices. 

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