Executive Innovation Speaker
Innovation: A Senior Executive Leadership Perspective
This keynote is designed pecifically for executive leader audiences, C-level, VP and Partners. Leadership is top-down and innovation is highly leadership dependent for its success. Without a supportive and invested senior leadership, people will not risk being innovative or embracing the risk that true innovation requires. Furthermore, without strategic direction, any innovation that does occur is not likely to be targeted at the opportunities which will result in the greatest ROI. Nor does strategic direction permeate throughout an organization by osmosis. Without active involvement by the senior executive team, innovation is likely to be only incremental and random, if it occurs at all.
John’s dual consulting roles as both a global open innovation strategist and strategic planning facilitator, provides a fruitful background for speaking to the necessity for innovation to be driven by the organization’s strategic plan. In fact, he bleieves that a organization wide innovation directive and startegy is foundational to the strategic planning effort itself. Today’s globally competitive marketplace no longer allows companies to remain competitive through cost cutting and working harder and longer.
Innovation and open innovation in particular is the sole remaining strategy that will enable organizations to eat-frog their national and global competitors, while insuring profitable growth and future sustainability. As market new market disrupters continue to rise, a strategic competitive edge gained through strategic innovation provides the only hope for success!
Senior executive leaders will leave this keynote with a clear undestanding of the role strategic innovation should play in their organization and the steps they need to initiate to ensure that it does.