Do your leaders have the mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets to drive innovation? How can you best prepare the leaders of tomorrow to innovate? John K. Coyle has been deeply involved in innovation since his undergraduate years at Stanford where he earned a B.S. in Product Design and was fortunate enough to have David Kelley (founder of IDEO, Design Thinking pioneer, Steve Jobs right hand man) as his guidance counselor. John can help your teams adopt innovation mindsets, practices and toolsets through custom designed programs as simple as a 45 minute keynote, and as in depth as multiday workshops. In John's programs your teams will learn and practice key innovation skillsets including design thinking, creative problem solving, and lateral thinking, as well as key behaviors and mindsets that lead to (or kill) a culture of innovation. Below find a few keynotes and workshops that can be custom designed for your organization or team: -------------------------------------- Innovation Leadership 2.0 Keynote: How To Become an Innovative Leader. Explore the tools, mindsets, processes and skills required to lead innovation. John empowers leaders by sharing the key elements of an innovation mindset, how to use unique tools and practices (including design thinking), and how to drive change in an inspiring way. Cultivating a Culture of Innovation Keynote: How (Not) to Kill Creativity and Stifle Invention: why is culture essential to innovation? Why have so many companies unintentionally stifled it? What are the key drivers associated with innovative cultures and how do you shift a system to be creative, risk tolerant, collaborative and customer focused? Innovation Leadership Boot Camp (4- 8 hrs) Inspire and empower your leadership teams to adopt an innovation mindset tools and practices including design thinking and creative problem solving. : Part 1: INSPIRE — Understand and experience the innovation process, the role of insights, and work through a practice creative problem solving and lateral-thinking exercise to release the teams’ creative capabilities. Part 2: EMPOWER — introduce key mindsets, leadership tools and behaviors to navigate this new paradigm and conclude with a second round design thinking ideation session to generate industry-changing ideas. Innovation Burning Platform: Create the case for Innovation. Assemble and evaluate the implications of macroeconomic, industry, competitive, customer and company factors to determine the case for innovation. Includes discovery, interviews and facilitated alignment around the role and importance of innovation in a company's future. Design Thinking / Lateral Thinking Workshops: Diverge/converge brainstorming workshops to teach key lateral thinking and brainstorming skills and to efficiently and effectively pull the best ideas out of teams to solve for a specific business challenge or insight and then perform initial evaluation and prioritization. Innovation Antibodies workshop: Victim vs. Creator. Building off the concepts framed in "The Empowerment Dynamic" define the nature and roles of the "drama triangle" - victim, rescuer and persecutor, and reframe and practice the innovator triangle framework of coach, challenger and innovator. Mid-level managers are often in the most difficult positions in the business – facing pressures to change, adapt and innovate from above – all while cutting costs AND leading and managing teams that are being downsized while being asked to take on more and do things differently. The innovation antibodies workshop teaches leaders how to “avoid the drama” and take accountability for their role in it as well as coach and challenge others who may be falling into victim roles and mentality. Learner vs. Knower workshop: Define key characteristics of the “knower” mindset (closed to innovation) and the “learner” mindset (open to innovation), and learn language and tools to encourage the learner mindset to flourish. Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation workshop: Define the innovation mindset and explore practices to better develop it. This involves understanding the direct correlation between diversity and inclusion and innovation, and how the former serves to drive the latter. When the two intersect they lead directly to improved performance and often unprecedented business results (as demonstrated through case studies.) In this workshop, participants will be presented with current research and teaching on the subject, experiential learning and a work session to deepen the learning and apply it to real-work situations. Partnership with Joselyn Dipetta of Present Possibility. Innovation "World Cafe": “Change the Conversation = Change the Culture.” Inspire and empower line-level employees, managers and leaders to co-create a new conversation using newfound innovation language, tools and techniques to invent a new future — together. Innovation primer speech followed by facilitated “world café” multiphase exercise: Use appreciative inquiry organizational change model to design and facilitate meaningful group discussions on essential strategic topics for the enterprise to build know-how, community and relatedness.