Perhaps no other country celebrates innovation the way America does. In America, we're reminded of the life-changing power of inventiveness every day. We all know innovation is important. In today's business climate, innovation isn't an option. It's a requirement.
As companies begin to refocus on growth, innovation has once again become a priority. In a recent McKinsey Global Survey 84 percent of executives say innovation is extremely or very important to their companies’ growth strategy. The results also show that the approach companies use to generate good ideas and turn them into products and services has changed little since before the crisis, and not because executives thought what they were doing worked perfectly.
Competitive companies know that while cutting costs might keep them in business today, increasing revenue means staying in business tomorrow. How do you increase revenue? Through innovation.
Companies today are challenged to manage the ongoing innovation process. But they face a long list of obstacles: piecing together critical information, storing it in disparate sources, and developing a consistent process of bringing best of breed ideas to market. Implementing a company- wide innovation platform can effectively capture the collective wisdom of employees, partners, and customers; and efficiently manage the identification and implementation of next generation products and services.
Choosing the right tools and having the proper expertise to effectively innovate will be a defining factor in a company’s ability to survive in today’s increasingly complex, competitive business landscape.
Even though most companies know innovation is a must- have, how exactly do you execute innovation?
BENFITS TO YOUR CLIENT
Whether you want to improve daily efficiencies or bring an entirely new product to market, my Innovation workshops are built to maximize your return on investment and provide powerful, measurable results over time. I forge collaborative ideation and educates organizations how to innovate from top to bottom and bottom to top.
Further, many of the challenges—finding the right talent, encouraging collaboration and risk taking, organizing the innovation process from beginning to end—are remarkably consistent. Indeed, surveys over the past few years suggest that the core barriers to successful innovation haven’t changed, and companies have made little progress in surmounting them.
Guided by the framework of science and experimentation, but not to the exclusion of hunches, impressions and intuition my approach, as a practitioner, applies this knowledge to real world situations, which are applicable by every organization.
A solution requires justification and validation; a BRIGHT IDEA needs no justification.
A solution is an end point; a BRIGHT IDEA is just the beginning
A solution is sold and self-supporting; a BRIGHT IDEA is tender and must be built upon.
Don’t kill BRIGHT IDEAs with roadblocks.
Express all BRIGHT IDEAS
DEEM NO BRIGHT IDEA TOO WILD TO BE CONSIDERED
QUALITY IS IMPORTANT; EVERY BRIGHT IDEA THAT COMES TO MIND SHOULD BE INCLUDED
GETTING TOGETHER WITH OTHERS TO BRAINSTORM IS DESIRABLE
CRITICISM OR NEGATIVE EVALUATION SHOULD BE AVOIDED
RECORD ALL BRIGHT IDEAS
TIME TO LET BRIGHT IDEAS ‘INCUBATE’ SHOULD BE ALLOWED
FRAME THE QUESTIONS
“What is the problem we are about to solve” instead…THE PROBLEM WE ARE ABOUT TO RESOLVE IS
‘Why do you consider this a problem?” instead…THIS IS A PROBLEM BECAUSE
WHO IS JIM
As you know, for many years I have been called-among other things- an Innovation Expert. I can breed new ideas, educate your team members, and coach others to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and solve problems using easy to use tools that generate innovative solutions.
I provide the tools for the creation of an execution engine for new ideas, proposals, and initiatives. I work with your organization so they can find champions in the world and within their organizations that will adopt them by offering interactive teaching of the innovation process and the adoption of these tools.
Turns out, the best companies are naturally good at creating new ideas and executing them brilliantly. All too often, we stop at the first part, and pat ourselves on the back for being innovative, even though we are aren't exactly sure what to do with a great idea. We spend too much time thinking ‘outside the box,’ when in fact the problem is ‘inside the box.’
I will partner with your organization to offer the tools, insights, and focus for your organization to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their business with a customized approach.
My focus is to educate organizations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results.
With my BRIGHT IDEA Exchange I engage your audience to create ideas that are offered without boundaries, without concerns for money or resources, and permit an open dialogue to create 'inside the box' solutions.
Jim helps organizations discover new solutions.
Jim assists organizations overcome challenges.
Jim educates organizations to develop improved innovative thinking skills.
Jim uses proven processes and systems that stimulate better ideas in less time.
Jim’s expertise is based in a broad interaction with diverse clients from automotive, wellness, hospitality, trade associations, non-profits, and restaurants.
If you need better tools to discover new opportunities using existing resources, annihilate the competition, deliver new products and services, plan meetings and events, save time and money, and learn a more effective process I am a valuable resource.
Jim Feldman is a powerful, dynamic presenter who will inspire your suppliers and meeting planners to action.
Jim’s expertise is based in a broad interaction with diverse clients from hotel and resorts, cruise and airlines, rental cars, DMCs, CVBs, automotive, wellness, diversified trade associations, non-profits, real estate, and restaurant chains.
If you need better tools to discover new opportunities using existing resources, annihilate the competition, deliver new products and services, plan meetings and events, save time and money, and learn a more effective process
Jim is one of the preeminent experts on change management and innovation for the hospitality industry. He gets to the root causes of procrastination, doubt and inactivity — and will demonstrate to your Smart Events' attendees how to overcome these fears to win! His motivating message is exactly what your people need to get past uncertainty and indecision... and create an action plan that gets positive results.
At the conclusion of his presentation your attendees will be more fired-up, more productive, and you'll look like a hero.
More importantly, you'll see the positive results; long after the meeting is over.
Jim's presentations always get the highest marks and recognition from the attendees as 'the best part of attending your event.'
Jim will help the attendees...
- discover new solutions.
- overcome challenges.
- develop improved innovative thinking skills.
- stimulate better ideas in less time.
Your attendees leave with a roadmap lined with thoughtful discussions, engaging and collaborative personal action plans, and a new awareness of a way to 'shift' their thinking to create transformations rather than transactions.
You have one chance to WOW the Smart Events' audience. Jim will showcase how to move from success to significance. And show them how to make more money by creating environments where their clients want to buy.
He helps them on the Journey To Bright Ideas with truly inspiring case studies and real world examples that describe a future state for their organizations.
Jim is your go to guy for a dynamic, uplifting, and thoughtful, relevant perspective on current and future opportunities with uncommon common sense.
He delivers plain talk for smart people with practical insights that will help Smart Events' attendees compete now and in the future.
Jim does thorough pre-event research and customizes the program for Smart Events, products and geographic/targeted situations.
Jim has one goal...to make Smart Events look great. He collaborates with your team to create the 'voice' that you want presented.
Your attendees receive a program that's fast-paced, fun, and packed with usable information on how to achieve more.
Jim tells it like it is, with humor, relevant messages, and real world examples.
An international speaker and prolific author that has presented in 38 countries, with a focus on the local culture, interests, and language meanings. His visuals are exciting; his engagement with the audience creates a personal experience that supports your objectives.
Listen to him once and you will quickly learn why his clients call him The Bright Idea Guy. Jim will remind your audience that value is measured by the size of the problems we solve. And that's why Jim is the perfect choice for Smart Events to use for as many presentations as possible.
Named one of Incentive Magazine’s top innovators, Jim owns his own performance improvement company an agency that creates travel awards, group trave, and meetingsl for clients such as Frito-Lay, Tupperware, Avon, Mary Kay, Xerox, Ford, Pampered Chef, Toyota, Hewlett Packard, Apple, Creative Memories, LouverDrape, etc.
Over the years, Jim Feldman has worked with an incredible range of clients: from the U.S. Department of Defense to Verizon, from Lexus to Apple. Cremation Association to CocaCola, Microsoft to AT&T, Meeting Place Mexico to San Juan CVB, Los Cabos CVB to Kempinski, etc.
Feldman’s work is collaborative. He has consulted with Aria, Bellagio, Foxwoods, Wynn Las Vegas, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Nielson, Tribune Media, BASF,etc. to help them become a better value interpreter.
Feldman has won every major marketing and promotion award possible for his clients. He was most recently a 7 year Trustee of the Incentive Research Foundation and a member of the Incentive Marketing Association, President Emeritus of the Incentive Travel Council, and a member of their Board of Directors. He was actively involved with SITE as the VP of Education and other positions. Jim was President of SITE Chicago, consultant to the Motivation Show, ITEX, and other trade shows.
As the world cascades to sameness, Jim will challenge your audience to create competitive differentiation. He will show them dozens of ways to get on the path to Optimizing Performance and build a better, more profitable, strategy along the Journey To Bright Ideas.
Look no further, Jim is your go to guy.
Because of his demand as a keynote speaker his calendar fills up quickly. Give him a call and we can confirm the open dates to fulfill your needs. Jim wants to work with you and make this series of Smart Events one of the hospitality industries most talked about presentations.
Originally published on February 28, 2015 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau