Facing the challenges of eroding profit margins, increased competition in the marketplace, and out-of-date products and services, companies and organizations know that innovation is critical to their survival. However, their internal structures, rigid mindsets and risk-averse cultures are standing in the way.
While business leaders are expected to be the ones to usher innovation into their organizations, they lack the training and know-how to pilot true innovative practices. And because they’re already busy running their businesses, there’s simply no time to get the education they need from accredited programs or lengthy workshops.
Through this series of five courses, John Coyle will help you develop innovation skills and mindsets that you can apply immediately. Using the principles of design thinking, John will teach you how to drive positive leadership and change your company culture in service of innovation. These lively lessons will be delivered with emotion-packed stories that will entertain, enlighten and stick with you.
John is the author of “Design for Strengths: Applying Design Thinking to Individual and Team Strengths” and “The Art of Really Living Manifesto.” He’s taught courses on innovation at Marquette University and the CEDIM design school, presented at TEDx, worked with Fortune 500 companies on how to apply design thinking, and provided commentary and analysis for NBC sports. John won a silver medal in speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. He is a graduate of Stanford University’s d.school and earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
The courses in this series include:
- Innovation Mindsets, Processes, Tools and Culture
- Innovation Kryptonite – Knower vs. Learner
- The Resilient Innovation Leader
- Innovation Antibodies – Victim vs. Creator
- Design Thinking for Strengths-Based Leadership