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Innovative Change Leadership

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This ‘Innovative Change Leadership’ program consists of the following modules:


The Future of
the Innovation Race:

Who will win, lose and be eliminated?


Are you an innovative
change leader?

Interactive diagnostic session with gamified simulation experience.


Sustainable Innovation

How to develop culture awareness & respect cultural differences

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KEYWORDS: Disruptive Innovation, Explore/Preserve, Ambidextrous Leadership, The Future of Innovation

1:  The Future of the Innovation Race: Who will win, lose and be eliminated?

An Introduction to The Paradox Theory of Innovation

Companies like Google may appear to be leading in ‘The Innovation Race’, but do they have all the solutions, and can they be simply copied? Our research has revealed that most companies today only have half the story right, and that a new perspective and model is needed to overcome the challenges. This presentation identifies core sustainable innovation strategies for surviving and thriving in ‘The Innovation Race’. It reveals that by simply changing perspective, new ideas can be better supported through to implementation. The fast-paced global adventure introduces and reveals how different cultures and companies (and even countries) around the world have effectively managed the key Exploration/Preservation innovation paradox.


2: Are you an Innovative Change Leader? Becoming Future-Ready

How can leaders deal with the complexities and challenges of constant change? Discover how to lead and manage for innovation through successfully navigating the 4 key innovation paradoxes. Practical strategies and the ‘polar positioning’ tools are introduced to show how to navigate these paradoxical tensions successfully.

This session introduces a fascinating validated assessment and  interactive exercises to help explore your unique Innovation Change Leadership profile (iCLi). In this session you learn how to manage the dynamic tension between the need for exploration and preservation, to demonstrate how to lead teams so they are propelled forward rather than ripped apart. You are shown how to become an ambidextrous innovation leader.

Drawing from our research with thousands of survey responses, multiple interviews with heads of innovation and a deep dive immersion into one organization over two years – along with fascinating case studies from our consulting work with organizations over 30 years – the session reveals how successful leaders can fuel sustainable development. (Academic Version with White Paper also available).


3:  Dealing with competing innovation demands

More than just a PR campaign, companies need to embrace diversity in order to be truly innovative. In the light of our research this topic looks at how different cultures, countries and company’s approach: innovation, leadership and other models. (task vs people, collective vs collaborative, & monochronic vs polychronic.)

By understanding the tension of the ‘Paradoxical Innovation Orientations’, and ambidextrous approaches to leadership, leaders can learn to communicate more effectively, without judging. The introduction of the iLCi graphs (assessment tool)  will help leaders see there is value on any position in the poles and indeed discover its only the combination of the diversity that allows sustainable growth.  Rather than default their own personality bias, leaders can learn to become more empathetic and respectful on projects  and with clients. Using the Dynamic Polar Positioning (PoP) Tool: leaders will learn to navigate the polar positions and how to avoid skidding off the road along with the danger zones to be aware of.