Innovation For Leaders

TrainSMART Inc.
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Corporate / Group Training
8 hours

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Innovation For Leaders

Finding your company’s “second act” has never been more important. In the past, new products and distribution methods were adopted according to a familiar bell-shaped curve. Innovators and early adopters first, followed by a vast majority, and finally the laggards. All that has changed. The new product (and technical adoption) now looks like a Shark Fin – a few trial users and a very large steep spike of everyone else. Today’s marketplace is a series of rapid-fire Shark Fins hitting one after another. For leaders, the question is not whether to pivot, but rather how to efficiently drive a successful change of direction.

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Who should attend?

Target Audience:

Leadership teams, new product organizations, sales functions – any group that has to quickly create new strategic thinking to help their business thrive.

Training content

  • Complete the FourSight® Innovative Thinking assessment (prework)
  • Define creativity and innovation
  • Overview of the four steps in the innovative thinking process
  • Review assessment results to better understand oneself
  • Examine the team’s profile – their innovation strengths and struggles
  • Conduct a deep dive on a key business issue by applying tools to
  • Clarify the problem
  • Brainstorm new high potential ideas
  • Develop a detailed solution
  • Create an implementation action plan
  • Imbed facilitation skill building for each step in the innovation process

Course delivery details

Session Length Options: Six 120-minute virtual sessions

Certification / Credits

  • Define creativity and the innovative thinking process
  • Detail the characteristics of each step of the process
  • Strengths and contributions
  • Blind spots and ways they annoy others
  • Divergent and convergent thinking
  • Assess personal and team innovation preferences
  • Diagnose the assisters and resisters to innovation among the team and in the greater organization
  • Generate new and novel thinking around a real-world challenge or opportunity that will help the business pivot

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Customized training programs for every organization

Certified Women-Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB)

Industry-proven facilitators, consultants, and experts

About TrainSMART Inc.

TrainSMART Inc.

TrainSmart specializes in helping you identify people and process challenges that may be preventing your organization from achieving optimal results. We take a collaborative approach to create a tailored strategy for success. TrainSmart’s goal is to partner with you to...

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