Innovation: It’s About How You Think and What You Do (08/11/2011)

We are in a virtually unprecedented time in our global societies. The
economic and social hardships of the last several years, especially in
the US, are causing us to rethink our models about what is an effective
organization and who are competent contributors to organizations. If we
are to navigate out of this morass, it will need to be driven by
innovation at all levels:  individual, team, organizational, and
societal.

Fueled by his recent reading of The Innovator’s DNA (Dyer, Gregersen,
Christensen) and recent visits to and research on Cisco and Google,
Pete Sorenson is developing insight and an attitude about innovation.

Dyer, Gregerson, and Christensen have developed innovation related
models based on interviews with nearly 100 of the world’s most
innovative leaders. Their findings are built on the foundation of
Christensen’s earlier works on disruptive innovation.

You will walk away from this evening with a list of personal and
organizational insights that will aid you in becoming more innovative
and in influencing people and organizations you inhabit to increase
their DQ (Discovery Quotient).

PRESENTER:  Peter Jay Sorenson, CMC, is an independent strategic
organization design and change management consultant, coach, and social
entrepreneur.

He is known for his ability to see the big picture, make sense of
messes, and lead teams in resolving complex issues. He relates well to
people from all stations of life, speaks frankly, and has a practical
eye for getting things done.

Pete’s practice (http://strategicorganizationdesign.com) focuses on
strategy, intentionally designing organizations (with webs of intangible
assets), creating change, and assessing what works.

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