Business Visionary Madan Birla on Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in your Company and Career
May 29, 2014
Hosted by Té Revesz
Business visionary Madan Birla shares strategies for “Unleashing Creativity and Innovation” to drive enterprise growth and career success (http://innovationculture.com/). Drawing on his 22 years at FedEx, 10 years consulting with leaders around the world, and lessons learned from nature, Birla tell us how we can tap into our natural creative potential. What communications skills will gain acceptance for our ideas. How we can turn those ideas into innovations that will help us and our companies out-think and out-perform our competition. How we can engage our teams in the process. How to overcome the most common roadblocks to innovation and minimize negative influences that obstruct creative energy flow. How to build an innovation and performance culture. How to thrive in complex environments, deliver solutions and act behalf of multiple stakeholders. How to become management’s go-to person for innovative business solutions. And last but not least, what 2 words “guarantee promotion.”
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.