Empowering Innovation with Jeff DeGraff

October 3, 2014
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

 

Episode Description

Did you know that innovation is the only value proposition with a shelf life? And with the commoditization of most linear processes and technologies, innovation is essential to stay competitive in our volatile, global economy. However, unlike many business processes that can be strategized and managed, innovation must be encouraged, allowed to emerge, and nurtured through implementation. Tune in and learn how to empower innovation with the “Dean of Innovation”, Jeff De Graff. Listen as we unveil common corporate messages that hinder innovation. Understand why variation and diversity and important to facilitate innovation. Gain insights into the use of the Competing Values Framework, including how to create positive conflict. Learn about the Innovation Genome model which connects value propositions with culture, competency and leadership through four quadrants and a shared language.

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Quantum Business Insights with Olivia Parr-Rud

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.

Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).

Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share