How to Design Your Company's Innovation Strategy using The Innovation Design Wheel

May 25, 2017
Hosted by Kathy Fairbanks

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Innovation means different things to different people. When a CEO says “innovation”, it’s rare that employees truly understand what the CEO means. Innovation can mean … a thing, a value, a concept, a process or a strategy. Yet, some leaders use it to describe technology, R&D,or marketing. Sadly, innovation often gets thrown around like magic dust, a buzzword that’s lost its charm. In this show, John Storm, President of the BrainStorm Network, will share his insights & experiences after 25 years of innovation involvement. We’ll talk about a proven innovation process, along with a new model for designing a company’s innovation strategy. Getting clear about what metrics should be used to measure innovation’s impact is critical. We’ll talk about both hard & soft metrics you can use to focus on the key elements in designing a customized innovation strategy. Innovation ultimately means long-term survival, for if a company is not changing, improving, and growing, it will die.

The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour

The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour

Thursday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Success and integrity are not mutually exclusive, which is the foundation for The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour. Blending a warrior-like mindset with character traits of compassion in order to produce extraordinary results is key. Business often produces two types of leaders. The first are those who are nice, good-hearted, and compassionate, but can’t make much happen. The other type can make everything happen, they are creators, go-getters, and the aggressive producers in society. However, they’re often self-centered, greedy and unethical. Both the show host and guests share stories and tools for overcoming obstacles and provide wise short cuts for producing key sustainable results in business. You will discover unique roadmaps for producing a large amount of sustainable change in a short period of time. You will take lifelong learning to a whole new level where the important questions are asked and only you hold the answer to just how high you’re committed to climb.

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Kathy Fairbanks

Kathy Fairbanks

Kathy Fairbanks is a Strategic Business Warrior with a SHARP Compassionate Edge. Always articulate and entertaining, The Compassionate Samurai Business Hour has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch with Voice America in 2015. Kathy infuses her program with a twenty-year career in the financial service industry as an award-winning sales producer with CitiGroup and General Electric. She connects those strategic business skill sets with the ten traits of the Compassionate Samurai developed by Klemmer and Associates Leadership Seminars. Campaigning for their mission statement of creating bold, ethical leaders who are committed to a world that works for everyone with no one left out is always top of mind. Each show guest provides cutting-edge wisdom and invites you to digest the life-long learning tools discussed and to put these brand new tools into immediate action. Prior to entering the financial services arena, Kathy attended Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and received a B.S. in transportation and public utilities management. She is honored to serve on the Advisory Board at Pathways for Veterans in support of veterans and their families to create full and abundant lives, post military service. Kathy and her husband of 28 years live in Marin County California and are the blessed parents of two young adults who are both recent Klemmer Leadership graduates.

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