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Blueprint for Innovation Leadership:
How to Drive Sustainable Growth

Recording Date: June 08, 2011
Price: Free

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How Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Growth—And Why Others Fail

It’s easy for leaders to make visionary statements about the importance of innovation, but the real test is whether they have the will and know-how to make it happen.

That’s because innovation goes well beyond finding the next breakthrough.

Innovation requires a distinct business model that radiates throughout an entire organization, from operations to marketing. Innovation is driven by leadership and cascades down from there.

This Webcast explores the essential factors that lead to the creation of successful innovations and the leaders who champion them.

What You Will Learn


Using stories and specific case examples, you’ll hear about the essential framework of innovation leadership, including:

  • Understanding the four types of innovation, how they are defined and fit into the structure of your organization
  • The style and skills needed to successfully lead in each of the four innovation environments 
  • How to create and activate innovative initiatives to drive profitable, long term top-line growth. 

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Jane Stevenson is Vice Chairman, Board and CEO Services in Korn/Ferry International’s Atlanta office. She is an industry expert on recruiting leaders of growth and innovation. A pioneer in the field, she was responsible for bringing in many of the first Chief Innovation Officers and CEOs who focused on growth through innovation. She is an accomplished public speaker and is frequently consulted by Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal to discuss trends and issues relating to innovation and general management. She is coauthor of Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth—And Why Others Fail.

Bilal Kaafarani is Chief Innovation Officer and Group President of R&D with Yildiz Holding. He has held global innovation executive positions as at P&G, Kraft, FritoLay, and the Coca-Cola Company. In addition, Kaafarani was honored by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s “Top 25 Masters of Innovation”.  He has had the unique opportunity to work with some of the best brands in the world, and to experience the benefits and liabilities of many leadership styles and environments. In addition to his academic achievements, he holds patents for a number of breakthrough food sector technologies. He is coauthor of Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth—And Why Others Fail.


Related Seminars

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
Enhance your ability to respond to complex and unpredictable business changes by mastering the competencies of agile leadership!


Technical Requirements

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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

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  • Mozilla Firefox

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