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From keynote talks, custom workshops, and team-focused masterclasses, the authors of Leading Transformation offer unique presentations and training for leaders and organizations to help them think bigger, overcome bottlenecks, and create a trojan horse for change.

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Leading Transformation: How to Take Charge of Your Company’s Future

Creating transformative change in big companies may be the hardest task leaders face, due to a combination of conservative corporate cultures and eternal human tendencies toward incrementalism, habit, and fear. Based on an applied and proven process with Google, Levi’s and Lowe’s, this presentation describes how leaders can envision valuable new futures and break the decision bottlenecks that hold organizations back. It also provides a framework for anticipating and recognizing when new technologies pose a threat and how to respond in order to profit from them.

How to Thrive in the Era of Digital Disruption

Although disruption has long been a threat for some sectors, the rise of digital technologies has accelerated the pace of disruption in virtually every industry, creating immense uncertainty. But what does digital transformation mean and what do leaders need to know to succeed? This presentation provides new lenses through which to view how digital transforms the “back stage” (your resources and activities) and the “front stage” (products, services and interactions with customers) of your firm and how to approach the three new themes of digital transformation: platforms, ecosystems, and digital business models.

Innovation Capital: The Missing Piece for Turning Ideas into Reality

Developing world-changing ideas is only the first step toward making an impact; one must also be able to persuade others to commit their own resources, by convincing them that such ideas are feasible and truly transformative–as well as profitable. Nathan Furr calls this missing piece of the puzzle “innovation capital,” the ability of great innovators to marshal human and financial capital to implement and commercialize ideas. This presentation describes the process of leveraging these “innovation capital” amplifiers to build up innovation capital over time, so that one’s ideas can go straight from the drawing board to reality without the painful process of rejection and financial failure.

The Innovator’s Method: How to Innovate Like a Start-up

Every business lives in a world of increasing uncertainty which demands innovation to survive. How can established companies become more agile and innovative? Drawing on decades of research on how the world’s most innovative companies create new businesses, the Innovator’s Method provides a synthesis of how to apply the latest innovation tools, such as lean startup, design thinking, and business model innovation to create a culture that can more successfully innovate.

What Other Leaders Are Saying

In my first days as CEO of ING I was given some sound advice: think of yourself rather as the CSO, the Chief Storytelling Officer. Nathan and his co-authors perfectly explain why this is true. Transformation starts with a visionary and compelling story. A story built on an aspirational purpose. A story that wins hearts and minds.
— Ralph Hamers, CEO ING Group
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