Encouraging Innovation Through 5 Key Conversations

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Innovative leaders are not necessarily technical experts or inherently creative. Rather, they have the skill to encourage innovation in others, creating informal and formal systems that invite, support, and reward innovation. Managers can tap into their employees' creative processes and encourage ownership of the innovation each step of the way.

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How It Works

The assessment presents 30 statements regarding current practices as a manager in developing high-performing employees. In scoring the assessment, participants determine their overall performance management score. In addition, participants create a self-profile showing scores for each of the five conversations. Feedback forms submitted by peers provide the data to create a second - or "feedback" - profile. Then to prepare for meeting with employees, participants complete worksheets on each of the five conversations.

Uses and Applications

Encouraging Innovation Through 5 Key Conversations may be used to:

  • Establish a new approach to building innovation in an organization
  • Provide basic skills training in developing creativity and innovation in individuals and teams
  • Complement existing leadership development techniques being used in an organization

Product Details

Product Type: Assessment and workshop[

Time Required: 1 Hour

What do I order?

Order one facilitator set per facilitator and one self assessment per participant. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.

About the Authors

Jocelyn Kung is an organization development consultant who has worked with top executives across industries around the world throughout her 30-year career. Ms. Kung has been a faculty member of Management Centre Europe and served on the board of Girls for a Change. Ms. Kung has a B.S in business administration from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

Marianne Minor is a licensed clinical social worker, management consultant and author. For more than 30 years, she worked in human resources and management development for General Electric, PG&E and IBM.

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