Innovation and creativity are understood as necessary skills for thriving in a dynamic economy, but what is often left out is the role of transforming the mind itself. Today’s overwhelming challenges require leaders to move beyond “being effective” to fundamentally change themselves and how they see and relate to the world. How can individuals and organizations let go of ego and transform mindsets to evoke creativity, productivity and innovation? In this edition of our Drucker Business Forum series we hear about a new model for creative and productive leaders, a model in which innovation is actually a complete mentality, not a business-led process.
Nick Udall, CEO of nowhere and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, puts it this way: leaders have to “stop taking up space and start making and holding space” to help their organizations deal with facing the unknown. They must turn the notion of leadership on its head and move beyond their own egos. Nick sits down with Drucker School Assistant Professor of Practice Jeremy Hunter as they explore how transforming the way leaders and groups relate, learn and organize can lead to new patterns of thought and innovative action.
Don’t miss this insightful conversation with Nick and Jeremy as they draw on their personal and organizational skills to show how awareness, perception, consciousness – mindfulness – can lead to more purposeful, sustainable, innovative – and successful – organizations.
Jeremy Hunter, PhD: Assistant Professor of Practice, Peter F. Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University; co-author chapter “Making the Mindful Leader: Cultivating Skills for Facing Adaptive Challenges” with Michael Chaskalson in the new The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership, Change, and Organizational Development. @JeremyHunter123
Nick Udall, PhD: co-founder and CEO of nowhere, where he works with CEOs and executive leaders of global businesses to develop breakthrough strategies and build cultures of innovation; Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership. His new book, Breakthrough by Design: How Leaders Evoke the Music of Innovation, is out in February. @drnickudall
Copies of Dr. Udall’s book, Breakthrough by Design: How Leaders Evoke the Music of Innovation, will be available from CGU’s Huntley Bookstore in the Crawford Family Forum lobby before and after the program.
7:45am – Doors Open/Light Breakfast
8:30am – Program
Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.
This program is a Drucker Business Forum co-presented by SCPR and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.