The Innovator’s DNA — Mastering the Skills of Disruptive Innovators
For most of us, innovation isn’t a natural mindset, but it can be learned. Drawing from his award-winning research with Clayton Christensen, Professor Jeff Dyer describes how anyone can become a more creative problem solver and effective leader of innovation. Successful innovators exhibit common behavioral habits; he identifies the five discovery skills – associating, questioning, observing, networking and experimenting – proven to distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from execution-focused, results-driven managers. But innovation isn’t a one-person job, he stresses, it’s a team game. Professor Dyer details the behavior changes necessary to build innovation capacity into the very fabric of your organization.
The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization
Innovation has become synonymous with small, agile and social – but that doesn’t mean bigger, more established companies can’t innovate successfully, says Professor Jeff Dyer. It’s about being lean and maniacally focused on fast and frugal experimentation. Taking a page from start-up culture, he offers a new perspective derived from the world of the lean and agile start-up. Based on his new best-selling book, Professor Dyer details the innovator’s method, an end-to-end process for creating, refining and bringing ideas to market. He shows when and how to apply the tools and strategies of the method, and how to adapt them to your business to jump-start – and sustain – innovation.
Developing Disruptive Strategies in the Age of Uncertainty
In today’s complex, dynamic and uncertain world, game-changing innovation is critical – both for growing a business and protecting current markets. But leading disruptive innovation requires new mindsets and behaviors, for leaders and their organizations. Professor Jeff Dyer navigates the different routes to disruptive innovation, exploring the success factors of various companies and individuals – from pushing boundaries, generating insights, and conducting small, fast, inexpensive experiments. His insights about how to lead your team into the unknown will help you and your business thrive amidst uncertainty through sustained, repeatable innovation that creates competitive advantage.