Collaborate to Innovate: Powerful Skills for Leaders Recorded Webinar

Collaborate to Innovate: Powerful Skills for Leaders Recorded Webinar


A 90-minute Lead Now web event to equip leaders with critical innovation skills! By the 40-year innovators of advanced methods of leadership development, Interaction Associates.

Featuring Interaction Associates Senior Consultant, Jay Cone. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 1 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern Time
12 pm - 1:30 pm Central
10 - 11:30 am Pacific Time

Efficiency is key for business success. But in the long term, it won’t sustain business growth.

Leaders are eager to lead teams to invent new ways to look at current parts of the business – e.g., the products, the processes, the supply chain, and methods of marketing. Executives then want their teams to be innovative in bringing an idea all the way to the market — smarter, better, faster. Innovation rarely happens with one person alone in a room. Or waiting for a "Eureka!" moment. Most innovation is the result of many people working together to generate and synthesize ideas.

This webinar will explore the spark-plug relationship between collaboration and innovation.  It will give you practical methods for tapping the innovative energy and talent of a group.

 Who Should Attend
This webinar is perfect for team leaders in Sales, Product Development, Marketing, and other functional areas where innovation and execution are paramount.

Benefits for Participants
By the end of this webinar, you have some practical, immediately-applicable techniques for:

  • Spotting a great innovative opportunity
  • Leveraging your own problem solving and opportunity-hunting style
  • Facilitating creative moments where a “good idea” is transformed into a “practical innovation.”

BONUS! You will also receive a package of models and techniques to support you in making collaborative design an essential tool in your leadership toolkit.

Jay ConeJay Gordon Cone is a Senior Consultant at Interaction Associates.

Jay has spent the past 25 years focusing on leadership development, strategic thinking and innovation learning processes. Prior to joining Interaction Associates, Jay worked in the food service industry as a training manager, Human Resources director, and internal consultant.

Jay has presented at the National Restaurant Association’s National Show, The Southwest Food Expo and the Texas Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation Management Conference. His articles on leadership development have appeared in Training Magazine, The Training & Development Journal, and The American Society for Training and Development's Best of Customer Service Training. Jay served on the editorial review committee for David Straus' book, How to Make Collaboration Work,and contributed to Chip Bell's book on building partnerships, Dance Lessons. He also contributed a chapter to Building Leadership Bridges 2011: Leadership for Transformation, from the International Leadership Association (ILA).

Jay served for five years on the faculty of the Executive MBA program at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he taught innovation and collaboration. Jay's current consulting practice focuses on senior team facilitation, strategic thinking, leadership development, and innovation.
Read Jay's blog here.


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