MBAs Lead Innovative Brainpower

MBAs Lead Celebration of Innovation

Check out  MBAs at  The Bittner School of Business at  St. John Fisher College who led innovation with the brain in mind.  Dynamic innovation story over at Forbes and at Brain Based Biz.

The exchange differed from one-way talks,  presentations, or illustrated ideas.

MBA students facilitated solutions

Community leaders and MBA leaders-in-training integrated novel ideas together, through overarching questions at each booth.  Diverse minds soon ignited flames that could have sparked Joseph Conrad’s words, The mind is capable of anything–because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.

What started as questions ended up as workplace solutions

After looking at several perspectives, MBA students facilitated solutions by unleashing talents from unique angles. They applied brainpowered  tools, much like those that appeared on Forbes, Mind Makeover. Think of it as stacking the deck – since leaders supported and learned from  diverse talents shared at a Celebration of Innovation,  in The Bittner School of Business at  St. John Fisher College. The exchange differed from one-way talks,  presentations, or illustrated ideas.

Hosted by MBA students, this celebration of innovation, opens new job opportunities, transforms workplaces into curious

Transforms workplaces into curious and caring communities

and caring communities, and stirs mind-bending unions across genders, ages, and backgrounds. It also shows how innovation risks holding people as capital, leaders as facilitators, knowledge as shared, workplaces as caring and curious communities, and innovation as an engine forward.

It was a bit like holding a crown metaphorically over leaders’ heads until grown into, and then supporting that growth. Imagine an entire community stacking decks for one another and you see what resulted. Leaders in the field and in the MBA program engaged by celebrating shared pathways to make innovation happen in their industries.  You get the picture.

Novel ideas integrated through two-footed questions

Unique insights integrate faster when facilitators welcome creative ideas across both right and left brainpower. In celebration of innovation, student-led games, discussions, videos and surveys reconfigured neuro-discoveries into practical workplace solutions. Leaders later applied similar ideas to reshape dead-end workplace routines, such as boring meetings. Talks became productive idea exchanges – to advance newly created designs – and exchanges converted diverse talents into shared solutions.

Connections bring together opposing views

During the celebration, MBA students and leaders reflected on where-to-from-here by questioning and wondering, as opposed to talking or delivering. As MBA students identified challenges that tend to truncate workplace change, leaders worked together to minimize barriers to changes that could transform non-productive practices at work.

Renewal happens in spite of setbacks

To learn from opposing views, students saw how castle views differ- depending from which tower windows you look. In much the same way, new era MBA leaders shifted views, as they moved from tower to tower, to observe problems and possibilities from several sides. Management’s perspective differed from union’s perspective, for instance, and within those opposites students found shared values that guided both sides toward agreement.  Just as workplace problems become challenges for collaborators, so toxins such as poor tone or low morale, yield to opportunities when innovation spans differences.

Facilitators look for rejuvenated tools that fit an innovation era. Have you seen it?  Innovation with NY leaders and SJFC leaders Since the recession hit though, few deny an urgent need for innovative change.  Leaders crave a finer alignment between MBA courses and mental benefits for high performance minds. It takes open and courageous leaders to risk  leading change from both front lines and front offices. Whenever a  facilitator acts as guide to the side, rather than sage on the stage , however, rejuvenated approaches begin to lead innovation with the brain in mind. This celebration of innovation offers a starting point to move from stubborn resistance to mental rejuvenation.

How is innovation celebrated and applied to fuel improvements where you work?

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