Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

Braden Kelley stokes innovation for leadership that drives innovation for a new era.

That’s why I plan to use Braden’s dynamite insights, in Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to ignite MBA leadership thinking.  Business students will develop  brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth, from entry points identified in this compelling book.

The course is titled:  LEAD INNOVATION WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND.

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

MBA candidates – willing to pony up $50,000 –  are also poised for  Braden’s brain compatible shift into an innovation era. How so?

1.      Talent developed across boundaries and borders. Braden suggests that organizations make changes to integrate talents.  Use a wide-angled lens, to envision collaboration across currently barricaded silos that limit mind-bending developments.  Braden’s book examines unique components of local, national and global business leadership approaches, through case studies that fit current research about cognitive and neuro-sciences advances. The book opens topics linked to talent development that engage reflective decision-making, and pave the way for a brain compatible innovative leadership shift.

2.      People as capital.  Braden suggests tactics that change problems into possibilities through intelligent risk taking by people motivated and committed as highly engaged employees. Drawing from experts on the future of management, such as Gary Hamel, and on practices clearly associated with right brain leadership, the book opens discussions about how to succeed in the creative economy. For instance, Braden views mutual respect between management and employees, trust that invigorates a workplace, and flexibility that enables innovation to drive the future of an organization. My business students will use innovative prompts from this book, to explore and improve tone for increased brain chemicals to help steer innovation business culture.

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

3.      Problem solving skills developed through curiosity that averts crisis and increases pioneer solutions. Braden warns against the “catching up syndrome” that GM uses to catch up to Toyota’s position five years ago. Instead he recommends building a reconfigured culture of innovation, that extends beyond any one project. Business leadership students will be encouraged to explore this book’s notion of including everybody in the organization as integral to leading innovative solutions. They’ll investigate suggestions to start with a core team of people who serve as innovation shepherds. As Braden suggested, these leaders in training, will begin to build innovative capabilities across their organizations – through solving problems in enterprising ways.

4.      Case study research shows examples of removing barriers to innovation,  such as Nokia moving from tires to mobile phones, and Apple’s computer company to a consumer electronics company. Braden opens segues into organizations that manage change as a way to build innovation past the barriers most pioneers face. His solution? …get out there and do it! Don’t let your brilliance fade. Knock over unique barriers to innovation, create a healthy cooperation with the need for operational excellence, and let your brilliance shine out. A timely discussion launch for my MBA students who will lead innovation with the brain in mind.

5.      Team work – Much the same way Apple built relationships with Target, Walmart and Cosco – to develop a completely original  distribution system with iTunes and digital music, Braden builds with innovators.  The book illustrates how team work launches innovative changes in marketing, operations and sales to facilitate the changes needed for successful innovations. Braden’s team approach for creative collaboration requires the kind of forerunners modeled best in his own unique social network on innovation, at Blogging Innovation.  Here,  experts discuss the shifts needed for novelty and innovative leadership to command a new era.

The book, Stoking your innovative Bonfire will challenge my MBA students to value innovative ideas shared through social media. Through research on topics below, and interviews with respected leaders like Braden Kelley, they will create brain based tactics that prevent exploitation and build on innovation collaboratively.

  • Recruiting innovative leaders through two-footed questions;
  • Facilitate meetings as creative roundtables that jump-start brainpower for profitability;
  • Staff-centered innovation opportunities through brain based motivation;
  • Building innovative communities where mirror neurons raise productivity;
  • Social media and technology’s role in increased business innovation;
  • Opposing Views and Innovative actions on opposite sides of problem for shared vision;
  • Mentoring intelligent inspired colleagues for entrepreneurial leadership;
  • Diversity or myths or innovation at the center of beliefs;
  • Ethics within working memory, basil ganglia and business practices;
  • Humility and the higher performance mind through intrapersonal intelligence;
  • Intuition for invention stored in brain’s amygdala with use;
  • Organizational innovation linked to worker brain’s plasticity;
  • Talent development through multiple intelligence growth and inclusion;
  • Transform toxic workplaces through neuro-genesis approaches;
  • Multi-tasking – research – and the focused human brain at work; 16). Competition or consensus for innovative advantage?;
  • Bureaucracy’s role in innovative growth and global expansion;
  • Humor’s role in the creative mix for high performance minds at work;
  • Fear holds an ax over innovative input in stagnated bureaucracies;
  • Toxic personalities and their impact upon innovative change;
  • Smart skills for innovative leadership in a post-recession era

Braden’s book will join other texts and selected readings that enable an innovative shift:

Text LEAD INNOVATION WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND, currently in process to address these topics, as a joint endeavor between myself and, MITA Senior VP, Dr. Robyn McMaster, along with BarryBurnett who won top national awards for small business leaders he facilitated  into millionaires.

Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press, 2000) Gary Hamel

The Fifth Discipline; The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization – Peter Senge 1994

Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis – Bill George – 2009

Lessons on Leadership; the 7 Fundamental management Skills for Leaders at all Levels

Community; the Structure of Belonging – Peter Block – 2009

A Whole New Mind – Dan Pink – 2006

Mixing Braden’s book into the lineup, business students will explore case studies from innovative leaders such as:

  • Bill Conaty – Talent management
  • Jack Welch – Execution
  • David Rubenstein – Global Economic Crisis
  • Jeffrey Sachs – Economics for Crowded Planet
  • T. Boone Pickens – Energy Dependence
  • Kevin Roberts – Branding
  • George Lucas – Education, Culture and Future of Cinema
  • Peter Voser – International Insights
  • Gary Hamel – Management Innovation
  • Irene Rosenfeld – Leading Transformational Change
  • Ursula Burns – Where to From Here?
  • Paul Krugman – Economy
  • Bill Clinton – Embracing our Common Humanity
  • Peter Block – Community – the Structure of Belonging
  • Bill Cala – Contrasts between Leading Local and International Innovations
  • Barry Burnett – Lead in Ways that Drive Profit and Growth
  • Gerald Sardinha – Lead Talented Teams to Integrate Science/Technology/Arts
  • Jeff Shepard – Entrepreneurship and the Shaping of a New World Order

Finally, MBA students will also compare Braden’s refreshing ideas for a leadership fired with   innovation on sites such as:

http://www.ovoinnovation.com/ – Jeffrey Phillips
http://www.innovationtools.com/ – Chuck Frey
http://www.innovationlabs.com/ – Bryan Coffman
http://www.ideachampions.com/ – Mitch Ditkoff’s
http://www.innocentive.com/
http://www.jpb.com/report103/index.php

 

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

I plan to use Braden Kelly’s dynamite new book, Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to move MBA thinking into brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth.

MBA candidates – willing to pony up $50,000 – are also poised for Braden’s brain compatible leadership development for an innovation era. How so?

1.Talent developed across boundaries and borders. Braden suggests that organizations make changes that will integrate talents with a wide-angle lens, across currently barricaded silos that limit fringe idea development. Braden’s book examines and engages unique components of local, national and global business leadership approaches, through case studies, research in business leadership in ways that fit current research from cognitive and neuro-sciences. The book opens topics on talent develop that will engage active learning, shared decision-making, and innovative practices.

2.People as capital. Braden suggests tactics that change problems into possibilities through intelligent risk taking by people who are motivated and committed as highly engaged employees. Drawing from experts on the future of management, such as Gary Hamel, and on practices more clearly associated with right brain leadership, the book opens discussions about how to succeed in the creative economy. For instance, Braden views mutual respect between management and employees, trust that invigorates a workplace, and flexibility that enables innovation to drive the future of an organization. My MBA students will use innovative prompts from this book, to explore and improve tone for brain chemicals that steer innovation business culture.

3.Problem solving skills developed through curiosity that averts crisis as it increases innovation. Braden warns against the “catching up syndrome” that GM uses to catch up to Toyota’s position five years ago. Instead he recommends building a culture of innovation, that extends beyond any one project. My MBA students will be encouraged to explore Braden’s notion of including everybody in the organization eventually as integral to leading innovative solutions. Start with a core team of people to serve as innovation shepherds he suggested and to begin to build innovative capabilities across the organization – through solving problems in enterprising ways.

4.Case study research shows examples of removing barriers to innovation, such as Nokia moving from tires to mobile phones, and Apple’s computer company to a consumer electronics company. Braden opens segues into organizations that manage change as a way to build innovation past the barriers most pioneers face. His solution? …get out there and do it! Don’t let your brilliance fade. Knock over unique barriers to innovation, create a healthy cooperation with the need for operational excellence, and let your brilliance shine out. A timely discussion launch for my MBA students who will lead innovation with the brain in mind.

5.Team work – Apple build relationship with Target, Walmart and Cosco – to develop a completely originaldistribution system with iTunes and digital music. Baden illustrated how team work meant innovative changes in marketing, operations and sales to facilitate the changes needed for successful innovations. Team approach for innovation in collaborative business settings requires the kind of forerunners modeled best in Braden’s unique blog on innovation, at Blogging Innovation. Here, he gathered expert writers on topics related to novelty and innovative leadership for a new era.

The book, Stoking your innovative Bonfire will challenge MBA students about the value of building on innovative ideas through social media. Through media research and Braden’s book, they will create brain based tactics to: 1). Recruiting innovative leaders through two-footed questions; 2). Facilitate meetings as creative roundtables that jumpstart brainpower for profitability; 3). Staff-centered innovation opportunities through brain based motivation; 4). Building innovative communities where mirror neurons raise productivity; 5). Social media and technology’s role in increased business innovation; 6). Opposing Views and Innovative actions on opposite sides of problem for shared vision; 7). Mentoring intelligent inspired colleagues for entrepreneurial leadership; 8). Diversity or myths or innovation at the center of beliefs; 9). Ethics within working memory, basil ganglia and business practices; 10). Humility and the higher performance mind through intrapersonal intelligence; 11). Intuition for invention stored in brain’s amygdala with use; 12). Organizational innovation linked to worker brain’s plasticity; 13). Talent development through multiple intelligence growth and inclusion; 14). Transform toxic workplaces through neuro-genesis approaches; 15). Multi-tasking – research – and the focused human brain at work; 16). Competition or consensus for innovative advantage?; 17 Bureaucracy’s role in innovative growth and global expansion; 18). Humor’s role in the creative mix for high performance minds at work; 19). Fear holds an ax over innovative input in stagnated bureaucracies; 20). Toxic personalities and their impact upon innovative change; 21). Smart skills for innovative leadership in a post-recession era

Selected Readings and Texts:

Text LEAD INNOVATION WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND, currently in process to address these topics, as a joint endeavor between Weber, McMaster, and Burnett who won top national awards for small business leaders he facilitatedinto millionaires.

Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

The Fifth Discipline; The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization – Peter Senge 1994

Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis – Bill George – 2009

Lessons on Leadership; the 7 Fundamental management Skills for Leaders at all Levels

Community; the Structure of Belonging – Peter Block – 2009

A Whole New Mind – Dan Pink – 2006

I’ll include case studies from innovative leaders such as:

·Bill Conaty – Talent management

·Jack Welch – Execution

·David Rubenstein – Global Economic Crisis

·Jeffrey Sachs – Economics for Crowded Planet

·T. Boone Pickens – Energy Dependence

·Kevin Roberts – Branding

·George Lucas – Education, Culture and Future of Cinema

·Peter Voser – International Insights

·Gary Hamel – Management Innovation

·Irene Rosenfeld – Leading Transformational Change

·Ursula Burns – Where to From Here?

·Paul Krugman – Economy

·Bill Clinton – Embracing our Common Humanity

·Peter Block – Community – the Structure of Belonging

·Bill Cala – Contrasts between Leading Local and Internati

Kelley Stokes Innovation for MBA Leadership Shift

I plan to use Braden Kelly’s dynamite new book, Stoking your Innovation Bonfire to move MBA thinking into  brain based leadership approaches that rejuvenate business growth.

MBA candidates – willing to pony up $50,000 –  are also poised for  Braden’s brain compatible leadership development for an innovation era. How so?

1.      Talent developed across boundaries and borders. Braden suggests that organizations make changes that will integrate talents with a wide-angle lens, across currently barricaded silos that limit fringe idea development.  Braden’s book examines and engages unique components of local, national and global business leadership approaches, through case studies, research in business leadership in ways that fit current research from cognitive and neuro-sciences. The book opens topics on talent develop that will engage active learning, shared decision-making, and innovative practices.

2.      People as capital.  Braden suggests tactics that change problems into possibilities through intelligent risk taking by people who are motivated and committed as highly engaged employees. Drawing from experts on the future of management, such as Gary Hamel, and on practices more clearly associated with right brain leadership, the book opens discussions about how to succeed in the creative economy. For instance, Braden views mutual respect between management and employees, trust that invigorates a workplace, and flexibility that enables innovation to drive the future of an organization. My MBA students will use innovative prompts from this book, to explore and improve tone for brain chemicals that steer innovation business culture.

3.      Problem solving skills developed through curiosity that averts crisis as it increases innovation. Braden warns against the “catching up syndrome” that GM uses to catch up to Toyota’s position five years ago. Instead he recommends building a culture of innovation, that extends beyond any one project. My MBA students will be encouraged to explore Braden’s notion of including everybody in the organization eventually as integral to leading innovative solutions. Start with a core team of people to serve as innovation shepherds he suggested and to begin to build innovative capabilities across the organization – through solving problems in enterprising ways.

4.      Case study research shows examples of removing barriers to innovation,  such as Nokia moving from tires to mobile phones, and Apple’s computer company to a consumer electronics company. Braden opens segues into organizations that manage change as a way to build innovation past the barriers most pioneers face. His solution? …get out there and do it! Don’t let your brilliance fade. Knock over unique barriers to innovation, create a healthy cooperation with the need for operational excellence, and let your brilliance shine out. A timely discussion launch for my MBA students who will lead innovation with the brain in mind.

5.      Team work – Apple build relationship with Target, Walmart and Cosco – to develop a completely original  distribution system with iTunes and digital music. Baden illustrated how team work meant innovative changes in marketing, operations and sales to facilitate the changes needed for successful innovations. Team approach for innovation in collaborative business settings requires the kind of forerunners modeled best in Braden’s unique blog on innovation, at Blogging Innovation.  Here, he gathered expert writers on topics related to novelty and innovative leadership for a new era.

The book, Stoking your innovative Bonfire will challenge MBA students about the value of building on innovative ideas through social media. Through media research and Braden’s book, they will create brain based tactics to:  1). Recruiting innovative leaders through two-footed questions; 2). Facilitate meetings as creative roundtables that jumpstart brainpower for profitability; 3). Staff-centered innovation opportunities through brain based motivation; 4). Building innovative communities where mirror neurons raise productivity; 5). Social media and technology’s role in increased business innovation; 6). Opposing Views and Innovative actions on opposite sides of problem for shared vision; 7). Mentoring intelligent inspired colleagues for entrepreneurial leadership; 8). Diversity or myths or innovation at the center of beliefs; 9). Ethics within working memory, basil ganglia and business practices; 10). Humility and the higher performance mind through intrapersonal intelligence; 11). Intuition for invention stored in brain’s amygdala with use; 12). Organizational innovation linked to worker brain’s plasticity; 13). Talent development through multiple intelligence growth and inclusion; 14). Transform toxic workplaces through neuro-genesis approaches; 15). Multi-tasking – research – and the focused human brain at work; 16). Competition or consensus for innovative advantage?; 17 Bureaucracy’s role in innovative growth and global expansion; 18). Humor’s role in the creative mix for high performance minds at work; 19). Fear holds an ax over innovative input in stagnated bureaucracies; 20). Toxic personalities and their impact upon innovative change; 21). Smart skills for innovative leadership in a post-recession era

Selected Readings and Texts:

Text LEAD INNOVATION WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND, currently in process to address these topics, as a joint endeavor between Weber, McMaster, and Burnett who won top national awards for small business leaders he facilitated  into millionaires.

Leading the Revolution (Harvard Business School Press, 2000)

The Fifth Discipline; The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization – Peter Senge 1994

Seven Lessons for Leading in Crisis – Bill George – 2009

Lessons on Leadership; the 7 Fundamental management Skills for Leaders at all Levels

Community; the Structure of Belonging – Peter Block – 2009

A Whole New Mind – Dan Pink – 2006

I’ll include case studies from innovative leaders such as:

  • Bill Conaty – Talent management
  • Jack Welch – Execution
  • David Rubenstein – Global Economic Crisis
  • Jeffrey Sachs – Economics for Crowded Planet
  • T. Boone Pickens – Energy Dependence
  • Kevin Roberts – Branding
  • George Lucas – Education, Culture and Future of Cinema
  • Peter Voser – International Insights
  • Gary Hamel – Management Innovation
  • Irene Rosenfeld – Leading Transformational Change
  • Ursula Burns – Where to From Here?
  • Paul Krugman – Economy
  • Bill Clinton – Embracing our Common Humanity
  • Peter Block – Community – the Structure of Belonging
  • Bill Cala – Contrasts between Leading Local and International Innovations
  • Barry Burnett – Lead in Ways that Drive Profit and Growth
  • Gerald Sardinha – Lead Talented Teams to Integrate Science/Technology/Arts
  • Jeff Shepard – Entrepreneurship and the Shaping of a New World Order

MBA students will also compare Braden’s refreshing ideas with those stated on diverse innovation sites, such as:

http://www.ovoinnovation.com/ – Jeffrey Phillips
http://www.innovationtools.com/ – Chuck Frey
http://www.innovationlabs.com/ – Bryan Coffman
http://www.ideachampions.com/ – Mitch Ditkoff’s
http://www.innocentive.com/
http://www.jpb.com/report103/index.php

onal Innovations

·Barry Burnett – Lead in Ways that Drive Profit and Growth

·Gerald Sardinha – Lead Talented Teams to Integrate Science/Technology/Arts

·Jeff Shepard – Entrepreneurship and the Shaping of a New World Order

MBA students will also compare Braden’s refreshing ideas with those stated on diverse innovation sites, such as:

http://www.ovoinnovation.com/ - Jeffrey Phillips
http://www.innovationtools.com/ - Chuck Frey
http://www.innovationlabs.com/ - Bryan Coffman
http://www.ideachampions.com/ - Mitch Ditkoff’s
http://www.innocentive.com/
http://www.jpb.com/report103/index.php

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  1. [...] A lot of hard work went into this book to make it accessible for innovators and managers in organizations of all sizes, while at the same time, it is also structured in such a way that it could be very useful in an academic setting. [...]

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