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Design and Innovation Leadership: Two Sides of the Same Coin

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February 10th, 2010    

Webcast presented by David Magellan Horth and Dan Buchner

In response challenging times, organizations must develop a sustainable capacity for innovation. This requires a systemic approach that deals with the cultural, environmental and systematic issues needed to stimulate new ideas and channel those ideas into valuable products, services and processes. The Center for Creative Leadership, in partnership with Continuum, a leading design and innovation company, continues to explore overlaps between design, innovation, leadership and leadership culture – with a focus on helping leaders develop the thinking skills and practices of designers and apply these to the leadership of organizational innovation. In effect, the thinking skills of a designer and those of a successful innovation leader are two sides of the same coin.

At the conclusion of this Webcast, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the case for developing innovative thinking skills in organizational leaders;
  • Understand key leadership behaviors that encourage and nurture innovative endeavors within an organization;
  • Utilize practical approaches and new tools for developing and practicing innovation leadership. About your Webcast leaders:

David Magellan Horth is a Senior Designer in Research, Innovation and Product Development at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). Since 1990, he has designed and presented numerous open-enrollment leadership programs. Horth is a Subject Matter Expert on the confluence between leadership, creativity, and innovation. He is co-author of a CCL product used to support group sense-making called Visual Explorer™: Picturing Approaches to Complex Challenges and Leadership Metaphor Explorer™. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Surrey in England.

Dan Buchner is Vice President of Organizational Innovation at Continuum and is an award winning designer, entrepreneur and innovation consultant. He has driven innovation in a wide range of organizations worldwide. For nearly 30 years, Buchner has been developing innovative new products, creating compelling new services and helping organizations establish design and innovation capabilities to drive their success. He has won 11 design awards including a bronze and gold BusinessWeek IDEA award and has been published in Innovations and Product Development Best Practices. He holds more than 25 US and Canadian design and mechanical patents and a degree in industrial design from the Fanshawe School of Design.

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