Success in the Innovation Age:Navigating Change (NEW for 2018)
Success in the Innovation Age: Navigating Change (NEW for 2018)
We’ve entered a new economy where technology transforms and the strategies for future success are changing like never before. After 30+ years of facilitating planning for clients across sectors, helping organizations meet growing needs in better ways, Jim’s Better Benefit focus helps guide technical choice and improves implementation, minimizing the disruption of change. With a background developing new products, including international software, Jim tracks trends to make sense of solutions. Biotech, Blockchain, AI and Big Data will transform processes, leading to new forms of predictable workplace stressors. Experience facilitating work design applied to the seven start-ups Jim has founded proves that technology must be evaluated in human terms and a Culture of Thanks thrives. Jim will share lessons learned across sectors showcasing how to better navigate and lead change effectively.
- Audience members gain insight into the Innovation Age where all work is transforming, recognizing it will cause growing workplace stress in predictable ways. There are also more opportunities than ever before to improve client satisfaction.
- Understanding that all change produces both good and bad results enables new planning models, leading to greater potential to implement change successfully.
For example, conducting a SWOT Analysis to lead a planning session creates resistance to change.
- From blockchain to cryptocurrencies the technical details of new technologies are overwhelming, but by understanding the better benefits of each of these underpinnings of the Innovation Age, an appreciation of their potential makes evaluation and acquisition more reliable.
- Decision made, implementing technology often leads from disruption to the Dark Night of the Innovator. Lessons across sectors and from Jim’s own businesses provide advice to better lead change. His work across Canada supporting Clusters point to regional lessons learned creating Innovation Networks.
Tuning to Tomorrow:Future Success Strategies
Tuning to Tomorrow: Future Success Strategies
By focusing on how human needs are changing, Jim identifies the most critical issues facing your organization, explains what is behind them, and guides your future direction with strategies to improve success. His value as a futurist is that he looks at the interplay between technology, economic, social and demographic trends while sharing strategies that cross sectors, often tried first within his own businesses. Change is accelerating and technology is transforming organizations like never before. Jim addresses the stress of change by stimulating innovative rethinking of the approach to planning, work design. leadership and technical implementation.
Breakthrough Sales:Building Better Benefits
Breakthrough Sales: Building Better Benefits
With each of us confronted by over 4,000 ad messages a day and with all of us facing information overload, effective targeting with an appropriate and clear sales pitch is key. Jim uses his unique approach developing Better Benefit strategies to boost marketing and sales performance. Increasingly, customer satisfaction measurement combined with social media campaigns will improve customer relationships and drive success. He improves sales team performance.
Leadership of the Future:Developing a Culture of Thanks
Leadership of the Future: Developing a Culture of Thanks
Jim examines the conditions that produce the best results in the Age of Innovation, looking at the latest methods and ways to improve workplace culture and promote positive change amongst the generations. Jim can demonstrate the power of creating a culture of thanks and can advise of how to avoid the traps that lead to the dark night of the innovator. His fun style includes communication style coaching and situational leadership training.
Rallying Regional Innovation:Networks & Clusters
Rallying Regional Innovation: Networks & Clusters
Jim has helped organizations and regions innovate, building community capacity in Clusters of interrelated industries in which a region specializes. The Regional Cluster approach to Economic Development drives innovation by forging partnerships between the private and public sector to leverage research, develop new products and services for companies in the region and grow local employment. Jim’s Better Benefit planning approach has helped Clusters succeed in many regions.
“After facilitating planning sessions for over 30 years and applying lessons learned to my own businesses it is apparent that success is all about the Better Benefit goals you deliver. (delivering better need satisfaction for the stakeholders you serve). Better Benefits are our reason for buying anything, attract attention in the age of information overload, drive motivation and investment and define the value of each step in a process. Increasingly, they guide technology application and help avoid workplace disruption in this new economy. They are the language of the Innovation Age. —— What are your Better Benefits?”