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"Dennis has a deep understanding and brilliant insights into ways in which to organize thinking in order to get breakthrough results. His structured approach provided us with a powerful methodology that allowed us to experience, reflect, think and learn."

Bob Barbour - Director & Chief Executive, Centre for Competitiveness, Belfast, NI

"A fun way to learn to be more innovative."

Nitin Gupta, Wells Fargo

"Very relevant information that can be implemented immediately."

Steve Milinichik, Samson Resources, Inc.

"Dennis impressed me with his in depth of knowledge as well as his creative ways of teaching"

Mara Burns, Bank of New York Mellon

"Dennis’ approach is truly refreshing. After his sessions, people take home something new, concrete and reliable. Dennis Stauffer is also a very nice and knowledgeable person to chat with and one always feels enriched by the experience."

Andrea Montuschi, Director, CREA Europe

Dennis Stauffer - www.innovatormindset.com

The Mindset of an Innovator

Leading the Behaviors that Drive Innovation

Objective: Cultivate and instill the mindset that drives successful innovation

We are all born innovators. We already have an innate ability to explore and experiment. Yet most of us have been conditioned to suppress those behaviors, both in ourselves and in how we lead others.

Discover some simple patterns that define the difference between successful innovation and getting trapped in the status quo. These patterns or mental models have the power to make each of us more effective innovators. Or, undermine even the most thoughtfully designed innovation processes, when we fail to recognize the patterns we’re following.

This interactive keynote will give you fresh insights to enhance your team’s flexibility and mental agility, as well as your own ability to be creative and handle novel challenges.

Participants will:

  • Discover the mental models that drive (or obstruct) innovation.
  • Gain fresh insights into how to apply imagination and creativity to generate innovative solutions.
  • Identify and leverage behaviors that promote creativity and innovation on a team and throughout an organization.

The Game Has Changed, Do You Know the New Rules?

We are entering an unprecedented new era, it’s one in which many of the old skills and behaviors are no longer appropriate, in which the path to success has changed, in which individuals and organizations must learn to play the game in new ways. The new game is innovation and it’s one that every organization and every one of us needs to learn how to play.

Give your attendees a greater sense of what’s possible, of how they can contribute and of their personal capabilities for meeting these new challenges… while encouraging them to think and behave in new ways.

Key Messages:

  • How the game of innovation is played and what changes it requires.
  • How innovation is becoming part of everyone’s job responsibilities.
  • Why some of our most fundamental metaphors about our work need to change.
  • Why some of our most cherished orthodoxies must be revised.
  • Why this new game is going to be the best one yet!

Born Brilliant

The Mindset of a World Class Innovator (Like You)

We are all born innovators. We have an innate ability to explore and experiment and invent and discover. Unfortunately, most of us have been conditioned to suppress those behaviors in ways that may be entirely subconscious. Without realizing it, we have adopted attitudes assumptions and beliefs that are at odds with our objectives. Yet every one of us has the power to become a world class innovator by simply making different choices.

Discover some simple patterns that define the difference between successful innovation and getting trapped in the status quo. These patterns have the power to make each of us more adaptable and effective. Or, undermine even the most thoughtfully designed innovation processes when we fail to recognize the patterns we’re following.

You will:

  • Discover the subconscious mental models that drive (or obstruct) innovation.
  • Reassess your own values, assumptions and beliefs to maximize your innovation capabilities.
  • Identify the four critical choices that world class innovators make consistently and how those choices interconnect.
  • Rediscover your innate talent for innovation and learn how to maximize it.

This interactive keynote will give your people fresh insights to enhance their creativity, adaptability and mental agility in confronting novel challenges. Your attendees will be energized to step up to the challenge of innovation and become part of the solution…boosting your organization’s capacity to innovate successfully

This ties in nicely with the idea of identifying personal strengths (and how to leverage/develop them) and links that to our capacity to adapt and create and innovate--drawing on some of the latest neuroscience.

Dennis Stauffer is an internationally recognized thought leader on the behaviors that drive innovation and personal effectiveness. He’s the founder of Insight Fusion, LLC, a speaking, training and consulting firm that works with companies of all sizes to help individuals, teams and organizations boost their capacity to innovate and succeed.

Dennis’ work includes research into the measurable skills and behaviors that promote innovation, creativity and adaptability. He is the creator of the Stauffer Iterative Thinking Assessment. This uniquely powerful evaluation instrument identifies and measures the personal and organizational mental models that enhance, or undermine, innovation.

Dennis is an Emmy award-winning journalist and former Business Editor. His most recent book, Thinking Clockwise, A Field Guide for the Innovative Leader, received a 2006 Fresh Voices book award. Thinking Clockwise is in its third U.S. printing and is currently available in five languages.

Based in Minneapolis, MN, Dennis delivers keynotes, seminars, assessments and other interventions for clients throughout the U.S. and abroad.








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