Today innovation is no longer a “nice to have” it´s a “must have” if your organization is going to be able to stay ahead in the increasing competition. This is something every CEO will agree with. But how to increase you innovation capabilities? The good news is that this is a skill that can be learned, just like any other discipline.
A common misconception today is that innovators are innately creative people and that this is something that you either have or not. More specifically, many people tend to think that innovators are actually born with intuitive skills and views of the world that are different from the rest of the population. However – this is simply not true. Innovators aren’t born, they’re made with the help of training and education. So the really goods news is that you can both encourage and develop innovation skills in yourself and in your team through online learning innovation programs. Important ingredients creating an environment, which allows and encourage questioning, where you can see failures as a good sign and never stop trying.
Some of the words greatest authorities on innovation; professors Clayton Christensen, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, have partnered with online education leader Apollo Group and created a breakthrough online learning experience to help organizations build and sustain their competitive advantage. The content is delivered digitally and it´s a great solution for companies who don’t have the resources to spend on expensive travel, accommodation etc.
The team behind Innovator’s Accelerator
Each of the teachers who lead Innovator’s Accelerator has decades of classroom teaching experience at some of the world’s most prestigious universities—Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD—and have sparked innovation management in some of the globe’s most powerful companies:
Clayton M.Christensen (DBA, Harvard Business School) is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and is the founder of Innosight. Regarded as one of the world’sforemost experts on innovation and growth, he is the best-selling and award-winning author of eight books, including The New York Times bestseller The Innovator’s Dilemma. His research has transformed startups, Fortune 500 companies and national economics.
Jeff Dyer (PhD, UCLA) is the Horace Beesley Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University. He is the co-author of The Innovator’s DNA, and his book, Collaborative Advantage, won the Shingo Prize Research Award. Dyer regularly consults and speaks on innovation and strategy and his research has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Economist, Fortune, BusinessWeek and The Wall Street Journal. He previously taught at The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and was manager at consultancy Bain & Company.
Hal Gregersen (PhD, University of California, Irvine) is the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chaired Professor of Innovation and Leadership at INSEAD. His trilogy of books, The Innovator’s DNA, Leading Strategic Change and Global Explorers, reflects a lifelong commitment to developing leaders who make a difference. He regularly delivers inspirational keynote speeches on innovation and change throughout the world and is founder of the 4.24 project, dedicated to rekindling the provocative power of asking the right questions of adults to ultimately cultivate and sharpen the curiosity of the world’s children.