It is seven o’clock in the morning and you wake up with the sound of your phone ringing. You were not expecting a call. It’s a bit unnerving. You answer the call and your hear “I need your help.. I am in trouble.”
You realize that it is Stephen Spielberg calling. He has heard your reputation.
He says, “I have made many great science fiction movies in the past but I am out of ideas now. I desperately need a new image of an alien which has never been imagined before”
Now take a piece of paper and a pen and draw the most innovative alien ever.
This is how I start my innovation management course. This exercise has become a great icebreaker and a hook to kick-off an exciting course.
I leverage the power of story-telling for high engagement in my courses. I also use case-based teaching methodology and business simulations for teaching innovation management.
In my classroom, I create an engaging environment where everyone feels safe to participate.
My personal goal is to make sure that participants enjoy their learning journey and retain their learning for good.
An overarching framework for creating the innovation engine for an organization from micro- to macro-levels.
- Individual and Organizational Creativity
- Idea Selection and Portfolio Management
- Idea Implementation
- Innovation Strategy
- Organizational Structure for Innovation
- Technology Management
I teach this framework at the RSM MBA Program. A sample of my course manuals can be found here for curious academics.