Interview with Helene Cahen, Providing Strategic Insights
Company: Strategic Insights
We at Inusual are...
- building a professional community of innovative leaders
- serving organizations to go from conventional to exceptional coaching people to innovate
- in the market because innovation is difficult, we want people to have a creative and engaging job
- training people to stop reacting, and start creating. They change their mindset from victim, to responsible
- building a corporate innovation school to help people and organizations become extraordinary
For more information check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.
About today's guest: Helene Cahen (LN Cane) is an Innovation Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator, Coach and Speaker with 20 years of experience helping companies navigate innovation challenges. She guides Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits to better understand innovation and innovation process, create innovative new products/services, build effective teams and support a user-centered culture.
Innovation Leadership Questions:
- How can you foster innovation within an organization?
- Do you have any specific methodology to encourage people to create new ideas?
- How much time should a team dedicate to innovate?
- What is the biggest innovation leadership challenge?
- How can you measure innovation ?
- How can you celebrate innovation?
- What is the future of innovation? Is the attitude innovate or fade away?
- What kind of leadership style is needed to foster innovation?
- In your experience as a coach, what's the biggest challenge for an innovative leader to inspire his/her team to innovate?
- What are the main barriers against innovation within the organizations?
Today's blog spotlight of the week from www.inusual.com
Sometimes, in order to avoid the discomfort of conflict, we don’t take into account that it is necessary to actively participate in the dialog when the goal is for a common good. In order to move forward in this search for consensus through dialog, different tactics can be used:
- Actively participate. All members must feel that they are part of the conversation.
- Promote debate. Presenting a series of different ideas to discuss and evaluate encourages people to participate and to dialog.
- Direct the conversation in a logical, sensible way.
- Be transparent when it comes to expressing ideas and points of view.
- Have the possibility to vote on the different opinions expressed.
- Be assertive when it comes to expressing your opinion on others’ ideas.
In other words, companies and teams of leaders must build a tolerant culture that celebrates and respects differences.
We also invite you to click the links in the show notes as we also have a Spanish version of this podcast, check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.