Members attend monthly workshops to develop action plans for innovation Hot Topics. Putting the latest management and leadership ideas into practice.
Influence Challenging Stakeholders: Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like your project had unintentionally turned into a gladiatorial arena? Maybe you’re dealing with a stakeholder who has a difficult personality or contradicting goals. Difficult stakeholders can cause apathy, mild resistance or outright hostility, all of which cause varying degrees of discomfort and stress. During this session, Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger will present the factors which create difficult situations and explore how we can effectively deal with them. The Innovation Day will help develop various coping strategies in order to deal with difficult situations and overcome their impact.Contact us about joining
Throughout history, priests, academics, sages and wisemen have advised leaders on how to lead. How to wield power, conduct yourself with dignity, and inspire love or dread in your people: all these questions have been answered in different ways across the centuries. In this talk, Dr Tom O’Donnell, Head of the Professional Learning Team at KnowledgeBrief, will trace the emergence of leadership advice literature in Western Europe - noting what has changed, and the advice that remains timeless.
This Innovation Day will explore how organisations have successfully tried (or spectacularly failed) to innovate through their people and will explore the core elements which enable and restrain innovation and entrepreneurship in the organisation. Dr Richard Tunstall, from Leeds University Business School, will introduce and give an overview of social theories of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation, which is gaining traction as a way to understand how people drive and restrain innovation.
How can we prepare best for unexpected events which occur in the workplace? With continued technological and interactive advancements, we find ourselves in an advantageous position whereby we are able to utilise new and innovative resources to help us to overcome a multitude of work related issues. Through finding creative solutions to these “wicked problems” we can deal more effectively and proactively to the diverse and often unpredictable nature of modern working practices. Join the next Innovation Day to explore new research from Dr Martin Rich, course director for the BSc in Business Management at Cass Business School.
Whether you are an elite athlete, CEO or salesperson, we are all performers, who strive to reach our full potential. Recently, research and practices from sport and performance psychology have been increasingly implemented within broader domains, including business and corporate settings. Join the next Innovation Day to explore new research from Dan Sly, Canterbury Christ Church University, and to discover how sport and performance psychology practices can be transferred into the workplace.