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Best Practices Are Stupid

Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

SunTrust Auditorium, Crummer Graduate School of Management

Speaker: Stephen Shapiro, author of five books and featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News and CNBC.

Innovate the Way You Innovate

Well-intentioned leaders, in their attempts to boost innovation, are inadvertently destroying it. What if “thinking outside the box” actually kills innovation? What if failure is not a necessary component of innovation? It’s time to innovate the way you innovate. During this interactive keynote, you will discover that innovation isn’t just about generating occasional new ideas; it’s about staying consistently one step ahead of the competition. This enlightening experience brings to life the concept in Stephen Shapiro’s latest book, Best Practices Are Stupid.

You will discover why:

  • You don’t want to innovate everywhere. Avoid trying to improve every aspect of your business. Instead, “innovate where you differentiate. Focus your energy where there is the greatest potential impact.
  • Asking for ideas is a bad idea. Avoid suggestion boxes or abstract questions. They create a lot of noise and wasted energy. Instead, provide well-framed challenges to increase creative output. “Don’t think outside the box, find a better box.
  • Expertise is the enemy of innovation. Breakthroughs are rarely developed by experts within your industry or area of specialization. Instead, reframe your challenge to find solutions elsewhere.
  • The pragmatic approaches shared in “Innovate the Way You Innovate” have increased innovation ROI tenfold or more.

Come as guests of the Management & Executive Education Center in partnership with the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

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