Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cheryl Perkins on "Be a Leader of Unorthodox Ideas"

WHEN: This Thursday, February 7, 2013 -- program from 5:00-6:00pm, followed by networking until 6:30pm

WHAT: Be a Leader of Unorthodox Ideas

Companies these days cannot afford to sit still!  Cheryl Perkins will shares best practices of leaders who can identify and act on unorthodox ideas to deliver top-line growth and true innovation in today's business climate.  She will describe how these leaders take innovation to the next step while tackling the current challenges of talent management and innovation fatigue. 

While describing how to build the right competencies to deliver results, she will discuss how these leaders create a strategy, structure, and culture to successfully translate unorthodox ideas to true innovation. Cheryl will share insights on how these leaders engage internal stakeholders and overcome barriers to personal and corporate success as discussed in the book Conquering Innovation Fatigue.
Participants will walk away inspired and motivated to advance their leadership skills to leverage unorthodox ideas in new ways from building new capabilities, changing culture, piloting several innovation approaches, and tailoring unique solutions to win in very competitive markets. 

Cheryl Perkins is the Founder and President of Innovationedge. She is a thought leader in innovation and a creative catalyst in brand-building initiatives for companies looking for that innovative edge. In 2006 Business Week magazine chose Cheryl as one of the a Top 25 Champions of Innovation in the world. She was also named as a top executive driving vision within the consumer goods industry (Visionaries 2006) by Consumer Goods Technology magazine.

With over 20 years experience directing growth and innovation, Cheryl most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark. She ran the company¹s innovation and enterprise growth organizations, including research and development, engineering, design, new business, global strategic alliances, environment, safety, and regulatory affairs, and oversaw innovation processes, systems, and tools. She has eleven U.S. Patents and several more pending. Cheryl is currently the President and Founder of Innovationedge, a global strategic innovation consultancy. The team¹s fearless champions of innovation break barriers to help executives define their strategy, develop capabilities, design a winning organizational structure and deliver breakthrough solutions.  
  • Thursday, February 28 - Peter Sims - Little Bets and Black Sheep: The Revolution Will Be Improvised
  • Thursday, March 7 - William Manning & Aaron Fahrenkrog - Endgame: How to Prepare and Move a Billion Dollars in Patent Litigation
  • Thursday, April 11 - Larry Vincent & Eric Kuhn - Managing Brands in an Uncontrollable Landscape
  • Thursday, April 25 - Mario Herger - Enterprise Gamification: Exploiting People by Letting Them Have Fun
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