Executing Internal Innovation Projects

Kaihan Krippendorff

CEO at Outthinker Strategy Network

as recorded on 24 May 2022 as part of Innov8rs Unconference

Drawing on five years of in-depth research of hundreds of successful innovators and Intrapreneurial Intensity, as well as insights from thought leaders, C-suite leaders, business unit leaders, and front-line employees, Kaihan will share exclusive insights from his book, Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs. Kaihan will unveil the most critical internal focus areas for driving innovation project forward. He will share specific tools, frameworks and techniques used by successful innovators to manage and unlock the value of employees’ ideas to increase corporate innovation levels and deliver bottom-line results. You'll leave with actionable next steps to transform their organization by testing and scaling fresh ideas that generate value and growth. In this session, you'll learn • The IN-OVATE Framework: seven barriers of internal innovation and how to overcome them • The six characteristics of Internal Innovators • Steps to building an agile innovation team • How to shift your organizational mindset and culture • What it takes to lead an innovative organization and drive transformation • How to build a wave of internal support for growth, innovation and creativity by reinforcing the idea that innovation is possible, attainable, and ultimately actionable

About the speaker

Kaihan Krippendorff began his career with McKinsey & Company before founding growth strategy and innovation consulting firm Outthinker. He is the author of five best-sellers, most recently the Edison Award nominated, Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs. Recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top 8 innovation thought leaders in the world, Kaihan was a finalist for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award in Innovation in 2019. Amidst a dizzying schedule of keynote speeches, consulting projects, and ongoing research, Kaihan finds time to teach at business schools globally (including NYU, FIU, and UA), write regularly for Fast Company and other major media outlets, and play an active role on four advisory boards.

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