Paul and Jiao who want to make major contributions on innovation in their own companies, struggle to progress and hence decide to go deep into the subject of innovation. Accidentally, they find themselves amidst an advanced tribe in India and learn from the professor and his people. Embedded in the story are certain truths, tensions, common misunderstandings, new perspectives and solutions. It offers several ideas for the Managers, Senior Leaders and Board members to drive innovations. These include newer ways to incentivise ingenuity, build a culture for innovation and a new way to design compensation to propel unpredictable innovations.
Video: Gurteen Knowledge Cafe, NAB, Melbourne, October 2010
This is a short video of a Gurteen Knowledge Cafe that I facilitated for Peter Houlihan at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne in October 2010.
The session was captured on a flip cam without the use of a roving mic, so the sound is not clear and has had some extensive editing to fit into a short learning piece, but it gives a good idea of what the Cafe is all about.
The question posed to the group as the "conversational seed" was "What if true leadership involves embracing complexity by widening the circle of involvement rather than restricting it?
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