Robert Tucker

Robert B. Tucker

Driving Growth Through Innovation
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This fast-paced, future-focused keynote provides a practical framework for business leaders who want to stay ahead of the curve and avoid being blindsided by today’s rapidly onrushing technological, social, regulatory and disruptive industry changes. You and your audience will be inspired to think bigger about emerging possibilities, and you’ll come away with actionable “take-back-to-the-office strategies” to seize the emerging opportunities.

Organizations are increasingly in need of high potential managers and individual contributors with the abilities and mindset to get new projects done. While professionals with functional and technical skills are valued, those with Innovation Skills are emerging as the most sought-after talent in today’s hyper-competitive age. In this practical, inspiring and highly interactive personal development session, Tucker explores powerful tools and strategies to help you and your colleagues hone your ability to seize emerging opportunities, develop new revenue sources, add value, and create unconventional solutions.

This dynamic, example-filled keynote will give you an overview of the important findings reported in Tucker’s ground-breaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation. Tucker will take you and your colleagues behind the scenes inside the Innovation Vanguard companies. You’ll discover the latest methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage.

Have you ever wished there was a way to spice up those important, but often boring, panel discussions at your big meeting? With the Intelligent Talk Show panelists become “guests” on a “live” show and are more animated, lively and better prepared to get their message across. Guests are more willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz, and the “talk show” often shows up in meeting evaluations as the highlight of the entire conference.

In these practical, highly customized two and three-day innovation workshops, Robert Tucker guides you and your team through a step-by-step process of developing innovation capability in your company. Tucker helps you identify what you and your organization must do to create and implement a systematic, sustainable process of innovation to out-think and out-perform the competition. Tucker delves deeply into the issues of your present culture and helps you master the essential elements necessary to Cultivate a Culture of Risk-taking, and how to Make Innovation Everybody’s Business.

Looking for an alternative way to bring Robert Tucker’s powerful ideas to your group or organization? An ever increasing number of our corporate and association clients are using online webinars to extend the impact of a live presentation, or deliver innovation training online for employees. If you would like to explore how a customized innovation webinar could advance your group’s objectives, we’d love to hear from you.

Why Book Robert Tucker?

  • He helps individuals and corporations build creative, collaborative cultures and devise internal systems required to discover new ventures and prosper in a changing world.

  • He guides businesses to move beyond simple improvements and produce truly game-changing new products, services and strategies.

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    Robert B. Tucker is a renowned global futurist and innovation keynote speaker with a client list that includes over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies. President and founder of Innovation Resource Consulting Group, Tucker is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of strategic innovation. His highly interactive presentations lead audiences on a guided tour inside the world’s most creative companies. Through stories and examples, Tucker encourages his audiences how to tap into the mindset, skillset and toolset of the innovator. He inspires leaders to embrace change, discover opportunity and avoid obsolescence. Known for his in-depth customization, Robert provides your audience with practical strategies, cutting edge insights, and inspiration to take action once back at the office.

    During the course of his 28 year career, Robert has worked with groups ranging from the economic development ministries of Singapore, Dubai, and Morocco, to multinational companies like IBM, American Express, and Nestle, as well as numerous trade and technology groups in a wide variety of industries. A former adjunct professor at UCLA, Robert’s pioneering research in identifying the critical attributes of innovators became the acclaimed book, Winning the Innovation Game.

    Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential innovation thought leaders and trend forecasters, his written works have been translated into over 17 languages. His international bestseller, Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change, was described by Intel Chairman Andrew Grove as a “lucid, practical guide to total quality in business.” In Driving Growth Through Innovation, Tucker identified the emergent best practices of the world’s top companies who were pioneering radically more effective approaches to the practice of innovation. In his latest book, Innovation Is Everybody’s Business: Making Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hyper-competitive World, Tucker takes up the issue of leadership development, and reveals the “Innovation Skills” essential to success in today’s hyper-change era.

    Considered one of the top thought leaders in the burgeoning Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as The Futurist, Strategy & Leadership, BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times and many others. Tucker has appeared on Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, Network 18 India, the PBS series Taking the Lead, CBS News, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation. A multi-year winner of the Top Five Speaker hall of fame, Tucker was recently awarded the prestigious Brand Personality Award, by the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation for outstanding contributions to the field.

    As you peruse our website, sample our tools and read our blogs, please consider that “Whatever your position, profession or industry, your ability to innovate – to problem solve, experiment, dazzle customers, collaborate with others, drive growth, and above all think and lead ahead of the curve – will give you a competitive edge that can never be taken away from you.”

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    “Many speakers claim to custom tailor their presentations to the organization or industry for whom they are speaking. It has been my experience that few actually do. You are certainly an exception. Your use of specific examples gleaned from your conversations with our members, as well as the custom slides, really made an impact on our attendees.”
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    “Thank you for your excellent presentation at the recent 3M Marketing Communications Conference. It is obvious you put a lot of yourself and your time into developing and delivering your presentation. Thanks again for providing numerous helpful insights for all of us to take back to our workaday worlds.”
    --3M Marketing Communications Conference

    “Your keynote was excellent, enjoyable and widely accepted. Thank you for setting the stage for our Symposium by addressing the theme with wisdom, energy, humor and countless examples that we could all relate to. Thank you again for your contribution. It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff.”

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    “The feedback from employees has been very positive. You delivered a straightforward formula for them to remember, but certainly dove deeper in a meaningful way. Thought you would like to know that several employees felt immediately compelled to return to their desks and forward emails to the CEO Mailbox, and they keep on coming. Thank you for your insightful presentation.”
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    “I thought the talk show format worked out very well, delivered exactly what I was hoping for and met the Committee expectations. I was very glad that the Committee agreed to engage you to “host” that program rather than trying to do it themselves (their first thought).”

    “We received a great response from the evaluations. Overall, the attendees rated your presentation 4.68 out of 4, indicating they found it interesting and beneficial. Wow! You did a great job working with the group, focusing on innovation within designing new ways to win and support our customers.”
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