SELECT TOPIC
X
FEE RANGE
X
SPEAKER LOCATION
X
SELECT PROGRAM
X

Andrew Grant

Add To My Speakers
Add To My Speakers

Innovation, Creativity, Leadership & Team Development Expert

Check Availability
  • Fill out this form to find out the availability for any of the speakers added to your list or Call Us 1-800-345-5607
  • Event Dates
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

SAME BUSINESS DAY RESPONSE!

1-973-313-9800

1 Video(s) By This Presenter

Andrew Grant Keynote Highlights

5 Programs By This Presenter

Why innovation doesn’t always work.

When it comes to the ‘innovation race’, are you more of a traveler or a tourist? Or are you simply an armchair observer? Most of us marvel at the pace of innovation, but few understand how to engage with the topic. Yet your approach to innovation may be critical for future survival. Although we are all keen to hear current market leaders share their predictions, hoping to pick up the latest trends in innovation and stay ahead of the curve, we are not always shown how to practically prepare for the innovation race. Perhaps it’s time to identify just how innovation ready you and your organisation are, and what you might need to do about it. This session considers what it really means to compete in the innovation race, and what the implications are for those who win, lose and are eliminated. Unique global and historical research from a broad range of cultures and contexts provides a sobering understanding of what it will take to stay in the innovation race for the long run. Practical tools for becoming an effective ‘ambidextrous’ innovation leader, able to both draw from and build on the past but also see into the future, are then introduced. This is a ‘futurist keynote’ with a difference, providing real strategies that will allow the much talked about ‘Forth Industrial Revolution’ to be a growth opportunity, rather than a dangerously disruptive and potentially eliminating threat.   (Presented at the APEC CEO Summit Danang)

Companies like Google may appear to be leading in the ‘innovation race’, but do they have all the solutions and can they be simply copied? Our research has revealed that most companies today only have half the story right, and that a new perspective and model is needed to overcome the challenges. This presentation identifies core sustainable innovation strategies for surviving and thriving in ‘the innovation race’. It reveals that by simply changing perspective, new ideas can be better supported through to implementation. Discover how to lead and manage innovation through successfully navigating the 4 key innovation paradoxes. Practical strategies and the ‘polar positioning’ tool are introduced to show how to navigate these paradoxical tensions successfully. The fast-paced global adventure reveals how different cultures and companies around the world have effectively managed the key Exploration / Preservation innovation paradox, along with the 4 contributing sub-paradoxes.

This  is a unique keynote that includes a powerful game-theory style interactive session. In this session the participants become involved in a social experiment and discover firsthand what happens when trust is removed from the equation. Leaders and teams can benefit from this program through learning how to build long lasting trust with fellow team members, vendors, partners and associates. They will understand what to look for in a healthy teams and business relationship, and how to collaborate to avoid those that are in it for themselves.

And How To Really Think Outside The Box

A FAST PACED active session that is packed full of magic tricks, which quickly segues to challenging people about their mindset and mental models, peppered with some interesting information from neuroscience. Through a powerful metaphor, this session shows the strong connection between what magicians and creative thinking have in common: why people are so easily fooled by magic, and so readily blocked from solutions based creative thinking.
At the end of this keynote participants will develop the ability to look for solutions outside their standard boundaries and habitual ways of thinking. (Can also be presented with specialist magician mentalist including pre/ post lobby magic)

And What Can We Do About It?

We need to be creative to be innovative. We have heard of the importance of ‘design thinking’ as a tool to be more effective.  But the relentless push to innovate faster is producing a toxic culture that may undermine the whole creative process. In our rush for end results fast, we could ironically be killing the very thing that will lead us to innovation: creativity. An IBM survey of over 1500 CEOs has revealed that creative thinking skills are the greatest attribute needed for leaders in the coming years.  And yet research has shown that while IQ has been on the rise, since 1990 creative thinking (CQ) has been rapidly declining. Whilst 98 % of children are ranked as “geniuses” in divergent thinking, by adulthood this number has dropped to a mere 2%. This session takes the participants on a journey from the classroom to the boardroom, helping them understand the current creative thinking crisis. It looks at the implications in the workplace of a number of dramatic statistics, and shows how it is possible to rise above these stats and develop a creative and innovative culture. Includes a quick interactive CQ Torrance testing that thoroughly engages the audience.

Reviews

“Andrew Grant has star quality and uses it positively. Andrew has worked with leaders around the globe for more than 15 years, but his presentation still yields the bravado of youth, nicely seasoned with the wisdom of a recognised leader in his field. He’s young at heart, and ferociously clever with it”.

— South China Morning Post

“Exceeded expectations…, and it was actionable.”

— Nestle

“Totally impressed, a great event. It was both logical and fun, with real take aways “

— 3M

“This was the best program I’ve ever seen.”

— Daimler (DFS)

“You gave us compelling ideas that are worthwhile for use in our marketing.”

— Disney

“A well-received session with value adds for attendees”.  (Keynote to a 600 strong plenary session, and a workshop for the top 60 high achievers, which also included the CEO of AMP, and executive management team) 4.39/5

— AMP (Charter)

“A truly magnificent achievement, particularity since the audience was from a multitude of cultures and listened in 5 different languages. This event scored the highest feedback in our 10 year history.” (4.6/5)

— Fuji Xerox

“You engaged our teams to really think through the value of creativity in business and about how to create a space that allows you to access that perspective.  it made us really stop and think about how we were going about addressing our client’s challenges.”
(USA national conference)

— US Advisory Forensic Services

“Andrew has the capacity to magically captivate your audience, regardless how jet-lagged they are, and transform the meeting place into an open and receptive arena that serves as a great springboard to talk about change towards more innovation”.

— Johnson & Johnson

“You were able to leverage the information shared at pre meetings into a 90 min presentation that really connected the audience and the topic together. A substantial topic and yet the audience was fully engaged and wanting more!”

— KELLYOCG Kelly Services

“The highest rated of all sessions by the delegates.”

— Unwired

“Masterful story tellers who have compiled a rich set of tools for sustainable innovation methods.”

— Salesforce.com
By continuing to browse, you consent to our use of cookies. To know more, please view our Privacy Policy. Hide