Enabling Innovators at 2nd Annual Innovation Summit

Posted on June 2, 2017 by Dawn Driscoll

During the 2nd Annual Innovation Summit: Growing and Enabling Innovators hosted by Darden Executive Education in the Washington, D.C., area on 16 May, over 60 leaders came together from various companies and industries, including U.S. military, banking/investing, healthcare, IT, nonprofit, etc. to hear from Professor Ed Hess, author of Humility is the New Smart and Learn or Die.

While many of the participants were facing specific challenges in trying to grow and innovate, there was a consensus that what has been successful for organizations in the past isn't going to be sustainable in the future. "We need to look at new ways of doing things on a regular basis," said participant Jen Sovada with the U.S. Air Force. "Oftentimes we get stuck in these paradigms where we are comfortable, but we're not making any progress."

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Topics: Innovation, Darden News, Events, Ed Hess, DC, Smart Machine Age

Innovation: A Hot Topic in India

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Deb Jones
 
 
Every manager is faced with one or both of these common dilemmas: data without ideas or ideas without data. In the first scenario, advanced technology has allowed us to amass vast quantities of data, but it isn't always clear how to turn that data into valuable insights. In the second scenario, options abound, but how to predict which project will be successful? A wrong move can cost your company heavily.
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Topics: Innovation, Big Data, Events, India

Darden Executive Education Hosts Design Thinking Event in Singapore

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Deb Jones

On Friday, 7 October in Singapore, design thinking and innovation expert Jeanne Liedtka shared insights on design thinking from her own research, from her work with various types of organizations, and from participants in her courses. Attendees at the event represented large companies, multinationals, family-owned businesses, non-profits, and consultants from several industries, including manufacturing and industrial, education, financial, healthcare and more. Many of the participants had previously taken Jeanne's Design Thinking MOOC on Coursera or courses in her Design Thinking Specialization at Darden Online.

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Topics: Innovation, Faculty, Events, Design Thinking, Jeanne Liedtka, Singapore

Executive Education and MAS Holdings Partner to Develop Senior Leaders in Asia

Posted on July 28, 2016 by Dawn Driscoll


Photo credit: MAS Holdings

Darden has found a kindred spirit in new partner organization MAS Holdings. One of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in apparel and textile manufacturing, Sri Lanka-based MAS Holdings is a community-focused organization dedicated to providing a sustainable working and living environment for its more than 79,000 employees in 48 manufacturing facilities across 15 countries.

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Topics: Innovation, Darden News, Global Business, Design Thinking

Becoming Disruptors: Key Insights from Darden Executive Education

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Brittany Frye

 

 

We're excited to welcome you to Darden Executive Education's new blog, where you'll discover insights on executive development strategy, learn about our global partner organizations and get details on the latest EE news. 

To kick-off our blog, we're sharing a few key insights from our recent event in the Washington, D.C. area, Disruptors: Leading at the Speed of Change. On 11 April, Darden Executive Education and our top-ranked faculty hosted 50+ decision-makers to explore the culture and competencies required to become the disruptors — instead of the disrupted — in the wake of accelerating change driven by technology and globalization.

 

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Topics: Innovation, Disruption, Mindful Leadership, Leadership Presence, Big Data