Published by Pearson in March 2018. YES, YOU CAN INNOVATE, Discover your innovation strengths and develop your creative potential, is a practical how-to-guide to help you discover your innovation strengths and create value out of new ideas. It also includes a free online assessment for you to discover your innovation strengths.
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With an incredibly diverse history, Natalie Turner has taken the Asian innovation scene to new heights.
With a rich past filled with travel, serving and working with others, learning to understand the dynamics and politics of the world and more, Natalie has a wealth of experiences to draw from. But what she truly has, what we all desire, is grit. Read more. . .
We are on the cusp of a new paradigm in human history. The current world of innovation is filled with technology-enabled entrepreneurship, which will disrupt all we take for granted today. Now, more than ever, innovation is an essential survival skill. It will remain one. But the speed with which we need to innovate will become even more critical in the near future. Read more. . .
Re-evaluating career decisions? Starting new projects or businesses? Stepping up to a new level of leadership? Join our Women who Lead Retreat on 13th – 15th May at the stunning Spa Village Resort in Tembok, Bali and find space to reflect, learn and discover the next step in your professional leadership journey. For more information please download the Retreat Itinerary here.
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Re-evaluating career decisions? Starting new projects or businesses? Stepping up to a new level of leadership? Join our Women who Lead Retreat hosted within ESPA at Resorts World Sentosa on 19th & 20th March and be equipped with new insights and practical skills to sharpen your professional practice as a leader. The Retreat is a highly interactive, peer to peer learning space which offers on-going professional development for senior women in positions of leadership in small businesses, the corporate world or public sector.
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Re-evaluating career decisions? Starting new projects or businesses? Stepping up to a new level of leadership? Join our Women who Lead retreat at the stunning Banyan Tree resort in Bali on 3rd-5th July and be equipped with new insights and practical skills to sharpen your professional practice as a leader. The retreat is a highly interactive, peer to peer learning space which offers on-going professional development for senior women in positions of leadership in small businesses, the corporate world or public sector.
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According to research on the Singapore Management Agenda, 60% of HR Managers in Singapore identified encouraging innovation as a key people challenge but how do you create a culture that can systematically create value out of new ideas? Attend our joint Master Class with Roffey Park Management Institute on July 28th and 29th and find out.
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Who owns innovation? It’s a question that usually receives a blank response. Yet, pick up any business magazine and you will invariably find multiple articles on the strategic importance of innovation for a company’s growth.
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In January 2009 I came to Singapore in the dark, cold days of the Global recession to speak at a leadership conference at SMU. Within the space of four days I had set up 22 meetings and was overwhelmed by the interest and enthusiasm for innovation and creativity services. Read more. . .
According to Roffey Park’s Singapore Management Agenda research, 60% of HR managers in Singapore identified encouraging innovation as a key people challenge, but how do you create a culture that can systematically create value out of new ideas?
Join us on an interactive free webinar to learn the importance and role of Organisational Development in enabling and leading innovation in organisations and learn six key strategies on how to cultivate a culture of innovation within the workplace.
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Research indicates that leaders with the best results do not rely on only one leadership style but draw from a range of approaches depending on the situation and the outcomes they want to create. Drawing from research by consulting firm Hay/McBer, and popularized by Daniel Goleman, this highly engaging workshop, for female executives on Wednesday January 14th at the American Club in Singapore, will explore the six leadership styles that successful leaders adopt to get results. For more information and to register please go to the PrimeTime website.
I often get asked how organisations can build a more innovative culture. It is a valid but difficult question to answer as culture is something that is multi-faceted, involves history and legacy, and includes a set of deeply-held values.
It is one thing to have a list of values on the wall or published in a corporate annual report. It is yet another to live and breathe innovation in daily activities — what I would call “day-to-day innovation”, challenging assumptions and doing things differently.
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Do you consider yourself innovative? This question usually elicits a negative response for two reasons. First, people tend to wrongly equate innovation with only technologies, research and development, and new products. Second, innovation is misperceived as the domain of a select creative few.
Innovation is far more than this and reframing it in our own mind can help us to see where we can contribute to innovation in our lives and the work that we do every day.
A Singaporean friend recently shared that despite having a stable corporate role, she missed the challenges involved in running her own business. Despite two previous entrepreneurial failures, she was keen to go back to managing start-ups. Why? Because she has grit.
What is grit? It is the ability to pick oneself up in the face of great disappointment or failure, and have another go. Or as psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth says: “Grit is sticking with your future — day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years — and working really hard to make that future a reality.”
Launch & Inaugural “Innovate Now!” Session of The Innovators Network – The Future of Business, Force of Technology & Power of Innovation
Singapore-based enterprises are today faced with tremendous challenges from global competition, industry disruption and factor constraints. Yet, at the same time, emerging powerful digital technologies and innovative business models present incredible opportunities to capture new value, markets and consumers. The world is transforming from the industrial economy to the innovation economy, where the fundamental rules of business and industries are constantly being re-written. How can enterprises use innovation to exploit and avoid being disrupted by this hyper-speed and technology-powered environment?
Organisations need to constantly adapt to continue to be relevant in this ever changing world. The best way of doing so is to continuously innovate and differentiate itself – not just through new product or service development, but also through how it manages its people – putting in place a Design & Culture that make innovation systemic and sustainable. Organisation Design is the new enabler and leading contributor of Innovation Culture.
Please join me, and other speakers and participants, at Signature Trend’s two day workshop in Kuala Lumpur – Click here for the full brochure and registration form.
So what is on the mind of the Singaporean manager? Plenty, shows the Singaporean Management Agenda survey of 600 organisations on a range of business topics. The results, published by Roffey Park and Management Development Institute, provide fresh insight on the pulse of Singaporean business managers.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the No 1 preoccupation of the respondents was talent management, more specifically, recruiting the right staff. More interestingly, increasing productivity and encouraging innovation were among the top five human resource challenges listed by the managers. When I dug a bit deeper into the data, some surprises piqued my interest.
Last month, my business partner and I decided to switch our bank account to DBS. I must say, it was truly an exceptional experience. From entering its pod-like lobby at the Marina Bay Financial Centre, which looked like a cross between a five-star-hotel reception and a spaceship, I was mesmerised. Could this really be a bank?
From there on, I found myself analysing every little detail of its service offering — from its high-touch interaction with customer service representatives, to the low-touch experience of interacting with its technological platforms.
A new year is full of hope and aspiration — it is like turning the pages of a recently purchased book, whereby we put aside the past and look forward to the future.
It is full of new resolutions — lose weight, learn a new skill or get a new job — most of which are long forgotten as life catches up with us.
We often think of products and services needing innovation, but what about the concept and practices of management?
Find out more in my Innovation Column in TODAY’s paper in Singapore.
In collaboration with Design Singapore, this interactive workshop is suitable for designers to learn about practical and effective innovation. Read more. . .
For Creativity, Hit the Pause Button – In my Innovation Column this month, I explore the importance of reflection and space for leading innovation. I also share about the next Women who Lead retreat to be held in November in Kuala Lumpur.
I wrote an Innovation Column for the TODAY paper in Singapore on the importance of trust in enabling innovation. You can read more here.
For more information about social networks, please watch the short film below, where I explain the concept in more detail.
Check out my interview on innovation and leadership, Channel News Asia.
Need fresh ideas, thinking space and inspiration to propel you into your next level of leadership? Back to the Future: Creative Visioning & Designing the Life you Want to Lead will engage you in a visioning exercise to help design your story and create bold steps to take you there. As part of PrimeTime’s women’s Professional Development Series I will be facilitating a workshop in Singapore on April 10th between 6:30-10:00pm. Click here for more information and to register for the event.
I am speaking at the Singapore Women’s Congress on Friday March 22nd. The conference has invited pioneers within their respective industries to share insights and best practices to allow change to play a more strategic role in cultivating our social, business and personal growth. I will be speaking on Leading Innovation in a Time of Change. For more information and to view the TV advertisement on the event please click here.
On 10th and 11th June I am running a two day workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INNOVATE Now! Skills, Mindsets & Tools for practical innovation will be held at Renaissance Hotel. For more information, please download the PDF.