Jun 27 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Guide Through the Labyrinth of Corporate Innovation with William Duggan


Innovation is frequently listed as a top priority for organizations around the world. And people within organizations come up with great ideas that have the potential to propel their companies forward. But there is a disconnect… Leaders feel that their employees aren’t delivering enough creative ideas. Employees feel that their ideas are rejected, and their voices are not heard. 

All too often, would-be innovators find that the organization is unreceptive to their new ideas. They are stymied by bureaucracy, power dynamics, or countless other barriers to innovation. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth that blocks them everywhere they turn and keeps their ideas from reaching senior leaders at the top.  

This month, William Duggan – a leading expert on innovation and strategic thinking – joins Outthinker Networks to discuss navigating the maze from idea to implementation. This roundtable is for anyone in an organization who has been frustrated with the lack of innovation.  

You will learn: 

  • Practical advice on communicating new ideas effectively. 
  • Tactics for getting buy-in from others, winning allies, and overcoming resistance or outright opposition to innovation, including takeaways from psychology about how people react to new ideas. 
  • Stories of successful corporate innovators with actionable insights. 

Speaker bio: 

William Duggan is the author of five books on innovation: Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement (2007); Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation (2012); The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life (2015); and The Art of Ideas (2020), and Corporate Innovator (2024) In 2007 the journal Strategy+Business named Strategic Intuition “Best Strategy Book of the Year.” He has BA, MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University, and twenty years of experience as a strategy advisor and consultant.