Organizations, Corporate and Entrepreneurs
"INNOVATING AND ACHIEVING TOGETHER"
Understanding the chemistry for getting your team or organization in synch for innovation --- and expanding their thought base: This applies to any organization seeking innovation and expanding solutions to complex challenges, but more so to those involving technology, engineering, business and marketing for product success that shifts the marketplace. How to create the dynamics for generating opportunities and complete design solutions --- understanding the challenge, the "customer", the worker, management, and the politics within these dynamics.
Receiving high marks with product development organizations and academia looking to new innovation initiatives, this presentation is appreciated also by entrepreneurs, recent or graduating engineers and business majors. Russ Strong brings stories, case examples, and humorous analogies that communicate well the points and principles he has learned from working across the spectrum. He brings together the perspectives gained from that of being the engineer grunt, to global corporate leadership, from hard engineering realities, to artsy/styling/design "fuzziness", from thrill of new concept ideas, to pain in solving field challenges and production reliability, from corporate schedule and "comfort", to entrepreneur freedoms and hardship --- he speaks on what he wishes he'd heard before having to learn and refine these principles the hard way. These are principles that provide the engineer or organization new or expanded organizational and product design capabilities.
Strong speaks to how to get the best from engineering, industrial design, marketing, management and suppliers, how to best synchronize these for powerful program and corporate gains. This includes Insights into relationships and tools critical to achieving goals in product competitiveness, expanding the IP portfolio and differentiation in the marketplace. As only one point; how to best link engineers to the customer clinic process --- how to dig further and best truly "hear" the customer.
Russ Strong communicates real solutions in a fresh way, bringing studied insights from his years within both commercial industry and defense industry (with the inherent politics within each of these worlds) --- at the lead of pulling forward high-yield rapid programs.
On challenges within larger corporations, Russ Strong addresses the nature of corporate innovation to generally be incremental, why, and how to shift this.
Discussion covers how and why the "small guy" entrepreneurs so often have the edge in innovation.
Discussion addresses Tau Beta Pi editor, Solange Dao’s, explanation of “The Method” and “The Intent” --- with the "Method" being those who focus on the "How?" And the "Intent" as those who focus on the "larger vision" or picture.
Russ Strong also speaks to competitive edge in the global economy --- where all advantages possible must be leveraged. Learn proven techniques and process to better open yourselves and your organization to innovation, and maximize and expand your people's knowledge base, reduce program time and costs on the path to problem solving and product excellence.
“His enthusiasm and passion for creating new vehicles that would shape the future of agriculture and other industries was a key motivator for our team members and helped shape the leadership style of our business unit.”
- David C. Koch, Manager, Caterpillar
"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things; for the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this lukewarmness arising partly from the incredulity of mankind who does not truly believe in anything new until they actually have experience of it. " Nicolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)
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