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‘Innovation is solution to excelling in turbulent times’


Professor Neal Hartman is the Head of a division at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Professor Neal Hartman is the Head of a division at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He has consulted for hundreds of public and private sector organisations on innovation, strategy, leadership and public administration in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Neal is a visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge. He speaks about the forthcoming Texem, UK executive development programme coming up in Lagos this week

Do you think that the skills acquired during this training will be of essence to these leaders?

Having an opportunity to explore best practices of innovative and sustainable leaders and companies, along with time to consider opportunities and challenges for Nigerian companies, will be extremely helpful to leaders in these dire, volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous time.

Specifically, themes that will be covered in this programme include: stimulating drivers’ of innovation: culture, reward, structure. Inspiring, designing and driving innovative processes, leading strategic change for optimal outcomes, sustaining momentum and organisational focus, aligning human capital, process and technology and communicating vision and creating urgency.

Why would you encourage leaders to attend the TEXEM training programme?

This TEXEM’s training programme scheduled to come up on the 14th-15th of November at Eko hotel, Lagos, will offer participants the opportunity to examine in-depth the best practices of innovative and sustainable businesses and to consider what steps need to be taken to reach the potential that Nigerian companies have to become more innovative and sustainable.

Through cases, discussions, and activities, the training programme will help leaders to see both the opportunities and challenges for Nigerian companies to navigate the future.

Also, participants will benefit from networking with other impressive leaders and future leaders both during the executive development programme and afterwards -In addition to the steeper learning curve that participants will gain, the improved social capital is also a source of bumper return on investment.

Importantly, this programme would help participants to develop their capacity to redefine markets, deliver superior value at a lower cost, review channels, and consistently outperform rivals.

Furthermore, through this programme participants will be equipped with requisite and actionable frameworks on how to identify, nurture and harness their own breakthrough innovation potential enhance their competence in leading the creation of an innovative culture within their organisation and empower employees to sustain it.

Upon completion of this programme, executives would have developed compelling, useful, and valuable insights on how to launch new products and services, enter new markets or rethink key processes in turbulent times.

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