Go Big or Go Home; Beyond Operational Efficiencies

Presenter: Stefana Saxton, Business Excellence Innovation Leader, Black & Veatch, Overland Park, KS, USA

Keywords: Innovation, Culture

Industry: All

Level: Intermediate


When efficiency is no longer enough we must learn to take a different perspective to achieve business excellence. There are times that innovation is a superior solution to optimization and the way we choose to position our minds is critical to ideation.

Leadership holds a critical position in a company seeking to be at the forefront of innovation. What key traits do innovators possess? Learn how to grow leaders within your company to create value and develop a culture of innovation.

Key Takeaways

1. Be able to effectively choose when to use innovation versus optimization.

2. Realize your current critical thought process and implement ways of thinking laterally.

3. Learn how to identify, develop and mentor the next generation of leaders

4. Gain an understanding of how to create the maximum value in your organization

5. Grasp the key traits of innovators and leaders.

6. Implement long term solutions in a rapidly changing world through hands on activities.

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January 31, 2019
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019,
6 PM-7 PM

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Conference Chair's Message 

Joel Smith

Continuous Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner leads their organization in practicing, but is also a core competency of their professional makeup. That is why more and more innovative and leading companies are looking for leaders that use the LSS way of thinking in everything they do within their organization.

In this era of data science and machine learning, the ability to connect the dots for end to end solutions across the boundaries of people, process and systems is the key to success. This year’s conference is focused on making sure we are “continuing” our journey as practitioners. Whatever your level of experience, you will learn new concepts, new perspectives and network with the best in the industry.