Why an Innovation Master Mind?
Over 75% of CEOs are disappointed in the performance of their organizations. They are demanding more and better innovations to sustain growth and competitiveness. Yet, most new product development (NPD) efforts still fall short of strategic goals.
In this introductory master mind group, we invite CIOs, NPD leaders, and R&D managers to learn, share, and apply innovation best practices. The Innovation Master Mind Group meets monthly (online, starting early 2019) to exchange and enhance information beyond basic NPD process training. The group uses peer coaching, collaboration, and brainstorming to help you set and achieve growth goals for your innovation program. You will find that IMM serves as your personal advisory board, just as we use customer advisory boards to design and develop new products!
Don’t worry – all of the conversations are confidential and we screen group members to ensure no overlap among industries or product categories.
Innovation is tough work! You need support from both within and outside of your organization to be successful. The Innovation Master Mind (IMM) group is a safe place to learn innovation best practices and to test new ideas. master mind groups serve as your “board of directors” to help you brainstorm and collaborate for higher levels of achievement.
We are forming a new IMM, starting in early 2019. Please contact me for more information on this exciting group that will meet virtually once a month for 6 months. Each month you will be in the “hot seat” to share your current innovation challenges and all the group members will help you generate solutions for this challenge. Click here for a typical agenda of a master mind meeting.
A key benefit of master mind groups is the accountability to achieve goals and during your monthly coaching sessions, I will personally check on each month’s action items to progress your innovation goals. You must be committed to both giving and receiving help. It is through this peer advisory function that you will be able to grow your innovation success.
Some Typical Innovation Challenges
- How to involve customers in the design and development process?
- What is the right NPD (new product development) process (e.g. staged or agile)?
- How can we integrate portfolio management to streamline NPD?
- What is the best team structure for my innovation project teams?
- How can I measure innovation success?
- What is a career path for innovation professionals?
- How can I improve my own leadership skills in this role?
Benefits of Innovation Master Mind
Joining a master mind group will accelerate the success of your innovation leadership skills and your success in new product development. Rather than re-inventing the wheel for each innovation program, you can learn from others skilled in innovation and new product development. In the IMM, you will find a safe space to share ideas and brainstorm challenges to increase time-to-market.
While you will be directly addressing specific innovation challenges in your monthly “hot seat,” you will also be learning business basics, effective presentation skills, and enhanced leadership competencies. Master mind groups offer the unique opportunity to collaborate with other experts in different industries so you can grow your own innovation capabilities. The result? Advanced personal and professional accomplishments!
We screen and interview every candidate for IMM because we care about your confidentiality and fit with the group. You will also have full access to the NPDP self-study course (a $395 value!).
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Compare Master Mind, Coaching, and Training
The term “master mind” is not always clear. We offer a peer advisory group for innovation professionals to bridge the gap between training and successful new product launches. You might enjoy reading the blog post What is a Master Mind Group? to learn more about master mind groups.
Please also refer to the Consumer’s Guide to Choosing a Master Mind Group so that you will feel confident that the Innovation Master Mind is the right group for you to grow your career as a new product development and innovation professional.
Please complete an application form for the IMM. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 281-280-8717 for more information. Click HERE for the IMM application form. Please complete the form and return to me at email@example.com. Find more information on a special pre-paid discount here.
Not Sure Yet?
If you’re not sure about joining the IMM yet, please join us for a Pilot Innovation Master Mind session on 23 January 2019, 1-3 pm CST. You will still need to complete the application form and you can REGISTER HERE. There is no charge for this pilot meeting, but space is limited. Because the master mind group is intimate and driven by both giving and receiving help on the most pressing innovation questions, we limit participation to eight members. So, register now to reserve your place at the table!