Great Ideas offers you thought leadership from inside and outside the association industry to make sure you hear a variety of perspectives to evoke ideation and problem solving. Look forward to hearing and collaborating with some of the most innovative, inspiring, and creative leaders in the industry. Here are some of the speakers from #Ideas17:
2017 Thought Leaders
Why Only is Better Than Best
Rao taught us to ignore best practices, trust our intuition, and attempt what hasn’t been proven. He showed us the importance of being so distinctive it makes our competition irrelevant.
Fail to Innovate: How to Create Iconic Advantage
Global VP of innovation and corporate officer, VF Corporation
Author, Iconic Advantage (coming soon)
Yu taught us to design for and innovate around the key principles for iconicity—noticing power, staying power, and scaling power.
Mastering the Way You See the World
Gilmore taught us to master how we see the world by overcoming personal bias, pinpointing significance, scrutinizing details, and uncovering potential opportunities.
Making Time for You: Secrets of the Fringe Hours
Turner taught us how to find our fringe hours, eliminate guilt, and show up as our best authentic self.
Unconventional Approaches to Problem-Solving
Brooks taught us to challenge old ways of thinking and pursue mental agility and flexibility when seeking new solutions to age-old challenges..
Inspiring Creativity in the Workplace
Story consultant & creative writer
Former story supervisor, Pixar Animation Studios
Luhn taught us how to create a culture that encourages and nurtures ideas, and embraces fear and failing as part of the creative process.
Putting Women’s Ideas to Work—Authentic Ways to Hear and Be Heard
Benjamin taught us to grow and strengthen our associations by better understanding the role of voice, presentation, positioning, and bias in building and supporting a framework and pipeline for women-led intrapreneurship.
Team of Teams
Chief Growth Officer, McChrystal Group
Former US Navy SEAL
Fussell challenged us to use the concept of special ops teams from the military and acclimate it to the workplace. This is instructive as work environments need be innovative while being responsive to a structured environment. The reality, while attaining the best results, is to operate in a hybrid model to achieve efficiency, adaptability, and navigate complexity.