Stefan is an acclaimed author, keynote speaker, advisor and entrepreneur. He is a global thought leader on leadership in general and corporate innovation management in particular, he travels around the world to interact with executives and corporate innovation teams who want to take their innovation capabilities and efforts to the next level. The Silicon Valley mindset is key for this to happen. This mindset is rooted in one word: impact. By leveraging new technologies, talent, strong ecosystems, agile leadership, and ingenious approaches to business, Silicon Valley impacts entire industries in ways that shape the world. For a company to thrive—or even survive—in the next decade, its leaders will need to understand the Silicon Valley mindset and be able to put it to work. He helps executives on this through his Silicon Valley Fast Track venture. Stefan completed his entrepreneurial background in A.P. Møller Shipping School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Sloan School of Management. For more information about the Silicon Valley Fast Track, please visit: www.siliconvalleyft.com.
We can always argue the management layers needed in any kind of organization, but the trend seems to be that it should be flatter and flatter. The latest company to go down this road in a public way is Tesla which is undergoing a major organizational restructuring in these months.
Many large companies have realized that the stronger the ecosystems (in the context of innovation) that they either control or is a key part of, the better are the chances that they will beat their competitors outright.
One of the challenges, I have when I work with executives and their teams is the lack of time. Or how they manage and prioritize their time. Time management is an issue that we need to address in many of our sessions and to prepare for an upcoming one, I have compiled a list of insights that can be used for discussion and exercises.
Many executives talk a lot about innovation, but they don't really know how to make it happen. A corporate innovation team asks themselves: How do we "educate" our executives on innovation management and develop stronger corporate innovation capabilities together?