Scott McKain is an internationally known distinction expert, bestselling author and iconic keynote speaker.
Scott’s unique platform style has earned him induction into the Professional Speakers Hall of Fame – and his remarkable content earned him membership (along with Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar, and Og Mandino) as one of only 24 selected for inclusion in the Sales and Marketing Hall of Fame. He is currently “Corporate Educator in Residence” at High Point University, named by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s “most innovative” university.
Scott has over three decades of research and experience and has spoken and consulted for the world’s most influential corporations, presenting his business strategies on platforms in all fifty states and twenty-two countries.
Scott McKain’s new book, ICONIC, named as a Forbes “Top 10 Pick of the Year,” is the instruction guide for professionals and organizations to become so distinctive they not only stand out in their industry, but set the benchmark for innovation, customer experience and employee culture.
Economic trends are important, which is why conference planners often hire economists to interpret current economic conditions, and forecast what’s ahead. But these days, business leaders are being challenged by more than changing economic conditions. A multitude of powerful macro-trends – which Tucker calls the Driving Forces of Change – have the potential to create new winners and losers in their wake, and to spell either boom or doom depending on how rapidly you and your business respond to them. These Forces range from artificial intelligence and other rapidly evolving technologies, to workforce issues such as labor shortages and talent wars, all the way to the demographic “Age Waves” that will impact your workforce and alter what your customers will want tomorrow.
This kickoff session (or longer program) serves as a powerful road map for leaders who want to thrive amidst the uncertainty and unpredictability of exponential change and sudden disruption. The powerful strategies revealed here show you how to spot emerging trends early – in time to shape an effective and bold response. While economists confine themselves to economic trends, Tucker explores the consumer, political, technological, economic, regulatory, demographic, lifestyle and social trends that are most relevant to your industry. And he shows how to capitalize on the trends and use them as stepping stones to growth, profit and competitive advantage. Tucker will leave you and your colleagues inspired and refreshed, with actionable “take-home” strategies and ideas to seize tomorrow’s opportunities today.
Organizations today are increasingly in need of high potential managers and individual contributors with the abilities and mindset to get new projects done. While professionals with functional and technical skills are valued, those with Innovation Skills are emerging as the most sought-after talent in today’s hyper-competitive age.
In this practical, inspiring and highly interactive personal development session, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert Tucker explores powerful tools and strategies to help you and your colleagues hone your ability to seize emerging opportunities, develop new revenue sources, add value, and create unconventional solutions.
When was the last time you focused on upgrading your ability to conceive and introduce new product, service, process and strategy ideas? Could it be that you are using yesterday’s methods to manage today’s complex marketplace challenges?
This dynamic, example-filled keynote presentation will give you an overview of the important findings reported in Tucker’s ground-breaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation. Tucker will take you and your colleagues behind the scenes inside the Innovation Vanguard companies. You’ll discover the latest methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn unconventional approaches for turning innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be motivated to take action in your company.
Recently some of your fellow meeting professionals have retired that drab, draped table with the squeaky microphones and the hunched over panelists. Instead, they have introduced an exciting new format, produced and hosted by Robert B. Tucker, that we refer to as “The Intelligent Talk Show.” Result: Good-by snoresville. Hello packed house.
With the Intelligent Talk Show format:
- Panelists become “guests” on a “live” show and are more animated, lively and better prepared to get their message across
- Guests are more willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz, and keep attendees coming back next year
- The “talk show” often shows up in meeting evaluations as the highlight of the entire conference
- “Facilitating the Face-Off at our Baltimore conference between end users and service providers was powerful.” IDRC
In these practical, highly customized two and three-day innovation workshops, Robert Tucker guides you and your team through a step-by-step process of developing innovation capability in your company to drive growth, differentiation and competitive advantage. Using Tucker’s Five Best Practices of the Global Innovation Vanguard Companies he has studied, Tucker helps you identify what you and your organization must do to create and implement a systematic, sustainable process of innovation to out-think and out-perform the competition. He argues that in the Vanguard Firms, “innovation” is a core strategic imperative and is driven from the top. He works with you to establish criteria and define innovation uniquely to your organization’s needs. He shows how to adapt the Tucker Innovation Model to create your firm’s innovation process, including a robust Front End of Innovation, and an idea selection process that winnows and sorts ideas entering your funnel on their way to implementation. The Vanguard Firms all Collaborate Deeply with Customers, and in this module, participants learn how to meet and anticipate the unmet and unarticulated needs of their customers, and how to enter new markets with new business models and value propositions that disrupt existing players. Using a comprehensive and proprietary Innovation Climate Survey adapted to your firm, Tucker delves deeply into the issue of your present culture and helps you master the essential elements necessary to Cultivate a Culture of Risk-taking, and how to Make Innovation Everybody’s Business.
Looking for an alternative way to bring Robert Tucker’s powerful ideas to your group or organization? An ever increasing number of our corporate and association clients are using online webinars to extend the impact of a live presentation, or deliver innovation training online for employees. For example, one association used Tucker webinars to increase attendance at its annual meeting. Others use webinars on a monthly basis to extend the learning and reach deeper into their organizations.
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Innovation is Everybody’s Business: How to Make Yourself Indispensable in Today’s Hypercompetitive World Hardcover
ROBERT B. TUCKER
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Managing the Future: Capitalizing on the Driving Forces of Change
Innovation is Everybody's Business
Driving Growth Through Innovation
The Intelligent Talk Show
In these practical, highly customized two and three-day innovation workshops, Robert Tucker guides you and your team through a step-by-step process of developing innovation capability in your company. Tucker helps you identify what you and your organization must do to create and implement a systematic, sustainable process of innovation to out-think and out-perform the competition. Tucker delves deeply into the issues of your present culture and helps you master the essential elements necessary to Cultivate a Culture of Risk-taking, and how to Make Innovation Everybody’s Business.
Looking for an alternative way to bring Robert Tucker’s powerful ideas to your group or organization? An ever increasing number of our corporate and association clients are using online webinars to extend the impact of a live presentation, or deliver innovation training online for employees. If you would like to explore how a customized innovation webinar could advance your group’s objectives, we’d love to hear from you.