CONVINCE YOUR BOSS
You’re convinced that you want to take the Innovation Engineering Mastery + Black Belt Certification course, and we really want you to take the course; now it’s time to convince your boss! Most managers will be concerned about the return on investment—every dollar has to be justified, and so does your time. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
BECOME AN EXPERT INNOVATOR
BECOME AN INNOVATION SYSTEMS EXPERT
BECOME A PERSUASIVE STRATEGIC LEADER
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“Where to begin! This class taught me such a wide variety of skills that I didn’t even know existed and I am very grateful. Within the culture of our company, it is very easy to settle into a routine and excel at that one thing. For the “world” I am in within our company, there is not much talk around innovation and a lot of my daily activities involve data and conference calls. It is great to now have a resource to go to when it feels like I might be stuck in a rut or if I need to bring something new to the table for my team to think about…In the end, I was a little sad for our last class to end. The course went VERY smoothly and I would highly recommend it to others.”
“My time at the Eureka Ranch was better than good. I haven’t had a day pass where I didn’t think about it. It was exhausting, inspiring, challenging, and full of fresh perspective. The phrase “taking a sip of water from a fire hydrant” was relevant, but it was like every gulp was so refreshing that I didn’t want to stop. There are 3 VP’s and a CEO in my company with a combined experience of well over 100 years. While they recognize the need for change, implementing it is challenging – I’ve noticed it’s like most don’t know where to start, and we find ourselves doing things like brain dumps and making lists of projects that might be a good idea, with no sense of meaningfully uniqueness, death threats, or how to collect feedback and feed the idea through PDSA cycles.”
I have so much more to learn, but my main takeaway is this: from the CEO to the night shift staff, people are thirsty to learn the techniques and systems of Innovation Engineering. After doing a 3-minute mind mapping activity with my VP in a 1 on 1 setting, she was giggling with delight at how creative she felt, and couldn’t wait to have me show the rest of the team. I showed her how that translates into clearly communicating ideas on a yellow card, and then running these ideas through the gauntlet of PDSA. We saw that there was an idea we killed after a year of work and well over $250k in expenses, that we would have killed MUCH sooner had we had a more organized process and a better grasp of estimating first-year sales combined with the need for quick revision of our inherent assumptions through cycles PDSA.
We are building a new culture together, and the entire organization is incredibly receptive.”
“The Innovation Engineering process is one of the best methodologies that I have seen thus far. There are many methodologies out there, including Design Thinking, Lean Startup, etc. which originate from the same philosophy as Innovation Engineering – the one where creativity and innovation originate from customer centricity and solving real problems iteratively. However, the part that made Innovation Engineering stand out for me was the structured approach of tying innovation to business strategy.”