Lake Forest Peer-Networking Leadership Book Discussion Breakfast: INNOVATION & PASSION
Date: 11/1/2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. (Central)
Duration: 2 hours
Host: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Learning Area: Leadership Development
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The focus of this session will be Making Leadership Development Stick Book Discussion: INNOVATION & PASSION. It’s been nearly three years since we visited Innovation as a focus for a leadership breakfast book discussion topic and are looking forward to pairing up this topic up with a key driver for Innovation: Passion.

We will be facilitating this leadership book discussion on two books where complimentary summaries will be made available for participants:

  • The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success (2011, Gallo) - click here for 8 page summary
  • The Pursuit of WOW! Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times (1994, Peters) click here for 5 page summary
DURING OUR LAST OUR CONVERSATION IN 2009, we explored shaping the learning industry’s body of knowledge on the role of learning, learning leaders and the learning/training organization in driving & enabling innovation. Here are links to our notes from 1/23/09 innovation discussion where we explored ADDING OUR CONTRIBUTION TO WIKIPEDIA to (an example of Learning Leaders contributing to body of knowledge).

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I personally found the recommendations in both books insightful while the more recent publication delves into seven principles core of Steve Jobs innovations and Tom Peters’ timeless insights for “Encouraging Your Unique Employees.” Both authors provide solid insight on the importance of Passion for Innovation as a leadership competency.

Purchasing these books is optional before attending the peer networking breakfast, since getAbstract & EBSCO Publishing are providing complimentary book summaries (see hotlinks above).

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Location: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management: Conway Park [near I-94 and Route 60], 1905 W. Field Court Lake Forest, IL (Driving directions to the Lake Forest Campus)
Maximum Participants: 45
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Corinne Miller

Troy Saeger

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