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Welcome to Episode Seven of The Seven C’s of Creative Leadership. Today, we discuss the sixth “C” – CHANGE MANAGEMENT!
The goal of the series?
The Seven C’s of Creative Leadership series is about arming leaders with specific skills and behaviors that are critical to leading innovation and fostering a creative culture. Most corporate leaders enjoy a high level of analytical prowess, but lack formal training and experience regarding creative endeavors. Our mission is to fill this leadership void that exists in so many companies across the globe.
Today’s Discussion Guide:
For starters, don’t forget to review this series summary here.
In the first segment, Tony and I discuss the important elements of change management:
1. We discuss the role that change management plays in the context of creative leadership. And why that is so critical.
2. The field of change management if enormous – are there tools that already exist that are relevant for creative leadership?
In the second segment, we are joined by Jeff Shuck, CEO of Plenty.
Highlights from Jeff’s interview include the idea that the problem isn’t getting new ideas in, it is getting old ideas out.
“Change is actually the norm.”
“Visioning is the North Star.”
Put new projects on new teams, let them make something happen, instead of beating them down.
Don’t say “I was wrong.” Instead, say “Here is what I learned.”
Celebrate the smalls wins with big vision.
As the CEO of Plenty, Jeff inspires our team to create a better world. For almost two decades Jeff has been a motivator and thought leader in the nonprofit space. His specific areas of focus include nonprofit strategy and brand positioning, experiential and peer-to-peer fundraising, modeling and forecasting, and constituent analytics. Prior to founding Plenty, Jeff served the team at Event 360 for eleven years as its CEO and co-founder.
Under his leadership the Event 360 team produced more than 200 fundraising events and raised nearly a billion dollars for nonprofit organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors of Invisible Children. His experience is paired with an undergrad degree from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Jeff is currently pursuing a Masters in Predictive Analytics at Northwestern University.
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About Tony Vengrove:
Tony Vengrove founded Miles Finch Innovation with the goal of helping companies shatter the cultural barriers that interfere with corporate innovation and creativity. He is an idea champion and believes every problem has a solution waiting to be found.
He is a seasoned innovator with over 20 years experience revolutionizing industries. Tony brings diverse leadership experience to the table having worked in world-class New York City ad agencies and Fortune 500 marketing, innovation and R&D organizations. Because he’s lived and breathed innovative life on the inside, he possesses a well-rounded, pragmatic perspective that provides clients with grounded and actionable advice.
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