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Masterclass - The Innovative Organization: Creating a Culture that Fosters Creativity, Capability and Change
What separates innovative organizations from those that struggle to adapt? How can you create a company that continually develops and implements new ideas, products and services? The answers might surprise you. Traditional approaches to innovation don’t work and might even make things worse. To be successful, businesses need to embrace five unconventional strategies that challenge our current understanding of fear, failure, control and conformity.
Keynote Presentation – Immortality: Lessons from the Lives and Deaths of Innovative Leaders�
Do you want to become a great leader? What does it take to achieve greatness?
When I ask audiences to identify the greatest leaders in the history of the world, a few names always make the list. After asking this question repeatedly over the years, I finally noticed something. The leaders, who were consistently rated as great, shared one thing in common.
They had all been killed. They didn’t die natural deaths. They were either executed or assassinated. This led me to explore the lessons that we can learn from their example. During that journey, I discovered four leadership principles that have the power to transform your leadership and your legacy.
David Rendall started working as a paper boy when he was eleven years old. Since then he has been a stock boy, lawn boy, painter, janitor, tutor, resident assistant, job coach, supervisor, nonprofit manager and senior executive.
He is currently an international speaker, author, consultant and entrepreneur. In 2004 he founded Rendall & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development and strategic planning for businesses and nonprofits. He has served people and organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and
the United Kingdom.
He is also Assistant Professor of Business at Mount Olive College where he was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2006 and he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in management, leadership, strategy and organizational change for the University of Phoenix and Keller Graduate School of Management.
Prior to becoming a professor and consultant, he developed and managed nonprofit enterprises that provided employment for people with disabilities. He has more than fifteen years of experience leading people and organizations.
He earned a doctor of management degree in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology.
His first book was The Four Factors of Effective Leadership. You can read excerpts on The Four Factors of Effective Leadership blog. He is currently working on a new book, The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness. You can read excerpts on The Freak Factor blog.