STAUFFER | Dennis Stauffer
Helping People and Organizations Boost Their Capacity to Innovate
Dennis delights in helping folks discover powerful new insights, insights they can apply in their personal as well as professional lives. He is an internationally recognized speaker and thought leader on the behaviors that drive innovation and personal effectiveness … behaviors we all need to engage in to successfully navigate the future.
Dennis is an Emmy award-winning journalist and former Business Editor. His most recent book, Thinking Clockwise, A Field Guide for the Innovative Leader, received a Fresh Voices book award. It’s in its third U.S. printing and is currently available in five languages.
Are you continually striving to be more innovative in your work and in your life? (You need to be.) Dennis’ work includes research into the measurable skills and behaviors that promote innovation, creativity and mental agility. He is the creator of the Innovator Mindset Self-Evaluation Technology, a uniquely powerful tool that evaluates the personal and organizational mindsets that enhance or undermine innovation.
Based in Minneapolis, Dennis delivers keynotes, seminars and other interventions for clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. He’s a member of the National Speakers Association and Past President of NSA-Minnesota.
SPEECH TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS
The Game Has Changed. Do You Know the New Rules?
Objective: Reduce barriers to innovation while enhancing personal creativity and adaptability
We are entering an unprecedented new era, one in which the old skills and behaviors are no longer appropriate, in which the path to success has changed, in which both individuals and businesses must learn to play the game in new ways.
This new game has some new rules that we all need to know for the sake of our personal and business success. In this playful, interactive and innovative keynote, attendees will not only learn these new rules, they will practice applying them.
Born Brillant: The Mindset of a World Class Innovator (Like You)
Objective: Instill an Innovator’s Mindset in your people, giving them the confidence and insights they need to contribute to your innovation agenda.
We are all born innovators. We already have an innate ability to explore and experiment. Yet most of us have been conditioned to suppress those behaviors, both in ourselves and in how we lead others.
This interactive keynote will deliver research-based insights to enhance creativity, adaptability and mental agility in confronting novel challenges. Your people will be energized to step up to the challenge of innovation and become part of the solution…boosting their personal—as well as your organization’s—capacity to innovate successfully.
21ST Century Innovative Leadership: Leading the Behaviors that Drive Innovation
Objective: Instill a leadership mindset that fosters the behaviors that drive innovation
Discover some simple patterns that define the difference between successful innovation and getting trapped in the status quo. These patterns or mental models have the power to make each of us more effective innovators. Or, undermine even the most thoughtfully designed innovation processes, when we fail to recognize the patterns we’re following.
This interactive keynote will give you fresh insights to enhance your team’s flexibility and mental agility, as well as your own ability to be creative and handle novel challenges.
Getting Lean AND Innovative: The Secret to Managing Stress and Staying Engaged in Tough Times
Objective: Build engagement, resilience and optimism
When the economy tightens, we all feel the stress. But the solution isn’t to simply work harder and hope for the best. We need to find ways to change the way we do business and do our jobs. We need to get creative and innovative. While it takes courage and insight, it not only helps us survive, but to continue to find our work fulfilling.