Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Doors Open at 7:00 AM
Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. 
Feel free to stay and discuss the session until 9:30 AM.

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November 2, 2018 

Power-Ups for Influence, Impact and Innovation

Innovation – the quest for new solutions – is at the core of many organizations and at the center of their strategy to stay competitive. 

When we think of innovation, we often focus on technology, on systems and processes. 

While this is important, it is the part of innovation that is easy to copy by a competitor and it does not lead to lasting competitive advantage.

What really matters, is the human side of innovation: our ability to create new solutions, to make change happen, and to engage our customers in new products and services. 

In this program, we will explore the five Human Elements that drive innovation and create sustainable new solutions.

With the increasing speed of change in technology everywhere, it’s now time to increase the velocity of our own disruptions and ability to bring new solutions to our markets.

In this program, you will discover immediately actionable steps to lead yourself, your teams and your organizations to increased innovation. 

Making simple, yet profound, tweaks in your leadership will empower your teams to fast-forward creativity and innovation. 

You will leave the program with a ready-to-use leadership toolkit that will increase your score on the five Human Elements of Innovation 

Be ready for a pants-out-of-your-seat program that is a high-energy, highly interactive experience with specific take-aways. 

Applying the take-aways from this program will power up your innovation: increase your top-line results, better engage with your team and deepen the relationships with your customers.

Take-Aways From This Session:

  •       What are the five human elements of innovation
  •         Ways to influence results, strengthen relationships with clients, and engage your employees to innovate
  •         Illustrations of the effect of human element innovation.

About Our Facilitator: 

      Josef Martens, PhD
     Katalysor LLC

Josef Martens, PhD, CSP helps organizations move their innovation efforts from good to great.

After completing his PhD in physics at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded several patents in the field of OLEDs, the materials used for high-end TV and phone displays. The spin-off company he and his colleagues founded became the first company from the University of Cambridge to go through an IPO, and it was later bought for US$285 million.

Josef now uses his expertise to help individuals and organizations power up their ability to implement new solutions at work and in life.

For nearly two decades, Josef has conducted programs in over 30 countries across five continents for client organizations such as Merck & Co, Daimler, AstraZeneca, Siemens, 4-H Council, NASA, the Department of Defense, ASQ, PMI, and many more. 

His fresh, provocative, and insightful content has also awarded him the experience of being a TEDx speaker.

Josef is a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest-earned international designation by the National Speakers Association. Only about 700 speakers worldwide hold this honor for speaking excellence. Josef is also a past president of the DC chapter of the National Speakers Association.

He has two teenage sons who provide him with plenty of opportunities (and reality checks) for innovation at home. In his spare time, he enjoys section hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Contact Information:

Josef Martens, PhD

Katalysor LLC

Email: jhfm@josefmartens.com

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The Conference Center at the Offices of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, and Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(I270 & Montrose Road)
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Our Gracious Host/Sponsor: Shulman Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Resolutionary Thinking

Focusing on solutions. Thinking creatively and tenaciously about outcomes. About what’s in your best interests. Getting matters resolved, so you can get on with what matters to you. That’s resolutionary thinking. And that’s made Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., one of the largest, most respected law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem-solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.