Why 21st Century Requires Collaboration, Innovation, & A New Style of Leadership

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Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship In Action

WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2022

Description: The 21st century is nothing like we have experienced before: whether it is the still ongoing pandemic, increasing adverse climate and weather related records, the 6th wave of mass extinction or the economic crises that are expected as a consequence of all of it. In order to steer our planet towards a sustainable path, incremental innovation is no longer enough. What is required is transformation, and radically re-thinking the way we ‘do things around here’. Bettina will share her thoughts on what has led us to where we are, and why collaboration and a different style of leadership are essential for moving forward.

Learning Objectives:

· A clear understanding of what has led us to where we are
· Why collaboration and a different leadership style are key to unlocking our future
· Actionable starting points for moving forward

Presenter: Bettina is a visionary thinker and doer in the field of innovation for well over 25 years. Whether running leadership seminars and workshops or speaking at conferences, whether coaching, mentoring or teaching MBAs and executives, Bettina brings her contagious positive energy to bear to inspire, and open minds. She enables both individuals and teams to think differently about being creative, about applying that creativity to their business, and enables highly diverse teams to work joyfully with each other – both these things are more important than ever in this ever volatile world. Her credibility arises from an approach that combines her deep insights with latest insights from scientific and social science research; her passion for and knowledge of her work make her fun and engaging to work with.

Her education includes an MBA as well as a PhD in Design Management from London Business School, UK. Born and raised in Kiel in Germany’s north, she lived in the UK from 1990 to 2021, before settling in Munich, Germany’s south. She loves classical music and reading, the feel of sunshine on her face, and good conversations with friends, ideally over a delicious meal.


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