Conversation will be on the core principal and characteristics that separate creative teams from non-creative ones. In all his research, Justin Brady has confirmed again and again, it all comes down to Listening, Empathy and Trust. We will dig in to what these actually mean to leaders and why they are so easy to screw up. You can view a piece he wrote on this topic in the WSJ for an intellectual appetizer "Some Companies Foster Creativity, Others Fake It".
All attendees will write a burning question down onto a 3x5 note-card anonymously. The question could be anything. Personal. Work. Whatever. The questions will be drawn at random in a fish bowl and read aloud to everyone. 30 seconds will be given for the audience to get up on stage forming a "flash panel" to tackle this question in a collaborative fashion. The panel has no qualifications except a heart beat. The less "experience" in a particular area, the more objective and creative the response. The audience can throw out life lines as well.
About the Hot Topic Speaker
Justin Brady works with company leaders all over the world to help them activate creative cultures that autonomously innovate and market themselves.
He is a writer, speaker and owns Test of Time Design. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington Post Innovations, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Creativity Post and others. He contributed to Matthew E. May's The Laws of Subtraction, founded the Iowa Creativity Summit, has an Emmy nomination and is a graduate from University of Northwestern St. Paul where he majored in graphic design & Bible. He lives in Des Moines with his wife and 7lb fluffy dog.
Follow him on twitter @JustinBrady or go to his website justinbrady.me