Last month, I had a meeting with a boss in Istanbul, Turkey. After innovation seminar, we started to talk about the innovation management and the role of the leader. They had difficulties how to manage innovation management in their company and how to find leaders who excel at driving innovation. What I saw that this boss is trying to learn the outside world that has a lot of uncertainties and complexities. They are late, but I believe that they can lead innovation due to the ownership character and culture.
I believe that companies need innovation to survive and thrive in today’s hypercompetitive business conditions. Dr. Paul Trott (Professor of Innovation Management, Head of Strategy Enterprise and Innovation Subject Group) defined the crucial importance of the long-term marketing and innovation management in successful business organizations.
When I established Innovation Turkey; my first priority was to be a catalyst and facilitator of a competitive market through cultural, business and transformative changes in the industry through seminars to help drive innovation in the organizations in Turkey.
We are talking about a truly effective innovation management. It is the only survival strategy of our time. Therefore, organizations need great leaders. But many leaders fail in time. What can be done?
According to my experience and knowledge in the multi-industry; innovation is the crucial ingredient in all economic success, providing competitive growth for nations, creating more transient competitive advantages through more products and services for companies and more great careers for people.
Innovation Driving in General
I have to define that creating and launching successful new products and/or services to the market is highly dependent on the quality of leader, talents, culture and the environment in which they work. I know that the most important driver of the innovation is the leader of the company. Her or his character, behaviors, experience, knowledge and culture are crucial in innovation success. In general, they destroy the innovation insights and activities due to their poor leadership capabilities. Normally, they have to foster creativity and innovation in their organization. But, how?
My Key Findings:
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Yusuf Tokdemir is a business advisor, entrepreneur, innovation consultant, growth strategist, keynote speaker, founder of Chocolat Garden Chocolatier and Innovation Turkey.
He has a proven track record of success in multi-industry.
Innovation Turkey is an Innovation Management Consulting and People Development Company. It collaborates with the companies for people and leadership development, new product design, new service design, new business design and organizes seminars and workshops on innovation management and productivity to achieve competitive commercial outcomes.
Chocolat Garden is an artisan chocolatier that produces highest quality chocolates for chocolate lovers in Çayyolu, Ankara.
Yusuf Tokdemir Haydarpaşa Lisesi ve ODTÜ'yü bitirdi.18 yıl ilaç sanayinde ve 13 yıl gıda sanayinde üst düzey yönetici olarak çalıştı. Marmara Üniversitesi'nde MBA yaptı. BEBESAD Başkanlığı'nda bulundu. Kanada Ecole Chocolat'dan bean to bar artisan chocolate manufacturing yani butik - gurme - artisan hediyelik çikolata üretimi üzerine eğitim aldı. Inovasyon, büyüme, karlılık, liderlik geliştirme yönetimi, tedarik zinciri, üretim, Ar-Ge vb üzerine danışmanlık ve artisan butik çikolata imalatı ve satışı üzerine ATO'ya kayıtlı Chocolat Garden Butik Çikolata ve İnovasyon Hizmetleri şirketini kurdu.