I was in Denver last week, speaking to senior business leaders who are on the board of directors of various public and private companies.
My job that night was to teach them the latest methods for leading innovation. However as I spoke to people during the cocktail hour before the event I became VERY UNSURE how it would go.
I was unsure because I perceived a very low level of understanding on innovation best practices among the board of director members.
Entering the stage - I thought of Dr. Deming - my opening words were delivered with empathy… “How could you know. “How could you know how much faster and less risky Innovation is today. Tonight myself, the host and my fellow speaker will seek to begin your education process.”