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Khairul Anwar

Executive Director at DT LEADERSHIP

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

LEAD COACH
Khairul Anwar puts premium on innovation and execution simply because it’s the only measure of success. Currently, he is the thought leader in innovation, design thinking and leadership development. DT LEADERSHIP SDN. BHD. helps organizations advance at innovation & leadership through structured capability development. Find more about Khairul here: https://bit.ly/KAlinked
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCES
2014 - 2012: CEO (L&D) & International PMO Lead (Gifted Ed)
2012 - 2008: General Manager (L&D) & International Strategy Consultant (IT)
2008 - 2004: Business Development Manager (L&D)
International Projects Country: United Kingdom, Ireland, Scotland, UAE, Qatar, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Germany
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS https://bit.ly/KA-Certificates
Certified Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith (USA), ICF-Accredited
Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Corporate Coach Academy (MY)
Certificate in Design Thinking specializing in Empathy & Prototyping, Stanford Center for Professional Development (USA)
Certificate in Design Thinking & Coaching, genovasi, Hasso-Platner Institute (HPI) & Stanford Executive Education (USA)
Certificate in Design Sprint Master, Design Sprint School (USA)
Verified Certificate & Capstone Project, Interaction Design, University of California, San Diego (USA)
Certified Professional Trainer, HRDC/PSMB (Malaysia)
Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH)
In his free time he spends time with his children’s school Parents Teachers Association (PTA) in Bangi, playing basketball for a veteran team and currently learning violin. He also a lifetime member of Design Thinking Association of Malaysia (DTAM). He holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours).

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Malaysia
Speaking Topics: Innovation Strategy, Design Thinking, Leadership Development

Speaking Fee $1,000

Personal Speaking Website: www.dtleadership.my
Khairul AnwarPoints
Academic40
Author132
Influencer91
Speaker16
Entrepreneur70
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Featured Videos

ICE Chat with Dr Oleg Konovalov on Visionary Coaching In Post Pandemic Period
July 10, 2020
Where Is Your Innovation Focus
July 10, 2020
Grab Employee Experience Masterclass
July 10, 2020

Featured Topics

Why Do You Need Innovation Coaching?

As organization grows into the future, more efforts by the workforce has to be directed to the results and getting the right outcomes.

In Executive Innovation Coaching, I will help the innovation leaders and their teams to build a solid goal plan with all the parameters needed in their innovation outcomes desired. We will help them to make an effective decision of the innovation tools to consider, selecting the right team members, look at varying perspectives in ideas selection, unleash their potentials to prototype cheaply and create the right metrics to measure their performances.

With this in place, the innovation teams and leaders will have greater time at hand to focus on their customers, business results and team cohesion. A coach in this moment of time is crucial because as much as 50% of time in innovation development is wasted on getting the team in place. With a coach in place, the saved time will be reallocated to fuel the excitement in the innovation teams once again.

Our F.A.S.T. Innovation Coaching is the right innovation development solution for fast growing and forward looking organization that believe that the right amount of leadership and innovation will transcend their companies into the future with great success. This is our promise.

How to Start Digital Transformation Using Design Thinking?

Digital transformation is going to disrupt the way you do business. At the same time it will interrupt your internal manpower the way they have been doing your business. As much you see opportunities to redesign your work processes and deliveries with digital, your team probably see it as a threat. How can you build bridges and linkages so you could invite your team into your world on digital transformation?

With design thinking approach, you will help your team and workforce to see the digital connection from their own eyes. Design thinking is a non-intrusive and non-invasive approach to scaffolding innovation mindset to any organization. It builds on the powerful internal idea generation right into the launch of the ideas - for learning purpose. How often can you get that in a span of 3-4 days?

Using the combination of your teams ideas, your own ideas as leaders / business owners and the digital solutions available, you will be able to map the opportunities and threats of the future. You can also build on further to open up the discussion of your strengths and weaknesses that could potentials bring greater leverage to your organization.

Building The Alpha Innovation Team

Innovation team often being associated with the top echelons, high-powered individuals and the alpha males group. It is often, this kind of ingredients for any innovation team will guarantee failures in the long run, although in some cases this type of innovation team may delivered for in short term.

The alpha innovation team I am referring to is the type that will use the alpha brain waves to connect with others, high collaborative skills, strong dedication of selfless leaders and purposeful driven innovation team. This innovation team while may sound fluffy initially, it will build longer term impact in terms of sustainability of your innovation initiatives and future growth. Innovation work now is no longer a start-stop projects that are changing hands when the CEO changing ship, it has to continue to insulate any potential threats and shocks. How could you do that so the organization thrive beyond? Build the Alpha Innovation Team.

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Innovation Coaching
Theatre: Malaysia
Media Experience: 8 years
Last Media Training: 07/01/2019
Last Media Interview: 08/20/2019

Areas of Expertise

Agile
AI
Business Continuity 37.45
Business Strategy 32.44
Change Management 35.55
Culture 31.13
Customer Experience 32.02
Design Thinking 45.47
Digital Disruption 32.98
Digital Transformation 30.35
Entrepreneurship 36.45
Fintech 36.68
Future of Work 32.49
Innovation 42.07
Leadership 32.53
Lean Startup
Management 36.85
Open Innovation 42.39
Sales
Social
Startups 33.66
Sustainability
HR 30.99
COVID19 35.19
Health and Wellness 57.02
Mental Health 44.74
Health and Safety 32
Emerging Technology 30.51
Marketing 30.27
Autonomous Vehicles 33.68
Govtech 31.75
Risk Management 30.42
Analytics 31.00
Big Data 30.60
Edtech 38.80
Proptech 42.35
Cloud

Industry Experience

Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Professional Services

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Publications

4 Academic Certifications
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Corporate Coach Academy (CCA)
May 01, 2020
A qualified Professional Coach in these areas:
1. Business Coaching
2. Life Coaching

Logged more than 300 hours in the last 5 years.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Design Thinking

Certificate in Design Sprint Master
Design Sprint School, USA
September 01, 2018
A trained Sprint Master to run sprint session for innovation by Design Sprint School USA.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Management

Certified Clinical Hypnosis
London College of Clinical Hypnosis
May 01, 2018
A qualified Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner for wellness.

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Tags: Management, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Certificate in Design Thinking
Stanford d.school USA
July 01, 2013
A trained coach in Design Thinking by Stanford d.school USA

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Management

1 Advisory Board Membership
SimpanKira
Simpakira
September 01, 2019
We help small business owners to manage
Accounting, Payroll, Human Resources
with our awesome cloud software

Appointed as Chief Strategist & Executive Coach to the Founder/CEO.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Change Management, Business Strategy

27 Article/Blogs
What Edison Learned in 1870 Might Work for Employment in 2020?
Import from medium.com
May 17, 2020
Image by Mark Mathosian from PixabayWhat Edison Learned in 1870 Might Work for Employment in 2020!Thomas Edison, yes that light bulb maestro. He was a prolific inventor. By the time he died, he accumulated 1,093 US and 1300 foreign patents. He is well known for that. He is also known to have inven

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Tags: Innovation

How to Look for Crazy Ideas That Might Work?
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May 17, 2020
How to Look for Crazy Ideas That Might Work?#Firstly, when Ideating, get yourself and team to focus solely on generating ideas.#Don’t even think about the implementation hurdles and constraints yet.#Search for wild ideas — how to get them? Talk to extreme users (users that possibly not inte

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation

What Edison Learned in 1870 Might Work for You in 2020?
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May 17, 2020
His first patent was an automatic vote recorder for the Massachusetts Legislature. While a brilliant idea in his time, it was never used and sold of at $100 to someone.
The post What Edison Learned in 1870 Might Work for You in 2020? appeared first on Jumping to conclusions .

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Innovation

Is This A Good Time to Launch A New Product / Service?
Import from medium.com
May 14, 2020
A new service is a much faster solution than a new product. Make your best bet!As a continuity of my previous article on “Innovation Focus”, I want to go next by asking whether is this a good time to launch a new product or service? My answer is no, not yet. But this is a good time to experimen

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

Where Is Your Innovation Focus?
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May 14, 2020
The concept is nothing new, just a refresher, where is your innovation focus now?The work of innovation is a work in progress, but that doesn’t mean it will never yielded any results along the way. But wait, before I get there, let’s define what innovation is?My favorite and I think appropriate

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Tags: Innovation

Why Being A Leader Sucks During Pandemic?
Import from medium.com
May 14, 2020
Image by 微博/微信:愚木混株 Instagram:cdd20 from Pixabay“Because, everyone in the company expect you, the leader, to cope, to take, to chew, to be a giver, to swallow everything; because you are expected to do that.”To add salt to already an open wound, the staffs added, “You are

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Where Is Your Innovation Focus?
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May 11, 2020
My favorite and I think appropriate definition of today’s innovation come from Clayton Christensen, “Innovation is a change in labor, capital, materials and information into products and services of greater value.”
The post Where Is Your Innovation Focus? appeared first on Jumping to conclusi

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Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, COVID19, Innovation

Interview with Managing Director of DHL Express Malaysia & Brunei
DT LEADERSHIP
April 09, 2020
Julian believes that EQ plays a more important role than just having a high IQ. DHL Express is one of exceptional clients to DT LEADERSHIP – innovation and leadership coaching company. Having worked alongside with Julian, his senior leaders and teams, I found he is someone that inspires others and never hesitate roll up his sleeves… and pants too!

Read on my interview with Julian Neo on ICE – Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

What Innovation Coach Do to Help You?
DT LEADERSHIP
April 09, 2020
The old way of describing innovation is a closed one. Innovation used to be reserved only for the techies, engineers, R&D officers and bosses. What’s the new way? Innovation is open for everyone and anyone who wishes to create new value in the societies. Inspiring?

Now, the way I understand innovation is about solving problems. The way I understand coaching is about developing others potentials. Therefore as an innovation coach I professionally help leaders develop their potentials to create new value by solving problems particularly in organizations and businesses.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HR, Innovation

Why I Become An Innovation Coach (Part 1)
DT LEADERSHIP
December 28, 2019
In my late teens, I conceptualised several inventive ideas but I didn’t pursue them. I was too young and lack knowledge. To educate myself, I cut articles on innovation from magazines and newspapers. Internet was expensive and affordable smartphone wasn’t yet invented. I compiled these articles and read them, flipped well in my jacket. I thought I got all the knowledge about starting a business covered, I ventured out from being a corporate salary man. It’s time I whispered to myself.

A decade ago, I started a cafe business. It closed down within a year. Lessons learned was, start small but how small? I used to work in hotels, starting a cafe was small enough. Our menu was good, ingredients sourced from the right suppliers and the cafe was well equipped. Customer research done, nothing could go wrong. Wronged we were.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HR, Innovation

Why I Become An Innovation Coach (Part 2)
DT LEADERSHIP
December 28, 2019
In Part 2, I wish to share more intimate reasons Why I Become An Innovation Coach.

Iplay sports – basketball and football. I was part of the school team as right guard and centre (basketball) and full back and goalkeeper (football). In sports, in every game there was a clear goal – single and motivating – to win the game and eventually the championship.

We trained hard, we learned to work with each other in the team and we listened to our coach. We know our enemies by studying them so much so we might know more about them than ourselves. We check the field our court location we are playing to adapt during the game play.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HR, Innovation

Why Coaching For Innovation?
DT LEADERSHIP
November 03, 2019
As innovation becoming more demanding of leaders, organization now realize that technology alone wouldn’t be able to achieve their innovation goals. Leaders now found out that the people felt “left behind”, unwanted and confused. There’s so much animosity around innovation implementation as well as business or digital transformation towards that.

It seems, the high tech innovation that we brag about all these years requires some human touch eh? Yes we do, if we want to make it work and integrating well for long term. One of the tools that you can use is coaching.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

Tech Talents vs Non-Tech Talents
DT LEADERSHIP
August 04, 2019
Many research shows excessive technology adoption alone will create existential crisis with the people in the workforce – which majority are non-tech talents & non-tech stuffs such as from operations, sales & marketing, customer relationship, culture, management and including leadership.

Senior leaders have to rally and devote extra attention to the people in the workforce by upgrading innovation skills for them to join the call for change and transformation. “Balance is key, invite everyone to join & innovate together.”

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Tags: Culture, HR, Management

Starting Corporate Innovation Program
DT LEADERSHIP
July 16, 2019
Purpose of Recharge is to enable the organization to be aware and find some clarity there’s something new coming for them. They need to contribute, be part of and develop this new initiatives together. In other words, their participation is crucial. Often in some discussion from my experiences, I found some of this innovation is only circumvented from a particular department or division. What makes matter worse if innovation is deemed “IT – information technology” department.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Time In Omnichannel Business
DT LEADERSHIP
July 04, 2019
Today my colleague highlighted to me that our company DT LEADERSHIP FB page messenger recognized as “Very Responsive”. I am proud because it used to be 4-5 hours last year, the year before last 8-10 hours. We were late. Now “Very Responsive”. Why? We made a point to respond fast.

Previously we were slow because we felt decision making for coaching & training usually comes from formal channel like email or call for briefing. It used to be like that. We thought the request from FB Messenger usually for personal engagement; which we don’t do much at that time. Our focus mainly corporate clients and corporate innovation. Basically we didn’t treat FB Messenger as a channel for the public to reach out to us, FB Messenger to us was more like market segment of customers. We were wrong.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Reasons Why You Should Start Corporate Innovation Program
DT LEADERSHIP
June 11, 2019
You probably have heard about Innovation and you want to do something about it for your organization. It is like a puzzle that needs solving, but the think is which one you should start first? Here could be the reasons compiled why you want a piece of the action on Innovation:

There are so many new technology arounds but you have no clue how to take advantage of all these for your organization eg Industry Revolution, 4IR, Digital etc..What’s all these tech stuffs?
Around 40% or more of your workforce are 40 years old and below. This is consider fairly young workforce. Most organizations in Malaysia for example has around 50-70% workforce of 40 years old and below. How to tap this huge energy reserves?

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Management

Case Study: Co-creation in Developing Innovation Culture
DT LEADERSHIP
May 30, 2019
“Tough”. That was my reply to a client.

It is common in many organizations to have multi-generational challenge. Today’s speed of change force everyone to move out from their comfort zones. Here I wish to share a short case study from an organization uses co-creation as a facilitative tool in building Innovation Culture.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

Co-creator As Future Skills & Sub-skills to Become Good At It
DT LEADERSHIP
May 29, 2019
One of the skills that will useful to teach, demonstrate and acquire by future employees and professionals are co-creation skills. From LinkedIn above you could see it being the third important skills. So, what is co-creation skills? What is a co-creator? What are sub-skills needed to be good at it?

Co-creation in today’s business context is about working by collaborating with others. We define co-creation as the collaborative development of new value (concepts, solutions, products and services) together with experts and/or stakeholders (such as customers, suppliers etc.). Co-creation is a form of collaborative innovation: ideas are shared and improved together, rather than kept to oneself.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HR, Leadership

How to Use Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to Improve Healthcare Experiences?
DT LEADERSHIP
May 29, 2019
The technology is ready – however the technology alone is not enough to increase adoption and pervasive usage. What to do about it? Keep finding new problems – try to solve them and embed the tech to enable / solve that problem.

In healthcare this is possible and only imagination could help innovate the patients experience. At some hospitals in Europe and USA, they hired Chief Patient Experience Officer to look into this. From my research, I will share some of the pain points, problems and challenges that could be used by technology like virtual reality and augmented reality in improving patients experiences.

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Tags: Design Thinking, HR, Leadership

The Corporate Innovation Champion Is.....
DT LEADERSHIP
May 29, 2019
In the most innovative and valuable companies in the world, the CIO is the CEO. For innovation to happen, top down & mandated approach has better chance of success. In the meantime, the executive management also marshall the bottom up innovation approach by getting people excited about giving ideas, tweak some process and embrace feedback culture.

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Tags: Culture, HR, Leadership

The Leadership Code
DT LEADERSHIP
May 28, 2019
The last 15 years the center of the economy has been shifting towards Asia. This trend will continue. In fact it is eminent that the standard of Asia will become the de facto standard of the world. These exciting opportunities pose a big challenge for Asian because we will need to have global business skills to be able to serve both domestic and international markets. We need unique and high quality leaders to make better choices to respond more rapidly to change. We need effective leaders.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Management

Corporate Innovation Pain Points
DT LEADERSHIP
May 02, 2019
Corporate Innovation Program is the buzz word these days for very good reason. The awareness and action of many companies responding to change is getting better because “innovation” a must have agenda for top management and high level discussion including nations alike. The focus of innovation is “awakened” in the last few years so much so the word leadership has become low-key. I for one advocate leaders with big title if they couldn’t innovate their days are numbered or they should be shown the door. Run!

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Management

The One Word That Make People Hate Innovation
DT LEADERSHIP
February 05, 2018
I stumbled on my current research by accident. By observing people’s reaction. Let me explain.

Every time in my design thinking workshop I asked my audience, whether they love innovation in products and services they used, of course they loved it to bits!

They spoke about how the food delivery service such as #FoodPanda, #Ubereats and #GoFresh (among others) helped them deal with life when they need food.

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Tags: Culture, Design Thinking, Innovation

Think Different
DT LEADERSHIP
October 17, 2017
If you remember it well, this was Apple’s tagline back in 1980s. Back then when I saw Apple’s product – such as earlier version of Macintosh, I don’t quite understand what Think Different. I also don’t really see a need to think differently. I thought we should always think the way it is. Yeah, the way as your parents, teachers and preachers taught you. There shouldn’t be any other way right?

I still remember the day when Steve Jobs of Apple was fired and ousted from his company. It was either shown on TV or in the newspaper because it is still ringing in my ears that my father told me about him. My father said, “You see this guy is crazy. He started a company then it grows so big and he got fired from his own company. How that could be possible? He started the company of course he should stayed on.

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Tags: HR, Innovation, Leadership

Demise of Innovation As Good Corporate Culture
DT LEADERSHIP
November 01, 2016
Corporate culture means how the company workforce behaves and carry themselves when they interact with the company’s stakeholders. Corporate culture includes the company values (what they believe in). Good corporate culture means the company workforce (including the top management and the rank & files) able to provide highly positive experience during those interactions. They are motivated, upbeat and offer leadership in a good way. Bad corporate culture? Means simply the opposite experience.

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Management

3 TEACHABLE THINGS AND 5 UNTEACHABLE THINGS THAT EVERY LEADER SHOULD KNOW BY KHAIRUL ANWAR
The Business Transformation Network
September 22, 2015
Leadership development is very key in today’s business environment. The leaders are getting younger, the leadership cycle is getting shorter and the cost to retain good leaders is getting higher. If you desire to become a great leader, consider this suggestion...

Here are the 3 teachable things, on goal setting and behavioural change, that highly successful leaders can use to better their game (General Goal – Behaviour Desired – If-Then Action)

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Culture

Behavioural Change Using Design Thinking
DT LEADERSHIP
August 01, 2015
Innovation is a tricky business. It is tricky because you are NOT going to get it right the first time. Yes, it upsets a lot of people in the quality and production departments. It boils the blood of the financial controllers and accountants. Innovation also going to frustrate your marketing department because of the changing consumers mind. Typical change management framework and processes might have to change, as well.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Management

1 Corporate Partner
Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM)
Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM)
December 03, 2018
Became a Corporate Partner to Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM) from 2018-2019

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

1 Courseware
Open Innovation Asia
Open Innovation Asia
July 01, 2020
Design Thinking is our flagship program. We have conducted this workshop (face to face workshop) to around 9,000 people the last seven years. It's really thrilling to have this course offered online to all of you. It is such a great honor to have you sign up as part of our efforts to spread design thinking across the globe.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Open Innovation, Startups, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

2 eBooks
Philosophies of Design Thinking
Self Publish
July 01, 2018
Curated the 12 Philosophies on Design Thinking and self published.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

Fintech - The Ultimate Playbook 2018
Self Publish
June 01, 2018
Fintech development, fintech strategies and innovation strategies.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Fintech, Innovation

1 Founder
Open Innovation Asia
Open Innovation Asia
September 01, 2014
Open Innovation Asia vision is to "Speed Up the Engagement Between Talents and Industry Employers Faster Than Usual" through Online Courses.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Open Innovation, Edtech, Entrepreneurship

29 Media Interviews
ICE Chat Interview
ICE-stream Live
July 14, 2020
ICE Chat interview with CEO Coach Dato' Indra Gunawan from Vistage Malaysia on Coaching Chief Executives in the New Market Realities.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
July 10, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Azham Hassan on Data Science

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
July 07, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Farid Nor on Technology Startups

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Tags: Fintech, Innovation, Startups

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
July 05, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Dr Oleg Konovalov on VIsionary Coaching

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Startups

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
June 30, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Dr Oleg Konovalov on VIsionary Coaching

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Management

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
June 27, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Prof Khaeruddin on Economics & Innovation

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
June 23, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Dare to Imagine Angelz, Eric Yong from Sharent Singapore

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Tags: Innovation, Proptech, Startups

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
June 12, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Basri Hassan on Change Management

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Tags: Business Continuity, Change Management, Digital Transformation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
June 08, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Hajah Anikhoh on Private College

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Tags: Edtech, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 22, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Shan Saeed Chief Economist on Pandemic Economy

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Tags: Business Continuity, Govtech, Risk Management

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 21, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Prof Datuk Asma, Prof Abdul Karim, Dr Zuhainis, Mr Chuah Kee Man on National Higher Education

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Tags: Edtech, Future of Work, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 19, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Azril Hanafi on STEM Education

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Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Emerging Technology, Entrepreneurship

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 18, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Han Asoka on Tourism Technology

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Startups

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 14, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Jaafar Rihan from PayHalal

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Tags: Change Management, Fintech, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 08, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Kei Basar from The Kei Show on FItness

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Marketing, Startups

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
May 04, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Sam Majid from PLUS on Digital Innovation

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 24, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Azizie Hamid from NIOSH Certification on Vengeance Syndrom

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Tags: Customer Experience, Health and Safety, Mental Health

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 21, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Justin Gerard on Transforming Yourself

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Management

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 18, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Keith Ng on Relationships Boundaries

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Tags: Culture, Health and Wellness, Leadership

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 17, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Dr Sumithra on Emotional Pains and Healings

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Tags: Health and Wellness, Leadership, Mental Health

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 16, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Dr Norazmi on Crowd Innovation Movement

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Innovation

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 15, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat show with Mr Julian Neo on Leadership in Crisis

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Tags: Change Management, Innovation, Leadership

ICE Chat Show
Global Fireside Chat
April 14, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat show with Dr Michael Lewrick on Design Thinking

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Tags: Change Management, Design Thinking, Innovation

ICE Chat
ICE-stream Live
April 11, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat show to interview Huza Radzi on F&B Operations After Pandemic

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Tags: Business Continuity, Change Management, Digital Disruption

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 10, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Rozana Halpin on Resilience

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Tags: Change Management, Health and Wellness, Leadership

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 09, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Suhaini Kasmuri CFA on Business Finance

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Fintech

ICE Chat Show
ICE-stream Live
April 08, 2020
Hosted ICE Chat interview with Azreena Azizan on SMEs Innovation

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

DESIGN THINKING
BFM
July 29, 2019
What is design thinking? How can you use it to be a better leader? And how do you start to incorporate it into your business? Khairul Anwar, director of DT Leadership, discusses all things design thinking.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership

Global Fireside Chat by Alysia Silberg
Global Fireside Chat
May 03, 2017
Invited as a speaker for Global Fireside Chat hosted by global entrepreneur Alysia Silberg

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Startups

1 Panel
Forum Perdana Minggu Inovasi Sarawak
Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC)
October 16, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017 - Khairul Anwar was the Panel Speaker at Forum Perdana Inovasi Sarawak Sempena Minggu Inovasi Perhidmatan Awam Peringkat Negeri Sarawak 2017 at the Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN Baharu) early this week. Debessa MD Leonard Martin Uning and two others participated in the meeting.



The forum talked on “Innovation Drives Digital Economy.” Some of the topics discussed were innovation for organizational excellence which looked into making leaders great via innovation, types of innovation, innovation traps and how to innovate.

It was officiated by Yang Berhormat Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, State Secretary of Sarawak. The forum was organized by MPC Wilayah Sarawak.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Future of Work, Innovation

1 Podcast
I.C.E. Chat
Anchor FM
March 15, 2020
I.C.E. Chat is a series of podcast of interviews with key thought leaders in ICE (Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship).

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Tags: Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

2 Speaking Engagements
Design Thinking for Innovation
Bett Show
November 15, 2017
Bett Asia 2017 in Malaysia

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Leadership

Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship
University Technology Malaysia (UTM)
July 01, 2016
Developing budding entrepreneurs in partnership with public university, University Technology Malaysia (UTM) in their main campus in Johor Baru.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Design Thinking, Innovation

21 Videos
ICE Chat #29 FB Live, Data Science with Azham "Stark" Hassan from MCMC
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July 10, 2020

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ICE Chat #28 FB Live, Farid Nor, Founder SimpanKira.com
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July 07, 2020

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Tags: Innovation, Startups, Entrepreneurship

ICE Chat #26 FB Live, Dr Oleg Konovalov, Thinkers50 Radar, #1 Global Leading Coach, MG100, Author
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July 07, 2020

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ICE Chat #27 FB Live, Safura Atan, Growthwheel Business Advisor, Coach
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July 03, 2020

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Webinar SK ManagingFinancialAdversityinBusiness 22JUNE20
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June 29, 2020

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ICE Chat 25 Prof Khaeruddin Sudharmin 27JUNE20
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June 27, 2020

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ICE Chat #24 FB Live Dare to Imagine with Eric Tan & Ivan Yong from SHARENT
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June 23, 2020

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Webinar Designing Customers Profiles
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June 19, 2020

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Webinar Grab Employee Experience Masterclass
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June 19, 2020

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Webinar WhereIsYourInnovationBusiness
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June 19, 2020

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ICE Chat #23 FB Live with Basrihuddin Hasan, Principal Consultant, DNV GL
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June 12, 2020

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Final ICEChat ChangeMgmt
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June 09, 2020

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ICE Chat #22 FB Live with Hajah Anikhoh Rusda, COO Kolej Kiara Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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June 08, 2020

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Introduction Rebuilding You - Personal Master Within Us
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June 05, 2020

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Video_6 cempaka FINAL
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November 12, 2019

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Sajak “Masa Depanku”
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July 14, 2019

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Best Memories 2018
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April 19, 2019

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Aleeya SEJATI NETBALL MSSD 2019
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April 19, 2019

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Buffalo Trail Adventure @ Batu Gajah
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April 19, 2019

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Aleeya&Aida SDYoungInnovators
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February 28, 2016

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HCI Gesture - Assignment - Khairul Anwar
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January 17, 2016

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3 Webinars
Strategic Tools in Design Thinking - Generating Problems & Insights
DT LEADERSHIP
July 17, 2020
Generating problems & insights are key in design thinking framework . Usually this is done at the Empathy stage, where we spend longer time. Check out this webinar where I use a template to explain how to generate problems and insights.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Innovation

Strategic Tools in Design Thinking - Persona & POVS
DT LEADERSHIP
July 17, 2020
Persona & POVs (Point of Views) is an interesting tool in design thinking. It is a way of communicating unknown, deep seated and unspoken needs of a particular customer groups. It helps the designer to create and imagine user profiles to address the problems and eventually generate solutions. Watch this video to see how to do it from a template which is easy to follow.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Innovation

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Can The Future Holds Water? Social Science Dialogue Webinar
Taylor's University
May 05, 2020
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Can the Future Holds Water?

Two or three key questions that you would like to be asked at the forum by the moderator/participants

Question to Khairul:
1. What innovative ways or products seen since COVID19?
2. Innovation usually associated with big investment, what’s the best approach?
3. What is innovation in todays business environment?

Khairul will begin by asking, “As a country, has Malaysia been resilient and innovative?” The pandemic has seriously dented many industries, caused some business closures and unemployment. Who are the winners and losers? Can Malaysia repeats its successes and reduce failure rates once again? He will converge his way forward ideas on how innovation & change can help us repel current shock and fully priced the crisis for the new and next normal.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Future of Work, Innovation

4 Webinars
Managing Business FInance in Crisis
DT Leadership
June 30, 2020
Our senior partner webinar on Business Finance by Suhaini Kasmuri

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Tags: Business Continuity, COVID19, Leadership

Designing Customers Profiles
DT Leadership
June 20, 2020
Learn how to use Customers Profile tools from Design Thinking.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Management

Grab Employee Experience Masterclass
DT Leadership
June 19, 2020
Create a cases study webinar on Employee Experience from Grab latest development during pandemic.

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Tags: HR, Innovation, Leadership

Spot Innovation Opportunities
DT Leadership
April 27, 2020
Webinar on how to spot business and innovation opportunities

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Tags: Design Thinking, Innovation, Management

Radar

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4 Article/Blogs
The Pandemic Teachings On Innovation
Thinkers360
July 22, 2020
What are the pandemic teachings on innovation? Here’s the main three:

1. For innovation to thrive, it has to go on offense, not defense

The pandemic cases weren’t linear, they were exponential. Just like in football match, when your opponent is very aggressive, going on offense is your best defense. Prior the pandemic, majority innovation programs are on defense. Just because it is trendy, we-need-to-have-one-too. The reasons to do it was unclear because the “opponent” isn’t clear too.

2. The opponent has to be clear, who are fighting against?

The entire world was single minded that COVID-19 “is” the opponent. Nothing else. We put in a lot of efforts to study the behaviours of this virus. Know what it looks like, study patterns, what it does, where it stays and how to possibly suspend it. We know now that this virus needs a host – that’s an important feature of this opponent. Without a host, it will die.

Equally, what do you innovate for? What are the problems you wanted to focus on? Is the problem recognized by the users or not? For example, a bank that goes into some fintech solution must realized a full-fledged bank equals almost 30 fintechs. That means 30 different customer pain points.

3. Everyone counts, believe in this together!

Everyone in every country put all the resources possible to fight this – together. The global health organization such as WHO constantly giving out press conference and latest update. The government heads and specialists take charge to calm down the people and instate new policies to have soft landing as much as possible.

Similarly, innovation in an organization needs to be in everyone’s mind; not just the innovation team, R&D team, CEO’s office, IT department etc. Constant reminder and engagement need to present so the right messages sink in and trickle down. It takes a huge effort, of course!

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Management

Reasons Why You Should Start Corporate Innovation Program
Thinkers360
July 16, 2020
You probably have heard about Innovation and you want to do something about it for your organization. It is like a puzzle that needs solving, but the think is which one you should start first? Here could be the reasons compiled why you want a piece of the action on Innovation:

1. There are so many new technology arounds but you have no clue how to take advantage of all these for your organization eg Industry Revolution, 4IR, Digital etc..What’s all these tech stuffs?

2. Around 40% or more of your workforce are 40 years old and below. This is consider fairly young workforce. Most organizations in Malaysia for example has around 50-70% workforce of 40 years old and below. How to tap this huge energy reserves?

3. There’s so much ideas being presented to you and your management teams, but it is who is looking after them? What is the outcomes or results? Why there seems to be nothing implemented? Who is doing the monitoring?

4. You and your management team would like to find out new opportunities for business growth. Maybe there’s something?

5. The internal processes seem overwhelmed with tapes after tapes and you wanted it change for so long, but why the problem still persisted?

6. People morale is getting lower by the day with all other concerns about the economy, jobs security and personal finances. How to rejuvenate and recharge?

7. You have some budget (approved by the Board) to work on innovation programs, where to start? (Innovation program budget starts from $50k-$100k)

8. The training done by the human resource seems to have very little impact because they said the organizational change should be addressed at the same time.

9. Your management team (kitchen cabinet) is becoming more picky, testy and struggle to communicate cohesively and you don’t know who is the dark horse anymore. Put your foot down?

10. The entire workforce especially the operations, middle managers and customers facing staffs said, “Our customers complaints has increased and they have switched to our competitors.” Shall you wait any longer?

The above listings are popular reasons I personally have observed and listened during my engagements with our clients. What’s yours? I’d love to compile several more to provide greater awareness that innovation program is a strategic decision.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Management

Corporate Innovation is Not A Department
Thinkers360
July 10, 2020
I think corporate innovation should be an embedded strategic program cut across divisions.

Who should lead? I’ve seen HR doing it, IT doing it and CEO office doing it. The easy way out is CEO office, but I’ve seen CEO's have 25 direct reports, how could they add another? My best bet: corporate innovation should be a mandate that should come from the Board as a strategic program (with start and end period - max 3 years) and review every 3-6 months. Each year is a different “focus” leading towards the objectives and outcomes.

Why Board?

Because the Board changes a lot less than top management. Besides, the Board has greater cohesion between them that can drive management teams and its workforce.

Now, the problem with the Board?

They lack customers voice and are seemingly out of touch with the business realities on the ground. The Board can use corporate innovation to get this mended instantly. Greater customers voices should be heard directly at the Board level and wider attention should be paid.

Let’s get on board. #corporateinnovation #business #relationships #innovation

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Innovation

The Eight Leadership Beliefs
Thinkers360
July 09, 2020
Leadership is both art and science. It means it is unique to that person yet it can be learned methodically from one person to another. My journey to learn about leadership is about the same, i saw what my leaders do and i follow. I practice the good ones and congruent with my own values that I appreciate. In the process I also learn to let go some leadership characteristics that I found later to be excessively manipulative and with prejudice. Besides, through reading and observing how other leaders and followers interacting, I learn a great deal as well.

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Tags: Change Management, HR, Leadership

Opportunities

1 Business
Executive Innovation Coach

Location: Malaysia, Virtual    Date Available: July 01st, 2020    Fees: $1000 above

Submission Date: July 10th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

As organization grows into the future, more efforts by the workforce has to be directed to the results and getting the right outcomes.

In Executive Innovation Coaching, I will help the innovation leaders and their teams to build a solid goal plan with all the parameters needed in their innovation outcomes desired. We will help them to make an effective decision of the innovation tools to consider, selecting the right team members, look at varying perspectives in ideas selection, unleash their potentials to prototype cheaply and create the right metrics to measure their performances.

With this in place, the innovation teams and leaders will have greater time at hand to focus on their customers, business results and team cohesion. A coach in this moment of time is crucial because as much as 50% of time in innovation development is wasted on getting the team in place. With a coach in place, the saved time will be reallocated to fuel the excitement in the innovation teams once again.

Our F.A.S.T. Innovation Coaching is the right innovation development solution for fast growing and forward looking organization that believe that the right amount of leadership and innovation will transcend their companies into the future with great success. This is our promise.

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Virtual - Design Thinking Coaching For Innovation Team

Location: Virtual    Date Available: July 31st, 2020    Fees: TBD

Submission Date: July 17th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

Design thinking is an integrative tool that is useful to be incorporated in any business transformation and innovation projects such as digitalisation, creating new products or services, process improvements, employee experiences, outplacement strategies and many others.

This virtual engagement is suitable for particularly innovation that is looking to be guided in their projects with additional elements from design thinking. Personally, design thinking has helped me make different strategic directions. It helped me to see things that I may not usually see for decision making.

As for working with clients, I have helped clients to incorporate design thinking in a number digital projects, employee experience, strategic innovation, business planning and simply training the methods.

I'll be able to support you via Zoom regularly with scheduled calls. We will also be using other collaorative tools to help your projects to become successful. Looking forward to speak soon.

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