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Michael Lee

The Innovation Innovator at Innotivity Institute

Johannesburg, South Africa

Michael is a transformational coach, trainer, teacher, speaker, writer, and expert in the mindset of Creativity and Innovation. He is an internationally accredited Master of Creativity and Innovation Coaching and Master NLP Practitioner as well as a certified Executive Coach, Thought Leader Coach, Abundance Coach and Life Coach.

He is also a working creative professional with more than two decades of experience in the film and TV industry in the US, Europe and Africa. After graduating from Stanford, his first job was as a Script Analyst for Castle Rock Pictures, before moving to Prague where he co-founded the international literary magazine TRAFIKA and began his journey as a filmmaker. His TV productions have won 5 South African Film & TV Awards (SAFTAs), and he is currently writing and producing adaptations of three South African novels for the screen.

He has been involved in education for years and is the founder of the Academy of Television and Screen Arts in Johannesburg. He is a Global Advisor for Innovation Minds and a coach on the cutting-edge platforms The Mastery Hub and My Pocket Coach.

His books INNOTIVITY: A Mind Makeover Manual and How to Dance with Uncertainty will be coming out soon.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Johannesburg, South Africa
Speaking Topics: Creativity, Innovation

Michael Lee Points
Academic 0
Author 50
Influencer 102
Speaker 3
Entrepreneur 0
Total 155

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Theatre: World

Areas of Expertise

Agile
Change Management 30.12
Culture
Customer Experience
Design Thinking
Digital Transformation
Entrepreneurship 30.26
Future of Work 32.48
Health and Wellness
Innovation 32.32
Leadership 31.52
Open Innovation
Social
Renewable Energy 30.23

Industry Experience

Higher Education & Research
Media
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Professional Services

Publications

20 Article/Blogs
HOW TO KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES PRODUCTIVE IN THE HYBRID WORKPLACE
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August 04, 2021
The hybrid workplace is the new orange. Yes, today’s workers overwhelmingly prefer a hybrid workplace according to a recent study. They are seeking to maximize on the benefits of both office work and work from home rather than sacrificing one for the other.  The Study According to the Gensler 202

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Five Easy Ways for Teams to Innovate Every Day
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July 29, 2021
“Innovate Every Day” Matters Most People like to say “Change is inevitable.” But that’s not exactly true. Indeed, change comes as a result of intention, effort, and action. And Innovation demands all three – it won’t happen by itself. As many employees gear up to go ba

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Your Happy Hybrid Workplace Roadmap for Breakthrough Post-Pandemic Success
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July 22, 2021
The world of work has changed.
This statement is not a new one – but this time the change is radical and irrevocable, not just another hot fad. In response to the pandemic, the long-awaited shift to remote work has become a reality for a majority of companies. To be more precise, the new reality l

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

3 Principles to Support Innovation Leadership
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July 14, 2021
Leadership to many people means that the person at the top must work longer and harder than everyone else. This is an ego trip trap that tricks many leaders into revving up, speeding past and burning out. If you’re one of these leaders, you might also, even worse, end up hurting the very peopl

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

5 Golden Rules for Innovative Leaders
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July 07, 2021
COVID has accelerated that trend such that all companies worldwide, not just the privileged clusters should have to soar past their comfort zones and get creative in their leadership, or otherwise become irrelevant. None of us want that, so, here are some timely tips to stay ahead of the coming inno

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Innovation At The Edge
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June 16, 2021
Return to office should be seamless to uphold the motivation and to endure the productivity boost from the recent WFH setup
Most recent hires don’t feel they belong to the culture and not yet effectively assimilated
Innovation is needed more than ever
Organizations scrambled to respond to WFH. New

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Workshop Series – Innovation and R&D
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January 14, 2021
Innovation is important. Now is the time to find new solutions to business challenges. Now is the time to keep workers highly engaged and future-focused. But how should leaders approach innovation when times are uncertain and people are dispersed? Join Bala Balasubramaniam  (founder of Innovation M

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Supply Chain Management
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December 12, 2020
When we think of innovation, we immediately assume this is about bringing in technology, certainly in this age of digital, Artificial Intelligence, and robots. Often we forget that HR has a key role in creating, maintaining, and managing skills orientated towards innovation.
The post Supply Chain Ma

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Renewable Energy Benchmark
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November 27, 2020
When we think of innovation, we immediately assume this is about bringing in technology, certainly in this age of digital, Artificial Intelligence, and robots. Often we forget that HR has a key role in creating, maintaining, and managing skills orientated towards innovation.
The post Renewable Energ

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Tags: Innovation, Future of Work, Renewable Energy

Commercial Banking Benchmark
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November 11, 2020
When we think of innovation, we immediately assume this is about bringing in technology, certainly in this age of digital, Artificial Intelligence, and robots. Often we forget that HR has a key role in creating, maintaining, and managing skills orientated towards innovation.
The post Commercial Bank

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

20/20 Vision
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January 10, 2020
45% of USofAmericans make New Year’s resolutions. But only 8% manage to keep them.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Flail Victoria!
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December 30, 2019
Flurries of fake news about Vic Falls failing have fallen.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Victoria Falls
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December 28, 2019
Response to Salvage 17.Continue reading on The Bad Influence »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Ho Ho Hokum
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December 23, 2019
Is modern Christmas a ho ho hoax?Continue reading on The Bad Influence »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Strength in Numbers
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December 23, 2019
Adopt the attitudes of the truly prolific to jack up your output.Continue reading on The Creative Cafe »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Hie is not short for “Hello”
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December 20, 2019
Txtspk needs oversight.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Hurray for Tulsi Gabbard, America’s Innovator of the Year!
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December 19, 2019
The nobility of ducking moral choice.Continue reading on The Bad Influence »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

TGI Friday the 13th
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December 13, 2019
Triskadekaphobia paved the way for the two-day weekendContinue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

What My Own Webinar Taught Me
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December 10, 2019
Opinions really are like a-holes. Everyone’s is different.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Chickens are Magicians
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December 10, 2019
Whether I eat them or not, they keep coming.Continue reading on Medium »

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Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

10 Podcasts
S1 Ep 06 Luke Jamieson - Play is a Serious Business, Work is Serious Play.
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August 10, 2021
In this episode, Luke tells us about his experience using gamification and play to increase employee enjoyment and deliver far greater impact and success.Luke Jamieson is the founder and CEO of PLAYFULLi. Named in the Top Global CX and EX thought leaders by Survey Sensum, Panviva, Thinkers360, Ris

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

S1 E05 - Delano A. Johnson - There Are No Wrong Answers, Only Wrong Teams
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August 03, 2021
In this episode, Delano talks about Kahlil Gibran and Einstein, why creative people run the world and how they can value themselves more, the challenges of instilling creativity in corporations, as well as some solutions and tricks for doing so successfully including teamwork, problem-solving, and t

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

S1 Ep 04 - Shawn Nason - Kiss Your Dragons!
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July 27, 2021
In this episode, Shawn shares with us the secrets of putting the human at the center of everything he does, how to get large companies to authentically innovate, and most of all, why you need to be inspired by a cartoon to overcome your fear and kiss your dragons.Shawn Nason is the founder of Man On

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Ep 03 - Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant - Make Culture Visible and Face the Future
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July 20, 2021
In this episode, Jamie and Maddie talk about redefining engagement and culture, the challenges of returning to the office, the critical importance of metrics and measurement, and the value of technology in creating collaboration, transparency, inclusion, and innovation.Jamie Notter helps leaders cre

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Ep 02 - Themba Chakela - People Are Not Cattle!
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July 13, 2021
In this episode, Themba talks about how HR and “Ways of Working” is like music, painting, cattle herding, village elder meetings, and warrior collectives, how much better work could be if, as with his son going to school, we went there more for the people than the job itself, and what both Afric

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Ep 01 - Clint Pulver - Grow Humans, Not Just Employees, or Who Said They Wanted a Fish?
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July 06, 2021
In this episode, Clint, aka "The Undercover Millennial," talks about how the kindness of a teacher who helped him become a world-class drummer taught him everything he needs to know about employee engagement and retention. He looks at the importance of providing an individualized human exp

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Bonus Ep 0C - Gary Covert - Innovation Starts From the Heart
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June 29, 2021
In this bonus episode, Gary talks about why innovation is so important and yet so challenging for most organizations, some specific techniques he uses to address this and break through silos, and the critical nature of getting employees engaged and feeling valued – along with some methods to achie

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Bonus Ep 0B - Douglass Humphreys - What is Innovation at the Edge?
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June 22, 2021
In this bonus episode, Douglass shares his long history with corporate innovation, explores the roots and impacts of “Innovation at the Edge,” offers some surprising details about his early career, and tells stories of specific experiences in his innovation work with companies.Douglass Humphreys

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

S1 Bonus Ep 0A - Bala Balasubraniam - Human Connection Is the Heart of Innovation
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June 22, 2021
In this bonus episode, Bala shares his own personal journey as an innovator and innovation leader, and tells us the many reasons why he believes that innovation should be something that every single person in a company should be involved with.Bala Balasubramaniam is the Founder, Visionary and CTO of

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

Season 1 Trailer
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June 15, 2021
Guests for our first season are: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie Notter Maddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson TangThe first full episode will be released on Tuesday 29 June featuring Clint Pulver, F

Tags: Future of Work, Innovation, Leadership

1 Webinar
ONE NEW IDEA
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March 01, 2020
What one new idea will make the biggest difference to your business in the year to come?

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Tags: Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

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1 Media Interview - Print/Online
At the Edge

Location: Virtual    Date Available: October 01st, 2021     Fees: 0

Submission Date: August 11th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

The nature of work has changed, impacting both the workplace and the workforce. In this new WFH/hybrid paradigm, how do we keep our employees engaged with the organization’s mission and values, as well as each other? In this podcast, we interview business leaders and hear their stories and viewpoints on how to use innovation to engage the workforce.

Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.

Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.

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