How can we handle adversity in our lives, whether it is the day-to-day stressors we face or major turbulence that hits us periodically? According to Professor Joshua Margolis, it is possible to build resilience by taking charge of how one both thinks about and reacts to adversity.
In their book, Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads, Professors Srikant Datar and David Garvin and researcher Patrick Cullen identified creative and innovative thinking as an essential skill for managers operating in a world of rapidly evolving product and business models and ever-increasing complexity. In this talk, Professor Datar will describe how managers can develop design thinking and innovative problem-solving skills. These skills include the ability to gain deep insights about users (the core of design thinking); to define and reframe problems; and to overcome fixedness in thinking to generate, develop, and implement novel and effective solutions. Professor Datar will also discuss how managers can build innovative organizations, identify innovative individuals, form innovative teams, and nurture innovative cultures.
This special two-day summit is designed exclusively for members of our HBS alumni community. We hope that you will take part in the global conversation, and look forward to welcoming you back on campus for the celebration.
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