Robert B. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource, and an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation. Formerly an adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Tucker has been a consultant and keynote speaker since 1986.
His pioneering research in interviewing over 50 leading innovators was published in the book Winning the Innovation Game in l986. Since then, he has continued to publish widely on the subject, including his international bestseller Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Change for the New Century, which has been translated into 13 languages. His groundbreaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation reveals the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies, and his latest book, Innovation is Everybody’s Business, has been recently released by John Wiley.
As one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement, Tucker is a frequent contributor to publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy, Strategy & Leadership, and Harvard Management Update. He has appeared on PBS, Bloomberg, and was a featured guest on the CNBC series The Business of Innovation.
The Innovation Resource, based in Santa Barbara, California, is a consulting firm devoted exclusively to assisting organizations seeking to improve top and bottom line performance via systematic innovation.
Tucker is a much sought after keynote speaker at conventions, company management meetings, and industry conferences. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as clients in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Australia.
This dynamic, example-filled keynote will give you an overview of the important finding reported in Tucker’s ground-breaking book, Driving Growth Through Innovation. Tucker will take you and your colleagues behind the scenes inside the Innovation Vanguard companies. You’ll discover the latest methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage.
Organizations are increasingly in need of high potential managers and individual contributors with the abilities and mindset to get new projects done. While professionals with functional and technical skills are valued, those with Innovation Skills are emerging as the most sought-after talent in today’s hyper-competitive age. In this practical, inspiring and highly interactive personal development session, Tucker explores powerful tools and strategies to help you and your colleagues hone your ability to seize emerging opportunities, develop new revenue sources, add value, and create unconventional solutions.
Have you ever wished there was a way to spice up those important, but often boring, panel discussions at your big meetings? With the Intelligent Talk Show, panelists become “guests” on a “live” show and are more animated, lively and better prepared to get their message across. Guests are more willing to tackle the tough issues that create industry buzz, and the “talk show” often shows up in meeting evaluations as the highlight of the entire conference.
In the post-pandemic era, your ability to adapt to rapid change and find the opportunity -- will be your ticket to success. Futurist and global innovation guru Robert Tucker will deliver an up to 75-minute virtual session to explore the mindset, skillset and toolset necessary to thrive. He'll examine the strategies necessary to navigate your career, and lead your team, organization, family and community toward a more sustainable, prosperous and sane future. After a brief presentation, he'll open the session for dialogue, discussion with you and your team.
For many companies, mastering “innovation” is a daunting challenge yet an urgent necessity. In this groundbreaking book, corporate innovation guru Robert B. Tucker offers a practical, straightforward approach you can use to design and implement a systematic, growth-generating innovation process that is right for your company or business unit. You’ll enjoy the stories and gain valuable insights from Tucker’s study of firms that have launched successful innovation initiatives. And you will avoid their mistakes while benefiting from their best practices.
You’ll learn how to:
Cultivate a culture that makes innovation everybody’s responsibility and unleashes bottled-up potential for change
“Mine” the future and seize new opportunities to deliver superior solutions to customers
Establish an “idea management” system so good ideas don’t get lost—or show up in the hands of your competitors
Fortify your firm’s “idea factory” to increase the speed to market of new products, services, process improvements, and business models
Lead an innovation initiative and build buy-in with senior management
This second edition has been completely revised and updated throughout. It includes a new Innovation Self-Assessment Instrument, so you can evaluate current culture and practices in an objective way, and a discussion of the newly emerging position of chief innovation officer.
Organizations all over the world are shedding jobs in record numbers. Yet today, they are desperately in need of people with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight customers, motivate colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.
In this practical road map to becoming irreplaceable, global innovation guru and bestselling author Robert B. Tucker reveals why honing your I-Skills (Innovation Skills) may be the smartest career move you'll make. Based on interviews with forty-three innovation-adept managers and individual contributors, Innovation Is Everybody's Business guides you in:
If you're ready to stop talking about innovation and start adding value today - in your job, department or organization - you're ready to read and benefit from the powerful message of Innovation is Everybody's Business.