Find Your Spark: Inspiring Disruption, Growth & Action
A spark. A flash of creative brilliance. A new beginning. The energy to forge ahead when things get tough. Whether it’s mustering the courage to take that first step, or harnessing the creative soul of your team to ignite wide-sweeping transformation, it’s time to create sparks so powerful they can’t be ignored.
In this inspiring and actionable keynote, famed tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author provides a memorable performance to help you cultivate those powerful, combustible forces. Through real-world examples, hysterically funny stories, and practical takeaways, Josh will help you and your organization find your spark.
Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas Into Powerful Results
Josh Linkner has seen thousands of companies loaded with creative buzz and big ideas. How is it that some harness their imagination to create game-changing drivers of growth and innovation while others miss the mark? The answer: The best companies have a systematic process to focus their team’s creativity into practical outputs—something Linkner discovered by founding and building companies that sold collectively for over $200 million. As a professional jazz guitarist, Linkner blends the improvisational qualities of a jazz ensemble with bleeding-edge business savvy to bring a completely fresh perspective on unleashing creativity in the organization. His inspiring presentation delivers practical tools that can be used immediately to increase creative output and deliver bottom-line results.
You’ll Learn To:
• Apply creativity on a daily basis across all business activities and roles.
• Master the three most powerful brainstorming techniques that you’ve never heard of.
• Build a culture that celebrates fresh thinking and embraces new ideas.
The Gravity-Defying Leader: Innovative Approaches to Hyper-Growth Leadership
With disruptive forces assaulting business from every direction, creativity has been labeled the single most important business attribute. To succeed, leaders must be focused on creating a resilient culture where everyone’s engaged; a torrent of innovative ideas needs to flow from every level of the organization. Top leaders then employ a secret weapon: a systematic approach to selecting and launching the ideas that will best drive growth and innovation. Linkner shows leaders how to employ his simple but effective framework to ramp up the creativity and identify/launch ideas that will break through and defy gravity.
This presentation will help leaders:
• Build the courage to foster responsible risk-taking.
• Develop “everyday creativity” to attack business problems of all sizes.
• Deploy creativity beyond R&D to reimagine processes, drive efficiency and improve operations.
Hacking Innovation: The New Business Growth Model From The Sinister World Of Hackers
Drawing inspiration from the unlikely world of hackers, Josh Linkner has discovered a new and powerful model for leadership and organizational success. The underworld of cybercriminals contains some of the most creative people on the planet, despite their illicit motives. In this thrilling and provocative talk, Linkner takes the audience on a mind-opening journey, showing how hacking techniques can be deployed to drive legitimate business outcomes. Learning how hackers would solve your most pressing challenges using unorthodox approaches will give you a new framework for creative problem solving, growth and innovation.
• Tools and techniques from the Five Core Mindsets and Ten Primary Tactics of Hackers
• Fresh approaches to complex problem-solving.
• How to protect yourself and your company from innovation hackers of all sizes and types.
Entrepreneurial Fire: Think And Act Like a Startup (Even If You’re Not)
Entrepreneurs look at the world differently. We celebrate them for their bold vision and courage—they drive game-changing innovation that creates enormous economic success while making a profound impact on the world. What is it about the entrepreneurial mindset that helps these mavericks seize the opportunity that others miss? A five-time successful tech entrepreneur, Josh Linkner shows leaders and organizations how to embrace the creativity, grit and vision of a startup and then channel this approach to drive growth, innovation, efficiency and customer delight.
• Embrace “startup speed” to increase velocity in your own organization
• Learn the five best approaches used by startups to create disruption
• Avoid the weaknesses that plague entrepreneurs by exposing the four biggest startup death traps
Detroit Executive Association | Executive of the Year
Inc. | Top 500
Ernst & Young | Entrepreneur of the Year