Authority on Innovation & Leadership
We know that great leaders are defined by the extraordinary people that they lead. What makes Deborah Perry Piscione so special is that she has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world. It is no surprise that organizations that build systems to grow the passions of their talented workforce are more productive, more innovative, more loyal, and consistently move faster than competitors. Provocative and wonderfully entertaining, Deborah’s presentations are a prerequisite for leaders looking to shake the status quo. Read More >
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Deborah Perry Piscione has uncovered the DNA from the inspired cultures of the most innovative companies in the world. In doing so, she architected a bottom’s up innovation process called, Improvisational Innovation, where anyone in any corner of the company can bring forth new ideas and be rewarded for it. And for the companies that has heard her presentation and brought the Improvisational Innovation process internally? A record 10x growth in new or existing revenue streams! Read More >
New ideas and bold bets are essential for the livelihood and survival of any organization operating in today’s competitive marketplace and era of exponential growth. This presentation is for any leader or manager throughout the company who has been kept up at night and thought, “How do I know where the next big idea is? “ or “What are the incremental or groundbreaking ideas that can be cultivated from my employees?” This presentation is critical for those thinking about company growth and needs to harvest ideas that will either generate new revenue streams or save the company money.
Over 15 years of research and a passion for innovation + democratizing opportunity for everyone in every corner of the company, Deborah Perry Piscione is known for her secret sauce to create growth, a 12-step process over 4-9 months sprints that:
Through her interactive presentation, Deborah addresses the four ingredients of innovative success: 1) A corporate culture that fosters experimentation; 2) Leadership who understands that it is their job to take risks; 3) An environment that values people for all their talents and passions (not just the job they were hired for); and 4) An annual innovation process that allows people to submit ideas in a safe and trusted environment. As Deborah explains, leaders know that without nurturing big ideas, top line expansion is limited. This process helps an organization shift to a growth mode, and addresses the question on how to identify, source, data-mine, and execute upon new ideas from any employee in every corner of the company.
Attendees will learn how to take the annual 12-step Improvisational Innovation process back to their organizations and provide employees an opportunity to bring forth new ideas in a safe and trusted space and be recognized and rewarded for it.
Brought to large enterprises such as Qualcomm, Nike, Pfizer, Phillip Morris International and Accenture, the Improvisational Innovation process has been described as “the most effective means of allowing good ideas to bubble up from anyone at any time.” Read Less ^
It’s no coincidence that our most revered business icons are also the boldest risk-takers, such as Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. Yet with so much emphasis on short-term stock price gains and bottom line focus, organizations tend to act too safe, resulting in a stagnant business culture which generates entirely forgettable results in a world that demands significant solutions. Read More >
If ground-breaking innovation is about taking calculated risks, then why do companies not only set reams of policies and procedures to limit risk, but also spend no resources developing the key skills and systems for effective risk-taking? In this poignant presentation, Deborah discusses how to get back into the business of taking risk. Based on her series of books, including The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure, Deborah Perry Piscione explores risk-taking as a powerful tool for leaders and their organizations.
Exemplifying the heroes of risk, entrepreneurship, and venture capitalism, and the role risk-taking play in their success, Piscione makes the case that for your culture to act smarter, faster, with more agility in reacting to competition and developing innovative ways to grow, you must explore the one core leadership skill that has been completely ignored in corporate cultures. She explores both the individual skills and organization systems to unleash risk-taking. This is a very exciting speech for an entire audience. Read Less ^
In this keynote, Deborah explores the mindset shift necessary to thrive in the metaverse, provides reasons why employees will eventually abandon traditional employment for the bounty of Web3, and outlines practical strategies that digital-first leaders can start implementing today to take advantage of this vast new world of endless possibilities. Read More >
This interactive session cuts through the myths of web3 and explores how forward-thinking, digital first leaders can navigate the impact that the metaverse will have on the future of work, by educating them on the advances in web3 technology and providing practical strategies for them to integrate the Metaverse into their current business practices.
Take a dive into the wonderful interoperability of the metaverse and the impact it will have on the way we view employment.
The metaverse and web3 technologies are rapidly emerging and have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the digital world. This introductory presentation will provide an overview of the concepts of the metaverse and web3 technologies and their potential impact on work.
The metaverse and web3 technologies represent an exciting new frontier that will have a significant impact on work. By understanding the concepts of the metaverse and web3 technologies and their potential impact on work, we can prepare for the future and take advantage of the opportunities that these technologies offer. As the world of work continues to evolve, it is crucial to stay up to date with emerging technologies and be adaptable to change to thrive in the new digital era. Read Less ^
Leaders in business have two seminal jobs: to provide a vision for the business, and most importantly to create a company culture that values employees and provides customized experiences to them. Unfortunately, while most leaders provide a vision for the business, they fail at building a craveable culture. They’ve been taught to treat people like pawns on a chessboard, rather than human beings with feelings, dreams and goals. They fail to encourage risk-taking and innovation at every level of the organization. Read More >
In this keynote, Deborah helps leaders set the tone of the organization to ring loud and clear throughout the entire company, from the C-Suite to the newest entry-level employee. In the new world of work people’s emotions and ideas matter FIRST, not the mindless execution of a business leaders’ plans.
Deborah will lay out why traditional leadership strategies will continue to slip into obsolescence if they don’t transform and how digital-first leaders can adapt to the changing landscape of the Metaverse. In addition, she will make the case of how Web3 technologies will alleviate the persistent problems that employers often lose sleep to solve, such as employee engagement, productivity, innovation and growth. Participants will dig into the new dynamics of employee power and how it will reshape the employee-employer relationship for the better. Read Less ^
New ideas and bold bets are essential for the livelihood and survival of any organization + government operating in today’s competitive marketplace and era of exponential growth. On the minds of many leaders are the questions such as, “How do I know where the next big idea is?” and “What are the incremental or groundbreaking ideas that can be harvested from my employees?” Leaders know that without nurturing big ideas, topline expansion is limited. Deborah Perry Piscione created Improvisational Innovation™, a bottom-up methodology that engages all the talents of the entire organization, helps the organization shift to a growth mode, and addresses the question on how to identify, source, data-mine and execute upon new ideas from any employee. Read More >
Through her interactive and hands-on workshop, Deborah addresses the four Secrets of Innovative Success: 1) A corporate culture that fosters experimentation; 2) Leadership who understands that it is their job to take risks; 3) An environment that values people for all their talents and passions (not just the job they were hired for); and 4) An annual innovation process that allows people to submit ideas in a safe and trusted environment, a process she calls Improvisational Innovation.
A 12-step process over 4-9 months sprints that:
Deliverables: After your leadership team completes the Improvisational Innovation workshop, participants walk away with annual innovation goals to address your company’s opportunity spaces, pain points and under addressed needs for growth and cost-savings. The workshop arms you and your leadership team with a step-by-step, month-to-month, plan of deliverables, KPIs, and key motivators for inspiring your employees to participate.
After the workshop, participants have the opportunity to refresh with Deborah’s LinkedIn Learning courses, “Executing on Innovation” and “Risk-taking for Leaders,” Both of her courses have been reviewed and approved by LinkedIn Learning and the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program and qualifies for professional development units (PDUs).
Improvisational Innovation has been adopted at Fortune 500 companies such as Qualcomm, Tata Enterprise, NetApp, Nike, Pfizer, Philip Morris International, Accenture, Coppel (Mexico), among others. On average, the process has yielded $200M USD in new and expanded revenue streams within 12-18 months of adoption. The Improvisational Innovation process has also been embraced by startups and fundamental for governments that are trying to diversify their economies and build regional ecosystems. Read Less ^
'Deborah was a great asset to our client event. She connected with our audience immediately, took questions and spent time with many of the members afterward. She took considerable time to learn about the company and its audience, making the content as relevant as possible. This proved extremely valuable in her presentation the day of the event."
"Everyone talked about how great the day was! Thank you so much for kicking the event off with a great presentation – a very interesting and thought-provoking talk!"
"We so enjoyed having you as our speaker. Great comments are still coming in!"
"Thank you so much for your excellent presentation. I tremendously enjoyed the way you presented: clear, to the point and in a very energetic way. Thanks again for a truly engaging performance and for coming the long way!"
"You are one in a million. What a treat it was for me to spend part of my morning with you. There are many people who do what you do, but only one who does it like you! I commend your authenticity and optimism. Your example makes the world a more inviting place."
"I would really like to express my gratitude to APB and to Deborah for your cooperation and efforts. It was such a pleasure to work with you and your team. I have to say your way of doing things is very effective. I will definitely recommend you to others and will continue to work through you in the future. As to Deborah's performance, I could not be happier with the choice to have her come to our event. She really impressed me and it was the general consensus among our students that she really stood her ground and represented women very well. She was so pleasant to work with and was so readily able to accommodate us. She truly shined."
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