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by Lisa Davis - April 29, 2021
Innovation and leadership are inseparable according to Jeff Amerine, managing director
of Innovation Junkie.
“Every organization needs to reinvent itself and that cannot be done with leadership,”
he said during the April session of Leadership Lunch and Learn.
To harness innovation in the workplace, Amerine said leaders should ask themselves
the following questions:
There are several tools that can be used to work through the innovation process.
Amerine primarily focused on Lean Canvas, a one-page business plan template that helps
you deconstruct your idea into its key assumptions. Visit a tutorial on Lean Canvas
One of the key things in validating or invalidating a business plan through the Lean
Canvas process is doing a great job at customer discovery, he said. This process requires
doing one-on-one interviews with 100 potential customers, influencers, and partners.
Visit a Customer Discovery tutorial here.
Amerine reiterated that innovation and leadership are inseparable. To be an innovative
leader you will need:
The next Leadership Lunch and Learn webinar is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., May 26. The
topic is “Facilitating Communication as We Lead” presented by Dr. Kristi Farner. Register
Amerine is one of the key leaders nationally involved with the creation of lasting
venture ecosystems. Amerine has held senior leadership positions in nine startups
and three Fortune 500 companies, and he has made more than 80+ angel investments into
new ventures and small businesses either directly or through the funds he manages.
He now leads Startup Junkie Consulting and Cadron Capital partners. During his presentation
he shared the following resources to explore further.
Innovation Junkie Podcasts
Startup Junkie Blog