Tuesday January 24th, 2017 12:15pm
The Intrapreneur’s Toolkit: How to drive social and environmental #changefromwithin Intrapreneurs are inherently impatient people. When they see a suboptimal situation, they experience an intense need – almost like an itch that has to be scratched – to roll up their sleeves and improve things. In this way, intrapreneurs are very much like entrepreneurs – people who don’t take no as an answer and push on to make things happen.
The difference, however, is that intrapreneurs work inside organizations with existing ways of working and strategic priorities. When the vision or intentions of the intrapreneur do not sit comfortably with the present norms of the organization, this can create a sense of tension and, at worst, a feeling of alienation for the intrapreneur and his or her colleagues. How can we get better at bringing people along with us when we are impatient to make change?
This lunch discussion will explore some of the common pitfalls of innovation and intrapreneurship with a particular focus on building support and community for your idea. We’ll look at specific approaches, tools and frames that have helped intrapreneurs to navigate the complex realities of their organizations to get amazing stuff done. Themes we’ll explore together: Getting Buy In for Your Idea Finding Communities of Support Understanding How Change Happens Creating Empathy & Trust Fostering Your Own Personal Resilience Maggie De Pree Maggie De Pree is an entrepreneur who believes in the power of human agency – the ability for people to choose to make a difference in the world. She is a Director of The Human Agency and Global Director of The League of Intrapreneurs, a global learning community for institutional innovators driving #changefromwithin. She has spent over a decade working to harness the innovation potential of business to address issues ranging from climate change to healthcare and has worked with companies such as GSK, BMW, Nike, Barclays, Shell, BP and SC Johnson. She regularly speaks and writes on the topic of sustainable innovation and intrapreneurship and is the co-author of The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers. An American, Maggie lives in England with her husband and 5-year old daughter. She recently launched her village’s first football team for 5-8 year old girls. *Please note that by registering for this event, you will be added to the Skoll Centre Weekly Newsletter.
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