Robert B. Tucker

Robert B. Tucker - Innovation Business Management Change  speaker


About Robert B. Tucker - Consultant, Speaker and Author on Innovation:

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 on innovation, management and change 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. In Driving Growth Through Innovation he identified the emerging best practices of 23 innovation vanguard companies. And in his latest work, Innovation Is Everybody's Business, Tucker interviewed 43 innovation-adept individuals from multiple industries and all levels of organizations, and teaches the personal skills necessary to become an innovator in this hyper-competitive world.

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, CBS News, 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 companies 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.

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What Robert B. Tucker Talks About:

Leading Ahead of the Curve
In this program, Robert will inspire your audience with a keynote focused on driving GROWTH and preparing for today’s rapid changes; mastering the five best practices of GLOBAL INNOVATION Vanguard; unleashing the OPPORTUNITY MINDSET to embrace new technologies and anticipate market shifts; and engaging your EMERGING LEADERS in cultivating a culture of change and relevance.

Make Yourself Indispensable
Organizations the world over are desperately in need of managers with the abilities and skills to think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers and colleagues, seize and build new markets, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results. In this practical, highly interactive session, global innovation guru Robert B. Tucker provides powerful tools and strategies to help you sharpen your Innovation Skills (I-Skills) and lturbo-charge your career.

Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures
In this dynamic presentation based on three years of in-depth research, Robert B. Tucker will take you and your audience on a guided tour behind the scenes inside 23 Innovation Vanguard companies. You'll discover their secrets for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You'll learn unconventional methods to turn innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be stimulated to take action in your firm.

Innovation is Everybody's Business
In this dynamic, interactive presentation, veteran keynoter Robert B. Tucker teaches your employees how to master the seven essential I-Skills needed to think ahead of the curve, delight and challenge customers and colleagues, slash costs, and achieve unconventional results.

Based on interviews with 43 innovation-adept managers and contributors, Innovation is Everybody's Business guides you and your team in:

  • Mastering the 7 essential I-Skills needed to become indispensable
  • Unleashing the mindset, skill-set, and toolset of the innovator that enable you to anticipate and rise to the challenges your organization faces in a hyper-competitive era
  • Building tools for work-life balance and creating your own job satisfaction

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