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Milestones in Leadership Summit
Fri, May 12, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
The Milestones in Leadership Summit is a day of exploration into the ever-changing world of business - an experiential time designed to drive new thinking, redefine success, and align our value system for more effective behaviors. Although you will leave inspired, our goal is to have you depart from this summit with tools for professional growth and sustainable fulfillment that could otherwise take years to acquire. By framing success through a “life balance” lens and aligning it with a new leadership mindset, we promise your attendance will create new possibilities, build collaborative relationships and add significant value in your business and personal life. The topical integration of the speakers and the nature of the breakaway exercises are designed to engage attendees in a collaborate environment not found in most conferences. It is truly an event that will transcend every expectation of a day well spent.
Jeff DeGraff "THE DEAN OF INNOVATION," BUSINESS PROFESSOR & AUTHOR
Jeff DeGraff’s life reads like an innovation playbook. The pages are speckled with failures followed by greatsuccesses all because of the mantra adopted at an early age from icon Walt Disney: "Keep moving forward." Jeff knows how to innovate because he has been through the wringer and rolled with the punches, each time adding a new, better, and cleverer play than the last to his dossier. Jeff’s creative and direct take on making innovation really happen have made him a world renowned thought leader and have prompted his clients and colleagues to dub him as The Dean of Innovation.
Jeff has advised many of the world’s leading corporations, using the Competing Values Framework that he co-created, on how to grow, change and ultimately move forward to see positive results. Jeff’s clientele list reads as a ‘who’s who’ of the business world, boasting Eaton, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, General Electric, Prudential and Pfizer, all as happy customers.
For the past 25 years Jeff has also spent his time as a Clinical Professor of Management and Organization for the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross Business school. His energetic personality and practical business experience have made his classes some of the highest rated and hardest to get into at Ross, and he enjoys discussing the changing face of innovation with the next generation.
Taking into account Jeff’s extensive experience and mixing it with the creative streak and competitive edge he’s known for, it is not hard to see why he is called ‘the guru to the innovation gurus’ of Fortune 500 Companies.
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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648