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Spurring Innovation: The Power of Boundary Spanning Networks

Presenter: Chris Ernst, Ph.D.

Innovation today spans boundaries– it thrives in networks where information and expertise flow laterally, diagonally, and in spirals. Until recently, networks were seemingly invisible in comparison to formal, hierarchical structure. Recent advances in organizational network analysis and boundary spanning has changed that, yielding critical insights into how to catalyze collaboration, drive innovation, and transform organizations. Drawing upon the bestselling book, Boundary Spanning Leadership, Chris will share applications from CCL, Juniper Networks in Silicon Valley, and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation on how you can spur innovation through the power of networks.

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