After years as a lawyer and corporate executive, VisionMining President Steve Gottlieb became an accomplished photographer and respected photography workshop leader (bio). He has successfully helped hundreds of adult students expand their vision and produce more powerful pictures. The lessons he has learned from these varied experiences—and how those lessons apply directly to workplace challenges—are the subject of his talk, Change and Innovation: Making it Happen in your Workplace.

Gottlieb explores, with the aid of illustrative, entertaining photographs, the mindset and habits that foster change and innovation. He identifies the many powerful myths, rationalizations, attitudes and behaviors that limit people's ability to change and be more innovative...and he explains the positive impact of deliberation, imagination, collaboration, incubation, variation, and experimentation. [Note: With small groups, presentations can be made interactive.]