June, 2016

President's Scholars' Rebecca Soriano: Jack-of-All-Trades

Lake Effects Blog

Friday, June 03, 2016

Rebecca Soriano, Senior Supply Chain specialist at Honeywell, was one of five recipients of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management’s President’s Scholars Program Scholarship. President’s Scholars are individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities, achieve measurable results and exhibit high growth potential. They join a tight-knit community of highly motivated professionals and dedicated Business Leader Faculty® mentors.

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) sat down with Rebecca to talk about her career shift from engineering to business, what it’s like having LFGSM CEO and President Jeff Anderson as a mentor, and how the President’s Scholars Program has impacted her life.

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Using Innovation Practices in Everyday Problem Solving

Corinne Miller

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Quick. Think of an innovation, any innovation. What did you come up with? Most people I’ve asked reply with the likes of iPod, Uber, Amazon, or Google – the big disruptive stuff. But the most prevalent innovations are those that can happen every day in our businesses. In fact, I had a stunning moment recently in an innovation session I taught at a local company. For THE first time, after ten years of teaching innovation, when asked to name an innovation, a participant mentioned one from his current employer. Can you believe it? Participants rarely mention an innovation from their own companies. Why is that? We only think about the big, disruptive innovations and we often don’t see the other types as well as our own innovations in the same light. We need to expand our thinking.

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