MEGA SESSION How to Build Curiosity to Improve Innovation, Engagement and Productivity

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition
Unleash and reward employees’ curiosity to improve engagement, innovation and productivity.

Employees can be more innovative, engaged and productive by improving their natural curiosity, but they must be trained to do so and be rewarded for their efforts. Harvard Business Review found that while 83 percent of C-suite executives believe they encourage curiosity, only 52 percent of employees feel they are rewarded for their curiosity—and are therefore less likely to provide innovative ideas to the organization. HR professionals and leaders can benefit from recent groundbreaking research discoveries regarding what affects curiosity. Once organizations recognize and overcome the four factors that hold people back from being curious, they can develop training and development plans to unleash it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine how four factors—Fear, Assumptions, Technology, and Environment (FATE)—have an impact on curiosity.
  • Learn strategies for overcoming the factors that hold back curiosity.
  • Discover the Curiosity Quotient (CQ) and Curiosity Code Index (CCI).
  • Recognize the importance of leaders who reward improvement in curiosity.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Diane Hamilton


Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and author. She is the former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business.  She is the author of multiple books including Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index® assessment.  Her ground-breaking work in the area of curiosity has been heralded by some of the biggest names in leadership.  Her books continue to be required reading in universities around the world.

LVCC N109-114
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Mega Session
Business Acumen
Relationship Management
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