The Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind
Are You Tired Of Winging It And Feeling Like An Imposter When It Comes To Leading Your Project Without A Plan?
Your boss has tasked you with coming up with new ideas for improving your company’s product(s), service(s), etc. They keep telling you they want something creative, innovative, or really outside the box. They give you their support but not much else. It’s up to you to figure out how to bring everyone together to generate new ideas. It’s up to you to manage the HIPPO in the room … you know who I’m talking about … the Highest Paid Person or Most Authoritative Person in the room. The person that dominates the conversation every time you try to hold a brainstorming session.
And it doesn’t get any easier when you have to decide on which of the ideas to build or implement. You know it’s not the right thing to do but you almost always pick the idea that the HIPPO says is good. You’re worried it’s not a good idea but it’s the one they wanted and even worse, now you have to figure out how to build and implement this solution on a shoestring budget, with little resources, and even less time.
It’s a difficult position to find yourself in. The bad news is … it’s not going to end anytime soon. Over 60% of CEO’s believe your ability to create new and innovative ideas (creativity) is the most important skill to have. These days, it’s almost impossible to search for a project manager job online without it focusing on innovation and creativity.
So, if you don’t solve this problem, and learn how to create game-changing ideas, prioritize solutions, build and test products rapidly … then it’s not a stretch to think you might lose your job one day soon. And even if you don’t lose your job, you’re still killing your earning potential.
In fact, according to Paysa – an online career advisor and research firm – you could be giving up almost $15,000 per year in salary because you don’t know the skills of innovation. That is how much more, on average, Innovation Project Managers are making over General Project Managers. Five years from now, if you haven’t taken action, you might be missing out on as much as $75,000 or $150,000 in ten years.
The good news is there is a foolproof solution for you right now that will help you learn the skills of innovation. It’s the Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind Group.
What is a mastermind group? In its simplest form, a mastermind group is a small group of people that meet together on a consistent basis where every member of the group is committed to the success of every other member in the group. The mastermind concept was first introduced by Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich.
In his book, Hill stated that through your participation in a mastermind group, “you may borrow and use the education, the experience, the influence and perhaps the capital of other people in carrying out your own plans in life.” In the Innovation and Project Mastermind Group, you will be leveraging all of this from a group of project managers and similar professionals all interested in improving their innovation skills.
This concept of a mastermind group is what helped me when I was in the very same position as you back in 2013. I was tasked with developing a new way for my organization at the time (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab) to create big, bold, and innovative solutions to the US Navy’s most complex and challenging problems. I was an engineer turned project manager with little knowledge of innovation and absolutely no training in how to rapidly generate new ideas, solutions, prototypes, etc. But I understood the power of other people. I knew that if I could create the right group of like-minded people facing a similar challenge, that we could all leverage each other’s skills, experiences, education, and problem-solving approaches.
That’s when I created the Design Thinking Corps, a group of project managers and engineers that were focused on improving our innovation skills and solving really hard problems. We met weekly and it set me on a path to incredible success. Because of that group, I went on to build one of the largest innovation labs in the Department of Defense (DoD) and in Maryland. I provided strategic leadership and subject matter expertise for the premier innovation program of the US Navy. I was asked to co-author a book on Innovation. I’ve interviewed some of the most talented experts on creativity and innovation, people like Adam Grant.
My fellow mastermind group participants were equally as successful. One member became the Innovation Integration Manager for a 7000 person DoD applied research lab. Another member created a new program for helping companies and organizations become more diverse and inclusive. Another member became the Program Manager for the premier US Navy innovation program, overseeing millions of dollars of innovation projects.
The Benefits of the Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind Group
Below are just a few of the benefits that you will experience from your participation in this mastermind group:
You will learn new skills, methods, and approaches of innovation, which could help you earn almost $15,000 more year, on average.
You will accelerate your ability to brainstorm, build, and test new ideas and concepts, which will allow you to take on any project that comes your way, no matter how difficult.
You will achieve your innovation and professional goals faster than you ever dreamed possible, helping you to achieve promotions and recognition for your work.
You will enhance collaboration and teamwork with your colleagues, which will allow you and your team to work faster and more effectively than you ever have before.
You will give and receive feedback in a safe, inviting, and constructive environment, so that you can fast track your improvement and ultimately your ability to innovate on all fronts.
You will benefit greatly from the innovation experience, education, influence, and resources of the project managers and practitioners in your group … so that you are never without a path forward on any project or problem.
Is the Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind Group for You?
To qualify for membership, you must meet the following requirements:
You must be willing to make the weekly Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind Group call one of your highest professional priorities on your schedule.
You must understand that the mastermind group principle is not only about serving you, but you must be willing to contribute to the success of every other individual in the group.
You must be able to financially afford the $300 per month membership fee. Remember: by learning the skills of innovation, you can begin earning, on average, $15,000 more per year.
If you meet all of the requirements, then you are now at the point of decision. You can either continue down the path of least resistance, the path you have already been traveling, or you can choose the road less traveled. The path of least resistance will probably result in you getting the same outcomes you’ve always received. That means earning less ($15,000 less on average), losing out on potential promotions, or even losing your job as more and more CEO’s and executives prioritize project managers who can drive innovation.
But, if you want something different to happen, if you want to change the direction of your career, you’re going to have to do something different. Make a new choice, and pursue your new outcome.
Click the button below to apply now and fill out the Innovation and Project Manager Mastermind Group application. It will contain all the direction and information you will need to complete the first step of your new life.