The Enemies of Innovation Workshop

Fight the Hardest Resistance: People.

Enemies of innovation

Driving innovation is a dangerous mission. The enemies of innovation will try to slow you down or stop your ideas.  Your success depends on surviving attacks from both friendly and unfriendly fire.

Disguised as a warm caring boss (“the caregiver”) or a smart client that wants to get the best out of you (“the intellectual”), the enemies of innovation get in the way of success.

Learn to fight the hardest resistance you will ever face: people.


What Are We Solving For?

Your team is having a hard time selling their project to the organization’s stakeholders. Either the innovation team members are not aligned or executives outside the team are slowing your projects down.

Discussions about a change initiative have once again stalled. You feel frustrated, a leader doesn’t seem to help move the project forward. Those who are supposed to help you, are getting in the way. They’ve turned into enemies of innovation.


The Experience

An interactive, hands-on, experience, to help you identify the innovation enemies, understand their motivations and develop a plan to minimize the enemies of innovation impact.

Our proven tools and roadmaps will be customized to your organization’s specific challenge, focusing on concrete outcomes.

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Who Should Attend

  • Those tasked to lead change and innovation
  • Innovation teams that want to amplify their influence
  • Executive teams who want to accelerate organizational transformation


During the Workshop You Will:

Unblock team dynamics to move initiatives forward.

Identify specific resistance that is slowing the team down. Using our proprietary “Enemies of Innovation” framework we will help identify the different archetypes–their behaviors and motivations.

Understand the hardest resistance you will ever face: people. We will coach the team to better understand specific enemies’ motivations and weapons. Our principle is that enemies can always make us stronger.

Strategize a journey to achieve a positive outcome. Applying the “Culture Map” tool we will coach the team to design the desired outcome, behaviors that need to instill across the organization and to leverage blockers and enablers.

Self-Reflection to better understand own mindset and behaviors: how each person must adjust to influence others.

Role-Playing will help test your strategies and plan by simulating day-to-day situations. We will coach the team and provide feedback so you can finish the session with an actionable plan.



A clear understanding of the different types of Innovation Enemies.

Identify the behaviors that are slowing your team down.

Design your culture map: desired outcome, behaviors and blockers/ enablers.

An action-driven plan to overcome attacks from the enemies of innovation.

Self-reflection and individual plan for each team member to turn enemies into allies.



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Type of Program
1-day or half-day workshop
Date and Time:
At your convenience.
At your company (or we'll find you a place)