Think, Innovate, and Be Absurd


Stefana Saxton presents Think, Innovate and Be Absurd

Stefana Saxton, MBA

Business Excellence Innovation Leader for Business Excellence, Black & Veatch

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What does the theater of the absurd have in common with innovation and creative thinking? Companies can use strategies derived from the absurd concepts to engage their teams in a wealth of innovation. Einstein himself used similar type ‘thought experiments’ to blossom innovation and creativity.

Learn how to engage untapped resources in your mind and create a breeding ground for ideation. Through embracing preposterous concepts developed in the 1950’s, reapply those concepts with a new perspective and accelerate innovation. Realize your organizations growth potential through hands-on activities designed to morph you into best-in-class innovation generation.

Presenter Bio(s):

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Excellence Innovation Leader for Business Excellence (BEx®) at Black & Veatch where she works with internal and external clients to identify, prioritize, and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, its business partners, and clients globally. She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing and development. Prior to her current role, Saxton held leadership positions in Department of Defense (Alliant Techsystems), aerospace (Ultrax Aerospace), Department of Energy (Honeywell FM&T), and telecommunications consulting (Akinnovate). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music, and a Master in Business Administration. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP) and has supported STEM activities as a FIRST FLL robotics coach since 2009.