How can businesses balance the demands of both exploiting and exploring? Companies and their leaders have to use both hands: on the one hand making next quarter's targets through existing business, whilst simultaneously exploring new opportunities. This is the first book to explain how to use this approach to encourage innovation.
Jens Maier is a teacher, consultant and entrepreneur. As a consultant he advises companies on setting up corporate universities and designing programmes to align leadership development with corporate development. As an entrepreneur he founded Convergence Engineers as a focal point for exploring new opportunities in the area of 'healthy ageing' for companies from pharmaceuticals, IT, food, fitness, beauty and financial services, geographically linking Europe, US and Asia. As a Lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and as Fellow at London Business Schools Centre for Management Development he teaches leadership, innovation and corporate development where he works primarily with corporate clients. His previous corporate appointments include: Daimler Benz Aerospace: Head of Management Development and Vice President Governmental Affairs Zurich Financial Services: Head of Capability Development. He has also worked as Lecturer in Marketing & Strategic Management, Warwick Business School, Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California and Assistant Professor of Marketing, London Business School, London. Jens received his doctorate from the University of Warwick and Master Degrees in Business Administration from the University of Bradford and in Industrial Engineering from Hamburg University.