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The creative power of constructive conflict

Posted: October 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Author Jeff DeGraff who is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan joins Enterprise Radio to discuss the creative power of constructive conflict. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the Dean of Innovation. He is the author of several books.

This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Author Channel.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Jeff DeGraff discuss the following:

  • What is constructive conflict?
  • What is the creative power of constructive conflict and how should it be harnessed by businesses?
  • Why can constructive conflict heal your creative power?
  • Why should you embrace conflict?
  • Is there a process to embrace creative conflict and make sure it’s effective for your business?

Jeffrey Thomas DeGraff (born 1958) is an American professor, professional speaker, author, and consultant. He is known for his contribution and development work on the Competing Values Framework, a model about understanding how to appreciate conflicting values and integrate them successfully so that an organization is open to collaboration and growth. He is a consultant to executive teams at Fortune 500 companies, assessing the company’s capabilities around innovation and their prospects of growing the business.

DeGraff is also a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA classes on innovation, as well as numerous executive education classes on competency and culture development, practices and methods, and leadership.

Jeff DeGraff


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