Opening General Session


Thursday, November 21

Mike Maddock

 Mike Maddock


Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!

Is your company's desire for certainty getting in the way of new ideas? Do you know how to unleash the power of your creative thinkers without them destroying your business? Do you feel your industry is facing a major shift and you want to get in front of it ? 

If any of these are a "yes" for you, you will not want to miss Mike Maddock's session. Innovator, author, CEO and Co-Founder of Maddock Douglas, Agency of Innovation, Mike will help you understand how great innovators bring new ideas to market by distinguishing between two types of people in your organization. Some of the most innovative partnerships that you know (e.g. Walt and Roy Disney, Jobs and Wozniak) struck just the right balance. He will also share some of the secrets about how great innovation happens and what your industry is missing in that formula. The session will be fun, interactive, and leave you with ways to re-imagine the future of your business. 

The Opening General Session will also feature a state of the Association address by Chairman Ray Phillips, a Government Affairs update from Barbara Crowley, and more! Join us Thursday morning to kick off NAILBA 32!

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