In this episode of Innovation Storytellers, I’m joined by Peter Temes, Founder and President of ILO Institute, and the “Godfather” of innovation.

Peter talks about the process of innovation, from the moment a leader steps into an organization, to launching transformative products that leverage compelling stories.

He also talks about the characteristics and mindsets that define great innovation leaders, and whether it’s possible to innovate without constraints. Listen in now, and be sure to leave a review if you enjoyed this episode!

Guest Details:

Name: Peter Temes
Title: Founder & President
Company: ILO Institute
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Peter Temes began his career as a full-time member of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and went on to found Enterprise Interactive, a consulting and research firm. Peter has led research initiatives for Goldman Sachs, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Disney, EY, Pfizer, GM’s autonomous vehicles group and many other companies in the technology, finance and consumer marketing sectors. Peter has also served as Dean and Campus Chief Executive for Northeastern University, President of the Antioch New England Graduate School and President of the Great Books Foundation.

In 2005, Peter Temes founded the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations (ILO), a membership organization providing research, community, and knowledge-sharing for upper-level executives leading innovation inside multi-billion-dollar corporations. The ILO Institute delivers member-directed research executed by a dedicated staff of analysts and research professionals, and offers highest-level dialogue on the real-world challenges of planning and executing innovation in large organizations.

He is the author and editor of several books, including Teaching Leadership, The Just War, and Against School Reform. Peter holds a Ph.D. and three master’s degrees from Columbia University.