Heather Johnson 1 Feb 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Dr. Heather Johnson

Dr. Heather Johnson is a scientist, engineer, and radical innovation scholar-practitioner.

Leadership Readiness in the 21st century – What is the connection to Radical Innovation?

The presentation will share case studies, real life examples to support the need for organizations and their leaders to be ready for disruption of unprecedented scale. Leadership readiness will be explored through the lens of dynamic capability. The connection of leadership readiness to radical innovation and ultimately to quality will be explored. The exploration will include the lessons learned and what needs to be done across all business sectors post COVID19 and beyond into the 21st century.

Connection of Radical Innovation to Leadership Readiness

Leadership readiness during the COVID19 pandemic and post pandemic into the 21st century is inextricably linked to radical innovation. The connection of radical innovation to leadership readiness takes on greater connotation coming out of a global pandemic. Why is radical innovation a key to survival, competitive advantage, and sustainability? The impact on quality across all business sectors is paramount particularly in industries that must operate under regulatory compliance.

Questions Surrounding Leadership Readiness

COVID19 reared its ugly head in late 2019 and unleashed its fury in 2020. The virus did not go to rest in 2020 but continued unleashing its fury into 2021. The global disruption was brutal on all levels from personal to business. What impact did it have on the pharmaceutical/biotechnology business sectors? How did the virus impact quality in many other business sectors? How is leadership readiness connected to radical innovation and the pandemic? Does leadership readiness matter? How do organizations support quality during a period of great disruption as we have experienced on an unprecedented scale the past 22 months? Why did some organizations survive the disruption while others faltered or were decimated during the pandemic?

Dr. Heather Johnson

Dr. Heather Johnson is a scientist, an engineer, and a radical innovation scholar-practitioner with a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She also has a master’s in quality management with a focus in engineering & technology from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Heather Johnson is a certified quality auditor (CQA), quality management systems expert with over 30 years of experience, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with ISO expertise. She has extensive work experience living and working internationally in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.


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