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Research Areas

The Greer Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to helping new leaders and inspiring future innovators via the 21st Century Leadership and Innovation Model™. 

The Greer Institute is organized for educational research and scientific application of Managing Director Melvin Greer’s theories on leadership and innovation. It develops and promotes solutions to society’s complex leadership and innovation problems.

The Greer Institute uses its programs to conduct ongoing research and then promotes these ideas to policymakers and other stakeholders to drive change. 

The Greer Institute advocates the new leadership and innovation model that successful leaders need to adopt in order to accelerate business success.

The Greer Institute is focused on four research areas:

  1. Workforce and talent management

  2. Harnessing of disruptive technologies

  3. Creation of an innovation engine and culture

  4. Fellowship Program

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Key Concepts

The heart of our approach uses theories to show how leadership and innovation can drive the answer to many of society’s most vexing problems. Our goal is to help mature new leaders and inspire future innovators.

The theories of leadership and innovation are grounded in the research of our founder, Senior Research Fellow Melvin Greer. We use these theories to conduct ongoing research and then promote these ideas to policymakers and other stakeholders to drive change.

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Workforce and Talent Management

Understanding of today’s workforce expectations and their need for innovation as part of work.

Harnessing of Disruptive Technologies

The ability to harness the four disruptive innovations of cloud, mobile, big data, and social.

Creation of an Innovation Engine and Culture

Generating an innovation engine via the education of future leaders via STEM and STEAM.

Fellowship

Program

The Leadership and Technology Initiative (LTI) was developed to support accomplished leaders and technologists in successfully transitioning from their longstanding careers toward purposeful next chapters.

Workforce and Talent Management

The Workforce and Talent Management Research Area at the Greer Institute examines today’s workforce expectations through the lens of leadership and innovation. Its research aims to transform monolithic, factory-model systems into modern designs that engage the workforce successfully and drive innovation into the talent experience.

Harnessing of Disruptive Technologies

The Harnessing of Disruptive Technologies Research Area at the Greer Institute examines the four disruptive innovations of cloud computing, enterprise mobility, big data analytics, and social business through the lens of leadership and innovation. Its research illuminates the ways in which disruptive technologies impact leadership capabilities, the pace of innovation and the collaborative nature of leadership and innovation.

Creation of an Innovation Engine and Culture

The Innovation Engine and Culture Research Area at the Greer Institute examines the role leader and innovators play in the development and education of future leaders . Its research describes the how an effective innovation culture leads to an increase and steady flow of capable innovative leaders.

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Fellowship Program

The Greer Institute has developed the Leadership and Technology Initiative (LTI) to support accomplished leaders and technologists in successfully transitioning from their longstanding careers toward purposeful next chapters.

 

A quarter long immersion in Greer Institute’s unparalleled ecosystem of big ideas and breakthrough thinking equips Fellows with frameworks for learning from their past and planning for their futures. LTI is a gateway to the Greer Institute’s vast intellectual assets and global networks, providing transformative experiences to enable a fulfilling and ambitious next chapter.

 

Every Fellow develops a Purpose Plan in consultation with distinguished mentors and advisors to chart a path of personal growth, advanced leadership, enduring wellness, and dynamic engagement with pressing societal issues. 

 

Greer Institute Fellow’s benefit from the full range of intellectual discovery and insights at one of the world’s foremost institutions of higher learning. Fellows also engage with local and global institutions throughout the fellowship,

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