Fleas in a Jar:

How to Stop Stifling Creativity & INNOVATION and Free Your Teams’ Potential

What happens when an organization demands that people strive for creativity and innovation while simultaneously shutting them down? The result is the ‘Fleas in a Jar’ paradigm. In this eye-opening keynote, Leslie Ehm reveals the dire consequences most organizations face when they’re not prepared to accept the new and different thinking they’re asking for, and how to turn creative tyranny into innovation liberation.

From leadership mindsets around risk, to dealing with regulatory challenges, team ‘thinking’ dynamics, diversity of thought, and the neuroscience of resistance, Leslie will arm audiences with new insights, approaches and confidence to help their people become the innovation bad asses necessary to compete in this light-speed world of change.

Are you a flea or a lid? There’s only one way to find out.


“I can say hands down that Leslie is one of the most inspiring and motivating speakers you will ever see.”

Vince Fava–AVP, Regulatory Program Delivery, TD Bank


2-3 hour Experience (audiences up to 200)

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