Maher is regarded as one of the top experts in innovation and his ideas have been widely used throughout the world. He has launched the Fertility Loan, the first of its kind, gaining international recognition and positioning First National Bank as the most creative and innovative in its products. Consequently, he spread worldwide recognition after being interviewed by more than 160 media stations like CNN, BBC, Reuters, Figaro, M6, RUSSIA Today, and many others. Maher is a sought-after Innovation keynote speaker who presented at Harvard Club New York-USA, Utah State University-USA, Prague, Rome, London, Oslo-Norway, Stromstad-Sweden, Lisbon-Portugal, Dubai, Kuwait & Lebanon delivering state-of-the-art conferences.
He is a pioneer in the field of Innovation as he launched 3 Innovative Retail Banking products, which were worth being included as case studies in Harvard’s Business Review and Professor Philip Kotler’s “Principles of Marketing”, a textbook that will inspire future marketers during their university studies. The creative products were recognized by receiving several awards from financial and academic parties.
As one of today’s top innovators and to further reflect upon his known expertise in the field of Innovation, Maher was selected to be a jury member in the Ideaz Prize TV show broadcasted on MTV Lebanon, a program that encourages young entrepreneurs to kick off their business start-ups. He filed a number of patents and Innovations in different industries (Financial Services, Education, Civil Rights, Entrepreneurship, Arts, Human Behavior, Coaching & Training, Entertainment and many others). Maher is finalizing his first book on Innovation “Leading Through Innovation” believing that nowadays the only way to lead and grow is through Innovation & Leadership. He spent time researching aspects of Innovation & Happiness all along with their impact on Human Beings by activating the Dopamine & Serotonin in the brain.
Maher occupies an academic role as Professor at Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon, an instructor at the Bankers Academy in New York, a lead trainer at the American Academy of Financial Management, the only Certified Innovation Trainer in the Middle East by SolutionPeople – USA, world’s best Creativity & Innovation firm. He has advised and trained in different countries a substantial number of professionals and organizations in the field of Innovation. Maher began a research on making Dubai the best place to Live & Work in the world: “The Happy City”: Create & Live Happy.
Accelerated innovation training has been designed to be useful for nearly anybody for almost any goal, challenge, problem or question. The workshop design is based on how most individuals think, and therefore can be used in a variety of job situations, functions, professions and age groups. The workshop is valuable to people in management, sales, marketing, public relations, communications, product and service development, finance and operations. The course will help delegates to be more creative, to develop new products, services…Find out more »
Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly, reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and…Find out more »
Successful innovation teams start by selecting a diverse group who are analytical and creative in equal measures and have networks that are as broad and as deep as their skill sets. They function best within a structured environment that utilizes specialized working practices such as “safe space” and clear performance goals. Finally, the best teams are fully committed and invested in their success. Participants will learn how to use the creativity and personality psychometric tests and various tools to recruit…Find out more »
This program covers knowledge and application skills in understanding the importance of customer service innovation and the methods and opportunities that are available for participants to generate ideas that contribute to customer service innovation. Attendees of the program will learn how to better understand customer experiences, develop deeper customer insights, and diffuse customer learning throughout the organization. Participants will discuss strategies for reducing the knowing-doing gap and building a customer-centric culture.Find out more »
Strategic innovation is not about creating an occasional reaction to changes or just new one-off initiatives in isolation. It is the creation of a management led culture of improvement that generates meaningful breakthroughs and creates ongoing increases in value for an organization and its customers. Strategic innovation is a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together all of the creative resources, capabilities and knowledge within an organization to produce innovative changes to business processes, products and services that will drive new business…Find out more »
An innovative culture is one that supports the creation of new ideas and the implementation of those ideas. What all of these companies have in common whether successful with innovation or not is organizational culture – the shared experiences, values, norms, assumptions and beliefs that shape individual and group behavior. Every organization has a culture; the issue is whether and how the culture inhibits or supports innovation. Leaders need to help employees see innovation in the right light. The question…Find out more »