Lisa Kay Solomon specializes in the intersection between leadership, design and innovation. In the MBA program in design strategy her “Innovation Studio” class offers an in-depth introduction to the innovation process and explores why the ability to innovate is itself a leadership skill.
Outside of CCA, Lisa is the founding principal of LKS Partners, a practice dedicated to the design and facilitation of strategic leadership discussions. Previously, Lisa spent seven years at Monitor Group’s Global Business Network, a world leader in scenario planning, where she specialized in helping organizations engage in productive, collaborative, and strategic conversations about the future through scenarios and rapid-fire ideation.
Lisa’s specialty is designing and running programs that prompt organizations and their leadership to think more originally and more expansively about the future and their role in creating it. Recently she has run workshops on such topics as the strategic value of visual thinking and how to design strategic conversations, for both corporate and nonprofit clients. She speaks frequently on these topics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and was a featured speaker at the Design Management Institute’s 2010 annual conference, M5 + D = NV. Lisa’s work was recently featured in a Businessweek.com article with Marshall Goldsmith on the future of work.
Lisa holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, where she was a dean’s scholar and a recipient of the prestigious service award in leadership, and a BA in government from Cornell University. She is on the board of the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation and is a member of the Northern California Cornell Alumni Ambassador Network.
She was recently featured in a Businessweek.com article with Marshall Goldsmith on the future of work.
Adjunct Professor, Design MBA