Sep 28, 2017
Welcome to the What’s Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
Today’s guest is Lisa Bodell. Lisa is a globally recognized
innovation leader, futurist, and CEO of futurethink. As an
expert on the topic of change, she is also the author of two
best-selling books: Why Simple Wins
(2016), and Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an
Innovation Revolution (2012). Lisa serves as a global council
member of the World Economic Forum and is a frequent contributor to
Forbes and Harvard Business Review.
Lisa believes that innovation is not new – it’s something that adds value. Ideas, Lisa believes, are everywhere. It’s about what you do with those ideas that make them special.
In this episode:
5:13 – What is innovation?
7:42 – Do teams need diversity beyond men and women?
9:50 – What happens when a leader has an established, homogeneous team?
10:42 – What is the difference between a groove and rut?
14:15 – How to have the opportunity to have a beginner’s mindset?
15:14 – How risk, fear, power, and control impact every single person
19:05 – How we made innovation too complex
21:03 – Lisa challenges Tiffani on having the time and bandwidth to do more than you think you can
23:33 – You can create a simplification code of conduct to have more time to innovate
25:02 – Lisa’s magical “kill a stupid rule” strategy
26:20 – The benefit of killing rules and meetings
30:09 – Simplification is contagious
30:43 – What inspires Lisa at the World Economic Forum?
Running time: 34:40
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