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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

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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