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This innovation podcast will resonate with those that recognize that being more innovative is their ticket to being indispensable and for leaders of all levels under pressure to build a culture of innovation. A blend of insightful interviews, audience questions, spotlights, and an occasional rant, your host Tamara Ghandour brings a fresh perspective to innovation. As the author of Innovation Is Everybody's Business and the creator of the Innovation Quotient Edge assessment, Tamara makes innovation accessible to all of us in this conversational style podcast.
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Apr 28, 2020

Everyday innovators are the ones driving the innovation we are seeing across a variety of industries, companies, and governments that are making the pivots and changes needed to address the current pandemic and adapt to the changing times. Alex Goryachev, Cisco’s Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs and author of Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change, is one of these innovators I’ve featured in my book.

 

There are two parts to this extra-value episode. In the first part, Alex shares a story about how he realized he was looking for innovation in the wrong place — outside the organization. He shares more about how he reacted when this was pointed out to him, and the impact on Cisco of making the change and shifting to focus on innovation from within, both on the bottom line and employee engagement.

 

In the second part of this episode, we dive into his book, Fearless Innovation, where he tackles themes such as why innovation waits for no-one, why having teams and silos can have a negative impact on innovation, and how being pragmatic can unlock innovation. Communicating the value of innovation in a way that gets people on board with taking action is critical to driving innovation and we get into a really open conversation about quantifying the impact of “inaction” when you don’t change.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Innovation is Everybodys Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour (Pre-Order)

IQE Assessment

Dr. Rex Jung

Alex Goryachev

Fearless Innovation: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change, by Alex Goryachev

Cisco

 

Apr 21, 2020

When things are changing so rapidly (particularly right now), our usual approach of working from the present to the future is not going to work. To survive and thrive, we need to start from the future and work backward, yet this is something most of us don’t even consider, or if we do, struggle with. Mark Johnson explains the concept of “Future Back” and how that can help us in these rapidly-changing times.

 

Mark Johnson is the co-founder and Senior Partner of Innosight, a growth strategy consulting company. He has been a strategic advisor to both Global 1000 and start-up companies in a wide range of industries. He is the co-author of Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth (April 2020), which explores the concept of “Future-Back” thinking and provides a hands-on guide to long-term planning, strategy development, and execution within established organizations.

 

How is the future like an impressionist painting, not a photograph? Mark dives into the art of the possible, and how thinking about future scenarios calls for creative right-brain thinking. To survive, we need to start thinking about long-term plans but we’re constantly just in reactive mode trying to keep our balance. Mark shares how we can balance these two states, and his strategies to inspire and promote thinking clearly, creatively, and expansively. He also tackles the present-forward fallacy, why looking at data keeps us trapped in the past, and how to push past our cognitive biases to get to truly innovative future-back thinking.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Innovation is Everybodys Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour (Pre-Order)

IQE Assessment

IQE Pro Innovation Toolkit

Email Mark Johnson

Innosight

Lead From The Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth,
by Mark W. Johnson and Josh Suskewicz

Apple

BMW

Johnson & Johnson

Janssen

Daniel Kahneman

Longer is Better.” by Eidelman, S., Pattershall, J., & Crandall, C. S. for Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2010

 

Apr 14, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is transforming our lives in unprecedented ways but the opportunity to innovate is also tremendous. At this stage, when everyone is in a state of hunkering down and trying to be productive in our new virtual workplaces, leadership is a key element that can help push us from survival mode to innovation mode, which is now what it takes to survive.

 

Maureen “Mo” Berkner Boyt, founder of the Moxie Exchange, a company dedicated to unleashing human potential at work, picks up our interview about my upcoming book Innovation is Everybody’s Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge. We discuss how we as leaders can create a more inclusive space to allow room for all the different innovation styles to shine as well as our favorite exercises for getting past the brick wall that keeps us in known and familiar thought patterns.

 

Staying relevant is all about thinking differently about the assets you have in front of you. I share why being realistic instead of overly optimistic in a time like this is better for team morale, and the importance of considering the mental energy of your team — it's limited and finite, and we need to take that into consideration as we try to manage all these different moving parts. Ultimately, approaching our current climate by asking questions and with curiosity instead of fear can make all the difference.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Innovation is Everybodys Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour (Pre-Order)

Maureen Mo Berkner Boyt

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1893: “Innovation is Survival

Six Thinking Hats,” by Edward de Bono

A Message to Marriott International associates from President and CEO Arne Sorenson

Burst of Innovation Disruption and Distraction

Club Quarantine — @dnice on Instagram

 

Apr 7, 2020

Now more than ever, we need to tap into our innovative sides to find a path to move forward, particularly because the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused the world to shift in an unprecedented way. Innovation is no longer something that is ‘nice to have’ or something that we can put off to a future time; to survive, we must innovate by turning obstacles into opportunities and seeing the potential in our current situation. That’s why we need everyone to innovate, and that’s why innovation is everybody’s business and the title of my new book which we are diving into this episode.

 

Maureen “Mo” Berkner Boyt is the founder of the Moxie Exchange, a company dedicated to unleashing human potential at work. Mo dons the interviewer hat to dig deep into my book Innovation is Everybody’s Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge. We talk about innovation from an everybody/everyday perspective and I share the context for why innovation is so important, particularly at a time when it feels like we’re literally trying to survive.

 

Innovation is just as much about how you work, as it is about your products and services — it’s not enough to just think about how to create novel products and services if you are not keeping up with changes in the workplace. I share some of my insights about the four winds of change that are driving us now: accelerated change, micro-disruptions, a crowded playing field, and AI & technology and what we can do to get out of the survival mindset and into innovation. It’s really about taking what we’re already doing, and tweaking, adjusting, and doing things differently to adapt to our new circumstances.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Innovation is Everybodys Business: How to Ignite, Scale, and Sustain Innovation for Competitive Edge, by Tamara Ghandour (Pre-Order)

Maureen Mo Berkner Boyt

Moxie Exchange

Micro Learning Courses

Everyday Inclusion App

Walmart reports increase in sales of tops, not pants, during the coronavirus lockdown,” New York Post

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1872: The Primal Mind (Part 1 of 2)

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1872: The Primal Mind (Part 2 of 2)

 

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