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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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May 26, 2020

It's a common myth that systems and processes hinder innovation — but if done right, it actually removes the mundane and gives you the space to innovate. In addition, having the right systems and processes in place can help you get your business working for you, instead of the other way around. Josh Fonger joins me to show us how.

 

Josh Fonger is a consultant, coach, and speaker who is recognized as the leading authority in Business Performance Architecture, i.e. how to set up systems and structures in your business to work for you. After reading Sam Carpenter’s book Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, Josh approached Sam to form a partnership focused on helping businesses properly organize and systematize their operations so they can achieve exponential growth. Today, Josh is one of the most in-demand Small Business Consultants in North America and has helped small startup businesses to $500 million enterprises from over 50 countries get unstuck using systematic solutions.

 

We dive into what inspired Josh to connect with Sam and start helping others “work the system,” as well as why we often don’t realize our systems aren’t working for us until it’s too late. Josh shares some of the top warning signs that our systems need an overhaul, as well as his insights into why people allow themselves to become the bottleneck. We also discuss how people can get into the system mindset, effective triggers for change, and how to balance systems with innovation, as well as why it’s as much about building the right systems as it is having the right people carry out the systems to get to success.

 

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:

Josh Fonger, Work The System

Sam Carpenter

Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less,
by Sam Carpenter

Derek Sivers The First Follower

The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization, by John Wooden

 

May 19, 2020

How can we as leaders build a robust team that thinks through ideas and solutions from all different perspectives? To do that, we really need to tap diversity of thinking on the team at the cognitive level, and that’s where vulnerability and openness about failure can come in.

 

In the second installation of this two-part interview series, Maureen Berkner Boyt, founder of the Moxie Exchange, and creator of the Everyday Inclusion App, interviews me about innovation and how it can help us build high-performing teams. We dive into what leaders do right and wrong in building a high-performing team, and how to sustain these efforts.

 

Innovation is not a straight line to success — I share insights about why building an innovative team is about thinking about the J curve all the time and anticipating what the response is going to look like for different people. I also share my favorite tools for unlocking innovation in your team — asking questions to improve, create, transform, disrupt, worsen. We also dig into some ways that leaders accidentally shut down innovation, and why rewarding behavior instead of focusing on success and failure is the key to unlocking the innovation on your team.

 

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)

Bulk Orders — Call or Email

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1897: “Tapping the power of innovation to build a high-performing team
Maureen Mo Berkner Boyt

Moxie Exchange
Micro-Learning Courses
Everyday Inclusion App
Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way, by Maureen Berkner Boyt
Disrupt HR Talk: Hack Your Biased Brain

IQE Assessment

Anthony Lambatos, Footers Catering

Quad/Graphics

 

May 12, 2020

The modern workplace and 8-hour workdays seem to be dedicated to being busy and have forced us to give up our most valuable resources — time and energy. Yet, when more of our tasks demand creativity, critical thinking, and innovation, how can we reclaim our time and energy to improve our outputs?

 

Steve Glaveski is the CEO of Collective Campus, an innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore, that works with large organizations around the globe. As an entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, his mission is to unlock the latent potential of people so that they can create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. His newly released book, Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life, aims to be a guide to achieving twice as much in half the time, and living your best life.

 

In this interview, we dig into what’s wrong with the way the modern workplace is set up, and how it impacts us in various ways — from a long feedback loop to poor employee morale, and feeling a lack of control. Steve also explains why being busy is a false measure of success, and why we need to focus on learning how to manage our energy, efficiency, and attention. He shares his advice about how to prioritize tasks, how to overcome the confusion between time worked and output created, and why reclaiming your time can create space for more innovation.

 

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)

Steve Glaveski

Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life, by Steve Glaveski

Collective Campus

The Case for the 6-Hour Workday,” by Steve Glaveski for Harvard Business Review (HBR)

The One Thing, by Gary Keller

Alexis Ohanian

BlockSite

InboxPause

 

May 5, 2020

Our teams are made up of diverse individuals with unique styles of innovating, but we often fail to leverage their strengths — a critical step in building a high-performing team that is ready to tackle challenges and produce better results. But why is tapping into the power of innovation so important, and how can we do it?

 

In this two-part interview series, Maureen Berkner Boyt, founder of the Moxie Exchange, and author of Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way, interviews me about innovation. We discuss my “Steve story” — how I realized that everyone has an innovator within them, and why it’s so important for people to realize not only that they innovate, but also how they do it in a way that’s unique to them.

 

We dive into the difference between ‘creative’ and ‘innovative’ and explore why, while genius is rare, innovation is extremely common. Realizing that you’re innovative encourages innovation, and when everyone on the team recognizes the power that everyone else has, they begin to leverage each other in new and powerful ways. We also discuss why respect, trust, and understanding are the foundation for driving innovation, and how vulnerability ties into that.

 

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)

Bulk Orders — Call or Email
Maureen Mo Berkner Boyt

Moxie Exchange
Micro Learning Courses
Everyday Inclusion App
Rock Your Moxie: Power Moves for Women Leading the Way, by Maureen Berkner Boyt
Disrupt HR Talk: Hack Your Bias Brain

IQE Assessment
Chef Boyardee
Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode: Everyday Innovator Spotlight How to Drive Company-Wide Innovation

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