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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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Aug 25, 2020

One of the fields that drive innovation, customer experience, and new ways of thinking is the sports world. As an industry that is always looking to outdo the previous year’s “performance,” the sports industry gives rise to a lot of innovation that can be applied to other industries. To share some insights about this, Fielding Jamieson, Strategy Director at Global Sport Venture Studio (GSVS), an initiative that's looking to bring together the world's leading sports organizations to collaborate with each other and engage with startups in the overall sports innovation ecosystem, joins me on the podcast.

 

So where do sports and innovation intersect? We kick off the conversation by discussing how the sports industry is reacting to the current issues around race and the Black Lives Matter movement, and its impact on culture. Fielding highlights how sports teaches you to take ownership and own up to your mistakes, and why this is so important to be adaptive to changes on the ground. She also shares more about the balance between encouraging people to try new things and keeping the nostalgia of the past, the investment of time and resources into innovation in sports, and how brands are keeping up with changing customer needs.

 

Fielding’s insights about brand loyalty, how to keep the customer relationship going through this pandemic, and what we need to do to make the customer experience special are sure to be applicable to your industry as well. We also discuss resistors to innovators in the sports industry, why startups are so important, and why we need to be thinking about opening people’s minds, rather than changing them.

 

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:

Fielding Jamieson on LinkedIn

Global Sport Venture Studio

R/GA Ventures

Lindsey Vonn Documentary

Snacks.com

Spartan

Crossfit

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

 

Aug 18, 2020

We all think about creativity and innovation differently, and we often use them interchangeably without even thinking about it. Unfortunately, not having a clear definition makes being innovative feel out of reach for everyday people, creates misunderstandings around expectations and outcomes, and makes it difficult to communicate and collaborate.

I want to clear up the confusion between creativity and innovation, and about innovation itself. This definition of innovation will change the game for you and empower you to be the innovator that you’re meant to be and ignite innovation in your team. So, the way I distinguish creativity and innovation is to think about creativity as the pursuit of artistic endeavors, while innovation is thinking differently about what's right in front of you to create an advantage. I explain why this definition works and how it can be applied to your own workplace, as well as how this definition takes away that "out-of-the-box" fear that most of us have.

I'm also releasing a special 4-Part Innovation Workshop in September where I cover:

1) How to be a confident innovator (how to overcome internal resistors to change)

2) The language of innovation (how to get buy-in for your ideas)

3) The culture of innovation (how to ignite innovation in your team)

4) Bonus!

 

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:

4-Part Innovation Workshop

 

Aug 11, 2020

Each and every one of us is different. We have different perspectives, different styles of innovation, and different approaches to tackling problems. Yet, it is often the case that these differences are a cause of friction because we are so focused on being harmonious and avoiding conflict. We fail to leverage and get value out of the differences that each of us brings to the table.

When we don’t take the time to understand this friction that exists and our unique perspectives, it can bog us down. When we understand that each of us brings our own unique style of thinking, we can turn that into our competitive advantage to elevate our solutions and strengthen innovation.

I share more about the Everyday Innovator Style — a combination of nine different ways of innovating that are different for each of us. Through some examples from my own experiences, I explain what happens when we do not understand how each of us innovates — we have a hard time valuing that type of innovation. I also have some examples of how you can bring more innovation to your team and organization, just by understanding and working with everyone’s differences.

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:

IQE Assessment

Eight Strategies Download

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

Leadership and Innovation Community with Tamara Ghandour Facebook Group

Aug 4, 2020

Are you struggling with time management? Do you feel like you never have enough time to cross off all the things on your ‘to-do’ list, and start being innovative? Trust me, you’re not alone, and I have some tips for you to start managing your time better.

Time management is internally driven. Particularly when it feels like others are sucking our time, the responsibility lies on us to manage our own time to make things easier and less stressful by allowing more time and mental space back into our day. That’s where priority management comes in.

We may think that categorizing tasks into marketing, strategy, finances, etc. can help, but it doesn't necessarily move us forward — and it didn’t help me get things done. We often mistake checking things off a list with real productivity that moves things forward, but what we need to be doing is prioritizing tasks that really make an impact. When I realized that time management is really about priority management, my world changed. Ask yourself: What's the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?

When you ask yourself that question every day, you’ll be on your way to managing your time so much better.

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:

Leadership and Innovation Community with Tamara Ghandour Facebook Group

Innovation is Everybodys Business, by Tamara Ghandour

Everyday Innovator's Tribe

The One Thing, by Gary Keller

 

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