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Inside LaunchStreet with Tamara Ghandour

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 deep dives, audience questions, spotlights, incredible guests and an occasional rant, your host Tamara Ghandour brings a fresh perspective to innovation. As the author of Innovation Is Everybody's Business , founder of the Everyday Innovators Tribe 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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Now displaying: October, 2020
Oct 27, 2020

We can all agree that we are living in very uncertain times. Uncertainty is one of those things that has always been around, but it has been amplified in a big way right now. We don’t know where things are headed, or what’s coming next, and everything just feels uncertain. However, instead of complaining about the uncertainty, if we start thinking about uncertainty as opportunity in disguise, we can set ourselves up for greater growth, success, and impact than ever before.

Once certainty is removed from the picture, we try to add certainty where we can, but this holds us back and keeps us from moving forward. What we need to do is to start finding new ways forward, and learn to take advantage of the situation in different ways. Instead of worrying about bringing certainty into things, start thinking about where the opportunities lie. I share some of the traps to avoid and three things that will help you see that uncertainty is really just opportunity in disguise. The thing is, you can’t prepare for uncertainty — but you can prepare for the ability to adapt and pivot, to find the opportunities in uncertainty.

 

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:

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

Leadership and Innovation Community with Tamara Ghandour Facebook Group

 

Oct 20, 2020

We often talk about change at the grand scale of change, but equally if not more important, is change at the personal level. We’ve all encountered this in our teams and organizations — people are resistant to change and the struggle to get them on board for change. The key to unlocking this lies in recognizing that people don’t fear change, they fear being changed. If we can take the “being” out of it, we can get them on board with change.

 

I share the four main reasons why people resist change:

  1. Because it’s happening to us and we’re not in control

  2. Because we fear the unknown — not knowing what to do, being left behind, uncertainty, getting it wrong

  3. Because our lizard brain sees change as unsafe and risky

  4. Because we are afraid of changing who we are fundamentally as a person

 

Understanding these four reasons for fearing change can help us address these fears and get people on board with three simple strategies — giving control back to the people around you, investing in them, and acknowledging all effort. Really, at the end of the day, it’s about empowering people to tackle the 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:

How to Ignite Innovation, Influence Others and Lead Strong in Challenging Times Webinar on Oct 22

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

Leadership and Innovation Community with Tamara Ghandour Facebook Group

 

Oct 13, 2020

Many people have approached me expressing frustration in this time — with themselves, and their teams. They feel stuck and unable to unlock new paths of innovation, but the problem is we tend to fall into the trap of asking one question in one way, but expecting a plethora of different types of answers. The trick to overcoming this is to ask different questions to get to new innovations and solutions, but what questions do we ask? How can we ask better and different questions to lead us to new channels of thinking and innovative solutions?

A very simple yet effective exercise to help us ask different questions is something I call “Word Games.” Start by articulating the problem you’re trying to solve in a simple way. Then, change one key word in the problem or question you’re trying to solve. That’s it. By changing keywords in the question or problem, we can shift our patterns of thinking and approach the problem differently. This is not about finding the one right question that's going to be the end-all, be-all, and then using that question. It’s about asking the question in multiple ways because different questions get to different lanes of thinking and different ideas. I share more about how this works in practice with some examples, and how this can help to unlock innovation not just for yourself, but also in 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:

How to Ignite Innovation, Influence Others and Lead Strong in Challenging Times Webinar on Oct 22

Innovation is Everybodys Business, by Tamara Ghandour

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

Mad Libs

Leadership and Innovation Community with Tamara Ghandour Facebook Group

 

Oct 6, 2020

With all my work in the area of innovation, I’ve had the realization that innovation can be energizing, but at the same time, exhausting. Being exhausted and being energized by innovation are just two sides of the same coin — we just need to know how to manage and minimize the exhaustion that comes with innovation, and how to tap into what energizes us about it.

Innovation is an incredibly positive thing that helps us solve sticky challenges and unearth opportunities that are hiding in plain sight. However, whether it’s learning a new skill, taking risks, or operating under more pressure, it is exhausting and requires more mental energy, which can take a toll on us and drain us. The key here is giving ourselves grace to manage the exhaustion that comes with dealing with sustained stress and blazing new trails. I share some of my top strategies for tackling the exhaustion, as well as why it’s okay to take a nap in the middle of the day.

On the energizing side of innovation, I’m sure we can all relate to how satisfied and motivated we feel when we solve a sticky challenge or go in the pursuit of blazing new paths. That’s why it’s crucial that we spend more time intentionally innovating to get that feel-good energy and satisfaction. At the end of the day, it is completely normal and natural to be energized AND exhausted by innovation — giving ourselves permission to rest and recharge, while engaging in intentional innovation is what will get us to the top.

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

Free Innovation Workshop

3-part Innovation Mini-course: How To Ignite Innovation, Influence Others and Add Massive Value

Everyday Innovators Tribe Waitlist

 

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