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Inside LaunchStreet with Tamara Ghandour

This human-centered innovation podcast will resonate with those that recognize that being more innovative is their ticket to reaching their full human potential. Tamara removes the traps holding you back and gives you a new framework to unlock your innovation advantage. A combination of insightful deep dives, tangible tips and research based on Tamara's proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment Tamara Ghandour brings a fresh perspective to innovation - one that will help you be a strong innovator and confident leader. 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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Dec 29, 2020

Life is really about what we choose to think of as the possibilities for ourselves, and unfortunately, a lot of us are hindered by what we think we can see for ourselves. However, just by changing three things: mindset, belief, and exposure, we can open ourselves up to an ocean of possibilities.

Mindset, belief, and exposure all feed each other and exist in a virtuous cycle with each other. Each one helps to expand and open the other, and together, they drive our ability to unlock the power of innovation within us and the power to reach our human potential. I want to share some things to help you shift your mindset, change your beliefs, and increase your exposure to get you to start seeing beyond your pond.

Mindset: We've all been conditioned to be mediocre and taught the (negative) consequences of being innovative or thinking differently. In order to get into a mindset that serves us and opens up our eyes to the ocean of possibilities, we need to unlearn mediocrity and status quo.

Belief: Our Reticular Activating System is like a brick wall that keeps out anything that doesn’t confirm pre-existing beliefs. This makes it difficult to believe you are capable of something different, unless you start dismantling the brick wall.

Exposure: One of the simplest, most powerful things you can do to change your mindset and beliefs is to increase your exposure. Being exposed to new things, ideas, perspectives, ways of thinking, and truths can help us change our mindset and our beliefs.

By focusing on changing these three things in tandem with each other, you too can unlock your innovation potential.

 

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

Everyday Innovators Tribe

 

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Dec 22, 2020

We all know that I am a big fan of using the rules to drive innovation because they force people to think differently about what’s right in front of them. There are so many examples, especially in recent times, where companies have innovated and taken their businesses to the next level by innovating around restrictions, limitations, and constraints.

But how do you really know which are the rules and which are merely conventions, patterns, or habits in your personal life or work that are no longer relevant? How do you differentiate between the rules and things that are masquerading as rules?

These ways of doing things or conventions to achieve certain results may have come about because of something in the past, or they may have worked for other people but not for you. They can exist at a personal level, at a team and company level, and at an industry level, and we need to be aware of them so that we can start questioning them and finding the innovation there. I share five key phrases that you can listen for to identify if something is really a rule, or just pretending to be one.

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

8 Strategies Highly Innovative Leaders Are Using Now to Bring Value to Their Organizations

Ignite Innovation and Influence Others 3-Part Mini-Course

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Dec 18, 2020

We both know you can't innovate and win alone. You also can't win, especially in complex times, with a team of mediocre players. In this Everyday Innovator spotlight episode I'm going to share how Jeff uses "questionable leadership" to develop a team of high-performing innovators that have the tools and confidence to tackle anything that comes their way. As you will hear in this episode, it all has to do with giving his team the gift of questions. 

Mentioned in this episode:

Innovation Quotient Edge Assessment

Everyday Innovators Tribe

 

Dec 15, 2020

Brainstorms, ideation sessions, strategy meetings (whatever you call them)...Brainstorms can be a powerful tool in your innovation toolbox, if done right. Sadly, most are ineffective and produce subpar results. Most feel like a waste of people'e time. In this episode I'm going to break down why your brainstorms suck and three simple (and a bonus) steps to make them flowing with innovation.

 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Everyday Innovators Tribe

Dec 11, 2020

With the combination of working from home, days blending together and this weird combo of living in Ground Hog day and warp speed, it's easy to see why most of feel as if the days just slip away from us. 

It's Monday, and before you know it, it's Friday. It's March and before you know it, it's December. Without our usual benchmarks, keeping track of the days can be tough. 

Everyday Innovator, Maureen Berkner Boyt, has a wonderful story about Brie cheese and a great tip for staying grounded when they days blend together. As an Instinctual Risk Taker (her unique Everyday Innovator style) Maureen figured out how to keep her calendar up-to-date in a more innovative way. I think you'll appreciate her simple yet powerful tip. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Maureen Berkner Boyt

The Moxie Exchange

Everyday Innovator Style (IQE Assessment)

Everyday Innovators Tribe

Dec 8, 2020

We’ve all heard different things being accused of being the enemy of innovation — perfection, consensus, analysis-paralysis, etc. However, one big enemy of innovation that often gets overlooked and forgotten is indifference. We are living in times when there is a lot of indifference in the marketplace and the world. Suboptimal work environments, and uncertain global climate, being overstimulated because of the constant updates from the media all contribute to pushing us toward indifference.

Unfortunately, when people are in the zone of indifference, they are showing up and checking off the boxes, but they are not bringing their best. They are not innovating. Personally, I would rather have a team that is energized, excited, angry, or upset than indifferent — because they have to care enough to feel any of those emotions.

So how can we get our teams out of this state of indifference and push them towards innovation? I share three of my most powerful strategies (plus a bonus!) to move people from indifferent to engaged: 1) Acknowledge their impact, 2) Tap the rewards center of your people, 3) Be the coach, not the manager, Bonus) Don’t solve their problems for 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:

Innovation Quotient Edge Assessment

Everyday Innovators Tribe

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1813: Business Insights through Music with Roger Nierenberg

 

Dec 1, 2020

It’s one thing to have a great and innovative idea, but it’s a completely different ballgame to be able to communicate it and get buy-in for the idea. Whether you call it persuasion, getting buy-in, or plain old sales, this is something we’re all doing in one way or the other, and we could all do with some tips and tricks to make this process more effective.

Merit Kahn is the Founder of Merit-Based Business, one of the best salespeople I have ever met, and someone I really admire. She has been doing sales, sales management training, and speaking professionally on business development topics since 1998, and has worked with entrepreneurs, and business leaders from a variety of industries. She brings a wealth of expertise to the table about how to persuade and influence others.

What do emotional intelligence (empathy) and assertiveness have to do with sales strategies? Merit explains more about why influencing others starts with understanding the things that have an influence on us. We also dig into having a relationship with reality, and how we can ensure that we’re focusing on addressing our clients’ current challenges. Merit shares more about what emotions have to do with persuasion, why questions are a powerful tool to influence others, and more, in this jam-packed interview.

 

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:

Merit Kahn, Merit-Based Business

Everyday Innovators Tribe

Merit-Based Business Academy

Virtual Programs, Merit-Based Business

Smarter Sales Show Podcast

Inside LaunchStreet Podcast Episode 1926: “Transforming Obstacles and Uncertainty into a Competitive Advantage and New Opportunities

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