Archives from June 2018

Whitney Johnson on Disruptive Innovation

How making the choices that no one expects can help you.

June 22, 2018 / Podcast # 18-12

Whitney Johnson

If you want to learn about disruption, look to Lady Gaga. She was a record-breaking pop-star who decided to make a jazz album with Tony Bennett, completely counter to what anyone thought her audience would like. Whitney Johnson, author of the new book Build an A-Team, joins us to talk about successful disruption and how it can apply to your work.

 

Whitney Johnson is a CEO adviser and the author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work (2015). Previously, she was an award-winning Wall Street analyst and cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen. She is a frequent keynote speaker on disruption, is recognized as one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and Fortune, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast. She is married and has two children.

 

Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel and the Increasing Rate of Change

Thinking ten minutes into the future.

June 15, 2018 / Podcast # 18-11

Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel

“What’s your five year plan?” It’s a classic interview question that just isn’t relevant anymore, now that the market landscape can be radically different within months, never mind years. Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel, authors of the new book Shift Ahead, join us to talk about companies and brands that shifted their whole worldview to make sure they stayed relevant.

 

Allen Adamson a noted industry expert in all disciplines of branding and author of BrandSimple, BrandDigital and The Edge: 50 Tips from Brands That Lead. He is also Co-founder & Managing Partner of Metaforce, a firm dedicated to helping businesses diagnose growth strategies and nimbly execute programs in the face of market evolution.

Joel Steckel is professor of marketing and vice dean of doctoral education at NYU Stern School of Business. Joel has published numerous articles in publications including Journal of Marketing ResearchJournal of RetailingMarketing ScienceInterfaces, and Journal of Consumer Research. He was the founding president of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science.

 

Morten Hansen on Being Great at Work

It takes less work than you think to be great.

June 8, 2018 / Podcast # 18-10

Morton Hansen

Work smart, not hard. We’ve all heard that before but it’s not very instructive. Morton Hansen, author of the new book Great at Work, joins us with some tips on how to avoid burnout, work less, and achieve greater results.

Morten T. Hansen is a management professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work. Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a PhD from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Born and raised in Norway, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters, and he travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.

 

Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter on Leading Yourself and Others

You can start being an inspiring leader right now.

June 1, 2018 / Podcast # 18-09

Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter

Changing culture starts from the ground up. Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter, authors of The Mind of a Leader, advise that any leader who wants to affect change should just start, today. First walk the walk in your own leadership style, then let that radiate out through your own team and onward through the rest of the organization.

Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, the global leading provider of leadership and organizational effectiveness solutions based on training the mind. Rasmus has practiced and taught mindfulness for more than two decades. Jacqueline Carter is an International Partner and North American Director for Potential Project. She has over twenty years of experience working with organizations around the globe to enhance effectiveness and improve performance. Together, they are the authors of One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness.