Lisa Bodell on Effecting Change and Driving Innovation

November 30, 2012 / Podcast # 12-24

Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell joins us on Edgewise to discuss her new book “Kill the Company.” The book is designed for anyone trying to make a positive change within their company and gives them quick and easy ways to approach innovation. Lisa states that no matter what your title or role, you can effect change and drive innovation through simplification rather than complication.

Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an internationally recognized innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. Lisa founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate — they just need the knowledge and tools to know how. She has spent years working with hundreds of leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world, and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere. Clients such as 3M, GE and Johnson & Johnson look to futurethink to develop new thinking styles and generate innovative ideas. The company’s cutting-edge courses were featured as the winner of the 2011 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Content.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Creativity and Innovation: Unleash Your Potential for Greater Success
*Planning and Developing New Products
*Strategic Agility and Resilience: Embracing Change to Drive Growth
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The Power of Strategy Innovation, by Robert E. Johnston, J. Douglas Bate
*The Seeds of Innovation, by Elaine Dundon
*Something Really New, by Denis J. Hauptly

 

Scott Keller on Sustaining Organizational Health

Evaluating Long Term Success

February 24, 2012 / Podcast # 12-04

Scott Keller

Scott Keller coauthor of Beyond Performance, discusses the extensive research he conducted in the field of organizational effectiveness. With performance and health managed with equal emphasis being the main takeaway, Scott elaborates on what he means by organizational health and how that directly links to an organization’s performance. Listen as Scott explains how to assess and revive your campanies health.
Scott Keller is a director in the Southern California office of McKinsey & Company, and leads its transformational change practice in the Americas. He has published several articles on change management and organizational behavior, as well as a book for colleagues and clients. He holds an MBA and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has worked as a manufacturing manager with Procter & Gamble and a photovoltaic engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy. Outside McKinsey, Scott is a cofounder of Digital Divide Data, an award-winning social enterprise that utilizes a sustainable IT service model to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged people.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*The Project Performance Management Workshop: Time, Cost and Budget
*Strategy Execution: Getting It Done
*Create a Respectful Workplace: Improve Morale, Increase Productivity and Achieve Business Goals

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals, by Paul Falcone
*Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean R. Spitzer, Ph.D.
*The Program Management Office Advantage, by Lia Tjahjana, Paul Dwyer, PMP

 

Brendon Burchard

You may not realize that you can channel your life experience into valuable advice people will pay to receive. In this episode of Edgewise, Brendon Burchard, author of The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, explains the ten steps necessary to break into the lucrative Experts Industry. Listen as Brendon conveys how to leverage inexpensive tools to increase awareness and develop compelling products around your personal expertise.
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Conant and Norgaard on the Leadership Touch

Using the head, heart, and hands to create new leaders

August 5, 2011 / Podcast # 11-31

Doug Conant and Mette Norgaard

“Everyone has experienced the pleasure of working with someone who is learning and growing and everyone has experienced the pain of working with someone who is not,” affirms Douglas Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup. Doug with strategic leadership expert, Mette Norgaard, Ph.D, co-authored Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, which is a call to action for executives and managers to commit to employee development. Mette’s research and metrics based assertion is that touch points, strategic, meaningful interactions, are what galvanize people to make ideas happen and ultimately drive success. Listen as Doug and Mette explain how these hands on investments in their employees, translate into exponential returns for companies.
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Dan Pink On the Modus Operandi of Motivation

Debunking the carrot and stick approach to motivating employees

April 22, 2011 / Podcast # 11-15

Dan Pink

Work + produce = reward. This is thought to be the algorithm that inspires efficiency across the workforce.

In this episode of Edgewise, best-selling author Dan Pink discusses his findings, based on over 40 years of research: that the stimulus for success isn’t just the almighty dollar, but the presence of autonomy, mastery, and purpose in an employees work life.

Dan shares tactics to tap into and harness one’s personal rhythm of productivity, to empower peak performance and to make lasting contributions to within an organization.
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Michael Bungay Stanier on Great Work

When there's passion, the work turns from good to great.

May 7, 2010 / Podcast # 10-19

Michael Bungay Stanier

Work smart, not hard. Plenty of employees have heard that but how does it actually work? In his new book Do More Great Work, Michael Bungay Stanier offers fifteen different exercises that give practical advice for how to turn your results from good to great. Read more…

 

Steve Kerr on Performance Rewards Systems That Really Work

How to dramatically improve your organization's performance and create a more motivated workplace.

April 17, 2009 / Podcast # 09-16

Steve Kerr

It’s one of the thorniest management problems around: dealing with unmotivated, low-performing employees. It’s easy to point the finger of blame at them. But in most companies, it’s the reward system, not the workforce, that’s causing poor attitudes and performance: many reward systems actually discourage desired behaviors while rewarding the very actions that drive executives crazy.

In Reward Systems: Does Yours Deliver? Steve Kerr describes the steps you must take to create an effective reward system: Read more…

 

Dan Miller on Saying Goodbye to the Monday Morning Blues

For everyone who dreads going to work on Monday mornings, inspiring advice on how to find fulfilling work in an uncertain age.

April 25, 2008 / Podcast # 08-17

Dan Miller

The only way to find true security is by following your calling and then finding or creating work that matches your passion. Dan Miller‘s new book No More Mondays addresses people looking for guidance on how to launch a new career or business, those who want to stay in their current jobs and give the old 9-to-5 model a twenty-first-century makeover, and managers desperate to understand the way people want to work today. For all of them, Dan Miller’s message is loud and clear: If you’re one of those people who dread going to work on Mondays, do something about it! Read more…