What will YOU do to unlock innovation?
In today's fast-paced world, innovation might not be enough. Tomorrow's pioneers of change will also need to be agile, able to adapt, and committed like never before.
I'm your host, Sannah Vinding, and I invite you to listen-in, as we harness the "power of many" to create tomorrow's successes.
We'll ask business leaders from around the world to share their visions for success and how we can all use their strategies to emerge as victorious in tomorrow's business challenges.
Sudhanshu Srivastava, Failing fast is a great thing, but fail forward - so that you're moving
June 8, 2021 • 26 MIN
What is the secret sauce for a successful product launch? The secret is to create a knowledge-intensive company where there is a dynamic between knowledge creation and knowledge sharing across the entire company.
Listen to Sudhanshu Srivastava talk about how to develop a product mindset with a joint responsibility throughout the company. He talks about how important it is that we all are responsible for the success of the product, which translates into business success, which also translates into customer success.
Sudhanshu Srivastava is an accomplished product and customer executive. Sudhanshu is the business owner of Navikarna that focuses on business agility coaching and customer success. Previously he was the VP of customer success at SAP focusing on driving people transformation together with building an organization.
"You have to adapt the way it works for your team. And this is about the team making that decision. So once they start taking the decision, the skin is getting into the game and then they start changing. And it is a slow process. But that's the transformation. and that's the victory" Sudhanshu Srivastava.
Fred Leland, Don't be afraid to adapt and adjust your methods of learning.
May 25, 2021 • 57 MIN
How can decision making and problems solving skills be improved? What is sense-making teaching/learning and can it helps us to solve problems better? Learn how to help your people work together more effectively by changing your way of teaching.
Listen to Fred Leland talk about the difference in teaching stimulus responses vs sense-making. He shares his journey on how he ended up reshaping his methods of teaching - instead of teaching how to think and do, he now teaches how to actually think and how to solve the problems. The goal is to get individuals to make better decisions and handle dynamic problems better.
Fred Leland is the director and Principal Trainer for Law Enforcement & Security Consulting (LESC). Fred is a retired Lieutenant and he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 216, where he specialized in terrorism related topics, leadership, and management.
"I think when we learn to develop and teach people how to think right and how to do it, instead of telling them what to think and what to do - this is a big step in the right direction" Fred Leland.
Terry Barnhart, How to think outside of your own experiences
May 11, 2021 • 26 MIN
What are the tools you teach people about how to think? How do you get teams to work together collaboratively on learning? It's really hard. Every high-performing team goes through cycles of growth and development and what really matters is how the team thinks and acts together.
Listen to Terry Barnhart talk about how to watch and create change in an organization in order for that organization to do better for the people in the organization.
Terry Barnhart an expert with delivering operational, cultural, and innovation transformations to multi-national companies. He is part of Novartis Global Organizational Development Team.
"If we can't get out of the straitjacket mental models. Then we can't innovate. That's the thing that's holding you back." Terry Barnhart
Paul Dunlop, Let Go and Stay Curious so You Can Ask the Good Questions
April 28, 2021 • 28 MIN
How good is your company at problem-solving? Learn more about how LEGO serious play works as a catalyst and can improve the implementation of a lean management system in your organization. The lean mindset is effective in any process-driven environment whether it's in the delivery of a service or a product.
Listen to Paul Dunlop talk about removing fear from the environment and legitimately tapping into that conversation around how can we make things better and not talk about the bottleneck of perfection.
Paul Dunlop is the Principle of Dunlop Consultant, and are supporting organizations and individuals to go from chaos to calm productivity
"I wanted people to be able to make decisions, to be empowered, to have that permission, and for the process to be robust that I could walk away." Paul Dunlop
David Shiller, Marketing Innovation - the Business Side of Innovation
April 20, 2021 • 34 MIN
Many companies are making poor decisions in their marketing messaging, which leads to terrible outcomes. Understanding both the sales and marketing side as well as the technology side can lead to better Solutions and Innovation.
Listen to David Shiller talk about how the manufacturing industry was forced to rethink their sales and marketing strategy due to the pandemic and how to build a digital marketing strategy by focusing on very specific Target audiences and messaging. David Shiller is the president of Lighting Solution Development, a consulting company providing product and business development for the advanced lighting industry.
"The marketing department speaks as the company salesman speaks as a human being and people are much more interested in interacting with human beings thing," David Shiller
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Robin Gaster, What Is the Secret of Amazon's Huge Success?
April 6, 2021 • 44 MIN
Why is amazon one of the most successful companies worldwide and what innovation strategies drive their ongoing quest to become the most customer-centric company? Amazon has mastered the art of innovation on a massive scale by becoming a massive cluster of highly innovative and driven teams.
Listen to Robin Gaster talk about how he believes that Amazon is the most innovative big company on the planet. Robin Gaster is the President of Incumetrics and Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Institute for Public Policy, and the author of the highly anticipated book, Behemoth – Amazon Rising: Power and Seduction in the Age of Amazon.
"Amazon has these teams and they have built an ecosystem and a culture that is constantly, proactively seeking to improve outcomes for customers." Robin Gaster.
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Chaim Guggenheim, A World of Thinking and Learning
March 28, 2021 • 49 MIN
What is learning? Learning is processing information to the extent that. you are mastering it and can apply it in any way.
Companies will need to rethink how work is organized within their organization and the change will require redesigned business processes and a new focus on the talent they have—and the talent they need. The evolving development of skill sets in a company is the most critical avenues the company faces because, without the right skills and the right people, a company will not succeed
Listen to Chaim Guggenheim talk about learning, skill sets, micro-skilling, and how to teach people to learn. Chaim Guggenheim is an economist and cognitive specialist he has a deep knowledge of corporate structures and uses learning and critical thinking to advance organizations' missions and performance.
"What is learning? Learning is processing information to the extent that. you are mastering it and can apply it in any way." Chaim Guggenheim
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Jeff Hastie, The Role of Leadership in Changing Organizational Culture
March 13, 2021 • 39 MIN
Every employee impacts an organization's direction, but leadership has by far the largest and most direct effect on company culture. At the end of the day, leaders are the ones who can make or break it, the choices they make impacts employees engagement, and performance which in the end will influence the business results and performance.
It’s one thing to say it. It’s another thing to see it in action.
Listen to Jeff Hastie and learn from his 19 years of experience at Bose, where he developed a systematic approach to solutions development and change adoption for Bose.
"So the world keeps changing and getting more complex. And if you don't bring your people in your capability, your systems management systems along to compensate for that, you will not be able to keep up." Jeff Hastie
Charlotte Nytoft, How to drive digital innovation across businesses, departments, borders, and cultures.
February 21, 2021 • 24 MIN
Digital transformation is driving business innovation in many industries, and many companies are failing to actually take the leap and digitalize their communication with their customers, partners, and even within their own organization. Driving digital innovation is hard work and is not all about technology.
Listen to Charlotte Nytoft and learn more about how to drive digital innovation across businesses, departments, borders, and cultures.
"Digitalization can lead to process innovation and efficiency by simplifying the way information is accessed" Charlotte Nytoft.
Louise Them Kjølholm, The importance of accepting the early stages of innovation
February 9, 2021 • 18 MIN
The value of digital data collection is on everybody's mind and there are a lot of benefits of how data collection and innovation can increase project productivity and efficiency. It has never been more important than now to begin your company’s digital data collection. If executed correctly, it drives efficiency and transparency.
Listen to the podcast with Louise Them Kjølholm and learn more about a newly developed assessment tool enabling project efficiency, project transparency (for users and stakeholders), which has initiated the digital data collection journey.
"I have a passion for innovation because I love to improve processes in order to achieve better results" Louise Them Kjølholm.
Norbert Majerus, The process is easy, it's the people part that is the difficult one.
January 17, 2021 • 20 MIN
This podcast episode features Norbert Majerus, Business Owner & Retired from The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
When working with lean product development in R&D, the process is easy, it's the people part that is the difficult one.
You get benefits from a lean transformation, but if you don't get the whole organization engaged you won't succeed. Those benefits go up exponentially if you get everybody engaged.
Bella Englebach, It's all about the people - become better problem solvers
December 20, 2020 • 21 MIN
With lean we talk about that we want things to be simple. You are making things easier for people, either making it easier for your customer or the work easier for your employees or you're making it easier for people to grow and learn. So it's always about: can you make things better for people?
In the end: it's all about the people - become better problem solvers
Bob Melvin, Passion for lean product development
November 27, 2020 • 15 MIN
This episode features Bob Melvin, Vice President of Engineering at Teledyne Marine Systems.
Here, he shares his passion for lean and how he started practicing lean product development principles early on in his career and didn’t know back then that it was called lean.