A podcast for leaders who want to ensure their business is keeping pace with change and in a strong position to grow, with insights from the world’s top thinkers on the transformative enterprise.
From Emergn, the leading expert in transformation, with a mission to improve the way people and companies work. Forever.
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13 - Cracking the Code: Working With Americans
What drives American informality, schedules and the desire to combine fun with business? We interview Allyson Stewart-Allen – a renowned advisor, speaker, non-executive director, educator and author of the best-selling book ‘Working with Americans’ - who offers a deeper understanding of America’s business mindset, diversity and regions so you can confidently navigate this large, complex and profit-making economy.
Whether new to working with Americans or an experienced internationalist, her top tips for connecting with US colleagues, clients, customers or consultants reveal what drives American informality, schedules and the desire to combine fun with business.
Guest: Allyson Stewart-Allen, author of Working with Americans: How to Build Profitable Business Relationships
12 - Scaling Transformative Businesses
Business growth and scale are undeniably interconnected but differ in a few fundamental ways. The latter can’t be realized without the former, but they are also wholly different measures of a business’s development. To explore this topic further, we posed three questions to our panelists – April Seggebruch (COO, Movista), Michal Alter (CEO Visit.org) and Rick Webb (Director, Grit Studios) – each bringing a different perspective based on their industry, experience and stage of business maturity.
● April Seggebruch – Co-Founder & COO, Movista
● Michal Altar - CEO, Visit.org
● Rick Webb - Grit Studios, Founder and Director
11 - How Great Leaders Win Support for Innovative Ideas
It’s one thing to come up with ideas and test them in the market. How do you find a way to win the resources and support to bring ideas to life? To find out, we interview Jeff Dyer and Nathan Furr, co-authors of the new book “Innovation Capital: How to Compete--and Win--Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders.” They share insights from their research and conversations with some of the top leaders of our time, like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Marc Benioff, explaining how they compete for and obtain, the resources they need to bring ideas to life.
Jeff Dyer is a professor of strategy at both Wharton and Brigham Young University
Nathan Furr is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he teaches innovation and technology strategy.
Get their book: https://hbr.org/product/innovation-capital-how-to-compete-and-win-like-the-world-s-most-innovative-leaders/10222E-KND-ENG
10 - Unlocking Innovation with the Power of Play
Creativity is in high demand in the workplace, both among front-line workers and leadership. But do our current ways of working support innovative, imaginative ideas? Johan Roos believes play nurtures the imagination, so you can put it to more productive use. Johan is the co-inventor of LEGO Serious Play, a methodology designed to enhance innovation and business performance through playtime. We ask him how he created the concept, how play helps leaders unlock their capacity to innovate, and why he feels it’s more useful than ever in our current business climate.
Guest: Johan Roos – Professor and Chief Academic Officer at the HULT International Business School
9 - Lessons From China’s Innovators
Chinese innovators are making their mark globally. What can leaders and entrepreneurs around the world learn from the innovation happening in this country? Authors Mark Greeven, George Yip and Wei Wei join us to discuss their new book, "Pioneers, Hidden Champions, Changemakers, and Underdogs: Lessons from China’s Innovators." They explain the four different type of innovators in China, the successes of Western companies that have tried to move into this market, and the lessons the rest of us can learn from China’s startup culture.
Buy "Pioneers, Hidden Champions, Changemakers, and Underdogs" https://bit.ly/2USAoqe
● Mark J. Greeven Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD Business School in Lausanne
● George S. Yip Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Imperial College Business School in London
● Wei Wei Founder and CEO of the Shanghai-based consulting firm GSL Innovation
8 - The New Science of Radical Innovation
What can science teach us about the qualities of great, innovative leaders? In her new book The New Science of Radical Innovation: The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World, Dr. Sunnie Giles explains how concepts like neuroscience and quantum mechanics apply to everyday work. She tells us how leaders can leverage these concepts to create the right environment for “radical” innovation within their business.
Buy The New Science of Radical Innovation at book.sunniegiles.com.
Learn more about Dr. Sunnie’s work at sunniegiles.com
Dr. Sunnie Giles, author of The New Science of Radical innovation