Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
This week, Whitney Johnson joins Tiffani on the podcast. Whitney was recognized as one of the world's most influential management thinkers in 2015, was a finalist for the Top Thinkers on Talent at the biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London, and is best known for her work on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She's the author of the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself, one of Tiffani’s favorite books.
Tiffani and Whitney talk about personal disruption – a favorite conversational topic for both women. Disruption is bound to happen, at work and in your personal life. There are ways to adapt to change and so you (or your company) aren’t left behind as the rest of the world moves forward.
In this episode:
4:43 – What is personal disruption?
7:40 – Is change more difficult in your professional life?
8:34 - Companies that sell technology are actually selling change
8:56 – Why early adopters are better at change
10:29 – What you can control in your work life
11:09 – What can individual contributors do when they feel stuck in their own personal journey?
12:40 – Why you should play to your strengths
16:28 – What to do if your leader isn’t willing to change, but you know you have to disrupt
19:38 – Why you should focus on what scares you, even if that means starting over
20:11 - Self-disruption exercises
28:31 - Preparing for the learning around the execution gap
32:25 – Take the S-Curve Locator
Running time: 33:14
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