16 episodes

Innovation is all around us. In fact, everyone innovates, often unbeknownst to themselves. Many mistakenly assume that innovation is either a big capital project, or a figurative bolt of lightning that brings inspiration, or the province of some exceptionally gifted people. This is the myth of innovation.

Those people and organizations that are not beholden to this myth, in fact, have practices and processes that encourage innovation systematically. This is true of manufacturing, high-tech, medical device, or any other industry that keeps evolving to answer the demands of the day, both locally and globally. Those that are mystified by innovation are the ones that resist change, avoid digital transformation, and, over time, become extinct.

Innovation Nation is the podcast that speaks with top executives and industry experts, harnessing their expertise and sharing their insights to empower our listeners to grow. You’ll hear from these industry experts, their stories of grit, determination, experimentation, and core creative solutions to help embrace innovation. This podcast will help you innovate in practice. We’ll focus on industry trends and how certain companies stay ahead of the curve by driving their own innovation and building a safer and more sustainable future.

Innovation Natio‪n‬ TÜV SÜD

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Innovation is all around us. In fact, everyone innovates, often unbeknownst to themselves. Many mistakenly assume that innovation is either a big capital project, or a figurative bolt of lightning that brings inspiration, or the province of some exceptionally gifted people. This is the myth of innovation.

Those people and organizations that are not beholden to this myth, in fact, have practices and processes that encourage innovation systematically. This is true of manufacturing, high-tech, medical device, or any other industry that keeps evolving to answer the demands of the day, both locally and globally. Those that are mystified by innovation are the ones that resist change, avoid digital transformation, and, over time, become extinct.

Innovation Nation is the podcast that speaks with top executives and industry experts, harnessing their expertise and sharing their insights to empower our listeners to grow. You’ll hear from these industry experts, their stories of grit, determination, experimentation, and core creative solutions to help embrace innovation. This podcast will help you innovate in practice. We’ll focus on industry trends and how certain companies stay ahead of the curve by driving their own innovation and building a safer and more sustainable future.

    The 2 Most Important Goals in the World: Sustainability & Social Justice w/ Bracken Darrell

    The 2 Most Important Goals in the World: Sustainability & Social Justice w/ Bracken Darrell

    What are the 2 most important things in the world right now?
    Saving the planet with environmental responsibility and unlocking the power of every individual with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
    In this episode, I interview Bracken Darrell, CEO at Logitech, about his unwavering focus on legacy.
    What we talked about:
    3 user-centered design principles The vulnerability and excitement of breaking down walls The inextricable goals of social justice and sustainability To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 23 min
    A Mountain Climber’s Guide to Innovation w/ Liz Fendt

    A Mountain Climber’s Guide to Innovation w/ Liz Fendt

    It sounds like the start of a joke: What do corporations and Kilimanjaro have in common?
    Quite a lot, actually, when it comes to mental toughness, agility, and a growth mindset.
    In this episode, I interview Liz Fendt, Global CMO and Cofounder of Women’s Network at TUV SUD, about innovation, climbing, and advocacy.
    We had an amazing conversation about:
    Undertaking preparation for mountaineering… and not making the summit 2 reasons women don’t step up to opportunity Developing a fixed vs. a growth mindset Co-founding the Women’s Network and the importance of people
    To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 29 min
    Stop Overlooking Functional Safety and Start Innovating w/ Sven Nowak, Kevin Connelly and Justin Heyl

    Stop Overlooking Functional Safety and Start Innovating w/ Sven Nowak, Kevin Connelly and Justin Heyl

    Functional Safety is paramount in any industry with machines — therefore, every industry. But why is it so often last place in adoption when it should be first place in innovation?

    In this episode, I interview three experts about how Functional Safety drives innovation: Sven Nowak, Regional Program Director and Global Head of Functional Safety; Kevin Connelly, Functional Safety Business Development; and Justin Heyl, NA Program Manager, Cybersecurity, Digital, and AI — all at TÜV SÜD.

    What we talked about:

    How Functional Safety is rising in importance across industries
    When manufacturers should incorporate Functional Safety into design
    Functional Safety is a cross disciplinary responsibility
    Innovating with Functional Safety
    To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 25 min
    Deleting Your Toxic Thoughts with Visualization w/ Laura Eiman

    Deleting Your Toxic Thoughts with Visualization w/ Laura Eiman

    When today’s guest realized she was poisoning herself with toxic thinking and an addiction to junk food, she started imitating the Navy SEALS — and earned an Olympic gold medal in her 60s. She learned mental toughness.
    Mental toughness starts with deleting your toxic thoughts by creating an exciting why and personal vision for yourself.
    In this episode, I interview Laura Eiman, Gold Medal Olympic Weightlifter and Mental Toughness Leadership Coach, about techniques for becoming like a corporate Navy SEAL.
    She and I discuss:
    Her journey from toxicity to mental toughness and elite athleticism Team building techniques of Navy SEALs that work in the office, too Her advice for positivity during COVID-19 The relationship between innovation, determination, and excitement To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.
     

    • 19 min
    How to Promote a Fail-Fast Culture w/ Alisa Coffey

    How to Promote a Fail-Fast Culture w/ Alisa Coffey

    What’s the optimal environment for innovation?
    In this episode, I interview Alisa Coffey, Head of Marketing at Abaco, about how she creates a culture of change and why she loves failure.
    What we talked about:
    Technology tools of the future spark innovation Alisa: “We need to fail fast.” The importance of collaboration and consensus in spurring creativity To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 14 min
    What to Measure to Encourage Innovation w/ Ben Branham

    What to Measure to Encourage Innovation w/ Ben Branham

    Innovators don’t just wake up and decide to innovate. They work towards objectives — and those become the moments when innovation happens.
    In this episode, I interview Ben Branham, Director of Global Quality at Abaco, about innovation en route toward objectives.
    What we talked about:
    What to measure & what not to measure Getting your team positive & motivated about the goal Appropriate risk in prioritizing objectives What makes a tool valuable To stay connected with Innovation Nation, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or our website.

    • 18 min

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