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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.

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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.

    Risk Management, Not Risk Averse with Amanda Hunt

    Risk Management, Not Risk Averse with Amanda Hunt

    Innovation is where every company should be headed, but finding out what innovation means to your company is crucial. Hear how coming up through underwriting has created a unique path in risk management for Amanda Hunt, and what innovation means to her team.
    Listen to the conversation with Amanda Hunt, Senior Risk Manager at Wilbur Ellis, to learn more about:
    Coming up through underwriting to a successful path in risk management
    The benefits of incremental change
    Fostering innovation through communication 


    More information about Amanda and today’s topics:
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-hunt-322a569
    Company Website: https://www.wilburellis.com/ 


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    • 16 min
    How Product Design Innovation Prevents Consumer Injury & Death w/ Marc Schoem

    How Product Design Innovation Prevents Consumer Injury & Death w/ Marc Schoem

    Safety and sustainability have to be built into the design of consumer products from the ground up. Learn how innovation is making products safer and more sustainable.
    Hear our conversation with Marc J. Schoem, Executive Director at ICPHSO:
    The vision and goals of ICPHSO
    Attaining more preventative design best practices
    Promoting a regulator community for consumer wellbeing


    More information about Marc and today’s topics:
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-j-schoem-374aaa11/
    Company Website: https://icphso.org/


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    • 18 min
    Innovation Through Teamwork & Collaboration w/ Rick Bullotta

    Innovation Through Teamwork & Collaboration w/ Rick Bullotta

    Innovation only happens with a strong foundation built from collaboration and a drive for success. 
    Creating that drive is where the challenge lies. But can it be acquired? 
    In this episode, I speak with Rick Bullota, Advisor an d Mentor for various companies - Founder of ThingWorx , about how working with founders and making a difference in a company to set it up for success.  
    Join us as we discuss:
    The importance of the customer 
    Advising founders and the importance of teams 
    Real world examples of success and failure in startups  


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    • 33 min
    How Dale Carnegie Stays Innovative a Century Since Founding w/ Joe Hart

    How Dale Carnegie Stays Innovative a Century Since Founding w/ Joe Hart

    At its core, true innovation is about more than just futuristic technologies or industry disruptors — it’s about the human component. 
    If you want to truly innovate, start with people, connection, and purpose. If you do, you’ll foster a culture of innovation that will outlive you. 
    Just ask Dale Carnegie… 
    Today, I’m speaking with Joe Hart, President & CEO at Dale Carnegie & Associates , about how he’s helping the legacy of creativity and innovation Dale Carnegie left behind live on.
    Join us as we discuss:
    What makes Dale Carnegie such an inspiring innovator
    Why psychological safety is key to creating a culture of innovation
    Why everyone can be creative and innovative if they just let themselves   


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    • 26 min
    Stressed at Work? There is an app to address that w/ Steve Glaser

    Stressed at Work? There is an app to address that w/ Steve Glaser

    Wellness apps have exploded in popularity in recent years — and that’s a good thing. We all need support, because we are all human. 
    But none of them have tackled one of the biggest root-causes of stress in most people’s lives: the workplace. 
    Well, none until now. 
    In this episode, Steve Glaser, CEO of ComfortZones Digital, explains how he’s helping to innovate away workplace stress and make sure people can return to their loved ones without hauling home their stressful office baggage.  
    Join us as we discuss:
    How ComfortZones Digital’s app works
    The different kinds of work-related stress
    Mindfulness and the power of being present    


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    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Innovation Nation in your favorite podcast player. 

    • 22 min
    Paying Forward Positivity w/ Innovation & Authenticity w/ Chris Bower

    Paying Forward Positivity w/ Innovation & Authenticity w/ Chris Bower

    Innovation isn’t always flashy gadgets or software.
    Sometimes, it’s making an effort to meet your employees where they’re at through authenticity and patience. As a leader, innovation can be as straightforward as reevaluating pay structures to address the needs of your team.
    In this episode, I speak with Chris Bower, CEO of Endurance Federal Credit Union, about how building positive company culture comes from authenticity and paying it forward in your community.
    Join us as we discuss:
    Community impact
    Innovation and inspiration
    Building company culture
    Navigating change through the pandemic  


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    Listening on a desktop & can’t see the links? Just search for Innovation Nation in your favorite podcast player.

    • 21 min

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