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The Up and Downside of Vulnerability with Hilary Blair
Vulnerability is often cited as a key factor in deeper connections and open communication. Yet, after a year of working virtually, it can feel like real communication and connections being lost, and in addition to that, the concept of vulnerability has changed and left us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Hilary Blair, an expert in the area of communication, joins me to talk about the downsides of vulnerability, and what we can do to adapt.
Why Your Problems Won't Go Away
Do you have a problem that keeps rearing its ugly head? No matter how many times you solve it, it just won't go away? Or do you have a task that's been on your to-do list for months, even years, yet never gets completed? And, not completing it is causing wasted time, energy and effort? The issue you face isn't the problem or the task, it's the size. When what you face is too big, your brain can't wrap its head around it. Your actions can't catch up with the effort it would take to get to completion. Today, we are going to talk about how to identify if size if your issue and how to break it down so you can finally get unstuck and move the needle forward. I'll give you a hint, the magic number is 10.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Big Ideas Innovation Challenge - Begins April 5th
Innovation Assessment - IQE
Hoka One One
Financial Intelligence 101 with Henry Daas
One of the things we don’t talk enough about is money. However, money and financial intelligence can push us forward or hold us back from reaching our goals. Why? Money and the way we think about money tends to control and cloud our emotions, as well as influence how we go through the day, and having a handle on it can help open up new paths for yourself. Henry Daas, Financial Intelligence guru, joins me on the podcast to give us some insights and tips into understanding our money.
Why Your Change Model Failed
There are a million change models out there...and most of them don't work. As I discuss in this quick rant podcast, they fail because of two simple reasons. First, model are point-in-time exercises, and second, they are missing the most important element, the contribution roadmap. This is they why, what and how your teams contribute to the change. How they make a meaningful difference and support the bigger vision.
Life Lessons from an Ironman Champion with Dave Scott
What do the Ironman Triathlon and life have in common? A lot, it turns out, and there are so many lessons we can take away from the Ironman competition that also apply to life. When I decided to try my hand at the Ironman Triathlon, all my research led to Dave Scott, six-time Champion of Ironman Hawaii who is the Ironman Hall of Fame.
Disrupting the Food Industry with Drew Munro of UpMeals
Whether you're in the food business or not, disruption and thinking differently in an industry that has been the same for a while is something that applies to all of us. Drew Munro is someone with a passion, and a vision of disrupting the food category but not in the way we're used to — all because he saw a need in the market that wasn’t being fulfilled — and he joins me on the podcast to share his journey of approaching a traditional industry from a new angle.
Drew Munro is the Co-Founder and CEO of UpMeals, a Canadian food technology startup that's on a mission to make healthy food accessible 24/7 through technology. UpMeals focuses on providing customers with healthy food through customized smart vending machines that are powered by great management software.
Drew has a background as a professional chef, but how did the intersection of food and technology come together for him? He shares more about his journey to starting UpMeals, and the innovative business model of the company that helps provide customization for each client while scaling up. Drew also shares insights about how he framed the value proposition of UpMeals to prospective clients and adapted its positioning in light of the pandemic. We also dig into breaking into a competitive landscape, dealing with a steep learning curve in customers, and Drew’s vision for the future of healthy food and the role technology will play in it.
If you are ready to:
get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea
be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change
foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…
Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com
Mentioned in This Episode:
UpMeals on Instagram
Kodiak Power Cakes
Online Innovation Academy
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Tamara and her guests really dig deep on the innovation approach. Really useful ideas and brilliant resource in today's business world! Great work Tamara!
Great real conversations on innovation
Like listening to friends talking who happen to be really smart in business and innovation. Great show.
Great show for leaders looking to innovate in their space. Love the guests and topics Tamara brings on.