42 episodes

What will YOU do to unlock innovation? 

In today's fast-paced world, innovation might not be enough. Tomorrow's pioneers of change will also need to be agile, able to adapt, and committed like never before. 

I'm your host, Sannah Vinding, and I invite you to listen-in, as we harness the "power of many" to create tomorrow's successes. 

We'll ask business leaders from around the world to share their visions for success and how we can all use their strategies to emerge as victorious in tomorrow's business challenges. 

Mind The Innovation Sannah Vinding

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What will YOU do to unlock innovation? 

In today's fast-paced world, innovation might not be enough. Tomorrow's pioneers of change will also need to be agile, able to adapt, and committed like never before. 

I'm your host, Sannah Vinding, and I invite you to listen-in, as we harness the "power of many" to create tomorrow's successes. 

We'll ask business leaders from around the world to share their visions for success and how we can all use their strategies to emerge as victorious in tomorrow's business challenges. 

    E42: Challenges around entrepreneurship (the good, the bad and the ugly side)

    E42: Challenges around entrepreneurship (the good, the bad and the ugly side)

    There's no doubt that entrepreneurship is exciting and rewarding. But there's also a lot of hard work involved. And sometimes that hard work isn't glamorous at all. That's why curiosity is important. Curiosity helps you understand the not glamorous side of entrepreneurial life.

    In this episode, we have guest Eric Lo, CEO and Co-founder at Krado Inc.

    Eric talks about the "pretty" and "ugly" sides of entrepreneurship and shares his experience when starting Krado (a plant care startup using data from sensors, and guidance from expert growers).
    He talks about the one thing you really need as an entrepreneurial person is curiosity, you need to be interested in the unknown and want to dive deep into it, this is the most important thing for you to keep yourself alive in this business.
    Eric also talks about the need for entrepreneurs to be "on their feet" learn new things constantly and adapt to constant rapid changes.

    "The biggest thing you have to do is believe in yourself. That's the biggest hurdle" Eric Lo.

    Key Takeaways:
    Entrepreneurship is a journey of learning.
    The biggest thing you need to do is believe in your ability to succeed. That's the biggest obstacle
    Failing means you're pushing hard. Failing means you're learning

    When you're curious about something, you ask questions. You don't just sit back and take things for granted. You explore, experiment, and try different approaches. Curiosity also means being willing to explore new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new experiences. Entrepreneurship is a journey, and you need to be open to exploring new paths, new places, and new people.
    In short, curiosity makes you better prepared for entrepreneurship.

    You can reach Eric on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-lo-krado/

    or visit Krado:
    https://www.krado.co/

    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you like to listen.
    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!

    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #futureofwork #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #startup #communication #problemsolving #peoplecentric #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #podcast #innominders

    • 35 min
    E41: Don't underestimate the value of internal communication

    E41: Don't underestimate the value of internal communication

    As organizations become increasingly complex, innovative, and fast-paced, they need leaders who can build strong relationships within their teams and across organizational boundaries. Communication is essential because it helps you understand where your team members are coming from and what they need. Internal communication also allows you to build trust between your team members and yourself, which leads to better collaboration and faster decision-making.

    Change management is a critical factor in any organization. It requires planning, communication, implementation, and evaluation. Change management is not just about changing the status quo; it’s about creating new behaviors and attitudes. It’s about building a culture of continuous improvement where people are empowered to improve processes and outcomes.

    In this episode, we have guest Caleb Gardner, Founding Partner & Managing Partner at 18 Coffees.

    Caleb talks about effective communication and how important it is for managers to communicate with their teams and to their managers. He also talks about what it takes to succeed with change and that it's really important to get the right team together to lead the change at all levels. Another key point is how we underestimate the value of internal communication amongst our employees and staff and other stakeholders. You need to be able to get people involved and use communication as an important part of the toolkit and start planning for communication up front when working on change management.

    "If we don't get the people who are actually doing the work bought in on this new direction, it's not really going to be successful" Caleb Gardner.

    Key Takeaways:
    That the pandemic showed us that our assumptions about the nature of work were based on norms not necessarily anything that was of value.
    Communication planning is an essential part of the toolkit for change management.
    It has never been more important for businesses to build strong teams of employees who can adapt to changing conditions.

    But internal communication isn't only about sharing information. It's also about keeping everyone informed and involved. So don't overlook internal communication during the early stages of your change management initiative.

    We need to be curious about what others may have done before us and be open to trying new things. We must be collaborative and allow other people to contribute their own ideas. And we should always disrupt ourselves and our environment to see what else might come out of it.

    you can reach Caleb on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebgardner/

    or learn more right here:
    https://calebgardner.com/

    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify or wherever you like to listen.
    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!

    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #futureofwork #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #problemsolving #peoplecentric #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #podcast #innominders

    • 34 min
    E40, Don't just go agile, be smart about becoming agile.

    E40, Don't just go agile, be smart about becoming agile.

    Most companies talk about their need to transform. They understand that they must change in order to succeed. However, few companies actually take action towards transforming. Agile has become the new normal in business. Companies large and small are adopting the principles behind agile, which means breaking traditional processes and aligning them around value creation instead of just moving things from point A to point B.

    Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

    In this episode, we have guest Mark Adler Madsen, Co-Founder & Partner at Aspire Innovation.

    Mark talks about that it's not an agile transformation it's an agile evolution. Agile evolution is important because it helps organizations become more agile and flexible. In other words, it allows companies to change quickly by letting them adopt new technology and skills faster. Mark also talks about how agile methodologies excel when tackling complex problems and emphasize that it’s when you need to apply these methods that you really get the most value from them. Another key component to succeeding with agile is that leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change..

    "Just keep asking questions, because you don't necessarily know what the right questions are" Mark Adler Madsen.

    Key takeaways:
    # How agile evolution allows companies to embrace change while still maintaining stability.
    # That leadership needs to be on board with it and you need to realize that this is not another process change.
    # You need to have a learning loop in everything you do.

    Agile transformations are often challenging because they require a change in mindset and approach for both those leading the effort and those following. An agile transformation requires a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. Leaders must understand that there will be resistance to change and that it takes time to get buy-in.

    We live in a time where technological advancements happen faster than ever before. Not only do businesses need to adapt to these changes, but they must also ensure their employees are able to keep up with the pace of innovation.

    You can reach Mark on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/

    or learn more about Aspire Innovation right here:
    https://www.aspire-innovation.com/

    or more
    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify or wherever you like to listen.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/markadlermadsen/

    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!

    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #problemsolving #peoplecentric #Agile #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #podcast #innominders

    • 34 min
    E39: What Determines Whether A Startup Will Fail Or Succeed In The Market?

    E39: What Determines Whether A Startup Will Fail Or Succeed In The Market?

    A startup is a risky business. There are so many unknown variables that it’s difficult to predict what could happen if you fail.
    That’s why it’s important to learn how to navigate uncertainty. When you do, you’ll be able to avoid making costly mistakes. You’ll also be able to make better decisions when things go south.

    In this episode, we have guests Kim & Todd Saxton, Award-winning professors at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business and co-authors of 'The Titanic Effect'.

    Kim & Todd talks about how the entrepreneurial journey involves navigating uncertainty rather than taking risks. They talk about that if you can handle uncertainty and create opportunities as well as create challenges then you're in a better position to not just navigate but to take advantage of that uncertainty to create a positive inflection point for your business.

    They also talk about the two main reasons why startup fails - one is the lack of good market fit and the other one is they are running out of money. Market fit refers to how well a company fits into its target audience. It’s also known as customer fit or product fit. If you don’t know who your customers are, you won’t be able to create the products they want. You may think you know what your customers want, but if you don’t test your assumptions with real customers, you could end up building something nobody wants.

    "We're both very passionate about enabling the innovators." Kim and Todd Saxton

    Key takeaways:
    Startups fail because they lack a good product/market fit & they are running out of money
    The importance of learning how to navigate and address the uncertainties and unknowns when you start a new venture.
    Having good discovery skills is important for startups

    There are many things that make up successful startups. A passionate, driven, and committed founder is very important. Being patient and persistent is also important. Observing, listening, and learning is other things that make up successful startups. A successful leader should be passionate about what he or she does. He or she should also be able to lead by example. Startups need leaders who know how to manage people and projects. Leaders must be able to work well with others, and they must know how to make decisions.

    Startups are always trying new things.
    You should too. Don't be afraid to try something new or different.

    You can reach Kim and Todd on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/profmkimsaxton/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-saxton-7625368/

    To learn more about The Titanic Effect - click here:
    https://www.titaniceffect.com/

    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you like to listen.

    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!

    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #keeplearning #problemsolving #startups #peoplecentric #entrepreneurs #entrepreneurship #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #innominders

    • 37 min
    E38 Bonus - Winning Innovation - Interview with Norbert Majerus

    E38 Bonus - Winning Innovation - Interview with Norbert Majerus

    Bonus Episode.
    Interview with Norbert about his new book called: Winning Innovation - An engaging business novel, Winning Innovation dives into the art and science of innovation.

    In today’s fast-paced business environment, leaders need to develop innovative ways to drive organizational success. This requires a shift in mindset – away from traditional management practices towards more agile and collaborative approaches. In Winning Innovation, Norbert Majerus takes you on an exciting and interesting R&D transformation journey, the business novel explores a lot of the ups and downs everyone experiences when working in research and development (R&D). It shows that for successful business transformation, organizations must focus on people, communication, and processes.

    You can reach Norbert on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/norbert-majerus-5a746235/

    Buy the book here:
    https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Innovation-Excellence-Sustained-Prosperity-ebook/dp/B09V3G7LN8/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3V4CJBRJQ6Q5H&keywords=norbert+majerus&qid=1652548112&sprefix=norbert+majerus%2Caps%2C123&sr=8-1

    or here:
    https://www.routledge.com/Winning-Innovation-How-Innovation-Excellence-Propels-an-Industry-Icon-Toward/Majerus-Taninecz/p/book/9781032139890

    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you like to listen.

    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!


    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #keeplearning #problemsolving #peoplecentric #effectiveness #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #innominders

    • 8 min
    E37: Why Companies Must Invest In People Centered Leadership Development

    E37: Why Companies Must Invest In People Centered Leadership Development

    People-centric Leadership doesn't mean being soft or forgetting the profits. It means thinking of the impact of leadership on the people who worked for you and behaving in such a way that brings out their best for you and the company. As a leader in business, you need to understand what makes people tick. You need to be able to connect with them on a personal level. You need to be empathetic. You need to be a people person.

    In this episode, we have guest Heather Polivka, CEO of Heather P Solutions.

    Heather talks about why (and how) to embrace a more people-centric leadership style and why leadership development is essential for any company to succeed. People are the most valuable asset in any company and leaders should focus on making sure that everyone feels valued. She talks about how brands start from the beginning with the brand itself and then define values in terms of behaviors. It's all about making sure they hold themselves accountable for leading inside these behaviors that will make their company succeed. Leaders must take time out to examine ways in which their employees can be inspired to perform better. This can be done by recognizing them for their efforts and giving them positive feedback.

    Key takeaways:
    Why does fear impact our productivity zone versus the reward response in our brain
    The stuff that most companies miss is they do not then define the values in terms of behaviors
    Why you should adopt a more people-centric approach to leadership.

    You can reach Heather on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherpolivka/
    Learn more about Heather and HeatherP Solutions at: https://www.heatherpsolutions.com

    For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you like to listen.

    you can find Sannah on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/

    or visit this website:
    https://mindtheinnovation.com

    Thanks for Listening!



    #sannahvinding #mindtheinnovation #innovation #leadership #strategy #innovationstrategy #leadershipdevelopment #futureleaders #leadershippodcast #peopleskills #changemanagement #communication #keeplearning #problemsolving #peoplecentric #effectiveness #companyculture #professionaldevelopment #innominders

    • 38 min

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A must-listen for every modern business leader.

Sannah’s real-world experience informs her insightful and pointed interviews. Both fun and informative, MTI is a must-listen for every modern business leader.

MarketingProf ,

Being Innovative Starts with Asking Good Questions

And, that is exactly what Sarah does. She does her homework and asks guests a challenging set of questions. Very engaging. So many good ideas are shared in eery podcast. Makes me step back and then ask myself some hard questions!

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Outstanding podcast

I love Mind The Innovation Podcast. I comes at problem solving, decision making, creativity, innovation and adaptability from a host of disciplines and methodologies that all center in developing people to be the best they can be. Outstanding work! 👍

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