Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Disruptive Innovation

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It seems like everything these days is being disrupted. Some for good, and some that seem pretty scary. But using disruption to drive innovation and positive transformation can and should be a good thing. After all, we can’t be doing the same old thing we were doing years ago and expect to get the same results. The world and business have moved on. Not only do you have to disrupt your organization out of complacency, but you have to disrupt yourself to stay a constant and curious learner. Our guest this week is Whitney Johnson, one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50) and expert on disruptive innovation. We will be discussing how to use disruption for the good, not only for your team but also for yourself. Join us for a great show that is sure to be loaded with actionable advice in this sea of what seems like endless change.

Whitney Johnson, one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50)

Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50)Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and the upcoming book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve(Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things  Happen When You Dare to Dream

She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.

In addition to her work as a speaker and advisor, Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s original cohort of 25 for the #100 Coaches Project, is a coach for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin influencer, and hosts the twice-monthly Disrupt Yourself Podcast. You can follow her on Twitter at @johnsonwhitney.

 

 

Is our Education System Failing us in an Era when Machines can do Everything and Fast?

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Learning will be a key factor in the 21st century. Making sure we personally are learning and that educators are helping develop the next generation is a challenging task. This is because our models for learning and educating are routed in the 20th Century mindset. Is a 4 year degree necessary when the job market will be so changed by the time you get out? You’ll graduate into jobs that don’t exist. We need to learn how to learn, how to build relationships, and innovate collectively. These are not things necessarily discussed in today’s curriculum. Where should you look to further your education? Join us as we discuss with this week’s special guest, Dr. Jim Goodrich, Stoller Distinguished Chair of Business and Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University.

Jim Goodrich, Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University

Jim Goodrich is currently Dean of the College of Business at Pacific University, where he is responsible for creating a new strategic plan for the College and growing the operation. Prior to this he was Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles, where he was chief academic and administrative officer responsible for strategic management, internal operations, faculty, budgets and external relations. Goodrich has been active in strategic planning and leadership development in higher education as Dean or Associate Dean for the past 20 years.

Jim’s career also includes accomplishments as a teacher, scholar and consultant. Dr. Goodrich started his teaching at the University of the Pacific in California, where he became a tenured full professor and Director of the Westgate Center for Management Development. Jim has done training and consulting for national and international clients including IBM, Coca-Cola, Lawrence Livermore Labs, Deloitte, the Red Cross and public agencies such as CALTRANS. He has also done executive coaching for the Marshall Goldsmith organization with C-suite executives in multinational firms – as well as innovative leaders of smaller organizations – for many years.

 

Are we Catching Up to Make Star Wars a Reality?

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Are we catching up to make Star Wars a reality? Yes we are, according to Vivek Wadhwa, Distinguished Fellow and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change the world forever; and as history teaches us, we can never go back. Join us this week as we discuss the meaning of work when robots can do everything, and we are quickly realizing what seemed like fiction in Star Wars. What will happen to the driver in driverless cars? Vivek Wadhwa argues (and we agree) that AI is changing the dynamics of life and that we are on the verge of solving the “grand challenges of humanity”. It is an exciting time for those who embrace it and a very bumpy one for those who have their heads in the sand. Join us for a lively discussion with Vivek Wadhwa, author and named one of the top 100 global thinkers and top 40 most influential minds in tech by Time Magazine.

Vivek Wadhwa, author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future

Vivek Wadhwa is a globally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post and author of The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the FutureThe Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent, which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012; and of Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, which documents the struggles and triumphs of women. Wadhwa has held appointments at Duke University, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Emory University, and Singularity University.