Jane McConnell

The Gig Mindset Advantage with Jane McConnell

Found at all levels of the workforce but often stifled by managers, gig mindsetters are disruptors who upend business as usual and bridge gaps while achieving surprising outcomes and charting new directions. Six case studies of early adopters illustrate how it is shaping business in diverse fields: science and technology, industrial energy, healthcare, financial services, agricultural commodity trading and legal services.

The PenPals of Innovation: No Facts only Interpretations

When a group collaborates, empathy is often assumed to be present, but it is rarely the case. I believe it is a good idea for the group to highlight the need for empathy so that all voices are heard and the room is not dominated by the extraverts or the HiPPO: Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. In addition, when we consider where each person is “coming from” (empathy) and when we agree on ways of working, we are less likely to hold back on our suggestions or withhold beneficial critique.

Predator Movie

“The Predator Effect”​: Burning Budget on Buy-In

The consultation, the strategy and the sign off are all important parts of the process, but the real change only happens when the rubber hits the road. If you spend all your budget on the script, the expert opinions and the cast and skimp on the execution you fall prey to what I call “The Predator Effect”. Execution without strategy is better than strategy without execution. We learn from execution, what works and equally, if not more valid, what doesn’t work.

Aidan McCullen

Undisruptable: A Mindset of Permanent Reinvention with Aidan McCullen

While we cannot see into the future, there are repeatable patterns that we can understand. The first step to becoming Undisruptable is to realize that evolution is a natural part of life, and nature provides many examples.  If you haven’t guessed already that is the blurb for my own book and because of so many requests from former guests and listeners. I will be interviewed today by guest host, a friend of the innovation and professional friend, Whitney Johnson.

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