013 Whitney Johnson - The Disruptive Individual, Riding S Curves and Liberating Constraints - The Innovation Ecosystem: changing perspectives, one podcast at a time

Whitney Johnson is the author of Disrupt Yourself and a contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Whitney is best known for her work on driving corporate innovation through personal disruption. She discusses the four things that help you know whether you're on the right or wrong S curve and shares examples of how to disrupt a constraint in a company environment. Tune in for more insightful advice from Whitney! * 02:50 - Why did Whitney write Disrupt Yourself? * 05:35 - Whitney touches on the emotional side of the job, when you first get brought on to a company. * 07:35 - Are you on the low-end of the curve or simply on the wrong curve? * 07:55 - Are you taking the right kinds of risks? * 08:35 - Play to your strengths. We often undervalue them. * 10:35 - You will get on the wrong curve, but that doesn't mean it can't benefit you. * 11:25 - Constraints can be a good thing when you're trying to disrupt. * 12:55 - Whenever you ask people to adopt a brilliant idea, you're asking them to jump to a new curve. * 15:35 - How do you really take advantage of constraints? Whitney shares an example. * 20:40 - What are good leaders doing to create innovation? * 24:15 - What do good leaders do in times of failure? * 27:30 - How would Whitney help an executive innovate? * 30:20 - How important is curiosity and where do you go to get the proper stimulation? * 32:20 - What's next for Whitney? * 34:30 - Whitney asked employees, at a Fortune 50, how many of them were using their strengths every day at w * 35:55 - What are your morning rituals? * 37:00 - What has Whitney changed her mind about recently? * 38:00 - What advice would Whitney give to her 25-year-old self? FULL SHOW NOTES: http://innovationecosystem.com/whitney-johnson/
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