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Every company knows that if it doesn't innovate it dies, but at the moment of truth, very few are creating and developing an innovative culture. That's why every month we discover 'inusual' leaders who tell us how they do it and help us connect the dots between leadership and innovation.
Paul Ridlen on doing things differently to create an engaged and problem-solving focused team
Paul Ridlen is President of Knight Piésold USA and a member of the Board of Directors of the Knight Piésold global group of companies, with management responsibility for Knight Piésold’s operations in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. He has almost 30 years of experience in civil and geotechnical engineering related to mining, water resources, energy, and public infrastructure projects, with a specialty in tailings dam design, having supported the design and operation of some of the world’s largest tailings dams. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology. He began his career at Woodward-Clyde Consultants, and has also worked for Stone & Webster, S.H. Smith & Company, URS Corporation, and Tetra Tech before joining Knight Piésold in 2013. His management experience prior to joining Knight Piésold includes 3 years as Chief Operating Officer and 3 years as Chief Executive Officer at S.H. Smith & Company. He is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in several of the United States and is a member of the U.S. Society of Dams, the Canadian Dam Association, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Commission on Large Dams and other professional organizations. He has authored several technical publications, including a co-author of the recent Proposed Best Practices for the Engineer of Record for Tailings Dams, published by the Geoprofessional Business Association. Mr. Ridlen is married to Dr. Lucia Ridlen-Gonzalez and is the proud father of four children: Christina, Hannah, Sarah, and Isaac. He lives in Castle Pines, Colorado.
Leslie Johnston launched Laudes Foundation as its first Chief Executive Officer in January 2020, bringing over 20 years of management experience across multiple sectors. At Laudes Foundation, she is leading the development of its initial vision, strategy, and operating model to deliver on its aspiration for global markets that value all people and respect nature. Previously, she headed C&A Foundation as its Executive Director, repositioning it as a global catalyst to make fashion a force for good.
Innovation and Sustainibility at Athleta, with Jana Henning
Jana Henning is the Chief Product Officer at Athleta. An experienced leader in the retail and apparel industry, she has a long tenure with Gap Inc. where she has held leadership positions in merchandising across brands including Athleta, Old Navy and Gap. In her current role, Jana leads Athleta’s merchandising, design and supply chain teams. Passionate about sustainability, Jana oversaw the product development cycle that enabled Athleta to attain B Corp certification in 2017. She ensures Athleta produces garments that are beautiful, technical and sustainable. An avid runner and outdoor enthusiast, Jana lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, Philip (5) and Adele (3).
Questions Julie Charlestein and host Doug Sandler discuss on today's episode: How do you define innovation? Tell me why the dental industry is ripe for innovation? As a leader, how can you foster or teach innovation within an organization? Do you have any specific methodology to encourage people to solve problems? From your experience, do you have a set aside time for innovation? From a leader’s perspective, what is the biggest innovation leadership challenge? In practice how do you create a safe space for innovation? Are there any specific areas within an organization more prepped and excited about innovation? When speaking of ROI or metrics or KPI, how can you measure innovation within your company. How do you celebrate innovation? In your opinion what is the future of innovation? If you advised other leaders what is a common characteristic of an innovative leader? Website: www.premierdentalco.comWe also invite you to click the links in the show notes as we also have a Spanish version of this podcast, check out Inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.Inusual Blog SpotlightInnovative LeadershipSometimes, in order to avoid the discomfort of conflict, we don’t take into account that it is necessary to actively participate in the dialog when the goal is for a common good. In order to move forward in this search for consensus through dialog, different tactics can be used: Actively participate. All members must feel that they are part of the conversation. Promote debate. Presenting a series of different ideas to discuss and evaluate encourages people to participate and to dialog. Direct the conversation in a logical, sensible way. Be transparent when it comes to expressing ideas and points of view. Have the possibility to vote on the different opinions expressed. Be assertive when it comes to expressing your opinion on others’ ideas. In other words, companies and teams of leaders must build a tolerant culture that celebrates and respects differences. The Inusual Blog spotlight also shares a Harvard Business Review, on the most effective teams of leaders that stand out.Check out inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services. Thanks for listening to Human With Resources.If you want to listen to our Spanish version, go to humanosconrecursos.hr
Stephen Shapiro, From Nerd to Innovator
Stephen Shapiro started his innovation work over 20 years ago while leading a 20,000-person practice at the consulting firm, Accenture. Since then he has written five books, including “Best Practices Are Stupid," which was named the best innovation and creativity book of the year, and his sixth book will be published early 2020. Stephen has presented at conferences in 50 countries and in 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.About Inusual: Inusual is building a corporate innovation school to help people and organizations become extraordinary Inusual is growing a professional community of innovative leaders Inusual is serving organizations to go from conventional to exceptional, coaching people to innovate Inusual is in the market because innovation is difficult and we want people to have a creative and engaging job At Inusual, we are training people to stop reacting, and start creating. Questions Stephen Shapiro answers: How do you define innovation? Are there specific industries ripe for innovation? As a leader, how can you foster or teach innovation within an organization? As someone that guides leaders, do you have any specific methodology to encourage people to solve problems? From your experience, how much time should a team dedicate to innovate? From a leader’s perspective, what is the biggest innovation leadership challenge? How do you as a leader create a safe space for innovation? Are there any specific areas within an organization more prepped and excited about innovation? When speaking of ROI or metrics or KPI, how can you measure innovation within organizations you lead ? How would you advise a team to celebrate innovation? What do you see as a challenge for an innovative leader to inspire his/her team to innovate? In your opinion what is the future of innovation? Is the attitude innovate or fade away? What is a common characteristic of Innovative leaders? Stephen's Social Media links:www.twitter.com/stephenshapirohttps://www.facebook.com/Shapiroinnovateshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/shapiroinnovates/Website: www.stephenshapiro.comPersonality Poker - www.personalitypoker.comStephen’s new book: Invisible Solutions releasing in early 2020 Blog Spotlight of the week:The Story of an Inusual: Daniel Ek, Founder of SpotifyWant to be an innovative leader, be like Daniel Ek, creator of Spotify and follow this tried and true advice as it pertains to innovation:Use a passion to Innovate, even when the odds aren’t in your favor, innovation can be your best friend, especially with passion as a running mate.Don’t be afraid to reinvent. The starting block is not a stranger for innovation. When your current system, product, service or opportunity isn’t cutting it, don’t run from starting over, erasing the board and digging deep to find something that makes you and your team happy.Ek created a service that has 160 million active users, 8 million who pay to use it, without a doubt, innovation played a huge part in this solid gold idea.What are you going to do with that? Are you devoting yourself to something that rally makes you happy or is it time to reinvent?For more information check out inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.
Antesa Jensen Interview
Antesa Jensen Interview Antesa (Antee-sah) Jensen is an emotional intelligence and human-centric innovation expert who guides leaders and coaches in evoking the genius in themselves and others. She has lead emotional intelligence workshops with TEDxCopenhagen, interactive talks on the impact the unhealed human body has on the planet at international roundtables addressing climate change, and was a finalist with her talk on how knowledge is the opposite of innovation at the Nordic Business Forum Speaker Contest in 2019. Welcome Antesa to Human With Resources Innovation Leadership Questions As a leader, how can you foster innovation within an organization? As someone that guides leaders, do you have any specific methodology to encourage people to create new ideas? From your experience, how much time should a team dedicate to innovate? From a leader’s perspective, what is the biggest innovation leadership challenge? Speaking of ROI or metrics or KPI, how can you measure innovation within organizations you lead ? How would you advise a team to celebrate innovation? What do you see as a challenge for an innovative leader to inspire his/her team to innovate? In your opinion what is the future of innovation? Is the attitude innovate or fade away? What is a common characteristic of Innovative leaders? Inusual.com blog spotlight of the week: 5 Characteristics That Define Successful Innovators: There is no consensus when it comes to what makes a successful innovator. A certain degree of creativity is a requirement, that’s for sure, but the exact characteristics can vary from industry to industry, person to person. Here are five ingredients we think make for a successful innovator: Sensing opportunity - As it so happens, successful innovators have a knack for identifying gaps in the market they operate in. Proper Training & Education - Contrary to popular belief and a few successful examples, college dropouts do not make for great innovators. Well-trained experts with formal education, years of training, and experience do, however. Proactivity & Persistence - It would only make sense that these two qualities taken together would make it on this list. As we’ve said before, creativity will only turn to innovation through execution. Prudence - Another trait strongly linked to experience is prudence. Even though we like to think of innovators as risk takers, in reality, they are the exact opposite. Emotional Intelligence - At times, Innovators are portrayed as individualistic geniuses and independent spirits that come up with all sorts of revolutionary ideas on their own. For more information and details about todays Inusual.com blog spotlight, visit: 5 Characteristics That Define Successful Innovators Information about Antesa Your company name: Adventure Awake Website: www.antesajensen.com and www.adventureawake.com Contact and social channels firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/antesajensencoach https://www.linkedin.com/in/antesa/ https://instagram.com/antesajensen URL of interest: http://www.antesajensen.com/believe A free worksheet to download that will take the reader through the process of breaking through limiting beliefs For more information check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services. We also invite you to click the links in the show notes as we also have a Spanish version of this podcast, check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.
Interview with Helene Cahen, Providing Strategic Insights
Helene Cahen Company: Strategic Insights www.strategicinsights.biz Email: guide@StrategicInsights.biz LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/strategicinsights/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/@guidinnov We at Inusual are... building a professional community of innovative leaders serving organizations to go from conventional to exceptional coaching people to innovate in the market because innovation is difficult, we want people to have a creative and engaging job training people to stop reacting, and start creating. They change their mindset from victim, to responsible building a corporate innovation school to help people and organizations become extraordinary For more information check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services. About today's guest: Helene Cahen (LN Cane) is an Innovation Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator, Coach and Speaker with 20 years of experience helping companies navigate innovation challenges. She guides Fortune 500, small businesses and non-profits to better understand innovation and innovation process, create innovative new products/services, build effective teams and support a user-centered culture. Web: https://www.strategicinsights.biz/about/ Blog https://www.strategicinsights.biz/news-insights/ Innovation Leadership Questions: How can you foster innovation within an organization? Do you have any specific methodology to encourage people to create new ideas? How much time should a team dedicate to innovate? What is the biggest innovation leadership challenge? How can you measure innovation ? How can you celebrate innovation? What is the future of innovation? Is the attitude innovate or fade away? What kind of leadership style is needed to foster innovation? In your experience as a coach, what's the biggest challenge for an innovative leader to inspire his/her team to innovate? What are the main barriers against innovation within the organizations? Today's blog spotlight of the week from www.inusual.com Innovative Leadership Arises when Leaders Agree Sometimes, in order to avoid the discomfort of conflict, we don’t take into account that it is necessary to actively participate in the dialog when the goal is for a common good. In order to move forward in this search for consensus through dialog, different tactics can be used: Actively participate. All members must feel that they are part of the conversation. Promote debate. Presenting a series of different ideas to discuss and evaluate encourages people to participate and to dialog. Direct the conversation in a logical, sensible way. Be transparent when it comes to expressing ideas and points of view. Have the possibility to vote on the different opinions expressed. Be assertive when it comes to expressing your opinion on others’ ideas. In other words, companies and teams of leaders must build a tolerant culture that celebrates and respects differences. We also invite you to click the links in the show notes as we also have a Spanish version of this podcast, check out www.inusual.net, as a professional community of innovative leaders, and www.inusual.com for the rest of our corporate services.
Interview with JJ Flizanes, Empowerment Strategist
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine. JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11, the CW and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health – get your free copy at www.jjflizanes.com/book JJ Flizanes contact information: www.JJFlizanes.com email: email@example.com The episode’s BLOG Spotlight Minute directly from www.Inusual.com, the post is titled: Why a Culture of Innovation Doesn’t Work When People are Afraid Speaking up at work and saying what you think can be difficult. Most of us care what others think and many people are worried about making suggestions that are wrong or that aren’t in line with their boss’ or colleagues’ expectations. But when people keep quiet is causes innovation to stagnate. To combat this we you must create an environment that feels psychologically safe so a team member can feel accepted and respected. In order for those on your team to feel safe, leaders must lead the way through action, not just words alone. Also it’s important to encourage new ideas, and articulate a climate that is safe for team members to contribute their ideas to. Leaders in an innovative space should help team members feel unafraid to contribute ideas, recognizing team members for their contributions, even when they challenge a stance or policy or better yet, to the leaders ideas. Today’s self reflection, the team cannot perceive participating as being a riskier than remaining silent. For more information, go to www.inusual.com or click in the show notes for more details and a link to this blog post. https://inusual.com/en/blog/why-a-culture-of-innovation-doesnt-work-when-people-are-afraid
INUSUAL Founder and CEO Pere Rosales Interview
Pere Rosales is an Innovation Leadership Advisor and a Senior Executive Coach with more than 22 years of success spanning pharma, banking, insurance, fashion retail, and manufacturing. He’s interested in the human side of innovation and is also the author of "Estrategia Digital" 9th Editions by Deusto (Planeta). Founder and CEO of INUSUAL, a global innovation leadership firm based in Boston and Barcelona empowering leaders and organizations to evolve and achieve sustainable success. He had studied at Harvard, MIT, IESE, Eada, and holds a Master in Communication Management from the University of Barcelona, a Master in CRM from ESIC, and a Design Graduation. He is currently serving as a lecturer, public speaker and innovation coach for several organizations, and educational institutions. He also serves as an Executive Board Member for some inspiring companies. Contact info firstname.lastname@example.org http://twitter.com/prosales http://facebook.com/prosales http://linkedin.com/in/prosales For more information on today's INUSUAL blog spotlight How to Ensure a Happy Team
Welcome to Human With Resources
Innovation is everywhere, we just need to look for it, draw it out, encourage it, foster it, nourish it and believe in it. Without innovation, organizations grow stale. Each week Human With Resources will bring you industry leaders, ready to share their ideas about building fertile ground for innovation by fostering amazing relationships, creating an environment of psychological safety for the employee that makes them feel part of a team, facilitating the sharing of his or her opinions or ideas and even his or her doubts. The recognition, positive feedback, and exchange of visions among the people that make up an organization generate a language of trust that makes communication easy. With this communication, barriers are broken and a work road map that can be completed without limitations is created, exploring new paths and with the goal of developing a culture of innovation among the entire team. http://humanwithresources.hr http://inusual.com Spanish Version of Human With Resources: https://humanosconrecursos.hr/ **Transcript of today's Welcome Episode: Wow, this is so cool, a podcast to talk innovation. To share the stories of others who, like you believe the future of success within an organization big or small lies in the fostering of creativity of the people within that organization. My name is Doug Sandler, I will be taking you on this journey. I am not just the host of this show, I am a believer in innovation as a means to success within any team. Fostering relationships, bettering the culture within a company -- doesn’t even matter the size -- YOU can make a difference. I have been podcasting since 2015, building a network of shows for those in business. Our shows have received international attention with over 3 million downloads. Outside of hosting this show and others, I founded a podcast production business and have launched over 100 other shows, sharing the messages of the host of those podcasts with people all over the world. Talk about innovation -- the podcasting community is filled with innovative pioneers using their ideas to foster change in the media space. My belief is that one at a time their contributions will make lasting change for the better: building community, building influence and all the while building their businesses and sharing their messages through the podcasting space -- as leaders. Overall, Some leaders are indeed the leaders of organizations -- CEO, COO, CMO, you know the C-level. And some leaders, while not on any management team or organizational chart, are instead chosen by their peers because of their ability to naturally lead, putting those around them in a stew of innovation, delicately mixing up the ingredients for innovation, providing a safe place for those around them to share ideas, think outside the box and delicately I say this, to get stuff done within an organization. So every month, at least once a month, we will be sharing innovative leaders with you -- in an interview format -- very conversational in tone, finding out how they tick, what makes them successful, and helping you see through their eyes why innovation was key in building success around them. My question is who are you? We think you owners of businesses, leaders of organizations and people, builders of relationships and culture. We think you are the creative ones, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and extrapreneurs -- you will find out about what all of those are as you listens to our episodes and interviews. But whomever you are, we appreciate you checking out Human with Resources, our podcast. This podcast has been created and curated by Inusual, a global company specialized in innovation leadership. We also have the same podcast in Spanish, we will be sure to put a link in the show notes for our Spanish episodes as well. This is our manifesto We innovate for living out of the ordinary; that's why we ASPIRE with passion, doing what we love; we PERSPIRE for excellence, loving what we do; we CONSPIRE for trust, sharing our best; we INSPIRE with results, making a difference; we RESPIRE with integrity keeping balance." We are Inusuals, and we want to be remembered for this. So, join me as we go down the path learning about Human with Resources. Remember to subscribe to the show, please review and rate us wherever you are listening -- and come back and listen as often as you can. I am excited to share my time with you and I will respect your time when you listen -- just good, honest communication -- let us all enjoy a meaningful life -- building great relationships one human with resources at a time. Until next time …. thanks for listening.