Winning innovators embrace change - do you? This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. What holds you and your organization back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of the status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place inside organizations to help them grow all too often hold them back. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach.
Imagine what you could do with the time you spend sitting in meetings and writing emails every day. Complexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is quickly becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Drawing on research from her book, Why Simple Wins, Lisa Bodell inspires leaders and their teams to proactively move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world, to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm.
The Great Reset
Winning innovators readily embrace opportunities for change. They also recognize that both great changes and great innovation can occur during times of great constraint. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, teams that wish to survive and succeed must be able to leverage challenges to their advantage. In this speech, Bodell will share methods that your teams need to ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities.
Curiosity as your Next Competitive Advantage
Curiosity is a power skill that drives innovation. And in a world where information is increasingly accessible and abundant, knowing how to leverage curiosity and ask the right questions is more important than ever before. In this speech, Bodell will teach how to ask Killer Questions. With this technique, teams are empowered to shift their mindset from judging to learning and as a result, their questions can reveal candid information, uncover fixable problems, and illuminate competitive opportunities.
FutureThink is the Lisa Bodell's award-winning management consulting firm. Not only does it feature Lisa, but also workshops and accelerated learning sessions. FutureThink has already facilitated 25 this year as they help to continue the momentum and generate additional enthusiasm after Lisa’s talks. Participants learn practical tools they can implement with their teams. Take a tour now..Visit this speaker's website > >
Is Complexity Killing Your Organization’s Opportunities for Greater Success?
How deeply have you thought about the cost of complexity to your organization? It’s time for a pulse check. Do you believe you have an innovative culture but find teams have little time to focus on valuable, meaningful work – trumped by meetings, emails, and reports? If yes, then you may be losing valuable employees and big business opportunities.
If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to admit that our true work culture is predicated on the work people do every day, not how our environment makes us feel, although that is a bonus. LISA BODELL, CEO of FutureThink and bestselling Author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins, helps organizations get to the root of their complexity, so that employees can simplify and get back to focusing on meaningful, value-based work, that drives business outcomes!
1,500 Fidelity Employees Give High Praise for Lisa Bodell's Why Simple Wins Keynote
LISA BODELL recently gave her Why Simple Wins keynote to Fidelity employees and their post-event survey came back with 278 awesome replies! Here are a few highlights:
“Was great! How we define what is ‘simple’ is key…makes me think differently about how I can do my work.”
“It was incredible how accurate her assertion was on how we naturally make things harder than we need to. This really resonated with me.”
“I liked the exercises that Lisa had the audience do. It was a great way to illustrate how complicated we can make things as an organization.”
“This was brilliant, fantastic.”
“Lisa provided practical ideas as well as being a tremendous presenter.”
“Lisa is very good, I hope to implement some of these ideas in my work.”
“I really enjoyed this topic! it is so relevant to the dynamic that we work in every day.”
“Lisa did an excellent job of demonstrating how we over complicate our daily lives, especially in the workplace. I have plans to ask my team, ‘What rules do we have that hinder your daily job?’ to see how many assumptions my own team has. I feel I benefited from this program and am excited to apply what I have learned to my daily role.”
“It reiterates small things matter. It's created a thought process to give attention to value added and non-value added tasks.”
When people hear this talk, they tell Lisa that they feel “Energized, Empowered and Invigorated” to start tackling workplace complexity with a different mindset. Lisa provides immediate takeaways that leave the audience feeling empowered with actionable tools.
Lisa Bodell, Forbes contributor
Lisa is obsessed with simplification as a work and life hack. As founder and CEO of FutureThink in NYC, she's helped people at Google, Novartis and Accenture kill complexity and create space for innovation. When not delivering a keynote or TedX talk somewhere in the world, Bodell is writing books (Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins) or reading them. A board adviser for the Association of Professional Futurists and council member of the World Economic Forum, Lisa is also a carpooling mom of two. She has taught innovation and creativity at both American and Fordham Universities, and the North Pole is on her bucket list because it’s where every time zone converges. Catch up on her latest thoughts.Read her latest column > >
FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell ranks among the Top 50 Speakers Worldwide and is the best-selling author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins. She’s a global expert on simplification and innovation, who inspires audiences to stop their old ways of working so they can do more work that truly matters.
A thought leader and serial entrepreneur, Bodell's transformational message has inspired executives at top-ranked organizations such as Google, Novartis, Citigroup, LinkedIn, and CVS/Aetna. Her provocative yet practical approach enables leaders and their teams to eliminate the unnecessary complexity and time-sucks that hold them back and make simplicity their competitive advantage.
Bodell is a monthly contributor to Forbes and has frequently appeared in Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and more. She's been featured in many major books such as Warren Berger’s A More Beautiful Question, Adam Grant’s Originals, and After Shock, the 50-year celebration of futurist Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock.
Bodell has taught at both American University and Fordham University and has a TED talk on the topic of simplification. She's served on the board of advisors of several organizations, including the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum, the United States National Security Agency, the Association of Professional Futurists, and the Novartis board of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion.