Cracking Complexity with David Komlos and Creating Passionate Innovations with Christian Erfurt

TTL 560 | Cracking Complexity

Cracking Complexity with David Komlos and Creating Passionate Innovations with Christian Erfurt

Solving problems has never been more comfortable if you have the perfect solution that would crack every trial. David Komlos, the CEO of Syntegrity and author of Cracking Complexity, reveals the breakthrough formula that would quickly eliminate the roadblocks in business, entertainment, and society. Learn the difference between complex and complicated challenges and the only way to deal with multidimensional problems at pace and at scale. On top of that, find out about David’s N*N-1 one component and iteration.

People have health adversities that limit them from operating in their full potential. Christian Erfurt was diagnosed with cancer at the age of thirteen, but that did not stop him from doing his passion which is innovation. CEO of Be My Eye, a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call, Christian tells us about his user-driven innovation and how they were able to attract investors and gather people all over the world for a cause.
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TTL 436 | Litterati

Creating A Little-Free World Through Litterati with Jeff Kirschner and Innovation As A System with Doug Hall

When Jeff Kirschner’s daughter saw a plastic tub of cat litter in the woods, little did he realize that it would be the spark for creating Litterati, a global community working to create a litter-free planet. Jeff is the founder and CEO of Litterati. He talks about crowdsource-cleaning the planet one piece of litter at a time and goes through the process of creating the app and how it has empowered communities to take action.

Dubbed as one of America’s top innovation experts by Inc. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine, and the CBC, is Doug Hall – an inventor, researcher, educator, and craft whiskey maker. Doug is the founder of the Eureka! Ranch, Innovation Engineering Institute, and Brain Brew Custom Whiskey. He talks about innovation and why it should be approached at as a system, as well as the key things that make people come up with meaningful, unique ideas.

TTL 314 | Cannabis

The Future Of Business, Technology, And Society with Brett King and Deconstructing Cannabis with Danielle Davenport

In this digital age, it’s hard to predict what things are going to come up next with all the trends and innovations coming in. There are actually a group of people who looks at trends and tries to extrapolate those trends to see what will be happening in the future, and they are called futurists. World-renowned futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality Brett King covers the future of business, technology, and society. He joins us to talk about the four major disruptors and what’s changing right now in financial services and technology.

 

There’s a lot of hype around cannabis. Growing up around it, Danielle Davenport pretty much have been in cannabis her whole life. Danielle is the CEO of the Global Foundry Group, a global professional services firm focused on cannabis, agricultural businesses, and other verticals. She shares her unique perspective around the controversial psychoactive drug and the things she found out about it in her research.

Curiosity: The Inspiration for Innovation, Resilience, and Sustainability

In an age of distraction, with market volatility, and constant uncertainty, organizations face challenges to their ability to maintain a resilient workforce. Issues that impact sustainability in innovation include the environment, society, and economics. In constantly changing times, taking the ground most traveled and embracing the status quo is no longer a viable option. Truly resilient organizations must embrace robust transformation. Lengnick-Hall described organizational resilience as, “the capacity to act robustly in the face of environmental turbulence and to adapt to the ongoing environmental changes.” Organizations must look to ideas never considered when developing innovation that is resilient and sustainable.   That is where curiosity can play an important role.

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TTL 284 | Servant Leadership

The Politics Of Servant Leadership with James Strock and The Gaps In AI-Related Industries with Dr. Cindy Gordon

Stretching servant leadership far back into the historical roots, founder and CEO of Serve to Lead Group, James Strock, speaks about some presidential leaders who have shown how they mastered technologies of their time in order to become effective. James takes us into the updated version of his book, Serve to Lead: 21st Century Leaders Manual, and gives great insights about how looking at history provides a bigger look at our current situation. Learn about mastering communication technologies as James takes you into the political side of being a leader.
Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO of SalesChoice, Inc. and Predictive Analytics expert, takes us into the world of artificial intelligence as she identifies the various gaps within the related industries. Starting with gender, she talks about why there are less women working in AI and what are the possible solutions to encourage them. She also talks about the talent gap in innovation that has been sought after these days, and proceeds to lay some insights about the future as AI progresses.

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TTL 280 | The Selling Formula

Developing Employee Culture with Dr. Terence Jackson and The Selling Formula with Brian Robinson

All organizations have a culture, whether it’s the culture they want or a culture that was created through application. Executive performance advisor and thought leader Dr. Terence Jackson says leadership and employee culture dictate how innovative or disruptive an organization is. When leadership allows and enables their employees to look at innovation from an unlimited perspective, they create, innovate, and disrupt better than others. Dr. Jackson shares some great information on how to develop employee culture and touches on all kinds of issues that organizations have.
What you imagine happening prior to a conversation tends to play out. If you take a few moments before your contact with your prospect to sit still think about them and care about them even before you’ve ever open your mouth or even seen them, you wind up telegraphing what you’re feeling. It’s always to your benefit to think positively about that interaction. Bestselling author, coach, and sales expert Brian Robinson helps banks and credit unions effectively cross promote their products and services. His book, The Selling Formula, outlines some helpful tips of how to get your sales message across and be effective.

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TTL 277 | Humble Leadership

Driving Change with Mark C. Thompson and Humble Leadership with Edgar and Peter Schein

Change is all around us. Bestselling author Mark C. Thompson says the only way we grow is when we start to be willing to embrace those changes, and that usually creates a little bit of struggle. When we think about change, we have the resources and we have the means to change within our hearts and souls and our own experience. Mark talks about the growth mindset, team engagement, and driving change in order to accelerate the leadership journey and grow faster.
Leadership has always been integrally related with culture in that leaders create cultures, but then cultures are what determine what kinds of leadership are acceptable. That leads to why Edgar and Peter Schein wrote Humble Leadership. Edgar is a former professor at MIT and he created a model of organizational culture that identifies distinct levels of culture. Peter is the Co-Founder and COO for Organizational Culture and Leadership Institute providing OD and leadership consulting and coaching services. They discuss how leadership has to change as the world has changed towards complexity, more teamwork, and more collaboration.

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TTL 249 | The Carrot Principle

The Carrot Principle with Adrian Gostick and Freeing Up Your Time For Business with Richie Norton

It’s really important that people feel like their ideas lead somewhere. Sometimes we have to give people credit or a little “attaboy” to lead them to the next level. Bestselling author Adrian Gostick talks about the idea behind his book, The Carrot Principle. He shares that the best leaders use recognition to bring about employee engagement and positive corporate culture, thus accelerating performance and retaining talent.

 

One of the biggest questions with entrepreneurship is how could you start a business and actually free up your time? Award-winning author and serial entrepreneur Richie Norton delves into his book called The Power of Starting Something Stupid when dealing with issues concerning creating products, building businesses, or business models. Richie says sometimes we’re afraid of starting something because we think they’re stupid. Richie says you have to set things up in a way that it’s not a time suck for you by focusing only on the good things that you want to do.

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Inspiring Employees to Innovate Requires Removing Barriers

Attend any leadership conference, and the buzzword will be innovation. The focus on artificial intelligence has made it inevitable. To be truly innovative requires employees who embrace the ability to question processes and policies. It is also essential for employees to feel confident their organization’s culture provides a haven for inquiry and discovery.

Some of the top research organizations have concluded that the need for innovation will require adaptability to focus on skills needed to compete. The McKinsey Global Institute conducted a study of more than 3000 c-level executives in seven countries in 2018, and they found executives believe there will be a need for more advanced technological and cognitive skills; there will be an increase in emphasis on team-based work; nearly 20% of companies believe their executives lack the knowledge to adopt artificial intelligence; and competition for skilled workers will increase, with firms who are early-adopters of automation likely to snag the best talent.

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TTL 131 | Reviving America

Reviving America Through Innovation and Reformation with Steve Forbes

An effective leader is also an innovator. Leaders know and accept that even if they are the smartest person in the room, they will have to face challenges that will come along with their responsibility. Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes, knows that leadership is not something that you are born with, but rather something you are born from. Even if you are surrounded by a team who shares your vision, leaders have to learn how to play without a playbook. Steve shares more of his insights about leadership and reformation that can lead to reviving America.

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