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Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I am thrilled to revisit our conversation with the incomparable Chester Elton. Chester is a Coach, Keynote Speaker, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement, and Teamwork Expert, and the #1 Bestselling Business Author! Along with writing partner Adrian Gostick, he is a Bestselling Author of multiple Business and Leadership titles like The Carrot Principle, The Best Team Wins, and The Orange Revolution. His latest title, co-authored by writing partner Adrian Gostick, is Leading with Gratitude: Eight Leadership Practices for Extraordinary Business Results.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… extroverts, introverts, sales, leaders, and individuals who wish to hone their extraordinary business savvy.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… When it comes to now, Chester digs deep on building momentum, building community, and nurturing relationships remotely, and what that might look like going forward. We are all having to learn quickly and are often leading from a place of uncertainty. Chester is here to help us lead from a place of gratitude. He’s do just that addressing how we can adjust, better communicate, and really lead with gratitude!   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Chester’s has a few big asks: be more grateful, be more kind, be more patient.     Running time: 30:59 Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Chester online: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram YouTube Leading with Gratitude Book
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  As luck would have it, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with Annie Duke this week about not just poker, but mainly about the concepts in her new book on quitting. In this case, it's not the quiet kind, her brand of walking away is actually making the next best move, one that moves you in the right direction for where you need to be.   Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space, as well as Special Partner focused on Decision Science at First Round Capital Partners, a seed stage venture fund. Annie’s latest book, "Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away" was released October 4, 2022 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, she has won more than $4 million in tournament poker. During her career, Annie won a World Series of Poker bracelet and is the only woman to have won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She retired from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. She is serves on the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are facing make-or-break business decisions or life-altering life choices – quitting might just be your best option.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… There's such a negative stigma about quitting in our societal viewpoint, but Annie says that this cultural perspective does not serve your best interest. Sometimes quitting is the best option because we are holding ourselves back from pursuing opportunities that would be a better fit for our goals. Yes, it is good to keep your commitments, but you also have to ask yourself if it is really worth it in the end.     WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Annie knows how to make tough decisions, how to use quitting to her advantage, and ultimately when to cleverly employ her exit strategy to save herself the time, energy, and money in the long run and you can too.     Running time: 25:04 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Annie on social: Website  Twitter LinkedIn Nonprofit   Annie's Book: Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. In this week’s RELOAD episode, we look back to our conversation with Adam Kingl on the future generation of young leaders. Adam is an author and keynote speaker who educates future leaders on culture, purpose, team dynamics, the future of work, creativity, strategic innovation, management innovation, and the generational paradigms of work and leadership. He is Adjunct Faculty at Ashridge – Hult International Business School.  He was the Regional Managing Director, Europe, for Duke Corporate Education and the Executive Director of Thought Leadership and Learning Solutions for London Business School. Adam’s new book, Next Generation Leadership, came out February 2020. I am delighted to have Adam Kingl on the What’s Next! Podcast for this RELOAD episode.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… managers, leaders, CEOs, Start-ups, entrepreneurs and anyone recruiting and/or managing young professionals!   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Adam helps us understand how best to navigate five generations of workers in the workforce for the first time in history, especially the GenY workforce. How you recruit, manage, enable, and retain new generations of workers is critical to the success of your organization. Without happy employees, you won’t have happy customers. Adam helps us navigate this most critical frontier.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Hearing what Gen Y thinks, thinking about how we invest in talent moving forward, and even how we handle losing and rehiring talent in the future!     Running time: 33:27 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Adam on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn   Adam’s Book: Next Generation Leadership
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we take a deep look at startup culture, the challenges involved in the initial years, and how to build a business legacy that will last. To guide us through the process, startup founder and adventure enthusiast Mike Evans shares his startup journey with Grubhub, detailing the grueling process of building that business empire and offering insights and self-reflection on the journey every step of the way. Mike Evans founded GrubHub in his spare bedroom and grew it into the multi-billion-dollar online food delivery colossus that is a household name. Since leaving GrubHub, he founded, an on-demand handyperson service focused on social impact. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, dog, and bike.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are hungry and tired and ready to find an alternative to the standard way of doing things – this applies to both startups and only food delivery!     TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… the pathway to startup success is challenging, but achievable, if you put in the work required (long work hours), build a customer base, and can secure financing dollars. But at the heart of the journey, you have to identify how your business helps people. If you can figure that out, and refine the process over time, then you’ll very likely have success.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Mike had a single goal in mind at the start – to quickly pay off his student loans – but the business outgrew his dream and he had to rethink his vision of the future. After facing a series of demanding personal issues, ultimately, he realized that he gets to choose his own personal definition of success and work towards his own vision, not anyone else’s not ever again.     Running time: 32:25 Subscribe on iTunes   Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Mike on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Mike’s Book: Hangry: A Startup Journey
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week we revisit our great conversation with Maria Konnikova. Maria graduated from Harvard, earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia. She’s written two New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, along with her most recent release of The Biggest Bluff, a New York Times bestseller, one of the Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020, and a finalist for the Telegraph Best Sports Writing Awards for 2021. While she had zero poker experience before her first trip to Las Vegas in the fall of 2016, she has now won multiple tournaments, including the PCA National Championship, and finished second at an Asian Pacific Tour, Macau event.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… those looking to be confident when facing change.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE…  You might think that it’s all about luck when it comes to being successful in life, but Maria differs. The old adage that luck is opportunity and preparedness meeting sounds great in theory but is only applied to positive aspects of people’s lives.  But luck just happens. It’s not personal. It’s not about a linear career path that led you to a moment of success. In fact, successful people often come from the outside.  They have a true advantage because their mind is more flexible; they are not hemmed in by convention to behave in a certain way. They are free from preconceptions.   WHAT I LOVE MOST… the marriage of psychology, game theory and poker that uncovers insights to be a better leader and change agent. Being an outsider may come with challenges, but having a fresh perspective on the established set of wisdom may be the key to unlocking the unmet potential in yourself and your company.  Get uncomfortable - seriously, it makes you (and your business) better.     Running time: 40:58 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Find Maria on social: Website Twitter Facebook   Maria’s Book: The Biggest Bluff
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.   Amidst the new digital culture of remote working and Zoom meeting, employees have reported that the workplace feels more distant and less connected – and business leaders agree. Ultimately, the general consensus amongst leaders is that our #1 need is human connection. To show us how to find that connection, executive coach and leadership expert Dr. Michelle K. Johnston helps us spot the business and leadership need for authenticity, empathy, and connection in the new working world.  Dr. Michelle K Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders to get the results they need through meaningfully connecting with their people. She is an award-winning professor studying leadership and business communication, and her research has shown a clear link between a team’s effective communication and its positive financial performance. Connection drives results!  Michelle is a celebrated keynote speaker presenting at conferences and events nationwide. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Louisiana State University and she was named to the prestigious 100 Coachs group, which consists of the top executive coaches around the world. Michelle serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. “The Seismic Shift in Leadership” is her first book, and an Amazon bestseller.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  leaders who want to heighten their financial performance by creating more meaningful connections.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… there is a consensus among leaders that connection is an important component of workplace success, but they don’t necessarily know how to implement practices that would support connectivity. Working first on authenticity, compassion, and alignment to support business strategies and your people.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Dr. Johnston believes that collaboration and compassion go a long way in finding your authentic voice and creating meaningful connections, which helps align yourself with your team and your company.  Running time: 33:36 Subscribe on iTunes      Find Tiffani on social:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Instagram    Find Michelle on social:  Website Twitter LinkedIn YouTube   Dr. Johnston’s Book:  The Seismic Shift in Leadership
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. For this week's Reload Episode, we revisit our conversation with leadership expert Daniel Marcos. Daniel is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, an online executive education company for C-level executives at fast-growing firms. Daniel is also the Co-Founder of Inflection (Gazelles Mexico division), a keynote speaker and CEO-Coach. Across all these efforts, his goal is to help 1 million entrepreneurs scale their companies faster and with “less drama.” Daniel is also an ambassador for Singularity University in Austin, TX and he co-authored the book Start-Up to Scale-Up. Daniel brings a wealth of knowledge to the table on the What’s Next! Podcast!   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… entrepreneurs interested in starting a company and small and mid-size businesses looking to grow and scale successfully.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Growth is not easy. It does not come without sacrifice. So, most important when it comes to growth, is reaching the decision to grow, and reaching it after careful consideration. More companies have died from excessive opportunities than the lack thereof, so it behooves leaders and organizations to set their objectives thoughtfully, be disciplined, and scale their mindset adequately. Daniel breaks down the 4 main stages of growth, and the biggest challenges to be found in each.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… speaking with anyone who is maniacally focused on growth and can get us thinking critically and intentionally about growth, scaling, and continued success.     Running time: 34:31 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn   Find Daniel on social: Twitter Instagram LinkedIn   Growth Institute Website: Growth Institute   Daniel’s Book: Start-Up to Scale-Up
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we take a deep look at different factors that profoundly shape how we see the world – place, race, gender, religious beliefs, and politics – and seek ways to unify over our shared humanity despite our many diverse viewpoints. To guide us through the process, social scientist David Livermore reveals how to use cultural intelligence, a scientific model for working with people from different cultures, to bridge our differences closer to home and authentically connect with those around us. David Livermore is a social scientist and thought leader devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence and global leadership. He’s a founder of the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Livermore spent twenty years in leadership positions with a variety of nonprofit organizations around the world and taught in numerous universities. He is a frequent speaker and adviser to leaders in Fortune 500s companies, nonprofits, and governments and has worked in more than one hundred countries. David has authored several other award-winning books, including The Curious Traveler, The Cultural Intelligence Difference, What Can I Do?, Expand Your Borders, and most recently “Digital, Diverse & Divided: How to Talk to Racists, Compete with Robots, and Overcome Polarization” (Sep 2022).   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who are seeking ways to come together, navigate difficult conversations, manage necessary relationships, and, most importantly, accept the differences that make us US.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… there are a number of differences that play into the individual personalities that reside within all of us, however, there is far more that makes us similar to each other rather than different. By applying the four competencies of cultural intelligence – motivation, cognition, meta-cognition, and behavioral flexibility – we are enabled to navigate difficult conversations and relationships across a wide range of situations.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Ultimately, David wants to address the big picture issues, tackling tribalism, confronting racism, and developing a common vision for the future. He believes that we can achieve this by taking the time to reconnect with our shared humanity and embracing our differences, but also not letting them divide us.     Running time: 25:04 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find David on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn YouTube   David’s Book: Digital, Diverse & Divided
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week I am excited to revisit our conversation with Justin Bariso. Justin is an author, columnist, speaker, and consultant, and his thoughts on leadership management and emotional intelligence have been featured by Time, Business Insider,  CNBC, and Forbes among others. He is the author of “EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence," which uses fascinating research, modern examples, and personal stories to teach you how to make emotions work for you. Today,  Justin focuses on helping others harness the power of emotion for good. You can read Justin’s work on, where over a million people a month read his column on emotional intelligence and leadership management. Justin has been recognized by LinkedIn as a top voice in leadership management and workplace culture.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… This episode is a reality check for all of us. It is all about investing in the emotional side of our interpersonal interactions as humans both in the written word, as well as in the spoken word.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… We spend so much time talking about the academic side of leadership, growth, marketing, and sales. We forget to account for our human emotions in a field that is so inextricably tied to human interaction. No matter how much time we take to think about things and to examine our own communication style, our own emotional style, we’re still limited by our own perspective, by our own experiences and biases.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… It was wonderful to have Justin come on and give us a gentle tap to remind us how important the human aspect of business and interaction is, and of course, tied to that is our rich emotional life.     Running time: 34:47 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram     Find Justin on social: Twitter LinkedIn   Justin’s Writing: EQ Applied
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we investigate the thought process behind customer feedback methods with Andrea Olson, who guides us through the cognitive method for discovering hidden customer needs, converting them quickly into differentiators, and avoiding the pitfalls of traditional research. Trained as a behavioral scientist, differentiation strategist and customer-centricity expert, Andrea Olson teaches executives the art and science of brand differentiation through understanding customer behavior. She is a 3x book author and an ongoing contributor to multiple major publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, Chief Executive Magazine, and Rotman Business Magazine (University of Toronto). Andrea is also literally a world traveler, having worked in over 12 different countries throughout her early career. She also serves as an instructor for the University of Iowa Venture School, guest lecturer, and Business Coach for the Tippie College of Business Startup Incubator.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who want to learn how to ask the right questions to customers and implement that feedback into product innovation and  business models.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… sometimes when it comes to thinking about what customers what, we end up like a dear in headlights. The first step of the process is to start with what you’re trying to understand and frame the problem from that viewpoint. Why are customers currently using your product? Does it address a direct need for the customer?  What value does the product bring to the consumer to enhance their life? Putting yourself in the perspective of the day-to-day life of customer is the mentality we need to achieve product success.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Ultimately, Andrea understands that the fundamental success of customer-centric practice is to understand your audience on a human level. Her insights reveal that customer solutions are not one-sized fit all, and we need to think about the needs of each of the different demographics within our audience to truly innovate the product and the business. We have to stop and really consider how people really behave.     Running time: 30:44 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Andrea on social: Website Company Website Twitter LinkedIn   Andrea’s Book: What to Ask
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. On this Reload episode, I am excited to have the innovative Tom Stockham on the show. Tom is a passionate champion of disruptive technologies who began his career as an associate at BCG, immersed in the shift to “big-box” retail. He later served as president of, where he helped lead the transition to online ticketing. Then, as CEO of, he built one of the Internet’s first online content subscription businesses. Today, as CEO of ExpertVoice, Tom leads the company in pioneering a new influencer-marketing category that’s transforming commerce. He’s devoted to the mission of creating a better buying experience for brands, retailers, and consumers through a large network of authentic influential experts who make trusted recommendations. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with Tom Stockham on the What’s Next! Podcast today!   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… passionate disrupters, innovators, and those interested in learning more about influencer marketing.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Brands should always put trust at the center of their organization and make a concerted effort to build it up over time. Increasingly, the sources brands are and should be using to do this are Influencers. It’s time to shift the balance, and shift resources, from speaking on your own behalf as a brand, to finding trusted figures that can recommend your brand and speak on your behalf in a trusted way. If you are going to do this well, you need to think about who is going to be best to speak on your behalf, how you are going to get them to do so and be more articulate about your brand, and where that influence is going to take hold such that it is beneficial to your brand.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Talking to an innovator who has been involved with so many major industry transitions. Now he’s driving the conversation around Influencer marketing, and he feels that this is the next great frontier.     Running time: 34:14 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Tom on social: Twitter LinkedIn   ExpertVoice: ExpertVoice Website
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.   This week I have the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Horst Schulze. Horst is a legend and leader in the hotel world and his teachings and vision have reshaped the concepts of service and hospitality across industries. His professional life began over 65 years ago as a server's assistant in a German resort town. He’s worked for both Hilton Hotels and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation before becoming one of the founding members of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in 1983. During his tenure at The Ritz Carlton, he served as President and COO and under his leadership The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company was awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-twice-making it the first and only hotel company to ever win even one! In 1991, Horst was recognized as "corporate hotelier of the world" by HOTELS Magazine, and in 1995, he was awarded the Ishikawa Medal for his personal contributions to the quality movement. After leaving The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, Horst went on to found The Capella Hotel Group, a luxury hotel company managing some of the most elite properties worldwide. Today, Horst serves on various boards and acts as a consultant across industries. He is currently completing his seminal book on creating excellence. I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking with Horst Schulze on the What’s Next! Podcast.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone looking to be inspired and motivated to generate excellence and work with purpose!   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… It is imperative to be driven by purpose. When you are focused on your purpose and providing the best service or product, when you are employee first and customer-centric, and when you strive for excellence above all else, the financial reward will follow.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Horst’s message: excellence wins! I also love his attention to making sure his employees also feel and are driven by purpose.     Running time: 33:50 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram:   Horst’s Book: Excellence Wins!
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we take on the world of cultural innovations with organizational leader and learning strategist Melissa Daimler, who guides us through the continuous act of re-designing, reimagining, and re-connecting our behaviors, processes, and practices that make up culture. Melissa Daimler is the Chief Learning Officer of Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online. She is helping the company evolve their platform and approach to learning, helping the global workforce also re-design how they think about culture and work. Prior to Udemy, she launched Daimler Partners, a boutique advisory and coaching company that worked with founders and leaders to help them design and scale their culture. Daimler led HR for a fast-growing venture-funded startup. She also created and built Learning & Organizational Development functions for Adobe, Twitter and WeWork. Daimler is a speaker, panelist, and contributor to Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Forbes.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  people who want to improve their own lives by learning and then help others by creating a culture where learning is encouraged and explored.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… culture is a loaded word that holds a lot of different meanings depending on who you ask. For a while, business had the idea of onsite amenities, wellness programs, company retreats, and other perks, but focusing on these external benefits instead of individual needs wasn’t integrating people into a bigger more meaningful system. Ultimately, culture is what you make of it together with the people around you and a more strategic approach is to create a culture where work gets done and people have the opportunity to learn and grow in their role and beyond.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Melissa believes culture is an “active process” created together by members of the community you’re engaging with, so whether it’s within the boundaries of the workplace or even the world at large, we must work together with each other to establish the values we hold dear and reinforce those ideals in our day-to-day behaviors and practices.     Running time: 27:44 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Melissa on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn Instagram     Melissa’s Book: Reculturing
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. This week we look back to our special episode of the LinkedIn Live chat with Ryan Serhant! Ryan is a real estate broker, CEO, and the founder of SERHANT., a vertically integrated mega brokerage comprising an in-house film studio, education arm, marketing division, and technology platform. He's also a bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York and Sell It Like Serhant. I am excited to bring you this episode with Ryan Serhant on the What’s Next! Podcast!   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… salespeople–which, according to Ryan, is everyone if you think about it!   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Ryan shares his journey from starting out as a struggling actor in New York, to building a mega brokerage and multimedia brand. He walks us through the real estate scene in New York amidst the sudden onslaught of the pandemic in March of 2020 and how he wrote his book, Big Money Energy, and started a brand new residential real estate business in New York City in the middle of a lock down. This is a conversation about investing in a downturn, reinventing established businesses, leaning into social media and video platforms to bridge the gap between physically-distanced humans in a meaningful way, and pushing past fear to find success. Make sure that the future you can count on the you today to be a confident visionary who can manifest a clear vision of your ideal future!   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Ryan’s friendly reminder that we can all always use a little more practice and continue to be students of our craft to ensure game time success!     Running time: 34:22 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Ryan online: Website Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Facebook YouTube   Ryan's Book: Big Money Energy
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we rewind back to our early history in the archives and revisit the conversation with leadership and innovation expert Dr. Linda Hill, who navigates us through both the theoretical aspects of inspirational leadership while providing a practical set of instructions for how to put it in practice for your daily life. Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Dohm Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and the chair of the Leadership Initiative. She’s is regarded as one of the top experts on leadership, is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation and Being the Boss. Dr. Hill is also the co-founder of Paradox Strategies and the co-creator of the Innovation Quotient. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top 10 management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015.  Her TED Talk, How to Manage Our Collective Creativity, has gotten more than 2 million views.      THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  leaders and aspiring innovators.    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… There is a misconception about leadership and leading innovation.  Leadership is communicating a vision and inspiring others to fulfill that vision.  Leading innovation is about creating an environment for people to be willing to go down that innovation path with you. The innovation path is paved with a greater purpose to do the hard, emotional, and intellectual work of innovating.     According to Dr. Hill, here are the 3 things we know about innovation:  Innovations are not the result of individuals having ‘aha’ moments but are a result of a diverse collaboration of people.   You cannot plan an innovation; it’s a messy process of discovery riddled with error.  Innovations are a combination of ideas.  If you want to lead and inspire innovation, you must have a culture where people are willing to get their hands dirty but also feel like they are part of the process.    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… This episode is a crash course in how to be a leader and leading change when you are trying to drive innovation.  Yes, leading change is different from leading innovation - it’s about creating an environment to let people co-create with you.  Simply, let yourself breathe and give yourself and your team time to try things.  Finally, I love Dr. Hill’s idea that innovation is a voluntary act…a bottom-up journey and not the other way around.      Running time: 38:34 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Linda on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn TED Talk   Linda’s Book: Collective Genius
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  This week we journey into the unknown with innovation researcher Nathan Furr and entrepreneur Susannah Furr, who navigate us through the fear and stress of uncertainty to find the creative opportunity on the other side. Nathan Furr is a professor of strategy and innovation at INSEAD in Paris and an expert in the fields of innovation and technology strategy. His bestselling books include The Innovator’s Method and Innovation Capital. Published regularly in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes and Inc., he is an Innosight Fellow, has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award, and works with leading companies including Google, Microsoft, Citi, ING, and Philips. Susannah Harmon Furr is an entrepreneur, designer, art historian, and contrarian. Her clothing line was inspired by her research into the intricate embroidery Dutch women painstakingly rendered on their plain uniforms—details often invisible to all but the wearer—and its significance in their daily lives. She has also founded a design services firm. Nathan and Susannah are the parents of four teenagers.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  individuals who want to break away from the stresses of uncertainty to overcome their fears, adopt innovations, imagine the possibilities, set out on new adventures, and ultimately, embrace change.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… we are hard-wired to love the idea of control, but we have to accept that some things are outside of our control. For those who shy away from willingly bringing uncertainty into their lives, they recommend implementing “balancers” to create a sense of familiarity in your day to day life. The sense of security that comes from having a few routine choices - like standard lunches or outfits - can help keep us relatively stable when uncertainty creeps into our lives (or when we are ready to introduce it ourselves!).   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Nathan and Susannah have a starry-eyed optimism for the future, not because they know that everything is going to work out in the end, but because they know they will be able to handle it when something inevitably goes wrong. So they choose to imagine the best possible outcome for the future, while simultaneously creating a plan to manage their risk tolerance and address the worst case scenario.     Running time: 25:52 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Nathan & Susannah on social: Website Twitter LinkedIn Google Scholar     Nathan and Susannah’s Book: The Upside of Uncertainty
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  Our conversation this week takes a deep dive into the world of product innovation, and our guest this week, Jim Euchner, provides us with a technical explanation detailing how to bring a business to the next level. Jim is Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. He was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and helped launch five businesses on three continents. Prior to his work at Goodyear, Jim held positions as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Vice President, Network Systems Advanced Technology at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Jim has worked in the field of intelligent systems for over 25 years. In his consulting practice, he helps companies to implement businesses enabled by emerging technologies, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, and predictive analytics. Jim is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Nissan Autonomous Vehicle program and industry co-chair of the Aston Advanced Services Partnership. He is also a co-founder of the MIT Innovation Laboratory, a consortium to nurture innovation in organizations.    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  entrepreneurial practitioners seeking the tools and methods to perfect their product ideas and truly innovate their business performance.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… corporate leaders can sometimes lose sight of the big picture when they become complacent with present-day success. To establish organizational longevity in the marketplace, we must strive to adapt our products and services with strategic innovation for the future.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… much like the popular principle behind improve theater, one of Jim’s standout recommendations in this work is the Yes … And proposition. He breaks down the risks that are inherent to working with innovative practices, and prepares corporate leaders to effectively manage their expectations so they can create an environment where new ideas can thrive alongside the current business model.     Running time: 30:29 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Jim on social: Website LinkedIn Google Scholar     Jim’s Book: Lean Startup in Large Organizations
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  Dr. Ron Adner is The Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Tuck, he was the Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management at INSEAD, where he served on the faculty for ten years.   Adner’s work is a rare convergence of rigorous academic research, profound managerial insights, and practical, powerful frameworks. Applied, tested, and validated in some of the world’s leading companies, his ‘Wide Lens’ approach to seeing the bigger strategy picture has been transformative in driving effective innovation in both the corporate and social sectors. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, and advisor to companies around the world. His engagements have transformed strategy at Fortune 500 firms as well as at entrepreneurial startups Dr. Adner is founder of the Strategy Insight Group, whose mission is to help clients eliminate strategy blind spots and build robust go-to-market strategies in complex ecosystems, internal and external. He is an accomplished teacher and a seven-time recipient of the annual, student-determined, Award for Teaching Excellence at both Tuck and INSEAD (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2019).   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  business leaders looking to better understand the strategy behind the innovation process – we can look to the past for examples on how to create a framework for viewing the future.     TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… having the foresight to anticipate the market isn’t just guessing at the future, it is a skill that requires an intimate understanding and deep knowledge of present trends with the customer base you serve, the product or service you provide, and your ability to stay ahead of any competitors.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Ron breaks down industry’s greatest examples of companies that did everything right, yet still failed to stay relevant in our complex and ever-changing world. By analyzing historical examples, he illustrates how reacting only to present variables can be neglectful, and having the foresight to anticipate future trends could safeguard against shifts in the market.     Running time: 31:08 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Ron on social: Website LinkedIn Twitter   Ron’s Book: Winning the Right Game
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.  Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a member of the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame. He is the only two-time Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the World’s #1 Executive Coach and Top Ten Business Thinker for eight years. Marshall was chosen as the inaugural winner of the Lifetime Award for Leadership by the Harvard Institute of Coaching.     Goldsmith, a New York Times #1 bestselling author, has written or edited 43 books which have sold over 2.5 million copies, been translated into 32 languages, and become listed bestsellers in 12 countries. Amazon recently recognized the ‘100 Best Leadership & Success Books Ever Written’ - and included Marshall’s Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. H is the only living author with two books on the list. His other bestsellers include: MOJO, Succession: Are You Ready?, The Leader of the Future and How Women Rise (with lead author, Sally Helgesen).   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  anyone who has felt a sense of regret stemming from the series of choices that make up our lives - this episode is meant to inspire us to seek meaning, get unstuck, and finally muster the strength within to make that change.     TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… it takes a long time to identify what isn’t working in our lives, and even longer to realize that it doesn’t have to be that way. We must to be honest with ourselves about what gives us joy in life so we can create an environment where we can thrive. Ultimately, what matters most is that you have some sense of purpose for why you’re living, that you’re achieving something that seems important to you, and that you enjoy the process of doing it all in your day-to-day life.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Marshall emphasizes that here is no magic moment when everything in life is going to be great. The uncertainty of life’s ups and downs are about the only thing we can count on, so instead focus on the one thing you can control – your outlook on life.     Running time: 31:58 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Marshall on social: Website LinkedIn Twitter Instagram   Marshall’s Book: The Earned Life  
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.   Striking a balance between informational science and emotional perspectives, Liz Fosslien is equal parts illustrator and writer, telling the story of how we all have big feelings and that’s what makes us human. We welcome Liz back to the show to share details about her new book co-written with Mollie West Duffy titled “Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay.” The book highlights seven difficult emotions and enables readers to learn how to thrive in difficult situations and emerge a better person on the other side of it. Liz Fosslien is the head of content and communications at Humu, a company that makes it easy for teams to improve, every single week. She has designed and led sessions related to emotions at work for audiences including TED, LinkedIn, Google, Viacom, and Spotify. Liz’s writing and illustrations have been featured by The Economist, Freakonomics, and NPR. Liz is co-author and illustrator of the bestselling books, “Big Feelings: How to Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay” and “No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work.” Follow Liz on LinkedIn or Instagram.   THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  workplace managers and leaders who want to create better environments where their employees can talk about the big feelings and reach a deeper sense of meaning.   TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Humans are emotional creatures, and it’s both inevitable and unavoidable that we will be experiencing our emotions at work. It is important to check in with both yourself and others to better understand our oversized feelings that aren’t easy to predict or control. We must seriously and thoughtfully address these uncomfortable moments to help ourselves and our colleagues feel seen and heard and, ultimately, human.   WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Liz Fosslien reminds us that amidst a global pandemic, multiple years in quarantine, and a transformed workplace experience, having big feelings of uncertainty, burnout, and regret are totally normal. We can’t stop ourselves from experiencing these emotions, but we can learn how to make peace with them to achieve a deeper sense of meaning.       Running time: 30:12 Subscribe on iTunes     Find Tiffani on social: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram   Find Liz on social: Website LinkedIn Twitter Instagram     Liz’s Book: Big Feelings
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Simcha Elbaz Kackley

Great podcast!!

Oct 27th
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