It seems like everything these days is being disrupted. Some for good, and some that seem pretty scary. But using disruption to drive innovation and positive transformation can and should be a good thing. After all, we can’t be doing the same old thing we were doing years ago and expect to get the same results. The world and business have moved on. Not only do you have to disrupt your organization out of complacency, but you have to disrupt yourself to stay a constant and curious learner. Our guest this week is Whitney Johnson, one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50) and expert on disruptive innovation. We will be discussing how to use disruption for the good, not only for your team but also for yourself. Join us for a great show that is sure to be loaded with actionable advice in this sea of what seems like endless change.
Recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption; specifically, a framework which she codifies in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work and the upcoming book Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.
She developed her proprietary framework and diagnostics after having cofounded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen. This framework is complemented by a deep understanding of how executives create and destroy value, having spent nearly a decade as an Institutional Investor ranked equity analyst on Wall Street.
In addition to her work as a speaker and advisor, Whitney is one of Marshall Goldsmith’s original cohort of 25 for the #100 Coaches Project, is a coach for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program, frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, is a Linkedin influencer, and hosts the twice-monthly Disrupt Yourself Podcast. You can follow her on Twitter at @johnsonwhitney.
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