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Welcome to the Idea to Value podcast, where in every episode we highlight the latest insights into creativity and innovation from experts across the world. I’m your host Nick Skillicorn, I care about the evidence behind what makes ideas happen, and I have already helped thousands of people like you through my unique insights into recent scientific findings of how creativity works. I also show you how to turbocharge innovation programmes so they can finally deliver on the value and ideas you’ve been struggling to execute. Get your free training on how creativity can be improved by registering at https://www.ideatovalue.com

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Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that? Read the full article athttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/06/podcast-s2e37-duncan-wardle-the-former-head-of-innovation-and-creativity-at-disney/ We speak about what it takes for companies to become more innovative, how ideas are developed at Disney and Pixar, and why companies need to embrace creativity to prevent themselves from becoming disrupted in the coming decade. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:15 - How Duncan got started at Disney, working on public relations and sending Buzz Lightyear into space 00:04:30 - Why "lack of time to think" was listed as the biggest barrier to innovation at Disney 00:05:30 - The four models they tried to bring innovation into the company 00:07:30 - Creating a toolkit for innovation 00:09:00 - Why "purpose" will be more important than "product" in the coming generations 00:11:00 - How Disney asked "How can we solve our customer's biggest pain points?" 00:15:00 - The power of reframing challenges to unlock new ways to generate ideas 00:17:00 - The usefulness of a naive expert 00:20:00 - The power of asking "WHY?" 00:23:00 - The way your brain works on developing ideas, and why it needs time to think 00:26:15 - The danger of shooting down ideas too early, and how to make ideas 00:31:00 - The importance of perseverance Links mentioned in this episode: Duncan Wardle's website: https://duncanwardle.com/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

32 MINJUN 16
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Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

S2E36: Amy Edmondson - Creating a culture of psychological safety

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Harvard Business School's Professor Amy Edmondson about her concept of Psychological Safety. To read the full article, go tohttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/05/podcast-s2e36-amy-edmondson-creating-a-culture-of-psychological-safety/ She is the author of The Fearless Organisation, is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions, and today we talk to her about what makes teams perform at their highest potential, what causes fear of sharing ideas within teams, and how psychological safety can prevent your teams (and company) being disrupted in the marketplace. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:30 - How the concept of psychological safety came out of an accident in her original research 00:02:30 - Trying to understand why "better" teams would be making MORE mistakes 00:04:30 - The misguided concept of what should make one team better than another Do they have the right goals? Do they have the right people to accomplish their tasks? Do they have the resources they need? Do they have access to coaching and support? Are they working in a supportive organisational context? 00:07:00 - Why getting "truth" in error data is actually very hard. This data is easy to hide and not report 00:08:30 - The problem with corporate cultures which try to avoid giving "bad news" This prevents companies from being able to learn 00:10:00 - What psychological safety means, and how leaders can create a climate where it can thrive Psychological Safety is a climate where people believe it is possible, expected and valued, that they speak up with relevant ideas, questions, concerns and even mistakes. 00:11:00 - How this context affects the willingness of people to raise ideas 00:12:00 - Examples of companies where there was no psychological safety (Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal and downfall), and a high level of psychological safety (Pixar) 00:15:30 - Why building a culture of psychological safety is simple, but not necessarily easy 00:18:30 - The importance of asking questions Links mentioned in this episode: Amy Edmondson's HBS faculty page: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451 Amy Edmondson's Linkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amedmondson/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

20 MINMAY 20
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S2E36: Amy Edmondson - Creating a culture of psychological safety

S2E25: Taylor Ryan - How corporations and Start-ups benefit from collaboration

In today's episode of the idea to value podcast, we speak with Taylor Ryan, CMO of Valuer.ai, about the benefits that both corporations and startups can get from collaborating. We discuss what it takes for startups to succeed with their innovation efforts and the danger of large established corporations from assuming that they won't be disrupted. Read the full article athttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/05/podcast-s2e35-taylor-ryan-how-corporations-and-start-ups-benefit-from-collaboration/ Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:00 - Why corporations are starting to see the value in working with startups 00:03:00 - The problem with projects in large companies to build capabilities, compared to founders who have already established how to solve a problem 00:05:30 - What happens within Google X: People are given bonuses for killing projects 00:06:45 - Why startup founders are often worried about collaborating with corporations 00:08:15 - How to find out what would bring major benefits within your teams 00:10:15 - Collaboration doesn't finish once the introduction is made 00:13:00 - How large companies are being disrupted. Your company is only one startup away from becoming irrelevant 00:14:30 - Taylor's own experience as a founder. Optimising his time has paid dividends 00:17:30 - Advice on startups themselves can improve their innovation success rate Links mentioned in this episode: Valuer.ai: https://valuer.ai/ Taylor's Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorryan/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

21 MINMAY 12
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S2E25: Taylor Ryan - How corporations and Start-ups benefit from collaboration

Latest Episodes

Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

Today, we are speaking with the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle. Can you imagine a job title more closely related to creativity than that? Read the full article athttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/06/podcast-s2e37-duncan-wardle-the-former-head-of-innovation-and-creativity-at-disney/ We speak about what it takes for companies to become more innovative, how ideas are developed at Disney and Pixar, and why companies need to embrace creativity to prevent themselves from becoming disrupted in the coming decade. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:15 - How Duncan got started at Disney, working on public relations and sending Buzz Lightyear into space 00:04:30 - Why "lack of time to think" was listed as the biggest barrier to innovation at Disney 00:05:30 - The four models they tried to bring innovation into the company 00:07:30 - Creating a toolkit for innovation 00:09:00 - Why "purpose" will be more important than "product" in the coming generations 00:11:00 - How Disney asked "How can we solve our customer's biggest pain points?" 00:15:00 - The power of reframing challenges to unlock new ways to generate ideas 00:17:00 - The usefulness of a naive expert 00:20:00 - The power of asking "WHY?" 00:23:00 - The way your brain works on developing ideas, and why it needs time to think 00:26:15 - The danger of shooting down ideas too early, and how to make ideas 00:31:00 - The importance of perseverance Links mentioned in this episode: Duncan Wardle's website: https://duncanwardle.com/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

32 MINJUN 16
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Podcast S2E37: Duncan Wardle – The former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney

S2E36: Amy Edmondson - Creating a culture of psychological safety

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Harvard Business School's Professor Amy Edmondson about her concept of Psychological Safety. To read the full article, go tohttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/05/podcast-s2e36-amy-edmondson-creating-a-culture-of-psychological-safety/ She is the author of The Fearless Organisation, is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions, and today we talk to her about what makes teams perform at their highest potential, what causes fear of sharing ideas within teams, and how psychological safety can prevent your teams (and company) being disrupted in the marketplace. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:30 - How the concept of psychological safety came out of an accident in her original research 00:02:30 - Trying to understand why "better" teams would be making MORE mistakes 00:04:30 - The misguided concept of what should make one team better than another Do they have the right goals? Do they have the right people to accomplish their tasks? Do they have the resources they need? Do they have access to coaching and support? Are they working in a supportive organisational context? 00:07:00 - Why getting "truth" in error data is actually very hard. This data is easy to hide and not report 00:08:30 - The problem with corporate cultures which try to avoid giving "bad news" This prevents companies from being able to learn 00:10:00 - What psychological safety means, and how leaders can create a climate where it can thrive Psychological Safety is a climate where people believe it is possible, expected and valued, that they speak up with relevant ideas, questions, concerns and even mistakes. 00:11:00 - How this context affects the willingness of people to raise ideas 00:12:00 - Examples of companies where there was no psychological safety (Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal and downfall), and a high level of psychological safety (Pixar) 00:15:30 - Why building a culture of psychological safety is simple, but not necessarily easy 00:18:30 - The importance of asking questions Links mentioned in this episode: Amy Edmondson's HBS faculty page: https://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451 Amy Edmondson's Linkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amedmondson/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

20 MINMAY 20
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S2E36: Amy Edmondson - Creating a culture of psychological safety

S2E25: Taylor Ryan - How corporations and Start-ups benefit from collaboration

In today's episode of the idea to value podcast, we speak with Taylor Ryan, CMO of Valuer.ai, about the benefits that both corporations and startups can get from collaborating. We discuss what it takes for startups to succeed with their innovation efforts and the danger of large established corporations from assuming that they won't be disrupted. Read the full article athttps://www.ideatovalue.com/podc/nickskillicorn/2019/05/podcast-s2e35-taylor-ryan-how-corporations-and-start-ups-benefit-from-collaboration/ Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:00 - Why corporations are starting to see the value in working with startups 00:03:00 - The problem with projects in large companies to build capabilities, compared to founders who have already established how to solve a problem 00:05:30 - What happens within Google X: People are given bonuses for killing projects 00:06:45 - Why startup founders are often worried about collaborating with corporations 00:08:15 - How to find out what would bring major benefits within your teams 00:10:15 - Collaboration doesn't finish once the introduction is made 00:13:00 - How large companies are being disrupted. Your company is only one startup away from becoming irrelevant 00:14:30 - Taylor's own experience as a founder. Optimising his time has paid dividends 00:17:30 - Advice on startups themselves can improve their innovation success rate Links mentioned in this episode: Valuer.ai: https://valuer.ai/ Taylor's Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylorryan/ Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Play to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.google.android.music&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Ifjlz5o2w27yr4wn7belsne26oq?t%3DIdea_to_Value_-_Creativity_and_Innovation%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16

21 MINMAY 12
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S2E25: Taylor Ryan - How corporations and Start-ups benefit from collaboration

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