In this masterclass, FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell explains that innovation is a means, not an end. It’s a toolkit and a knowledge set that, if acquired, companies can use to embrace constant change rather than fearing and defending themselves against it. Embracing change — the essence of innovation — is accomplished through five behaviors: Strategic Imagination, Smart Risk-Taking, Resiliency, Agility, and Future Focus. This nine-part masterclass includes lessons designed to boost these behaviors and six powerful innovation exercises from Lisa’s book "Kill the Company".
You Will Learn
How to create innovative cultures for a company
How to act quickly to new trends and unexpected crises
How to overcoming organizational inertia
How to evaluate a risk
1. Make Room for Innovation by Becoming a Futurist
FutureThink Founder and CEO Lisa Bodell has helped companies upend their status quo and create innovative cultures where change is welcomed instead of feared. In this video, Bodell explains the steps managers and leaders can take to be effective agents of change.
Change is constant. Companies need to be agile enough to deal with quickly emerging trends and unexpected crises. That’s why Lisa Bodell, Founder and CEO of the award-winning management consulting firm FutureThink, developed the thought experiment “Wildcards.” In this lesson, she teaches you how to lead your team in the exercise, which is designed to foster skillful pivoting rather than chaotic responses to change.
3. "Killer Queries"
In today’s world, access to information is rarely the challenge to innovation. FutureThink Founder and CEO Lisa Bodell argues that it’s the nature of our questioning that holds us back. In this video, Bodell helps you elevate your questioning skills.
4. Key Characteristics of Innovative Companies
Innovative companies share five essential characteristics. While no single person possesses all of these traits, FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell explains what they are, how to look for them, and how to encourage them when building a team.
5. "Little Bigs"
Lisa Bodell, Founder and CEO of the award-winning management consulting firm FutureThink, understands that overcoming inertia is the hardest part of managing change. That’s why she developed “Little Bigs,” or exercises that lead to small shifts that make a big difference in everyday behavior – at your desk, in a meeting, in your communications, etc. In this lesson, Bodell shares several “Little Bigs” designed to stretch your thinking in new ways.
6. "Kill A Stupid Rule"
FutureThink Founder and CEO Lisa Bodell has helped companies upend their status quo and create innovative cultures where change is welcomed instead of feared. Her work has led her to understand that often times it’s the leaders and managers who are stifling progress. In this video, Bodell shares a simple exercise designed to lift the roadblocks to change.
7. "From Impossible to Possible"
FutureThink Founder and CEO Lisa Bodell has helped companies upend their status quo and create cultures of innovation by teaching them how to make change a normal part of their operations. In this video, Bodell shares an exercise that teaches people how to find solutions to their problems by giving these problems away.
8. Evaluate Risk
There’s no reward without the risk, and in this lesson, FutureThink CEO Lisa Bodell explains how to evaluate risks, how to communicate what’s tolerable, and how to empower people to make decisions on their own with this knowledge in hand.