About Lisa Bodell - Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Best-Selling Author of Kill the Company & Why Simple Wins:
Lisa Bodell, Founder & CEO of futurethink, best-selling author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins, is a recognized global leader & futurist with a focus on culture & behavior change, whose simplification and innovation skill-building firm has transformed hundreds of Fortune 500 companies by eliminating complexity and unleashing innovation.
She helps organizations eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace simplicity and Lisa has the roadmap to move them to action.
A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with tools and techniques that help them start simplifying and innovating immediately. Praise for her talks include: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture); “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).
With a deep understanding of best practices across industries, Lisa has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.
Lisa Bodell serves on the Advisory Board of the NSA, is an advisor on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has previously served as an advisor on Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum.
What Lisa Bodell Talks About:
KILLING COMPLEXITY: Create a Culture of Simplification & Get to the Work that Matters
There is a formula to gaining a competitive advantage, and it is simple – Speed, Agility and Focus. But complexity is holding most organizations back from creating a culture that embraces these three principles of success. Simplification is the solution, and every organization wants to know the techniques to help them eradicate complexity and get back to meaningful work that drives innovative change.
Lisa inspires leaders and their teams to consider what it means to have an innovative company. It isn’t about creating a culture of cool lounge areas with ping pong tables. More than anything, your culture will be predicated on the work people do every day. If your organization is mired in meetings, emails and reports, then that is what your culture will be known for; but, wouldn’t you rather be known as the company where people are engaged in truly meaningful work every day? Lisa gives you the tools to make this a reality.
- Get informed by examples that resonate: consumers will pay more for simpler experiences; people recommend companies that exemplify simplicity; employees are brand champions in companies that operate with simplicity
- Identify areas for simplification within your organization; Learn techniques to make simplification a habit
- Understand which tasks take the most (unnecessary) time both individually and as a team
- Start to create a culture of simplification and exemplify its practices
Winning innovators embrace change - do you? What holds you back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach!
- Everyone is a change agent
- Change involves a toolkit, not a process
- Small changes can make a big impact
- Reignite curiosity, inquiry and creative problem solving
Lisa made my leadership team think in new ways and helped us develop winning business ideas right in the room. My team now embraces innovation rather than fearing it.
Mary Fennoglio, Managing Director at Citigroup Corporate Investment Bank
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