Lisa Bodell | CEO, FutureThink; Bestselling Author, Why Simple Wins

Lisa Bodell

CEO, FutureThink; Bestselling Author, Why Simple Wins

Lisa Bodell
Featured Keynote Programs

Unleashing Innovation

If your organization is not innovating as fast as you’d like, it’s time to address it – before it’s too late. In most organizations, the very structures put in place to help them grow all too often hold them back. If you want people to approach change differently, you have to help them change their approach. In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers a high energy and inspiring call to arms to start a revolution in how we think and how we work. Lisa is founder and CEO of FutureThink, the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training in the world. Her insights help increase the capacity for innovation by shifting mindset and engaging everyone in the process of killing off the status quo. In this presentation, Lisa inspires people to think differently and provides the tools to solve problems that stand in the way of breakthrough innovation in your organization.

You will learn:
• How our current organizational values and structures, designed to help innovation take hold, often hold it back – and how to
change that.
• How to unleash the dormant potential in teams by reigniting critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, and creative problem-
• Practical yet provocative techniques for reinvention and innovation with current products and services.
• Proven methods that reignite change and transformation and make everyone a change agent.
• Examples of how even the smallest changes can have big impact.
• What’s holding your organization back from innovating through the use of online interactive exercises.

Leading Simplicity
A Roadmap

Embracing simplicity as an operational mindset can unleash the power of people to be their best and focus on work that really matters. But simplicity needs an advocate and leaders who step up to send a message that simplicity is a priority that will reap outsized results. In this presentation, Lisa Bodell delivers real world tools leaders can use to create a culture with simplicity in its DNA and a bias for action. Lisa, author of the bestseller Why Simple Wins, unpacks stories and insights leaders can use to inspire their people, ignite disruptive thinking, build agility, and turn problems into possibilities. With energy, humor, and revealing online interactive exercises, Lisa shows that simplicity is the catalyst that accelerates innovation, collaboration, engagement, and growth. Simplicity will create a sustainable competitive advantage because it’s the absolute foundation of resilience in the face of never-ending change.

You will learn:
• How to cultivate a dynamic culture of simplification that makes challenging outdated practices the norm, creating space for more
innovation to happen.
• Drive an agenda that makes simplification a seamless part of your operating system, placing equal importance on eliminating work
as adding it, fostering a more balanced approach.
• Align teams in identifying and eliminating time-wasting habits, allowing them to reach their goals more quickly.
• Set the groundwork for enduring change and improved problem-solving by reducing stress and giving teams the space to think.
• Create a strategic advantage by better focusing teams, driving proactive change, retaining talent effortlessly, and outpacing
the competition with increased agility.
• Online interactive exercises reveal what’s holding your organization back from embracing a mindset of simplicity.

Killing Complexity
Why Simple Wins

Complexity is crippling our organizations. Unproductive meetings, irrelevant rules and reports, and endless emails keep people from doing the work that matters most. Worse, complexity dampens morale and creates feelings of futility. It doesn’t have to be this way. CEO and TED-talk veteran Lisa Bodell shows organizations how to unleash the energy, collaboration, innovation, and engagement lying in wait by embracing a mindset of simplification right now. This spirited presentation shows how small changes can have a profound impact on the organization’s people, competitiveness, and ability to adapt. Lisa offers techniques used by the nimblest of companies to save time, kill rules, and simplify everything. Drawing on research from her book, Why Simple Wins, Lisa’s energy, engaging stories, and interactive exercises prove that using simplicity as an operating principle is the surest path to organizational transformation.

You will learn:
• How simplification sparks action and enables groups to move faster with more focus than everyone else.
• Why simplification is not just a method but a mindset and a habit – a key to resilience and adaptability.
• How to create a workplace where there’s more time to innovate and think.
• How asking questions helps eliminate organizational and individual busywork that’s outlived its time.
• Web-based real-time interactive exercises reveal what’s holding people back from embracing simplification.
• How killing complexity increases trust, engagement, talent retention, and helps people be their best.

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