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Lisa Bodell

Founder & CEO, futurethink; Award-Winning Vanguard in Innovation and Futuring; Acclaimed Author, Kill the Company

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Lisa Bodell is the founder and CEO of futurethink, an award-winning innovation research and training firm that helps businesses embrace change and become world-class innovators. Bodell founded futurethink on the premise that everyone has the power to innovate"they just need the knowledge and tools to know how. She has spent years working with hundreds of leading innovators to create the largest catalog of innovation research and tools in the world, and the most in-depth training curricula on innovation anywhere. The company's cutting-edge courses were featured as the winner of the 2011 Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Excellence in Content.

Bodell is globally recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of futuring and innovation"bringing clarity to an otherwise complicated topic. She created the widely-adopted SIPC Innovation Framework (STRATEGY, IDEAS, PROCESS, CLIMATE), which has helped innovators around the world easily embrace innovation by providing a clear method that breaks innovation down into manageable parts.

Everyone talks about making innovation a viable, long-term part of their organizational strategy. But how, exactly, do successful leaders do it? Purposeful innovation involves creating a climate that embraces smart risk and invites sustainable growth and it’s what sets the leading innovators ahead of the stragglers.

In this keynote, Bodell gives people the mindset and toolkit for sustaining success. She offers best practices for innovation problem solving, along with a wealth of tangible, tactical techniques for jump-starting a culture of innovation in your organization immediately. Bodell captivates audiences by showing how innovators continually inspire teams toward innovation and create new value for their organizations by leading by example, taking smart risks, challenging rules, collaborating, and eliminating barriers. Participants leave not only with a framework for moving innovation forward, but also learn how other leading organizations use approaches like Assumption Reversal, Forced Connections, and more to win with innovation.

Too often, companies think of innovation only in terms of creating new products and services. But innovation comprises so much more. This highly energetic, eye-opening presentation provides dozens of aha! moments on how today’s leading companies innovate. Bodell uses industry-specific case studies, futuristic examples, and creative insights from companies and brands both new and familiar around the world. There’s even a quick quiz to help participants can gauge how innovative they are, along with suggestions on how to improve their I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) over time.

Bodell incorporates actual samples and materials from the innovative companies she discusses, which brings to life the stories behind the innovations. During the presentation, participants won’t just see innovation, they will experience it firsthand. Importantly, the presentation offers practical, tactical techniques to help leaders start innovating immediately.

Throw out the notion that fostering innovation requires large corporate overhauls and change initiatives. Organizations don’t have to change everything to build a positive culture where creative problem solving, smart risk-taking and active collaboration flourish. In fact, people are sick and tired of large culture change initiatives that generally don’t work. This keynote shows participants how small adjustments to their everyday work can create big ripple effects throughout the entire organization.

Progress doesn’t come from standing still. However, in the ever-changing world of business, many of us have become resistant to change because we’ve grown tired of it or we’ve learned it can be difficult. We can’t keep doing what we’ve always been doing. Stuck in the land of status quo, we’ve forgotten how to think. The very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding us back so it’s time to Kill the Company. This is a call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and work.

This provocative keynote unveils a striking new perspective on how to create the killer culture of tomorrow. Instead of expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually do less to achieve more. Rather than being led from the top-down, Bodell shares how middle management can be a powerful force to create change. Leaders will learn why providing guardrails instead of handcuffs to their teams can reignite critical aptitudes (curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving) and more. Rethink business as usual to reimagine the organization.

This engaging experience brings to life the concepts in Bodell’s latest book, Kill the Company:

1. Everyone is a change agent

2. Created by the employees for the employee

3. Little changes, big impact

Bodell quickly moves her message from insight to action by giving people actionable ways to ignite innovation, and by leading participants through the key exercises in the Killer Innovation Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid Rule, Killer Queries, Impossible to Possible, Picture the Future, and many more. This is a great way to set the tone for your conference or event to show that a positive corporate culture is easily within reach!