innovation

Create a culture that fosters innovation

Kevin Chapman from the Physical Intelligence Institute who was a guest on episode 108 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, explains how to use physical intelligence to live and work more effectively. Sanjay, a Regional Sales Leader, was recently assigned to a new team. They needed a new strategy, and Sanjay thought he knew the…

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120. Robert Thirsk: From medicine to Mars – Insights from over 200 days in space

In this guest-hosted episode Clive Steeper from episode 1 talks to engineer, physician, and former astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk about the preparation and training needed for astronauts to operate effectively on space missions, and how these skills are also relevant for leadership more generally. Robert reflects on training for astronauts, non-technical skills in space missions,…

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111. Paulo Savaget: Unlocking potential where others see scarcity

Have you ever come up against rules, procedures, or obstacles that make it incredibly difficult to create change? This week’s guest shares some brilliant examples of organisations that have successfully overcome these challenges. Sue Stockdale interviews Paolo Savaget, Associate Professor at Oxford University, about his work in transforming unjust systems through workarounds and entrepreneurship. He…

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88. Nic Parmaksizian: How to create an environment that encourages innovation

Nic Parmaksizian talks to Sue Stockdale about his role as Global CEO of Designit and why he is passionate about creativity and innovation.¬† He outlines how leaders can create environments that encourage innovation, and why ambidexterity is needed to be able to focus on both profitability today and tomorrow. An accomplished global business executive, Nic…

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59. Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure: Systems innovation: reimagining ideas and solutions

Sue Stockdale talks to innovation strategists Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure about how to reimagine systems and navigate through the complexity that exists when addressing big challenges, such as organisational change or the aftermath of a humanitarian disaster. They explain how to avoid overwhelm, why pictures or drawings can help bring clarity, and outline four…

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44. Josh Wasserman: The role of observation in design

Sue Stockdale talks to Josh Wasserman a design thinker and insights expert, about the role that observation plays in the design process, how design can more inclusive and what inspires him to be creative. ¬†Josh recently designed a new pregnancy test prototype for RNIB, which received worldwide media attention, and is thought to be the…

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34. Lory Mitchell Wingate: Written in the stars – a career in astronomy

Sue Stockdale talks to Lory Mitchell Wingate, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) about her love of astronomy, and how she took a leap of faith by leaving a high level position to backpack across the USA in 2008, which ultimately shifted her career in a very visible way….

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