Founder & CEO of innovation firm futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest, Why Simple Wins. A leader on simplifying innovation and change management, Lisa is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time and Lisa offers tested tools and takeaways to motivate organizations and individuals to action. Lisa has addressed capacity audiences at Google, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Citigroup, and Merck and is often the highest-rated presenter, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources that they can use to create immediate and effective change.
Why Simple Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters
Imagine what you could do with the time you spend sitting in meetings and writing emails every day.
Complexity is killing companies’ ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Drawing on her work with global organizations and themes from her latest book, Why Simple Wins, Bodell inspires leaders and their teams to move proactively beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world.
Lisa Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity, and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture.
Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
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. So, it’s time to Kill the Company! This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work.
The major lesson of this keynote: if we want people to approach change differently, we have to change our approach. You will learn how simplification lets us achieve more and better innovate. This can reignite critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving, and more.
“The workshop sessions conducted by Lisa have transformed the way our leaders think of innovation. Lisa provides a mix of practical, easy to use tools and inspiration which has helped to create a new mindset around how to innovate in all parts of our company.”
“Recipe for Innovation: Add 5 Hour Energy Drink with the stand-up timing of Ellen Degeneres, mix in a bit of your favorite professor in college and you get Lisa Bodell. She’s engaging, funny, makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room and, oh yea, you actually learn tools you can apply immediately to your situation.”
“Over the years, I’ve tried many innovation ‘gurus’ to educate my leadership team. Lisa is the real thing—she’s an expert who also knows how to use both presentation and learning principles to hold an audience’s attention.”
“Lisa Bodell is one of the most outstanding presenters I have ever seen. She passionately delivers well articulated messages that engage the audience and encourage action on the part of the listener. Something tells me that many of her insights will become essential elements of our culture.”
“Bodell enabled 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.”
“Lisa Bodell is one of the most dynamic and powerful keynote speakers our association has ever had. Her delivery, style, and expert content completely energized an audience of 500 and a breakout session of 50. Across the board, she was rated among the most superior keynote speakers we’ve ever had at our annual top executives’ conference. She is incredibly successful at sizing up an audience and totally tailors her speech to address the needs and concerns of an industry.”
“Ms. Bodell was the top presenter at our conference in terms of both content and presentation delivery. I’ve been organizing and attending events for many years and I have to say, this was the best presentation I’ve ever seen. People were inspired and couldn’t get enough of what she had to say.”