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Thinkers Dialog with Whitney Johnson

Thinkers Dialog

Thinkers Dialog with Whitney Johnson on Disrupting Yourself.


5 Apr 2021

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Disrupting Your Calling | An Interview with Whitney Johnson

Leading Saints Podcast

This is a rebroadcast. The episode originally ran in February 2018.Whitney Johnson started as a secretary on Wall Street while taking business classes at night. She worked her way up to an award-winning equity analyst and later co-founded an investment firm with the late Clayton Christensen, She is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Build an “A” Team, and Disrupt Yourself, and hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast.Whitney grew up in San Jose, California and served a Church mission in Uruguay. She attended Brigham Young University, where she received a B.A. in music and met her husband. They have two children (a son and a daughter), and live in Lexington, Virginia.Highlights10:35 In her twenties, Whitney asked herself, “Do I believe?” While she took a step back, her husband fasted for her on and off for two years.13:13 While serving in her current calling she realized, "I don’t need to save them just love them."18:20 Early in her career she started a blog to help her discover what her dreams were.19:30 Every man and women needs to learn how to be a ship and a harbor.21:00 Her first book came out in 2012, Dare Dream Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare To Dream22:30 She later wrote the book Disrupt Yourself: Putting The Power Of Disruptive Innovation To Work25:10 A disruptor is a silly thing that takes over the world. When you disrupt yourself you take over your world.26:10 Disrupting is managing change.28:00 How do you disrupt yourself or your ward?Seven Levers of Change28:35 #1 Take the right kinds of risk 29:00 Serve the Lord the way you need to using your talents. 32:00 Ask yourself what you want to accomplish in this calling.32:40 #2 Play to your distinctive strengths in your calling. 34:40 What am I bringing to the table in regards to my calling? 36:25 Think about the things that make you feel strong. 36:45 Think about what exacerbates you. That is one of your strengths. 37:05 What compliments do you get all the time? That is your super power. 37:20 Read your patriarchal blessing. Look for your spiritual gifts while reading it. 38:30 Are you using your strengths and your superpowers deliberately in your calling?38:50 #3 Embrace Constraints 39:10 How do we turn those constraints into a tool of creation? 40:20 Elders Bednar's 2017 General Conference address Bear Up Their Burdens With Ease is a great example of how our load is what gets them out. 42:05 Elder Carmack's address about the Powers of the Priesthood is a great example to use your Priesthood Power at its fullest. 42:20 Be prayerful and listen to the Lord. 44:00 Communicate and be open about your constraints with your Bishop. 45:20 Extend callings and invite them to pray about it first.45:56 #4 Battle Entitlement 47:00 The Church helps battle entitlement by the way it is organized, and callings change.48:45 #5 Give Failure its Due 48:50 Reframe your failures. 49:30 We believe we can change, but we don’t always act like we believe it. 50:10 Be open about the things that are hard for us. 51:45 Ask yourself, “how can I make meaning of this?” 51:40 Shame limits disruption, not failure.53:51 #6 Step Back in Order to Grow 54:20 In church we step back to grow as we get new callings.55:03 #7 Be Driven By Discovery 55:50 With each new discovery, alter your plan. 56:30 We are driven by discovery in our church when new information is shared in callings. 57:00 Deal with ambiguity. Work with the unknown. Alter your plan. 57:50 The sin of certainty: we battle entitlement when we feel like we have it all figured out, when we feel like we have no questions, but the questions are what we need to guide us to discovery. 58:55 Those seven principles move you along the learning curve. 60:00 Heavenly Father helps us jump to a new learning curve. 60:00 Studying the learning Living Christ helps to remind us tha...

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31 Mar 2021

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Whitney Johnson Ep. 504 The Cultural Hall

The Cultural Hall Podcast

Whitney Johnson currently works at Brigham Young University (BYU) as the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development, Diversity and Inclusion. There she dedicates her time to empowering student-athletes to excel in their current roles and prepare for future success, and works to create environments where students, coaches, and administrators can thrive. Prior to working at BYU, Johnson served as the Programming Specialist with the NCAA Leadership Development team, and previously worked as a member of the Excellence Academy staff within the athletics department at Indiana University (IU). Johnson played collegiate basketball and received degrees from both the University of New Mexico (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Organizational Leadership) and Southern Utah University (Master of Business Administration). She is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served a church mission in Mexico City for a year and half. Johnson loves social outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, rock climbing, and cliff-jumping, and wishes she had more time to spend lazy afternoons pouring over fantasy books. She’s got her work cut out for her – Here is her Job Description The post Whitney Johnson Ep. 504 The Cultural Hall appeared first on The Cultural Hall Podcast.


31 Mar 2021

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S2E8 Whitney Johnson - Jumping From Comfort to Challenge, Again

LGOtv: Big Talk

How can we learn to play to our strengths and also still learn as we grow?Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Whitney Johnson - Innovation Expert, Disruption Theorist, Framework Codifier.Timestamps:2:55​ - "If we, as an organization, want to accelerate our growth, we're going to use this mechanism of personal disruption to allow people to do something new."7:20​ - "That's the challenge: separating what you do from your identity and your sense of self."9:27​ - The S-Curve explained.13:10​ - "Launch point, sweet spot, high-end - It's slow, fast, and slow - That's how we grow."16:40​ - You're bored of winning. It isn't hard anymore for you.18:22​ - "If you're not growing, you're going to find a way to do it."23:29​ - "When you jump to a new S-curve, you are actually asking everyone else around you to jump to a new S-curve as well."26:50​ - The importance of transition time.33:02​ - "That ended up anchoring her because she was an expert at work that anchored her to do all that hard stuff at home."39:51​ - As women, we're told not to be ambitious.42:30​ - "I surround myself with people who say, 'You're not thinking big enough. Go climb a bigger mountain.'"45:25​ - You'll never outperform your inner circle.48:45​ - "I realized that I love the idea of vacations, but I'm actually really bad at taking vacations."Links:https://www.instagram.com/johnsonwhitney​https://www.facebook.com/wljadvisors​


25 Mar 2021

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The Rock Stops Here: Tampa Bay Sports Radio Veteran Whitney Johnson

Radio Influence

New Jersey native and Tampa Bay sports radio funnyman Whitney Johnson and Rock Riley share stories behind the scenes of 20 years covering sports. These two traveled together to Tokyo, Calgary, San Diego, Boston, Philly covering the Yankees and Rays, Stanley Cup Final, Super Bowl, MLB playoffs and World Series, and having a good time at the same time. Rock and Whitney taped the podcast in his yard inside The Grateful Shed. Whitney is a Grateful Dead fanatic. Also, Rock talks about getting his first vaccine shot, inside Amalie Arena with NHL fans, upcoming Wrestlemania plans, March Madness bracket busting, former MLB pitcher Al Leiter and his son as well as the late great boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler! Follow Rock Riley on Facebook and Twitter! Make sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, TuneIn Radio, and the archives at Radio Influence! The post The Rock Stops Here: Tampa Bay Sports Radio Veteran Whitney Johnson appeared first on Radio Influence.

23 Mar 2021

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Thought Sparks with Rita McGrath and Whitney Johnson

Thought Sparks

How do you go from a newly-minted music degree to a secretarial position to becoming one of the leading analysts on Wall Street to co-founding one of the most successful boutique investment firms of all time to running your own business and being ranked as a top thinker by #Thinkers50​? Not to mention writing best-selling books?  My #FridayFiresideChat​ guest Whitney Johnson would say that it is the happy result of moving from S curve to S curve in your own life! We had a far-ranging conversation, including her "aha" discovery that @Clayton Christensen's theory of disruption could apply at a personal level.  And we even slipped Lady Gaga and Madonna in on the conversation.  Special note for those interested in #womeninleadership​ - we touch on a few themes relevant to that topic as well.  Have a look!


1 Mar 2021

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2-17-21 - Amy Donaldson, Deseret News - Whitney Johnson Hire by BYU

Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle (BYU)

Today's Co-Hosts: Ben Criddle (@criddlebenjamin) Subscribe to the Cougar Sports with Ben Criddle podcast:Apple Podcastshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle/id996764363Google Podcastshttps://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMTM2OTkzOS9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkSpotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/7dZvrG1ZtKkfgqGenR3S2mPocket Castshttps://pca.st/SU8aOvercasthttps://overcast.fm/itunes996764363/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddle-byuSpreakerhttps://www.spreaker.com/show/cougar-sports-with-ben-criddleStitcherhttps://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=66416iHeartRadiohttps://www.iheart.com/podcast/966-cougar-sports-with-29418022TuneInhttps://tunein.com/podcasts/Sports-Talk--News/Cougar-Sports-with-Ben-Criddle-p731529/


18 Feb 2021

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#0045 - Whitney Johnson Explains How To Disrupt Yourself

Startup of the Year Podcast

On this episode of the Startup of the Year Podcast, Frank Gruber talks with acclaimed author and the CEO of WLJ Advisors, Whitney Johnson.    Whitney is a former Wall Street Analyst and is the cofounder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen in which they invested in at least one unicorn. She is also an executive coach, speaker, and innovation thinker who was recently named one of the most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50.    She also is the author of “Build an A-Team” and the critically acclaimed author of “Disrupt Yourself” among other books. Lastly, Whitney hosts the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast, where every week she explores her passion for personal disruption through engaging conversations with disruptors. You can find the podcast at: http://whitneyjohnson.com/disrupt-yourself-podcast/   We invite all of our listeners to get involved with our program by visiting: established.us/programs. This is the best way to get notified of the various startup opportunities that we come across while working with various partner organizations and in a number of ecosystems across the country.   Thank you for listening, and as always, please check out the Established website and subscribe to the newsletter at www.est.us   Checkout Startup of the Year at www.startupofyear.com/   Subscribe to the Startup of the Year Daily Deal Flow: www.startupofyear.com/daily-dealflow   Subscribe to the Startup of the Year podcast: http://startupoftheyear.libsyn.com/   Subscribe to the Established YouTube Channel: https://soty.link/ESTYouTube   *** Startup of the Year helps diverse, emerging startups, founding teams, and entrepreneurs push their company to the next level. We are a competition, a global community, and a resource.     Startup of the Year is also a year-long program that searches the country for a geographically diverse set of startups from all backgrounds and pulls them together to compete for the title of Startup of the Year.    The program includes a number of in-person and virtual events, including our annual South By Southwest startup pitch event and competition. All of which culminate at our annual Startup of the Year Summit, where the Startup of the Year winner is announced, along with an opportunity at a potential investment.   Established is a consultancy focused on helping organizations with innovation, startup, and communication strategies. It is the power behind Startup of the Year.  Created by the talent responsible for building the Tech.Co brand (acquired by an international publishing company), we are leveraging decades of experience to help our collaborators best further (or create) their brand & accomplish their most important goals.  Connect with us on Twitter - @EstablishedUs and Facebook - facebook.com/established.us/.


26 Jan 2021

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From The Vault: A Conversation with Whitney Johnson

Sales Enablement Podcast with Andy Paul

Whitney Johnson is the author of the book: Disrupt Yourself. Master Relentless Change and Speed Up Your Learning Curve. Right off the bat, let me tell you that I love this book. If you’re in sales in any capacity and you’re struggling to Improve your performance, and perhaps need some additional motivation to make a change, then you need to read Whitney’s book. Whitney and I cover a lot of ground in this conversation. She explains how the S curve of innovative disruption, that was first popularized in the late Clayton Christenson’s famous book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, can be applied to your personal disruption, your personal transformation. The we dig into the psychology and neuroscience related to personal transformation and the factors that drive your motivation to learn. And we talk about why some people feel it’s a big risk to invest in their own development. A risk to disrupt themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Dec 2020

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A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – feat. Whitney Johnson and George Sparks

Call Me Kate

An overview of the upcoming YPO Colorado Chapter Event, “A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.” This Halloween Eve event will have something spooktacular for all ages to enjoy. Event resource and special podcast guest is speaker, author and business expert Whitney Johnson, who will share her insights on the timely topic of disruption and how that shows up in all aspects of our lives. The podcast also features insider info and great leadership advice with the President and CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, George Sparks.  Special thanks to the Day Chairs for this event, Stephanie and Brandon Giles for their time and support making this a memorable evening. 


16 Oct 2020