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106 How to Successfully Navigate Disruption: Interview with Charlene Li

The MINDset Game® Podcast

With change constantly happening in the world around us, it’s crucial for organizations to have structures and systems in place that will allow them to navigate disruptions with agility. While changing circumstances can create formidable obstacles for some organizations, Charlene Li – our guest in Episode 106 of The MINDSet Game® podcast – has always been curious about those that can seemingly move from disruption to disruption without skipping a beat. As Chief Research Officer at PA Consulting, an end-to-end innovation consultancy, Charlene has studied organizations across numerous industries to identify the characteristics that make leaders, teams, and the organization as a whole better equipped to handle change. In this episode, Charlene outlines the three key things that organizations need in order to seamlessly move from disruption to disruption: an ability to focus on the needs of future customers, leaders who can create a movement and momentum to carry the organization into the future, and a culture that’s capable of dealing with flux. Within this framework, she shares specific insights, including: 3 questions that everyone in an organization – from senior leadership to frontline workers – should be able to answer regarding how the organization will serve future customers How leaders can attract followers to the movement they are seeking to create, even when dealing with individuals whose values may not align with that movement Signs that indicate that a movement towards change is successfully underway The consequences for organizations that resist creating a “flux culture” designed to help them navigate disruption  To learn more about Charlene, visit her website at https://www.charleneli.com. She also invites listeners to connect with her on LinkedIn and share their own journeys with navigating change within organizations.  To subscribe to The MINDset Game podcast, visit www.TheMINDsetGame.com. 


6 Aug 2022

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An Interview with the Chief Research Officer at PA Consulting, Charlene Li

Winning Digital Customers

"The wise person is someone who doesn't have to resolve the contradiction to recognize that there is actually this dialectic of so many things that you can't resolve, but have to figure it out." Howard is joined by the New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker, and Chief Research Officer at PA Consulting, Charlene Li. Charlene gives us an exclusive look into her thoughts and observations on some of the topics that will be in the new book she is currently working on. How can leaders continue to move forward in confidence with their decisions despite not knowing what lies ahead? Learn more about leadership in this episode of Winning Digital Customers: The Podcast.Winning Digital Customers | The Podcast focuses on stories of digital transformation, told by the people who led them. The podcast covers a range of topics including digital transformation, enterprise strategy and innovation, customer research, design thinking, agile practices, journey mapping, and other related ideas.The podcast is based on Howard Tiersky's Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance. Tiersky lays out a simple but detailed five-step methodology that any company can follow to align their teams around a vision for the customer experience that will maximize their competitiveness in the market, identify the quick wins that will help them out of the gate, and ultimately drive the transformation needed to bring their company into alignment with today's digital world.Follow me on:Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiersky/Website: https://www.from.digital/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiersky


4 Aug 2022

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Ep. 27- Leadership in this New Era of Disruption with Charlene Li

Digital-First Leadership

In this episode of the Digital First Leadership Podcast, Richard is joined by Charlene Li, a New York Times bestselling author and the Chief Research Officer at PA Consulting. They discuss how leadership needs to change, adapt, and pivot as we enter a new era of disruption. Also, what skills leaders need to adopt and how they will learn these skills, especially as we move into a new professional environment post-COVID.You can find Charlene Li's book The Disruption Mindset on Amazon now.Host: Richard BlissGuest: Charlene LiPodcast Manager: Kimberly SmithFollow Richard Bliss on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bliss/Find Charlene Li on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleneli/


28 Jun 2022

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620 Seeing The Future with Charlene Li @ PAConsulting

thinkfuture: innovation, startups and the future

or the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She’s an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. She’s the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. Her latest book is the bestseller The Disruption Mindset. She currently serves as the Chief Research Officer at PA Consulting, an end-to-end innovation consultancy. Named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company, Charlene is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco.  Connect with Charlene on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/charleneli. ---- http://ideateandexecute.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinkfuture/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thinkfuture/support


22 Jun 2022

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Charlene Li - On The Shape Of Things To Come

Futures In Focus

Charlene Li is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. Her latest book is the bestseller The Disruption Mindset. She is the Founder of Altimeter, a disruptive analyst firm that was acquired in 2015 by Prophet. Charlene is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and was named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company. The podcast covers a variety of contriversial topics for 2032 on the shape of things to come.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


5 Apr 2022

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Thriving with Disruption (with Charlene Li)

The Combustion Chronicles

This week’s guest has been a disruptor since way before disruption was cool. Join in the conversation as host Shawn Nason talks all things disruption with author, podcaster, speaker, and consultant Charlene Li, founder of Altimeter, a disruptive analyst firm acquired in 2015 by Prophet. In her mission to help leaders and organizations thrive with disruption, Charlene shifts people’s mindsets and behaviors to embrace disruption and change as a positive instead of negative. In this episode, the two disruptors talk about getting intimate at work, placing the customer prominently on your metrics dashboard, treating employees as collaborators instead of sheep, and making failure a part of your vocabulary.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Feb 2022

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Exploring the Failure Imperative – Charlene Li

Digital: Disrupted

In this episode, Paul and Charlene Li discuss what failure really means and the importance of positive disruption. The best leaders know that when a project goes awry, it’s critical not to play the blame game. So how should leaders approach perceived failure and turn it into a win? Charlene Li is the founder of Altimeter Group and is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and is the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. Connect with her on Twitter and be sure to follow Paul and Rocket Software.  


15 Feb 2022

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Trendspotting: The Mindful Marketer 2022 Forecast with Charlene Li

The Mindful Marketer

PwC's study in 2021 reported that 65% of employees were in search of a new job! And over half of my clients were either promoted or changed jobs.  You only have 3-4 months to make your mark as an innovator—so how will you prove it? We all know that making time to observe, reflect, and capitalize on key trends is ESSENTIAL, yet few of us dedicate time to it! That's why many marketers are just trying NOT TO LOSE versus trying to WIN.  Discover trendspotting methods and future-forward organizations worth watching in this episode with Charlene Li, a good friend, author of several NY Times best-selling books, including SHOW BOOK THE DISRUPTION MINDSET and an advisor to some of the most innovative companies on the planet.  Watch the replay on LinkedIn. Some key episode moments include:  ✔️ Be genuinely curious; this is key to keeping up with emerging trends. Charlene Li reveals that her passion for research and exploration started in one summer in elementary school. Cultivating the interest and dissecting and understanding what the future holds is a skill that every marketing leader needs to thrive with disruption. ✔️ Decide to become a trendspotter vs. fad follower. Charlene shares that being a fast follower can be a valid strategy because there is no risk. However, following everything that already has been proven in the marketplace will not benefit you. "That means you're always going to be a step behind and never the person in front. Beating trends is where that leadership comes from. It's like you're going out there, you're making some bets about how the world will evolve, and you're putting money and investment behind it. Sometimes it'll pay off. Sometimes it won't. And as you get better, that gives you a huge competitive advantage because you're early, you're first in the market, and you understand where these customers are going to be, and you beat them there." Listen to the replay on Stitcher. ✔️ Discover customer and culture shifts and predictions. Take, for example, how Lyft started with Zimride (carpooling). It never got traction after 2.5 years of testing in universities and corporations. Then they launched Lyft for individuals. They waited to discover their value before taking a dime of VC money. Another worthy example is Qualtrics' transition from multiple products to a single platform, a risky bet-the-company made, while their business was at an all-time high. SAP bought them for $8B.  ✔️ Understand that if you're not making any mistakes, you are not taking enough risk. Charlene shares, "As business professionals, as marketers, we tend to think about the next two quarters, and that's about it. This is so dangerous because if you constantly react to fad following versus trendspotting and make those investments that will emerge 12 to 18 months and make the big changes way out into the future; you're never going to be ready; you will always be behind the market. Sure, we are not encouraged to take these kinds of risks, and the hardest thing about this is that you may be wrong and not be rewarded. But this is what it takes to lead: create an environment where you can be right and not be right. Because if you are always right, you are not taking enough risks." Watch the replay on LinkedIn. ✔️ Cultivate your trendspotting talents in 2022 by going to these places online. Charlene turns to TED talks to get strong perspectives from many people with almost every topic available and the Cool Hunting website where people vote on the ideas and new trends. ✔️ Take your notes from your customer conversations or your marketing meetings with your teams. Make sure you're transcribing those meetings with any transcription tool. I like to use otter.ai, a tool that helps you record in real time.  Listen to the replay on Stitcher. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Lisa Nirell of EnergizeGrowth™ LLC helps courageous marketers and CEOs accelerate growth and get promoted faster. Download your Mindful Marketer learning bonuses at themindfulmarketer.com/bonus. You will also join the "know ahead" list for our upcoming Life Streams. Do something NEW in 2022—for your career and your personal growth. If you are feeling isolated, consider applying to the Marketing Growth Leaders. It's a collection of some of the country's top marketing leaders that have taken us ten years to cultivate. Learn more here. Charlene Li is an expert on digital transformation strategy and disruptive leadership and the author of six books, including her latest, The Disruption Mindset. She is the Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School. Visit www.charleneli.com to know more. Copyright 2021, Lisa Nirell. All rights reserved.


11 Jan 2022

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172: Charlene Li, Grow Your Business Via Disruption

The Strategy Skills Podcast: Strategy | Leadership | Critical Thinking | Problem-Solving

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 172, an episode with a sought-after public speaker and an influential thought-leader, Charlene Li. Get Charlene's new book here: https://amzn.to/2XhSdFv Charlene Li is a guide on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. Her career is focused on helping people see the future and thrive with disruption. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Altimeter, a Prophet company. In this episode, Charlene talked about how disruption serves as a key element in order for a company to determine their future and set their path to growth. For those who wants to learn more on how to advance through the future, this is for you. THE DISRUPTION MINDSET: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail. Charlene Li: https://amzn.to/2XhSdFv Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo We use affiliate links whenever possible (if you purchase items listed above using our affiliate links, we will get a bonus).


15 Sep 2021

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The Role of Communities in Navigating Disruption With Charlene Li

Cohere Podcast

In this episode of the Cohere podcast, Bill Johnston and Dr. Lauren Vargas discuss the future of communities with digital transformation and disruptive leadership expert Charlene Li. We speak with Charlene about her new book “The Disruption Mindset”, the evolving role of social technologies, and the pitfalls and opportunities of leading during periods of disruption (for instance, during a global pandemic.)


31 Aug 2021