Lisa’s interactive keynotes are designed to spark imagination and address the unique needs of your audience. Topics include:
1. Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Pan Am, Kodak, and Blockbuster. What do these companies have in common? This powerful keynote sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Progress doesn’t come from standing still. It’s time to Kill the Company… before someone else does. Participants will learn how to constantly reexamine their own businesses to keep innovation, and long-term success, on-track.
Lisa Bodell unveils a striking new perspective on how to create the killer culture of tomorrow. Instead of adding more complexity through expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually simplify to achieve more. 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.
Bodell leads 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. Set an inspirational tone for your next conference or event to show that a positive corporate culture is easily within reach!
2. Little BIGS®: How to do LESS for MORE innovation
Throw out the notion that fostering innovation requires large corporate overhauls and change initiatives. In fact, people are sick and tired of extensive and expensive initiatives that generally don’t work. To get people to approach change differently, we must change our approach. Instead of top-down mandates, it’s the small things—the “Little BIGS”—that ignite powerful behavior change.
The Little BIGS method takes a “show vs. tell” approach. When individuals and teams start leading by example, they create opportunities for people to witness and embrace positive behaviors and change firsthand. Using examples of small changes with huge ripple effects, this keynote walks participants through simple approaches to revolution.
Participants will take away tangible and actionable steps to shake up their organization’s standard practices—from unproductive meetings to go-nowhere strategic planning—and result in a powerful boost to innovation. Learn Little BIGS including: Early Dismissal, Empowerment Rules, Change the Environment, The Idea Party, and Get Out.
Bodell inspires audiences through a real life example of Little BIGS at work: how a large financial services organization created a new breed of employee that helped reset the corporate culture. In the end, participants gain the Little BIGS® that will reinvent their own organization(s)—and awaken their ability to think, and ultimately, to reinvent the future.
3. Jump-start Innovation: Leading a Culture of Dynamic Growth and Value-Creation
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.