#16 Robyn M Bolton on how the behaviors that make leaders successful conspire to kill innovation
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Robyn M. Bolton is considered an expert in corporate innovation. She has worked as an “intrapreneur” at P&G where she was part of the team that launched Swiffer and Swiffer WetJet, a partner at Clayton Christensen’s growth consulting firm, and she is also the founder of MileZero, an innovation consulting and coaching firm. She has advised companies ranging from global leaders like Nike, Comcast, and Medtronic to mid-sized companies like Curriculum Associates and Hallstar Beauty.
Today, Roanne asked Robyn to talk about a rather specific topic. A future-lesson, so to speak, that Robyn has for all leaders. Namely, the topic of innovation and that what we call at Hatch: the courage to look at your company or team or task, in a radically different way than you used to do. As well all know, that is needed for the unknown futures that we are going to conquer.
Robyn uses different words to describe what needs to happen. Or actually, what NOT needs to happen. She defined Things Leaders Do That Kill Innovation, and found out What to Do Instead.
In this episode, Robyn shares:
- how the very behaviors that make leaders successful conspire to kill innovation
- why these behaviors are so dangerous, and
- what leaders can do to truly be innovation champions and get the innovation results they want.