CL253: How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change – Interview with Alex Goryachev

How Fearless Innovation Helps Leaders Adapt To Change

Alex Goryachev is managing director of Cisco's global Co-Innovation Centers. He spearheads several award-winning international programs and initiatives to accelerate innovation – whether that impacts operations, businesses processes, or technology. An award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption, Alex is a sought-after speaker on innovation and a regular contributor to Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Information Week, and other leading media outlets. His new book is called FEARLESS INNOVATION: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change.

Fearless Innovation

In this episode, we cover:

How To Be A Fearless Leader

  • 3:23 - Hitting the Wall Street Journal bestseller list
  • 6:34 - Innovation vs disruption
  • 7:40 - What is innovation?
  • 8:31 - What is the difference between creativity versus innovation?
  • 8:52 - Innovation is pragmatic
  • 9:15 - Innovation is about execution
  • 10:02 - From idea to execution
  • 12:08 - Customer validation
  • 14:51 - What is the link between innovation and leadership?
  • 15:13 - The role of HR in leadership
  • 15:56 - Innovation is not a job title
  • 17:22 - What is co-innovation?
  • 18:16 - How to measure innovation?
  • 20:29 - What metric are you trying to move?

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