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Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

If you can see it, you can change it.

For almost 30 years we’ve been in the business of helping companies become best places, where the best people can do their best work… to make the world better. When we learn of a business or a partnership that does cool stuff to make the world better we share. Best place companies are intentional and purposeful about creating cultures of collaboration and innovation. Cultures where differences are respected and valued (not just tolerated). Cultures where women and men work together for a better work place, outcomes and ROI—We4We Cultures.

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Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Innovation & the Power of Cause

Dr. Kevin Freiberg joins us for “The Innovation Engine” podcast to talk about innovation and the power of cause. Among the topics we discuss this week are why it’s important for everyone in your company to know exactly what your cause is, why we fear living insubstantial lives more than we fear dying, and why it still pays to be a little nuts in the airline industry.
Dr. Freiberg is a best-selling author and keynote speaker who is an expert on corporate innovation and leadership development. Along with his wife, Dr. Jackie Freiberg, he has written books like the recently published DO SOMETHING NOW! Be the One Who Makes Something Happen and Nuts! Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.
“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master,” said the great Albert Einstein.
The highlights of this week’s episode of the podcast include:

  • We open the podcast discussion by getting Dr. Freiberg’s definition of corporate cause.
  • Dr. Freiberg outlines some of the ways in which explaining the cause of a company to all of its employees can often trigger innovation.
  • We discuss the concept of heroism and its importance in a corporate culture.
  • We also touch upon the Gallup study citation in the book pertaining to the number of disengaged employees in the world.
  • Being heroic, timeless, and supremely meaningful are three ‘must have’ traits in companies that Dr. Freiberg mentions in the book. He also shares example of companies who have delivered incredible outcomes based on these traits.

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Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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52% of us are frustrated. Why?

On “The Innovation Engine” podcast, we discuss how leaders can create a culture where everyone can have a say in a company’s innovation efforts, the importance of tying innovation to a business case when taking it up the ladder, and why it’s vital to give people feedback on their ideas for innovation.

Here are some highlights from this episode:

  • We discuss the merits of empowering all employees to become a part of the innovation process, as well as pitfalls and roadblocks to avoid when doing so.
  • Dr. Freiberg provides an example of how one cutting edge health care company in California came up with the idea of a drive-thru blood clinic as a result of listening to employees who were closest to the customer.
  • We talk about why Noah Weiss, VP of Product Management at Foursquare, measures his creative output both during the week and on weekends.
  • Dr. Freiberg draws from her experience of studying corporate culture in many organizations and reveals common innovation traits that are inherent to innovative companies.

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Tough Questions

 

Competitiveness demands commitment to truth and willingness to confront brutal facts. Unfortunately, most of us have biased perceptions of how the world works and how companies perform. In the absence of candid feedback, it is convenient to assume that reality is similar to our preconceived ideas. But ignorance and denial can be costly.

That’s why gutsy leaders seek to uncover the truth by asking tough questions. Continue reading…

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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Go Pro On LinkedIn

LinkedIn manages the world’s largest online professional network. It connects people in over 200 countries and territories and has connected more than 332 million members (yes, you read that number correctly).

LinkedIn proves to be a valuable resource for networking, connecting, and reconnecting in the professional world. In addition, LinkedIn has also become a rich conduit for learning, sharing information, group chats and hiring, yes hiring!

If you are not active and using this growing and respected resource, you should be! Continue reading

Cheers,
Kevin & Jackie
Speaking on Leadership, Innovation, & Global Trends…

Creating the BEST places where the BEST people can do
their BEST work to make the world BETTER.

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