- Professional Achievement
- Corporate Culture
Audience & Industry
- The Finance Industry
- Senior Management Groups
- The Professional Services Industry
Lisa Bodell is a recognized global leader on behavior change, whose innovation skill- building firm has transformed hundreds of Fortune 500 companies by Igniting Simplification and Activating Innovation.
She helps organizations eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative. In order to experience this trifecta of competitive advantage, organizations must embrace Simplicity and Lisa has the roadmap to move them to action.
A dynamic keynote speaker, Lisa empowers audiences with tools and techniques that help them start simplifying and innovating immediately. Praise for her talks include: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture); “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).
With a deep understanding of best practices across industries, Lisa has contributed her expertise to a wide variety of media, including: Fast Company, WIRED, The New York Times, Inc., Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, FOX News, and CNN.
Lisa Bodell serves on the Advisory Board of the NSA, is an advisor on the Board of the Association of Professional Futurists, and has previously served as an advisor on Novartis’ Diversity and Inclusion Board and as a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum.
Most Inspirational Woman in Communications Strategy and Execution 2019 (Acquisitions International)
Most Innovative Business Workshop Training Facilitator 2019 (Acquisitions International)
Silver Medalist 2018 North American Book Awards - Why Simple Wins
Most Innovative Management Consulting Firm 2019 NY (CV Magazine)
KILL THE COMPANY: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
Winning innovators embrace change—do you? What holds you back from better innovating, every day? In too many organizations, we’re stuck in the land of status quo. We’ve forgotten how to think differently, and lack the simple tools to solve problems creatively. The very structures put in place to help organizations grow are now holding us back. So, it’s time to Kill the Company! This keynote is an inspirational call to arms: to start a revolution in how we think and how we work.
The key lesson of this keynote: if we want people to approach change differently, we have to change our approach. You will learn how simplification lets us achieve more and better innovation. This can reignite critical aptitudes such as curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving, and more. The keynote will bring to life the concepts presented in Lisa’s bestselling book, Kill the Company:
- Everyone is a change agent.
- Change involves a toolkit, not a process.
- Little changes can create big impact.
Lisa will introduce tangible ways to ignite innovation through the dynamic, yet simple exercises in the Kill the Company Toolkit, including Kill a Stupid Rule, Killer Queries, Impossible to Possible, and many more. You will leave this keynote with ways to eliminate needless complexity with simple, inspiring ways to make innovation happen now!
KILLING COMPLEXITY: Create a Culture of Simplification & Get to the Work that Matters
There is a formula to gaining a competitive advantage, and it is simple – Speed, Agility and Focus. But complexity is holding most organizations back from creating a culture that embraces these three principles of success. Simplification is the solution, and every organization wants to know the techniques to help them eradicate complexity and get back to meaningful work that drives innovative change.
Lisa inspires leaders and their teams to consider what it means to have an innovative company. It isn’t about creating a culture of cool lounge areas with ping pong tables. More than anything, your culture will be predicated on the work people do every day. If your organization is mired in meetings, emails and reports, then that is what your culture will be known for; but, wouldn’t you rather be known as the company where people are engaged in truly meaningful work every day? Lisa gives you the tools to make this a reality.
Lisa’s message will not only open your eyes to what’s happening in our world, but will also provide you the tools to be able to take action … Her energy is contagious.Carlos Dominguez, SVP Office of Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems
Lisa will show you how to get out of the status quo and grow into the role of a change-maker.Michael Diamant, Co-founder and CEO of Skip Hop, Inc.
Lisa Bodell is a first-class change agent in the corporate world. She points out the often obvious, but totally ingrained, things that are stifling our companies, then goes on to share her plan for how we can start our own ‘innovation revolution.'Marshall Goldsmith, Author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
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