Overcoming the Fear of Failure

The biggest reason why we don’t take risks or chances is that we fear failure.

Upcoming Livestreams and Webinars

Join Charlene for Live events on FacebookLinkedInYouTube, and Periscope, every Tuesday at 10 am PT

The Power of Openness

penness is the magic elixir of organizations because transparency of information and decisions creates trust and accountability. Change happens at the speed of trust so if you want to increase the rate of innovation in your organization, then take steps to increase openness.
Tues. October 20th, 10am PT

The Disruption Gender Gap

In my research, I found a distinct disruption gender gap — women would have the same disruptive leadership characteristics as their male counterparts and yet rate themselves as lower in their ability to be disruptive. We’ll dive into why this is happening and what we can do as leaders and organizations to address the disruption gender gap.
TTues. October 27th, 10am PT

The Disruptive Transformation of Government

As we hold our breaths and wait for the US election results to come in, let’s take a look at how disruption can be a positive force in transforming our governments.
Tues. November 3rd, 10am PT

Past Livestreams and Webinars

Working with Worried Skeptics

Every organization has them — Worried Skeptics who turn away from any whiff of change. Rather than think of them as an obstacle, look at them as an essential part of your disruption team. Join to learn how to turn them to your cause by tapping into their natural instinct to look askance at change. [21:39]

Write Your Disruption Manifesto, Now!

Manifestos lay out your beliefs about how the world should be different — and how you will get there. Whether for yourself or for your organization, writing a manifesto is crucial for building momentum. Come learn how to get started — and we’ll actually write one together! [19:39]

Org Change and Disruptive Transformation with Guest Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister led Comcast Cable’s digital transformation and will share step by step how he built support for organizational change at one of the worlds most biggest companies. [30:32]

The Dirty Little Secret Of Digital Transformation

When it comes to digital transformation, the one thing that we don’t talk about enough is how hard the “transformation” part is going to be. The focus is often on the “digital” technology implementation with blind trust that the “transformation” will just naturally happen. We’ll talk about how to make sure transformation is a core part of the discussion as well. [29:12]

Leadership is a Mindset, Not a Title

Leaders create change. You don’t need a title to create change. You don’t need permission to create change. All you need is to believe that you can make that change happen. We’ll explore how to develop that change leadership mindset. There’s no time like the present to start and keep leading. [27:04]

Don’t Get Blinded By Your Profitable Customers

Disruptors know that the biggest obstacle they must overcome is looking beyond their beautiful, profitable customers to the future. Why go after something risky, uncertain, and costly when you have a sure thing already? We’ll discuss how disruptors can wean their organizations off of existing customers just enough to focus on future growth opportunities. [24:42]

The Beliefs That Hold You Back and Move You Forward

When it comes to disruptive transformation, the biggest barriers aren’t technology or talent. It’s our beliefs. What are the things we say to ourselves that are holding us back? How can organizations and their leaders reset beliefs to move forward? Get a checklist of how to get started and make sure you stay on the right path. [29:18]

Leadership is a Mindset, Not a Title

Leaders create change. You don’t need a title to create change. You don’t need permission to create change. All you need is to believe that you can make that change happen. We’ll explore how to develop that change leadership mindset. There’s no time like the present to start and keep leading. [27:04]

Don’t Get Blinded By Your Profitable Customers

Disruptors know that the biggest obstacle they must overcome is looking beyond their beautiful, profitable customers to the future. Why go after something risky, uncertain, and costly when you have a sure thing already? We’ll discuss how disruptors can wean their organizations off of existing customers just enough to focus on future growth opportunities. [24:42]

Dealing With Disruption Fatigue

How does a tired disruptor continue to disrupt? Are you and your organization suffering from change fatigue? We will explore how to keep up your energy and enthusiasm for disruption, especially in the context of the past few turbulent months. [17:28]

Seeing Race

I hear with increasing frequency this phrase: “I don’t see color. I don’t see race.” While I appreciate the intent behind the words, seeing race is essential for leaders to create equity and fairness. I’ll share my perspective on those words as a woman of color and offer alternatives to help you be a more effective and disruptive leader. [13:47]

Mindful Marketer

Join a discussion with authors Charlene Li and Lisa Nirell on why mindful marketing is so important right now as we talk with our customers and how to identify the biggest customer disruptions and their new expectations. [33:44]

Defining the Future Of Work

Instead of defining the future of work by technology, look at it through the lens of the relationships created and enabled by the technology. Let’s imagine what we want the future of work to be. [27:00]

Leading in the Digital Age

As a leader, make the most of the many digital and social tools available to build and deepen relationships with colleagues and customers. [19:36]

Dale Carnegie’s Timeless Wisdom

First published in 1936, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” is a must-read if you are leading a disruptive transformation. We will dive deep into the top takeaways for disruptive leaders. [21:17]

Disruptor Time Management Best Practices

Take a look at your calendar – how much time do you carve out to work on your disruption and growth initiatives? Or are you stacked meeting after meeting from dawn until dusk? We’ll look at a few best practices of how to hack your time to create space for disruption. [19:02]

Question Everything

What better time to challenge everything that you’ve held to be true than now, in a time of tremendous chaos and uncertainty! There’s no problem sticking with the status quo — but only if it is an intentional choice rather than the default born of inaction. [15:25]

Disruption and Belonging

When you are the “only” in the room, you’re using all of your energy just to fit in so forget about trying to create disruption. This is why diversity, equity, and inclusion is so important to disruption. [17:25]

Disagree & Commit

A big obstacle to disruption is seeking consensus — rather than alignment. Learn how to create a team that grows strong with disagreement while remaining fully committed to the mission. [18:57]

The Disruptor Career Path

How do you become a disruptor — and how do think about a career path when you’re intent on blowing up the system? We’ll look at the a-typical career path of disruptors and chart a course for professional success. [24:31]

Prioritizing in Times of Crisis and Chaos

From COVID-19 and digital transformation to addressing social injustice, leaders face many competing priorities. How do you determine what takes priority? How do you handle the pressing urgent issues while still addressing the important long-term priorities? This issue is especially relevant as leaders must address how to sustain momentum on social justice and not let the moment fade away as it has in the past. [24:24]

Driving Disruption During Crisis

How do we invest in a disruptive future while navigating the present crisis? Join a conversation with Scott Anthony from Innosight which helps organizations design and create the future. He’ll be joining us from his base in Singapore, providing a uniquely global perspective. [25:25]

Having Tough Conversations About Race

Talking about race is tough because we’re afraid we might mess up. But the worst conversation we can have about race is to not have one at all. [22:01]

Disrupting the System of Racial Injustice

Racism is embedded in American society and “The System” exists to make ensure it persists. How do we apply the ideas of disruption to racism? How do we be anti-racist? Because that’s what will be needed — we won’t get to where we must be by incrementally inching our way forward. How do we move forward, together? [26:21]

Make Your Next Leadership Retreat a Success

What’s on the agenda for your next leadership retreat? We’ll take a look at what should be a priority and uncover the biggest mistake that most organizations are making today. [25:03]

Challenging the Status Quo Everyday

How do we make disruption a habit, where we challenge the status quo in all aspects of our lives? Joining me will be Terence Jackson, Ph.D., CEO of Jackson Consulting Group where he coaches leaders and organizations to consistently challenge their Performance Paradigms. [26:51]

The Death of George Floyd: What Leaders Must Do Now

Watching the death of George Floyd and the unfolding crisis, we long for leadership. This moment requires disruptive leadership because that’s what leaders do — we disrupt the status quo. That’s uncomfortable on so many levels — yet we must find our voice and lead in our organizations and communities. Three things to do and model right now: 1) Practice empathy; 2) Dare to have difficult conversations; 3) Address concerns with humanity. In this process, you will find your voice and act even though you know it will be imperfect. Action is needed because staying silent means we are part of the problem. [20:41]

The Disruption Curve

Disruptions follow a natural lifecycle — and where you are on it determines your next action. Tune in to figure where you on the disruption curve and learn how to thrive no matter which stage you are in. [24:40]

The Continuous Strategy Process

Is your organization on an annual strategy planning process? Better rethink that approach because disruption doesn’t follow a calendar. Given the challenges of COVID-19, here’s how to re-configure your strategic planning process, starting NOW. [25:43] \\
Re-imaging Work. We’ve always thought of the “workplace” as a physical manifestation — and sheltering-in-place has proven that wrong. How will COVID-19 disrupt the very notion of work? [26:06]

Asking for Help

Great leaders know when and how to ask for help. They have the humility to know they can’t do it alone and the confidence to be vulnerable. Learn how to develop this crucial skill — because you can’t face disruption alone. [26:19]

The Culture Audit

With the COVID-19 crisis, your organization’s culture has been through a lot. As you consider return-to-work, how prepared is your culture to handle disruption? Start by conducting a culture audit to identify areas of strength as well as places that need attention. [27:35]

Webinar – Leading in Times of Crisis: Creating a Culture Capable of Thriving with Disruption

Take a deep dive into the three principles of disruptive organizations and get pragmatic advice on how you can adopt those ideas to prepare your organization for the uncertain times ahead. [59:08]

The Fallacy of Control.

Leadership has never been about being in control. It’s about inspiring people to follow you. Learn how to move beyond “command and control” to find a new model for leadership. [25:17]

How to Start Disrupting

You want to disrupt, but where to begin? Come learn the secret of how Disruptors get their start. [28:50]
Play Big. We will do big things only if we play big. Come learn how to break out of acting small. [26:59]

Webinar – Using Scenario Planning to Prepare for a Post-COVID World

Join Charlene Li, Founder and Senior Fellow, Altimeter, and Doug Randall, Partner, The Trium Group, to learn how to use scenario planning to prepare for a post-COVID world.[50:08]

Out of Your Comfort Zone

We grow when we are stretched. But how do you do that without getting stressed? [19:46]

Overcoming Fear & Self-doubt

The difference between being anxious and excited is confidence. How do you develop the confidence and courage to take the first step toward transformation? [22:39]

How Do You Serve The World?

Your perspective changes when instead of saying what you do, you answer the question of how will you serve. [12:45]

Defining Our New Normal

What will the world and our lives look like when sheltering in place ends? How are you and your organization preparing?

Webinar – Leading in Times of Crisis: Operating in the New Normal

Insights on what leaders should do and how they can prepare for operating successfully in a post-crisis world.

You Have the Permission to Lead

“Never ask for permission to lead. Just lead” – Kamala Harris. How do we develop the agency to step forward and lead from where we are? [28:45]

How Recessions Create Opportunity

What do Microsoft, CNN, Electronic Arts, Uber and Airbnb all have in common? They were all started in recessions. Let’s discuss why recessions are breeding grounds for innovation. [29:05]

Webinar: The Future of Work is Here

The sudden shift to remote work has created a new normal for our organizations and there is no “going back”. What are the best leaders and organizations doing to create the structure, processes, and culture for a new way of working? Joining the conversation will be Charlene Li and Gary A. Bolles.[1:00:01]

From Sheltering in Place to Leading in Place.

How do we find opportunities to lead and serve when we’re stuck in our homes? We’ll discuss some ideas and how to discover ways to serve. [19:33]

Webinar: Leading in Times of Crisis: How to Be a Strong Leader in Times of Crisis

Learn about five ways to help leaders navigate these trying times.

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