The Innovation Mentality: Six Strategies to Disrupt the Status Quo and Reinvent the Way We Work

The Innovation Mentality: Six Strategies to Disrupt the Status Quo and Reinvent the Way We Work

by Glenn Llopis, Jim Eber (With)


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Companies and their leaders need a new strategy for success because, without it, change is merely substitution, not evolution. Simply put, business is becoming less about the business defining the individual and more about the individual defining the business. As individuals creating shared cultures that drive change and foster growth, people feel they are making contributions and connecting to leaders and their companies.

As a leader, you need the wisdom and courage to turn the spotlight of accountability on yourself. Problem is, most of us have no idea how to do this. Instead, leaders continue to manage by using old templates and cannot evolve to become the leaders America needs, because those templates stripped them of their identities, leaving them insecure about who they are and how to face change. To change the conversation, we need diversity of thought to stimulate new growth, attract new talent, and generate new marketplace opportunities.

That's where Glenn Llopis comes in. Featuring six ways to disrupt the status quo and reinvent the way we work, The Innovation Mentality gives entrepreneurial and corporate leaders the tools they need to work with colleagues and employees to harness the power of positive change for the long term.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599186030
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Glenn Llopis (pronounced ‘yo-pes) is the Chairman of the Glenn Llopis Group—a nationally recognized thought-leadership, human capital, and business strategy consulting firm. As a speaker, consultant, and executive coach to Fortune 500 companies and beyond, Glenn guides leaders and organizations to embrace a new type of thinking that helps them evolve and stay ahead of the rapid changes in the workplace and marketplace to drive growth. He is the best-selling author of the book Earning Serendipity and contributing writer to Forbes, Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review. He has been recognized as a top 20 influential writer at Forbes and a top 100 leadership speaker and business thinker by Inc. magazine.

Jim Eber is a veteran marketing writer and collaborator specializing in business and food. He has worked with many new and established authors on projects and served as the writer on the best-selling Think Big, Act Bigger by Jeffrey Hayzlett.

Table of Contents

Origin Story: Beyond Diversity xiii

The Immigrant Perspective xvii

We Need Evolution, Not Substitution xxi

Words Get in the Way xxvii

Part I Embrace the Six Characteristic of the Innovation Mentality

Chapter 1 Learn the Six Characteristics of the Innovation Mentality 3

See the Opportunities and You Start to Evolve 4

The Six Characteristics of the Innovation Mentality 10

Common Sense Is Not Easy 34

Are You Vulnerable Enough to Listen? 38

Chapter 2 Use the Innovation Mentality to Strengthen Your Leadership Identity 45

Your Authentic Identity 49

Your Personal Brand Value Proposition 56

Your Leadership Identity-and Identity Crisis 69

Chapter 3 Connect the Innovation Mentality to the Cultural Demographic Shift™ 81

What Is the Cultural Demographic Shift? 82

Magic Johnson, the Innovation Mentality, and the Cultural Demographic Shift 88

Listening to the Cultural Demographic Shift 91

Chapter 4 See Opportunity Gaps through the Innovation Mentality 97

An Opportunity Gap Case Study: Health Care and the Cultural Demographic Shift 97

Seize the Cultural Demographic Shift Opportunity 104

What You Should Be Solving For 109

Chapter 5 Evolve the Solve Using the Innovation Mentality 129

Diversity and Inclusion from the Inside Out 133

A Matter of Life and Death-Literally 141

Chapter 6 Operationalize the Innovation Mentality for All of Us 149

Operationalize and Move from "Sowing" to "Growing" and "Sharing" 156

Find Like-Mindedness in People through Their Differences 159

Part II Mastering the Six Characteristics of the Innovation Mentality

Chapter 7 Using the Innovation Mentality to Influence Business Evolution 169

How Will You Influence the Evolution of Your Business? 171

Chapter 8 Apply the Innovation Mentality to Move from Substitution to Evolution 179

Turn Corporate Values into Shared Beliefs 182

Create Alignment 186

Encourage Exploration 193

Generate Momentum 199

Exceed Expectations 203

Know the Power of Relationships 207

Have Intimacy 214

Influence Individuality 217

Maximize Potential 222

Resow with Significance 226

Chapter 9 What Was I Waiting For? 233

Appendix: A Primer on What the Six Characteristics Solve 237

Acknowledgments 241

About the Author 245

Index 247

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