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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
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

Innovation Expert, Founder and CEO of futurethink and Author

A globally recognized leader, futurist and expert in helping companies find success through simplification, Lisa Bodell shows how simplifying can shake off the twin evils of complexity and complacency prevalent in today’s organizations.

Why SIMPLE Wins: Escape the Complexity Trap and Get to Work That Matters

Imagine what you could do with the time you spend sitting in meetings and writing emails every day.

Complexity is killing companies' ability to innovate and adapt, and simplicity is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time. Drawing on research and themes from her latest book, Why Simple Wins, Bodell inspires leaders and their teams to proactively move beyond the feelings of frustration and futility that come with so much unproductive work in today’s corporate world, to create a corporate culture where valuable, essential, meaningful work is the norm. By learning how to eliminate redundancies, communicate with clarity, and make simplification a habit, individuals and companies can begin to recognize which activities are time-sucks and which create lasting value.

Using engaging stories and techniques, Bodell shows that by using simplicity as an operating principle, we can eliminate the organizational and individual busywork that puts a chokehold on us every day, and instead spend time on the work that matters.

SIMPLE is the new solution. Drawing on her work with global companies, Lisa Bodell shares tools and takeaways on how organizations and individuals can eradicate complexity, and allow Simplicity to be their new operating system and North Star towards an innovative workplace culture.

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:

  1. Everyone is a change agent.
  2. Change involves a toolkit, not a process.
  3. 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!

Meet Lisa Bodell

A globally recognized leader, futurist and expert in helping companies find success through simplification, Lisa Bodell shows how simplifying can shake off the twin evils of complexity and complacency prevalent in today’s organizations.

Founder & CEO of innovation firm futurethink Lisa Bodell is the bestselling author of Kill the Company, and her latest Why Simple Wins. A global leader on simplifying innovation and change management, Lisa is often called upon by global companies to help them eradicate workplace complexity that is killing their ability to innovate and adapt. Simplicity  is fast becoming the competitive advantage of our time and Lisa offers tested tools and takeaways to motivate organizations and individuals to action.

A Dynamic Keynote Speaker, Lisa has addressed audiences at Google, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Citigroup, Merck and is often the highest-rated presenter, as she engages audiences and empowers them with practical tools, tips, and resources that they can use to create immediate and effective change. Praise for Lisa includes: “insightful, engaging and energetic” (Google); “relevant and compelling” (Accenture);  “ignited a spirit of innovation” (Mastercard Worldwide); “winning business ideas” (Citigroup).

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