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Tamara Ghandour Inside LaunchStreet

The LaunchStreet Journey

Getting to know Tamara and why she became obsessed with innovation.

I am a strong believer that everyone should be obsessed with innovation, and that given the room and the ability to unleash it, everyone is and can be innovative in their own unique way. 

Top 4 Innovation Myths That Are Sabotaging Your Efforts

Episode 1769

  How To Escape Innovation Traps When trying to be innovative, do you ever feel like you are just running in place, expending all this energy and not getting anywhere? It could be because you have bought into some of the prevailing innovation myths that are actually sabotaging your efforts. In today’s Q&A session on…

How To Thrive In The New Economy With Billee Howard

Episode 1768

Why Purpose is as Important as Product I was sitting in the common area of the WeWork, where we office, and I overheard the most fascinating conversation. They were talking about how they were struggling because it felt like nothing was behind the curtain in business anymore, that the customer wanted to know everything about…

A Change Model That Will Help You Innovate And Gain The Edge With Jurgen Appelo

Episode 1767

Doing More, Faster, Will Not Keep You Ahead of the Curve Ball The other day, I watched the Defiant Ones on HBO and it got me thinking. Why do some people seem to always be ahead of change while the rest of us are struggling to keep up? What thought process or system do they…

How Innovative People Go Further, Faster With Less With Matt Tumbleson

Episode 1766

Identifying Holes As a Team Can Prevent the Ship From Sinking When do you think about marking off all the things on your to-do list? Things like making a doctor’s appointment, asking an online store where your order is, making reservations? If you are like me, it’s at odd hours of the day when I…

How Collaborative Leadership Brings The Right Ideas To Life

Episode 1765

How to Avoid the Big Mess of Collaboration I bet you know that there’s a big difference between collaboration and consensus — where even the best ideas get watered down into the worst. And that there’s a difference in when to gather input and when to take action. My co-pilot, Connie Warden, and I dig…

How to Minimize Uncertainty and Optimize Change Management With Jason Little

Episode 1764

How to Manage Change, Transformation, and Innovation Through Lean Change Management Does it ever feel like the marketplace is moving quickly outside your windows? Yet, the process you’re using inside those windows is moving slower than a turtle on a hot day. I know, I’ve been there — I totally get it. A lot of…

How Spending Time With People You Disagree With Gets You More Innovative Ideas With Jennifer Riel

Episode 1763

How Falling in Love With Others’ Perspectives Propels Innovation Did you know that you need to spend time with people you don’t agree with? It’s not always easy, but it will help you be more innovative and make better decisions. Jennifer Riel, author of Creating Great Choices, and an adjunct professor at the Rotman School…

Starting A Successful Business By Not Taking Everyone’s Advice With Mark Aramli

Episode 1762

The Power of Customer Validation in a Startup Business Let’s get real for a moment. Have you ever had an idea that you thought was brilliant? Maybe it would make a massive impact on your bottom line. Or maybe it would solve your company’s biggest challenges? So many of us have had those ideas. So…

Creative Exercises That Spark New Thinking With Tina Seelig

Episode 1761

A Masterpiece is Created In the Reframing Yesterday someone told me the saddest thing. They said that their boss told them, and I quote, “You need to be more creative. I’m not sure what that means but I know you need more of it.” Ummm, hello — how are you supposed to improve something when…

Change Leadership Isn’t About Best Practices with Andy Sheppard

Episode 1760

Managing Change is Good Fun! Do you ever think to yourself, “Wait, that worked for so and so that had the same challenge, why didn’t it work for me?” I just had that experience yesterday with something I was working on. WTF right? And I think this is especially true when we are dealing with…