Unlearn and Relearn, Change or Be Changed with Bob Tinker
What gets you from A to B, won’t get you from B to C.
Why is it just as important to unlearn and relearn, as it is to learn something in the first place? Because what got you from point A to point B, isn’t going to get you from point B to point C. Bob Tinker is someone who has experienced just that, and in this episode, he joins me to talk about why, as innovators, we all have to change or be changed.
Bob Tinker was the founding CEO of MobileIron, an enterprise startup in the mobile security space that in eight years went from “three people and a whiteboard” to over $150M in annual revenue, over 12,000 enterprise customers, nearly 1,000 employees, and an IPO. He is also the author of Change or Be Changed, his latest book in the Survival to Thrival series. Bob shares more about his experience growing MobileIron, the different hurdles he faced at each stage, and how he was constantly surprised by how often things that used to work, stopped working.
Through the growth of his company, Bob reveals that his job as CEO changed three times during his time at MobileIron, but not his title. He explains how we can ensure that we evolve with the demands of our job, and what swimlanes have to do with your company and your role as a leader. We also dive into the importance of good onboarding, why culture inertia can hinder innovation, and why it’s so important for culture to be well-defined, but not dogmatic and rigid.
If you are ready to:
get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea
be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change
foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…
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