Alex Goryachev is the managing director of Cisco’s global Co-Innovation Centers. He spearheads several award-winning international programs and initiatives to accelerate innovation – whether that impacts operations, business processes, or technology. An award-winning Silicon Valley veteran whose resume reads like a brief history of tech disruption, Alex is a sought-after speaker on innovation and a regular contributor to Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Information Week, and other leading media outlets. His new book is called FEARLESS INNOVATION: Going Beyond the Buzzword to Continuously Drive Growth, Improve the Bottom Line, and Enact Change.
In this episode, we cover:
How To Be A Fearless Leader
3:23 – Hitting the Wall Street Journal bestseller list
6:34 – Innovation vs disruption
7:40 – What is innovation?
8:31 – What is the difference between creativity versus innovation?
8:52 – Innovation is pragmatic
9:15 – Innovation is about execution
10:02 – From idea to execution
12:08 – Customer validation
14:51 – What is the link between innovation and leadership?
15:13 – The role of HR in leadership
15:56 – Innovation is not a job title
17:22 – What is co-innovation?
18:16 – How to measure innovation?
20:29 – What metric are you trying to move?
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Tools: Pen and paper
Book: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
Album: Pink Floyd