Episode 206 - Charlene Li - The Disruption Mindset

Since the birth of the Internet, a lot of things have changed in the way we handle business, and to keep our organizations on top, we have to rapidly adapt and see a few steps ahead.  Disruption isn’t something you turn on and off at your convenience, and it’s very uneven, so you never know when it’s going to hit. That’s why you have to always be on the lookout for it because when it comes, there are great growth opportunities that follow.  In today’s episode, Charlene shares the characteristics of disruptive organizations, the strategies they employ in order to stay ahead, and the mistakes some companies do in their journey through disruption.   Charlene Li is the founder and CEO of the Altimeter Group. She has over 20 years of experience in tech and business and has been a respected advisor to Fortune 500 companies, especially on digital transformation and leadership. Charlene is the New York Times bestseller author of six books, including “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies” and her latest book, “The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform, While Others Fail”.  Charlene was named one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc. and one of the most creative people in business, by Fast Company.   For the past two decades, Charlene has been helping people see the future, so listen to Episode 206 of Becoming Your Best, to learn how to become a disruptive organization in this complex business world that we live in, today.   Questions I ask:  How do you create a strategy that's inspired by future customers? (08:42)  Tell us what a big gulp decision is. (12:21)  What are some of the characteristics that you've seen that allow a flux culture to thrive? (18:41)  How do you hardwire a flux culture into your organization? (21:02)  How can leaders master a new way of developing digital and social relationships for their businesses through customers and clients? (22:01)  Any final tips that you would like to leave with our listeners, today, about disruption or about being successful in business or how to really have breakthrough growth? (27:27)  In this episode, you will learn:  One turning point in Charlene’s background that has impacted her life and got her to where she is today. (02:57)  The real reason why some companies are keeping themselves from growing. (07:27)  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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