Today’s show is all about challenging your past behavior. What has worked in the past will not work in the future and this is especially true in hiring! Hire people who think beyond the job you are hiring for and give them runway to grow. This is the only way to spark innovation and propel the growth of your business.

Today’s Quote: 

"None of us is as smart as all of us." - Ken Blanchard

Our guest today: Scott Hamilton, President & CEO of Executive Next Practices Institute

Scott is a well-known thought leader & speaker in the field of “next practices” improvement of executive and workforce performance for global “Fortune 5000” through emerging companies. 

He is also the Managing Director of NextWORKS Strategy, a premier provider of strategy development, alignment, innovation, board effectiveness, and executive performance programs to middle-market companies. Both of these entities have been recognized by Forbes and the Orange County Business Journal as leaders in fields of innovation, INtrepreneurship and strategic transformation.

Today we are going to discuss

  • Intellectual Value vs Skills
  • Your talent innovation ecosystem
  • 4 step process to maximize your 

What are the blinders that entrepreneurs have

  • Past behavior
  • Curiosity about what is coming next
  • Bigger picture
  • Different domains other than your own domain

Why is it important that we hire people who can think above and beyond?

  • The organization needs to remain nimble and adaptable
  • Give the flexibility to innovate and grow
  • Allow for managed risk
  • Learning opportunities

How do we fix it?

  • Stop hiring for the current problem. Why?

    • Boxing yourself in 
    • Engaging the collective intelligence of the organization 

4 Step Process

  • First Question 

    • How have things been done in the past?
    • What no longer makes sense?
    • What can change?
  • Reduce
    • Eliminate or reduce the activity
    • What Practices, processes or services can be eliminated in the organization?
  • Raise
    • What can be done to rise above the competition?
    • Build it to a better service model
    • Re-onboarding
    • See what it is really like 
  • Create
    • What can you create that is totally new
    • Elevating value propositions
    • Start doing ROI, customer/employee satisfaction, overall effectiveness


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