Charlene LiJul 2, 2020
The Disruption Mindset
Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail
What does it take for a company’s culture to enable ongoing growth?
Today I talked to Charlene Li, author of The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail (IdeaPress, 2019).
Li is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and is also the co-author of Groundswell. She is the Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter, a research and consulting firm, as well as a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Topics covered in this episode include:
- Five kinds of employees, and how that that model feeds into the four archetypes of disruptive leaders: steadfast managers, realist optimists, worried skeptics, and agent provocateurs.
- How mid-size companies can avoid the “permafrost” layer that limits the flexibility of larger companies.
- How is the challenge of being a disruptive leader different if you’re female or a minority member versus being a white male?