Charlene Li

Creating a Culture That Supports Disruptive Innovation in a Post-COVID World

Workplace from Facebook sponsored this article. All content is entirely mine. We’ve been living in a world turned upside down by a pandemic, going into the winter with dire predictions of the next surge. Yet, there’s hope in sight with the development and distribution of vaccines. We will emerge at some point – and the …

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Disruption Learnings from Self-Publishing a Book and Going to Burning Man

This fall I did two things that pushed me far out of my comfort zone: self-publishing my latest book and going to my first Burning Man. These seemingly unrelated adventures have some surprisingly common challenges. Book publishing is an arduous process that requires seemingly unending days of solitary focus, laboring over words that won’t come. …

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Getting Comfortable with Cultural Change

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.6″ custom_margin=”0px||” custom_padding=”0px|||||”][et_pb_row custom_padding=”8px||3px|||” _builder_version=”3.22.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” min_height=”258px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_post_title meta=”off” featured_image=”off” admin_label=”Post Title” _builder_version=”3.22.6″ title_font=”||||||||”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.6″] An Interview with Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President of Oracle Applications Product Development [/et_pb_text][et_pb_post_title title=”off” _builder_version=”3.22.6″ title_level=”h2″ title_font=”||||||||” meta_font=”||||||||”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” min_height=”332px” custom_margin=”-3px||” custom_padding=”1px||0px|||”] I recently had the chance to sit down with …

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Driving Culture with Instagram

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.6″ custom_padding=”18px|||||”][et_pb_row custom_padding=”8px|||||” _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” min_height=”258px”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.6″] An Interview with Banfield Pet Hospitals President Brian Garish [/et_pb_text][et_pb_post_title title=”off” featured_image=”off” _builder_version=”3.22.6″ title_font=”||||||||”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_divider show_divider=”off” admin_label=”Divider” _builder_version=”3.22.6″ custom_margin=”-37px|||||” custom_padding=”||0px|||”][/et_pb_divider][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.22.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” min_height=”332px” custom_margin=”-3px||” custom_padding=”1px||4px|||”]Over the past few months, I’ve gotten to know the team at Banfield Pet Hospitals, a division …

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Truth Drop: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.22.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] What’s so bad about comfort zones?   Have you heard of gezellig? It’s a Dutch concept I learned when living in Amsterdam that embodies the definition of comfort zone. The word is associated with feelings of contentment and warmth that sometimes only …

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Leadership in Disruptive Times

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Leadership is a Mindset Let’s talk about leadership in the midst of disruption. Let’s get clear on what leadership is, first of all. It’s a mindset. It’s not a title. Leadership doesn’t come when somebody bestows that title on you. Leadership happens …

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Can You Handle Disruption?

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Can your company handle the disruption that it needs? If you’re not sure about that answer then let’s work on it. First off, let’s start with your company culture. What is culture? Culture is simply a system of beliefs. And if your …

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Truth Drop: Disruption vs Innovation

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Disruption is honest. What’s the difference between disruption and innovation? Well, innovation is a false promise. It says that it’s going to be easy, we’re going to find the answer in a certain timeline with an investment. It’s something that the CEO …

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Rinse and Repeat: The Secret To Making Your Change Agenda Stick

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.21.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] There’s a simple truth to the way people work — like horses with blinders on, we focus on what is in front of us. In the busy-ness of the day-to-day, we lose sight of “why” we are there. Ideas like purpose, vision, …

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