Using Thought Leadership to See the Future | Lisa Bodell

Using Thought Leadership to See the Future | Lisa Bodell

How to Teach Complex Skills by Breaking Them Into Small Steps

An interview with Lisa Bodell about the life of a futurist, and how to teach others to listen when opportunity knocks.


Today we are excited to sit down with Lisa Bodell. Lisa is the CEO of FutureThink, an award-winning learning company that is transforming the way teams work in organizations. She helps leaders guide teams to build skills that are radically simple and immediately impactful. Lisa defines herself as a “futurist,” and is an expert on the topic of innovation. She’s been named one of the Top 50 speakers in the world by Thinkers 50, and is the best-selling author of Kill the Company and Why Simple Wins.

Lisa explains what it means to be a futurist, and how she brings a compelling message of simplification and innovation to over 100,000 people each year. Lisa also discusses manufacturing strategic luck, and ways to teach others to recognize potential and capitalize on opportunity. It’s not ESP – it’s science!

Teaching these powerful skills is no small task. It may take work before mastery becomes instinctive, but Lisa’s innovative process breaks the challenge into many small steps. Through studying these steps and integrating them one by one, a leader can change behavior, overcome difficulties, and move toward greater success.

Don’t waste your time looking into a crystal ball! Learn how to be a futurist, and predict tomorrow’s opportunities – today!

Three Key Takeaways:
  • Thought Leaders need foresight as well as insight. Learn how to see the potential in opportunities, and act.
  • Thought Leaders often suffer “the curse of the expert.” Breaking down complex knowledge into simple steps can help others master difficult skills.
  • If you are seeking to change behavior with Thought Leadership, simplify the changes you want to see, create small challenges that teach fundamental skills, and build on those skills to achieve high-level success.

If you need a strategy to bring your thought leadership to market, Thought Leadership Leverage can assist you! Contact us for more information. In addition, we can help you implement marketing, research, and sales. Let us help you so you can devote yourself to what you do best.

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Peter Winick

Peter Winick has deep expertise in helping those with deep expertise. He is the CEO of Thought Leadership Leverage. Visit Peter on Twitter!

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