Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules

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Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules

David Burkus is a remarkable leader… I really appreciate that he’s actively seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.  His newest book takes an incredible look at some really interesting topics such as: getting rid of open offices, banning non-compete clauses, and making salaries transparent.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show.

David is the best-selling author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Psychology Today. He’s also the founder and host of Radio Free Leader, a podcast that shares insights on leadership, innovation, and strategy.

He’s delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Stryker, in-demand conferences such as SXSW and TEDx events, and governmental leaders and future leaders at the US Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School.

When he’s not speaking, he’s in the classroom. He is associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership.  His most recent book, “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual” comes out March 15, 2016.

Episode 105: David Burkus – How The Best Companies Are Breaking All The Rules

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The Learning Leader Show

“Feedback Fosters A Growth Mindset”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Being consistently dissatisfied with the status quo leads to sustained excellence
  • Always seeking opportunities to be pushed outside of your comfort zone
  • Being relatable like Dan Pink
  • Weaving research and great story-telling as a writer
  • Mastering a new skill
  • Why we should ban non-compete clauses in contracts of employees
  • Why employees must be first, customers second
  • Giving a speech at Google – What went into it
  • Why we all should have unlimited vacation
  • People trust their leaders when the leaders trust them first
  • Being a learning leader – “Strong beliefs weakly held”

 “The Stories We Tell Ourselves Are True Even If They Aren’t True”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Bio From DavidBurkus.com

David Burkus is the best-selling author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Psychology Today. He’s also the founder and host of Radio Free Leader, a podcast that shares insights on leadership, innovation, and strategy.

He’s delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and Stryker, in-demand conferences such as SXSW and TEDx events, and governmental leaders and future leaders at the US Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School.

When he’s not speaking, he’s in the classroom. He is associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation, and strategic leadership.  His most recent book, “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual” comes out March 15, 2016.

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