Whitney Johnson is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, recognized as one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world. She is a writer, speaker, consultant and coach on innovation initiatives for leaders. Her book, “Build an ‘A’ Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve” is the leadership handbook to accompany her previous book, “Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work”. Whitney served a mission in Uruguay and currently serves as a Laurel adviser. She and her husband live in Massachusetts and have two children.

Highlights

06:20 Background of the book, “Build an ‘A’ Team”
07:30 It’s people who disrupt, not organizations, and when people are learning something new they are innovative and drive disruption innovation within their organization
08:20 Protesters who demand change vs. people who drive change
11:00 Being a leader means having humility and allowing others to have their own revelation
12:50 Applying the S curve to learning in church callings
18:00 The importance of engagement
22:50 Personal engagement fatigue and church callings
24:30 Comparing where we are today to our past
26:00 Is the life of someone we serve better because of what we have done?
28:15 Repetition and change
29:00 Changing the job description to what is needed now
31:30 Choosing leaders by who they are on the inside, choosing people for potential and what really needs to be done
35:30 The learning curves of people in a calling

Links

Previous LeadingLDS interview with Whitney: Disrupting Your Calling
WhitneyJohnson.com
Whitney’s books:
Build an “A” Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve
Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen when you Dare to Dream

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