In this episode, we are joined by author and professor, Ed Hess. Ed has published several notable books on learning and innovation including Learn or Die and his most recent work, Humility is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age. Ed is currently a professor, Batten Executive-in-Residence and Batten Faculty Fellow at the Darden Graduate Business School at the University of Virginia.
- The company of the future in the smart machine age is one where innovation is the strategic differentiator - as operational excellence is going to be primarily technology enabled
- How human learning underpins both operational excellence and innovation
- Why mitigating and overcoming fear and ego is the key to becoming a better learner.
Key Takeaways and Learnings
- ‘Unbossing’ and how to create an idea meritocracy by devaluing the hierarchy of empowerment.
- How the future of technology will humanize business, help people to overcome their own personal limitations and develop as highly creative, intuitive, and innovative human beings.
- How changing our mental models can help us develop listening and engagement skills to connect with others to drive innovation.
Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode