In this episode, Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva joins me. She is a renowned scientist, entrepreneur, and author, who is widely recognized as "The Reinvention Guru" by InVentures magazine and "The Queen of Reinvention" by TEDxNavesink. Dr. Zhexembayeva specializes in resilience and reinvention, helping companies navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world.
Throughout her career, Nadya has worked with industry giants such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Cisco, L’Oreal Group, and many others, guiding them to reinvent their products, leadership practices, and business models to meet new market demands and prepare for disruptive forces.
As an accomplished author, Nadya has penned several influential books, including "Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World" and "Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage." Her latest book, "The Chief Reinvention Officer Handbook: How to Thrive in Chaos," has received numerous accolades, including being a finalist in the American Book Fest Awards and the winner of the 2021 Axiom Business Books Awards.
In our conversation with Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, we delve into the concept of the Chief Reinvention Officer, exploring how leaders can cultivate a mindset that embraces chaos and sees it as an opportunity for growth and innovation. We discuss strategies for identifying emerging trends, managing diverse talent, inspiring teams to embrace change, and the crucial role of effective communication in leading through chaos. Additionally, we explore the key skills and competencies that leaders need to develop to thrive in chaotic and ambiguous situations.
Join us as we uncover practical strategies to foster a culture of continuous learning, experimentation, and agility within organizations. Discover the invaluable lessons we can learn from successful Chief Reinvention Officers who have navigated and excelled in times of crisis.
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Book: The Chief Reinvention Office Handbook: How to Thrive in Chaos
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