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The New Rules of Disruption

Charlene Li

To be competitive, it’s no longer enough to be innovative – you must have a strategy for disruptive growth, a plan to identify and seize an opportunity no one else has the audacity or confidence to reach for. Disruptors don’t just blow things up – they also create and build things that result in huge, positive change. Welcome to The New Rules of Disruption with Charlene Li. For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future and thrive with disruption. She couples the ability to look beyond the horizon with pragmatic advice on what actions work today. She helps executives and boards recognize that companies must be disruptive to compete, not just innovate.
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Introduction to Disruption
BONUS: Full Interview with Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann on Scaling LeadershipBONUS: Full Interview with Sharon Melnick About Leadership PowerRule #5 - Embrace Healthy ConflictRule #6 - Scale Leadership With Agency
In this episode we discuss:The idea of agency us that each person has the ability to have a direct impact on the things that are important to them and to act like an owner.Agency is needed to scale your leadership, especially when trying to create disruptive change.Seasoned CEO Rebecca Macieira Kaufman shares how she scaled her leadership at companies like Citibank and Wells Fargo.Example of how Comcast created agency in their call centers. The importance of shifting middle managers from being gatekeepers to facilitators. Why it’s hard to develop a sense of agency in people. Develop and grow agency by putting in place structure, clear guidelines, defining the edges of what is possible. Your job as a disruptive leader is to create and support more leaders to scale your disruptive growth. Additional ResourcesMy website: charleneli.com This episode features Rebecca Macieira Kaufman, the author of FitCEO: Be the Leader of Your Life and former executive at Citibank talking about how she scaled her leadership. Article: Can Your Employees Answer These Three Questions? (They Should!) Article: 3 Powerful Strategies for Creating Strong Employee Relationships Want More?Subscribe to my weekly LinkedIn Newsletter Leading Disruption, which features a long-form article, usually related to my livestream early in the week. Tune in to my weekly Livestream, most Tuesdays at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.Subscribe to my bi-weekly newsletter Disruption Dispatch, which features a short content piece, a quick update of my latest, and Three Good Things (Reads, Referrals, and Resources) to help you on your disruption journey.
Nov 18 2021
22 mins
Rule #4 - Build Openness And Trust
In this episode we discuss: The importance and power of openness in a leadership relationship.How openness creates transparency and accountability. The example of how Nokia used openness to transform itself.How allyship exemplifies the development of openness and trust in organizations by creating safe spaces. How to develop trust by erecting “trust scaffolding” to create and hold space for psychological safety in three stepsFirst step: Take time to check-in.Second step: Address problems in a timely way.Third step: Demand accountability Assess your organization's relationship with failure as an indicator of how strong trust is in your organization. Additional ResourcesMy website: charleneli.com This episode features the former Chairman of the Board of Nokia, Risto Siilasmaa. You can read more about Nokia’s turnaround in Risto’s book Transforming Nokia. And follow Risto on LinkedIn and Twitter. Article: Disruptive Leadership Demands Openness. Why? Article: Why Being Vulnerable Makes You a Stronger Leader Want More?Subscribe to my weekly LinkedIn Newsletter Leading Disruption, which features a long-form article, usually related to my livestream early in the week. Tune in to my weekly Livestream, most Tuesdays at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.Subscribe to my bi-weekly newsletter Disruption Dispatch, which features a short content piece, a quick update of my latest, and Three Good Things (Reads, Referrals, and Resources) to help you on your disruption journey.
Nov 11 2021
20 mins
Rule #3 - Recognize The Power Shift
What we discuss in this episode:What are the sources of power and how has that changed.Why connection is the new source of power and why women have a competitive advantage. The power of social media and platforms.Power starts with being in your own power before you can exercise on behalf of an outcome.Why developing agency creates power and action in employees.Why shifts in power create disruption and how to anticipate and plan for them to happen to create disruptive change.How the power of inclusion unleashes greater revenues and profits. Why sharing power is so essential – because if you’re the only person with power, then you’re the only person creating change.Additional ResourcesMy website: charleneli.com This episode features Sharon Melnick, who has a PhD in clinical psychology and is an executive coach who combines leadership best practices with behavior change methods she developed through 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School. Learn more about Sharon on her website and follow her on LinkedIn. Articles: How Disruptors Build Trust and Power Article: How to Let Go of control and Lead with Relationships Want More?Subscribe to my weekly LinkedIn Newsletter Leading Disruption, which features a long-form article, usually related to my livestream early in the week. Tune in to my weekly Livestream, most Tuesdays at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.Subscribe to my bi-weekly newsletter Disruption Dispatch, which features a short content piece, a quick update of my latest, and Three Good Things (Reads, Referrals, and Resources) to help you on your disruption journey.
Nov 11 2021
25 mins
Rule #2 - Start with the Future in Mind
Nov 2 2021
23 mins
Rule #1 - Lead Through Relationship
What we discuss in this episode:Why I’m passionate about disruption.The three significant pressures impacting leaders today.Perpetual change requires a new set of rules for leadership.What does it mean to be a leader versus the best leaders for whom we’ve ever worked?Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to create change and people inspired to follow them.Leadership requires practicing followership, defining the type of relationship you want with followers.To be relationship-focused, leaders need to move on from traditional command-and-control models of leadership. Author Gary Bolles gives an example of the new type of relationship needed, that of a leader or manager becoming a guide.Relationships mean that we aim for excellence instead of perfection because no relationship is ever perfect. Additional ResourcesMy Website: charleneli.com The episode features Gary Bolles, the author of The Next Rules of Work and the chair of The Future of Work at Singularity University. LinkedIn | Website | Book  Watch the video interview with Gary Bolles featured in this episode.Article: To Define the Future of work, Always Start with Relationships Article: 3 Powerful Strategies for Creating Stronger Employee Relationships Want More?Subscribe to my weekly LinkedIn Newsletter Leading Disruption, which features a long-form article, usually related to my livestream early in the week. Tune in to my weekly Livestream, most Tuesdays at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.Subscribe to my bi-weekly newsletter Disruption Dispatch, which features a short content piece, a quick update of my latest, and Three Good Things (Reads, Referrals, and Resources) to support you on your disruption journey.
Nov 2 2021
19 mins
Introduction to Disruption

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