In this Voice of Value podcast episode, Beth Comstock, author of Imagine It Forward and former vice chair of GE, discusses human-first leadership, navigating change, and Generation Eco.
[1:06] – What has changed about change? Beth’s experience and perspective on change management.
[2:10] – What leaders should dedicate 10% of their time for
[3:21] – Beth’s unique voice and value around curiosity and discovery.
[4:12] – What is a “Dreaming Session?”
[5:28] – Fear—one of the reasons why Beth felt she needed to write a book.
[6:15] – Ecomagination – The discovery and value proposition that came out of this strategy at GE.
[8:09] – Feeling vulnerable enough to say, “I don’t know. I need help. Let’s figure it out together.”
[9:20] – Overcoming doubts with curiosity.
[10:14] – Scaring colleagues off by not involving them in the discovery process.
[11:13] – Opening your mind to a new way of thinking. Beth’s book club, Changemakers.
[12:20] – The big key to applied empathy.
[12:54] – How do I convince my boss that there is a return on empathy?
[13:32] – Something that’s very popular today that Beth fundamentally disagrees with.
[14:41] – The intersection of purpose and profit. A project that really affected Beth while working at GE.
[15:48] – How the most credible salespeople differentiated themselves.