Oct 9, 2018
In this episode, we talk with
Susan Norris. Susan is a leader and coach who describes herself as “The
Unbalanced Force” to combat organizational inertia (a nod to
Newton’s first theory). Susan shares some amazing tips on how to
escape this inertia and move toward innovation in your company. She
also talks about how to use your skills as a fempreneur within the
corporate environment. If you are running a side hustle or getting
ready to lean out if you are still working your day job, her tips
will help you figure out when the right time might be and how to
survive in your company environment in the meantime. Susan brings a
new perspective that you are not going to want miss.
Strategic Destruction to Solve
Business Problems Episode Highlights:
willing to change how you are reaching your goal. The how, the
implementation, the process might be what needs to shift; it
doesn’t have to be your goal.
- Commitment to your goal is very powerful and
hard to change. Stay committed, change how you implement in order
to solve business problems.
- Always stay in a perpetual state of creative
dissatisfaction to innovate. Always ask is there a better way to
solve this problem?
sure you are doing the right thing then make sure you are doing
yourself in a constant state of questioning. Don’t get stuck in
challenge us fempreneurs often feel is that the evolution in large
organizations can happen a slower than if it were a small business
stuck or organizational inertia can happen for entrepreneurs too.
Entrepreneurs start to make sales and having cash flow presents
more risk to change or solve business problems and you become
slower and more risk averse.
working at a company, as yourself: can the organization handle my
destructive ideas? If not, you have to build a thicker skin to take
the lumps, while shifting your method for pushing
communication and negotiation techniques are important while you
are in a company. Use skills for communication within the
corporation and the delivery chain and the messenger and the means
and put that machine to work for you to solve the problems you
thinking of quitting ask yourself: What alternatives do I have to
quitting work to allow for more flexibility?
- Always keep in mind: your brain and your body
are what keep you viable and relevant. You are your business as a
Susan Norris is an experienced
leader, coach and innovative problem solver. She describes
herself as “The Unbalanced Force” here to combat organizational
inertia (a nod to Newton’s first theory). Meaning, she helps others
think differently about problems and approaches to deliver more
innovative and effective products and ensure we’re doing the right
thing before we do things right.
She has been working on a team
that blends social science with innovative design to address global
issues through human solutions - working directly with
organizations to develop, implement and evaluate programs, products
and services that make the world better and solve issues that
matter to us the most.
You can find Susan online