Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide
for Disruptive Times
Speaker:

Bill Jensen
Author
Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic

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Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide
for Disruptive Times

Max Mihelich
Associate Editor
Workforce magazine

#WFwebinar
Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide
for Disruptive Times
Bill Jensen
Author
Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic

#WFwebinar
Think Epic, Be Epic
Unleashing
Everyone’s Courage

Bill Jensen
CEO, The Jensen Group
Why are you here?

Age of personal
disruption
1. Smarter, not harder
2. Culture of innovation
Master Class on Disruption:
Think Epic, Be Epic

100 Disruptive
Heroes
Webinar Goal

Ahas
Challenge for us all…

The people who will
succeed in this era
are those who figure out
how to benefit from,
or take advan...
Polling
Disruptive Change and You

3 Qs
Two books simplified…

• 7 Character Traits
• 25 Successful Habits
•

5 Habits
1. Audacity Matters

“When you think nothing
can be done —
that’s bullshit.
You have to have
the courage to take the leap
...
1. Audacity Matters

Get aggressive about
your ideas. Now!

Incrementalism
during disruptive times
is a

risky career/biz ...
1. Audacity Matters
Radical Disruptors and
Good Corp. Citizens Agree
1. Simple, bold ideas matter
2. Create conversation s...
2. Question Everything

“How would you design a
healthcare
system if there
was no such thing
as doctors? Or if we weren’t ...
2. Question Everything

Many of our systems,
structures, rules are
STILL holdovers from
Industrial Age
• Ability to questi...
2. Question Everything
Find your core set of Q’s
Practice, practice, practice
• “How do you define success?”
• “What if…”
...
3. Disrupt Yourself

“You have to learn to kill what
you’re most
proud of.
That’s very hard
because you’re emotionally
att...
3. Disrupt Yourself

Do unto you before
others do it for you!
• Disrupting yourself is not risk-free
• Disrupting yourself...
3. Disrupt Yourself

Know thyself. Deeply.

“I realized that being a
professor wasn’t
the choice that
would make me
happy....
4. Make a Mess

“Nobody is smart enough to
know what will work and
what won’t.
We try, we fail,
then adapt.
You have to em...
4. Make a Mess
Learn to:
Iterate, Iterate, Iterate!
4. Make a Mess

Assign yourself
“Failure Projects”
One project
per quarter
in which you
intentionally
push yourself or the...
5. Be a Triage Master

TRIAGE The ability to

assess any situation,
rapidly prioritize
what needs to be done,
who needs to...
5. Be a Triage Master

“This is hard work. We need
to change how
we educate
our workforce.
To be semi-autonomous AND
do qu...
5. Be a Triage Master

The one SKILL
that rules them all
5. Be a Triage Master
IFTF 2020 Work Skills

10 Core Skills
• Sense-Making
• Cognitive Management
• Adaptive Thinking
SUMMARY

Be a Disruptive Hero

Disruptive times demand
your ability
to turn disruptions
into strategic
advantages.
Differe...
SUMMARY

Be a Disruptive Hero
HABIT 1

Audacity Matters

HABIT 2

Question Everything

HABIT 3

Disrupt Yourself

HABIT 4
...
What Are You Thinking?
Feeling?

Ahas?
“For anyone who
wants to affect
positive change
in the world.”

“Brilliant.
Exhilarating.
Moves you to action.”
Bill’s punchline...
It’s time to unleash the
disruptive courage
within you.
Will you?
FROM Disruptive Dilemma
TO Disruptiv...
Bill Jensen
President/CEO
The Jensen Group
1.973.539.5070
bill@simplerwork.com
Q&A
Bill Jensen
Author
Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic

• Please take this time to submit your
Questions.

#WFwebinar
Join our next Webinar!
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The people who will succeed today are those who figure out how to benefit from, or take advantage of, continuous disarray, disorder and disruption. In this webinar, Bill Jensen will identify the habits most necessary for success in today’s world full of disruption. Attendees will learn from disruptive heroes about how they have become masters of disruption simply because they refuse to accept the status quo.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

Five habits most necessary for success in a disruptive world.
The how-tos and why-musts of disruption.
Key lessons from disruptive heroes about how they are changing the game.

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  1. 1. Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide for Disruptive Times Speaker: Bill Jensen Author Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic Moderator: Max Mihelich Associate Editor Workforce magazine #WFwebinar
  2. 2. Tools You Can Use • Audio Control – – There is no dial in number the sound will come through your computer speakers or headphones Also check internal volume on your computer as well as your external speakers or headset. #WFwebinar
  3. 3. Tools You Can Use • Q&A – – – Click on the Q&A icon on your floating toolbar in the bottom right corner. Type in your question in the space at the bottom. Click on “Send.” #WFwebinar
  4. 4. Tools You Can Use • Polling – Polling question will appear in the “Polling” panel. – Select your response and click on “Submit.” #WFwebinar
  5. 5. Frequently Asked Questions 1. May I receive a copy of the slides? YES! You will receive a link to today’s recording along with a link to download the slides shortly after the presentation concludes. 2. May I review the webinar recording? YES! You may log in again a link that will be provided in an email after the event to review the presentation ondemand. #WFwebinar
  6. 6. Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide for Disruptive Times Max Mihelich Associate Editor Workforce magazine #WFwebinar
  7. 7. Think Epic, Be Epic: A How-to Guide for Disruptive Times Bill Jensen Author Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic #WFwebinar
  8. 8. Think Epic, Be Epic Unleashing Everyone’s Courage Bill Jensen CEO, The Jensen Group
  9. 9. Why are you here? Age of personal disruption 1. Smarter, not harder 2. Culture of innovation
  10. 10. Master Class on Disruption: Think Epic, Be Epic 100 Disruptive Heroes
  11. 11. Webinar Goal Ahas
  12. 12. Challenge for us all… The people who will succeed in this era are those who figure out how to benefit from, or take advantage of, continuous disorder and disruption
  13. 13. Polling Disruptive Change and You 3 Qs
  14. 14. Two books simplified… • 7 Character Traits • 25 Successful Habits • 5 Habits
  15. 15. 1. Audacity Matters “When you think nothing can be done — that’s bullshit. You have to have the courage to take the leap of faith. The amount of possibilities is infinite.”
  16. 16. 1. Audacity Matters Get aggressive about your ideas. Now! Incrementalism during disruptive times is a risky career/biz strategy
  17. 17. 1. Audacity Matters Radical Disruptors and Good Corp. Citizens Agree 1. Simple, bold ideas matter 2. Create conversation space 3. Piloting mitigates risks
  18. 18. 2. Question Everything “How would you design a healthcare system if there was no such thing as doctors? Or if we weren’t so tied to chemical solutions?”
  19. 19. 2. Question Everything Many of our systems, structures, rules are STILL holdovers from Industrial Age • Ability to question everything = Ability to question your own assumptions • Respect the people, question everything else
  20. 20. 2. Question Everything Find your core set of Q’s Practice, practice, practice • “How do you define success?” • “What if…” (…there were no rules for this?) (…we piloted this?) (…we crowdsourced the solution?) • “Why…?” (up to 5 times!)
  21. 21. 3. Disrupt Yourself “You have to learn to kill what you’re most proud of. That’s very hard because you’re emotionally attached to it. But you have to.”
  22. 22. 3. Disrupt Yourself Do unto you before others do it for you! • Disrupting yourself is not risk-free • Disrupting yourself restructures risk • You get to define the risk you will take: • how it will benefit you if things go well • how it will affect you if things go poorly
  23. 23. 3. Disrupt Yourself Know thyself. Deeply. “I realized that being a professor wasn’t the choice that would make me happy.”
  24. 24. 4. Make a Mess “Nobody is smart enough to know what will work and what won’t. We try, we fail, then adapt. You have to embrace failure.”
  25. 25. 4. Make a Mess Learn to: Iterate, Iterate, Iterate!
  26. 26. 4. Make a Mess Assign yourself “Failure Projects” One project per quarter in which you intentionally push yourself or the project beyond a safe and predictable zone.
  27. 27. 5. Be a Triage Master TRIAGE The ability to assess any situation, rapidly prioritize what needs to be done, who needs to be involved — effectively, rapidly communicating it all.
  28. 28. 5. Be a Triage Master “This is hard work. We need to change how we educate our workforce. To be semi-autonomous AND do quality assessments.”
  29. 29. 5. Be a Triage Master The one SKILL that rules them all
  30. 30. 5. Be a Triage Master IFTF 2020 Work Skills 10 Core Skills • Sense-Making • Cognitive Management • Adaptive Thinking
  31. 31. SUMMARY Be a Disruptive Hero Disruptive times demand your ability to turn disruptions into strategic advantages. Different goggles… Courage to use them
  32. 32. SUMMARY Be a Disruptive Hero HABIT 1 Audacity Matters HABIT 2 Question Everything HABIT 3 Disrupt Yourself HABIT 4 Make a Mess HABIT 5 Be a Triage Master
  33. 33. What Are You Thinking? Feeling? Ahas?
  34. 34. “For anyone who wants to affect positive change in the world.” “Brilliant. Exhilarating. Moves you to action.”
  35. 35. Bill’s punchline... It’s time to unleash the disruptive courage within you. Will you? FROM Disruptive Dilemma TO Disruptive Ability
  36. 36. Bill Jensen President/CEO The Jensen Group 1.973.539.5070 bill@simplerwork.com
  37. 37. Q&A Bill Jensen Author Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic • Please take this time to submit your Questions. #WFwebinar
  38. 38. Join our next Webinar! Total Rewards 'State of the Union': Top Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for the Coming Year Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Webinars start at 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific Register for all upcoming Chief Learning Officer Webinars at www.clomedia.com/webinars #WFwebinar
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