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Leading the Way Podcast: Jay Jamrog, i4cp Co-Founder & Futurist

Ever wonder what the future holds for HR? Ever ask yourself, what are the next practices that high-performance organizations are implementing? i4cp co-founder and futurist Jay Jamrog answers these questions and more on this week’s Leading the Way radio show and podcast.

Jay shares keen insights from i4cp's new research on organizational agility and discusses the power of disruption, innovation, and failure. Jay defines what culture is and what it takes to sustain an effective and productive workplace environment that directly impacts the bottom line. He also points out the importance of discipline and the five main leadership values that cultivate a collaborative culture.

You are sure to find this podcast rich in valuable content and learn what it takes to be a high-performance organization in today’s rapidly changing world. 

Key Soundbites

  • On culture – “Culture is not something you can put your hands around; it’s like mist. There’s the culture that is above ground and you can see it by behaviors and actions and there’s the stuff underneath; usually those unwritten rules of how work gets done, what’s rewarded and punished along with beliefs and values.”  
  • On disruption – “They don’t want to just be agile. They want to be disruptive. CEOs realize the environment is changing, they have to be agile to survive and so they’re trying to go against what has been a tradition of their company, which is consistent, predictable, non-risk-taking, same things over and over again to make money. And so you’re trying to make something happen that’s been very different than what made them a success.”  
  • On failure - “Every ten creative ideas or innovations, only about one succeeds. So, you’re going to have many more failures. I love companies that celebrate failures. They just want people to feel comfortable with taking an intelligent risk. Not a crazy risk, but an intelligent risk in these companies.”  
  • On innovation – “The culture has got to allow for creativity, it’s got to allow for the ideas, and then it’s got to allow for those ideas to turn into new products and services.”  
  • On collaboration - “There are a lot of silos in companies; engineering could be a silo, sales, HR, even silos within silos. The best collaboration we’ve found is when you try to break through those silos and you bring in brains from many different disciplines, even sometimes from outside the organization, to collaborate together to make innovative and creative solutions that will make a better customer experience or a better product or service. Collaboration becomes a great connector of innovative ideas.”  

About Leading the Way

Leading the Way is a weekly radio show and podcast series that highlights influential business leaders and leading people practices from i4cp. Co-hosted by Emmy award-winning television anchor and radio host, Scott Murray, and i4cp’s Angel Carlton, the show features interviews with respected business leaders from the world of business, sports, entertainment, healthcare and philanthropy.

The show airs live every Sunday at 4 pm CT on KLIF 570 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the global audience is invited to listen live on www.klif.com   and the weekly podcast debuts on iTunes  or Google Play and the i4cp website the following week.