March 29, 2017 /

Problem Solved

Sue Bethanis hosts Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, founder of CSE Consulting and the author of the upcoming book, Problem Solved: A Powerful System for Making Complex Decisions with Confidence and Conviction. Cheryl teaches as an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School and has won several journalism awards for her investigative stories about international politics, business and economics.

Cheryl and Sue discuss:

  • How to use the AREA method as a flexible and repeatable decision making process.
  • How common biases and mental shortcuts tend to impede good decision-making.
  • How research is a fundamental part of decision making that can be broken down into easy-to-follow steps.
  • How to improve learning, stay focused, and make your work easier.

To learn more about Cheryl please visit her website:

Follow her on Twitter: @cheryleinhorn

March 29th, 2017|
October 21, 2016 /

Defining Your Edge of Disruption

Sue hosts Julie Williamson, Chief Growth Enabler for Karrikins Group. Julie and Sue discuss her newest book co-authored with Peter Sheahan, Matter: Move Beyond the Competition, Create More Value, and Become the Obvious Choice, and how to:

  • Identify your most valuable edge of disruption
  • Become the disruptor not the disrupted
  • Initiate change within an organization
  • Become a thought leader in your marketplace and influence more senior buyers

About Julie Williamson:

Julie Williamson, PhD, Chief Growth Enabler of Karrikins Group, responsible for strategy and research. She is a leading voice in how organizations create sustainable growth by linking communication, design, strategy, sales, marketing, and service. Julie is a grounded theory researcher, and she uses traditional and progressive resources in her strategy and transformation work. She focuses on helping clients arrive at solutions that are informed by data and inspired by creativity. Julie has a passion for working with clients on customer and employee engagement, as well as building strategies focused on growth. Her work with Peter Sheahan on the business book Matter: Create More Value, Move Beyond the Competition, and Become the Obvious Choice, highlights Julie’s commitment to working with clients to find and deliver on opportunities for growth and development.

Follow Karrikins Group on Twitter: @Karrikins

October 21st, 2016|
September 23, 2016 /

How to Win in the Age of Disruption

Sue Bethanis hosts Terence Mauri, a top leadership expert and author of The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Age of Disruption. Terence inspires new leadership thinking and powerful shortcuts to help you disrupt your industry, your organization and, ultimately, yourself.

Sue and Terence discuss:

  • Pathways to discover your leadership purpose
  • How to act brave and decisively in the face of adversity
  • How to use failure for rapid learning
  • Incorporating 10X thinking into your leadership

About Terence Mauri:

Terence Mauri is on a mission to spread entrepreneurship – that’s the skill, the spirit and the courage that rewrites how business is done. He serves as an Inc. Magazine Columnist, entrepreneur mentor and keynote speaker. Prior to his current role, Terence was a senior consultant at Informa PLC, an FTSE 100 company. He is the author of the new book, The Leader’s Mindset: How to Win in the Disruption Age.

Follow him on Twitter: @terencemauri

September 23rd, 2016|
August 19, 2016 /

Embracing Disruption for a Competitive Advantage

Sue Bethanis hosts Cat Lee, Head of Partner Marketing at Pinterest. Known as one of the most innovative platforms in the world, Pinterest has revolutionized how people discover products and content, and how customers engage with businesses. Cat provides an insider’s view on how Pinterest has become an extremely disruptive social media powerhouse while building 100 million users.

Cat and Sue discuss:

  • Pinterest’s innovative vision for future growth through visual search
  • Strategies and processes to understand, anticipate, and lead market disruption
  • How Pinterest is eliminating traditional barriers for business participation
  • How Pinterest partners with retail companies


About Cat Lee:

Cat leads the Global Partner Marketing team at Pinterest. Her team is responsible for developing the solutions that deliver value to businesses on Pinterest and includes product marketing, education, marketing solutions, industry relations, creative and brand strategy. Prior to taking on this role she was Head of Growth, leading product strategy to drive user growth for Pinterest across acquisition, activation, engagement and virality teams. Before joining Pinterest in 2012, she was on the Facebook Platform team and led Developer Tools & Experience.

Follow her on Twitter: @catleecatlee

August 19th, 2016|
July 21, 2016 /

The Disruption Dilemma

Sue Bethanis hosts Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and the author of The Disruption Dilemma.  While Joshua’s research interests are varied, he has developed specialties in the nature of technological competition and innovation and economic growth, industrial organization and regulatory economics.

Joshua and Sue discuss:

  • The features of disruptive technologies
  • Why companies need to have an internal disruptive strategic framework
  • The difference between demand-side and supply-side disruption
  • Why supply-side disruption is so dangerous
  • Three prescriptions for long-term survival

Follow him on Twitter: @joshgans

For more info, visit:

July 21st, 2016|
June 22, 2016 /

Transformation for the Digital Age

Sue Bethanis hosts David Rogers, professor at Columbia Business School and the author of The Digital Transformation Playbook.  David is a globally-recognized leader on digital business strategy. He has appeared on CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Marketplace, Channel News Asia, and in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Economist. His most recent research with Columbia’s Center on Global Brand Leadership has focused on Big Data, the Internet of Things, in-store mobile shoppers, digital marketing ROI, and data privacy.

David talks with Sue about why traditional businesses need to rethink, adapt, and learn from todays’ digital disruptors and innovators. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, Big Data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models―and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization.

Follow him on Twitter: @David_Rogers

For more info visit:

June 22nd, 2016|
June 4, 2016 /

Are You a Strategist?

Sue talks with Cynthia Montgomery, Timken Professor of Business Administration and immediate past head of the Strategy Unit at Harvard Business School, where she’s taught for over twenty years.  on how to be the strategist your company needs. Cynthia will discuss her book, The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs and teaches the strategic tools to not only outwit your competitors but offer you, as a leader, the means to shape your organization decisively.

Follow her on Twitter: @leadstrategy

June 4th, 2016|

Pathways to Growth

Sue hosts Laurence Capron, INSEAD Professor of Strategy, and author of the book, Build, Borrow, Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma. Laurence is the author of numerous articles, including “Finding the Right Path” in Harvard Business Review (with Will Mitchell). She sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the leading academic journal in the field of strategy.

Laurence will help you solve the reasons why companies fail, which pathway companies should choose to gain competitive advantage, and how to guide your organization for optimal growth.

Follow her on Twitter: @LaurenceCapron

June 4th, 2016|
June 3, 2016 /

Personal Disruption

Sue Bethanis hosts Whitney Johnson, Co-founder with Clayton Christensen of Rose Park Advisors and the author of Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work. Fortune Magazine named her one of the 55 most influential women on Twitter. With her strong investment background as co-founder of two early stage venture firms, award–winning equity analyst Whitney Johnson provides a fresh perspective on innovation and change. Whitney talks with Sue about how you can put the power of disruptive innovation to work.

Whitney and Sue discuss:

  • Why the S-curve mental model makes a compelling case for personal disruption
  • Why your ability to persuade is tied to your willingness to confront fear
  • How your constraints can become a tool of creation
  • How you can put failure in its place
  • Why dreaming is at the heart of disruption

Follow her on Twitter: @johnsonwhitney

For more info visit:

June 3rd, 2016|
January 28, 2016 /

Effective Change Leadership

Sue hosts H. James Dallas, consultant, speaker and author of the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change. James is a former senior executive at companies such as Medtronic and Georgia-Pacific, with an extensive track record of change leadership. He has implemented over 10 transformation and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence.

James explains why most traditional project management methodologies contribute to the failure of change initiatives. He shares his proven techniques for setting up a proper course for change, navigating politics, crafting inspiring messages, building trusted relationships, overcoming obstacles and making change stick.

Follow him on Twitter: @hjamesdallas


January 28th, 2016|
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