Last month I attended and spoke at the Emerging Innovation Summit hosted by RMIT in Melbourne. The opening keynote speaker was Langdon Morris co-founder of InnovationLabs and President of FutureLab in the US. I was fortunate enough to acquire a pre-release...
I spent some time at Atlassian Headquarters in Sydney last week learning about what has made this Aussie tech firm one of the most successful software companies in the world. How did they build a culture that enables them to punch so far above their...
The innovation age requires leaders to think differently about how they bring out the best in themselves and their people. The leader of the future is the leader who asks rather than tells, who mentors rather than directs, who requests rather demands, and...
I read an article in The Australian recently that reported on the fact that leadership training in Australia has fallen behind the times. Not only that – but when it is done it is usually only targeted to people who are already in senior leadership...
Over the last 20 years we’ve seen many household name brands become obsolete or lose market share as a result of new players in the industry. In the common business vernacular they’ve been ‘disrupted’. One of the most commonly cited examples is Uber’s disruption of...
Meet Siomara Valdes, an octogenarian who can still totally rock a packed house. I met her when we went to see the show The Bar at Bueno Vista at the QPAC Playhouse last weekend and was completely blown away by this legend of Cuban music. She mesmerised us...
Intrapreneurs are the future of your organisation. They will find ways of rising above obstacles, barriers, entrenched thinking, bureaucratic constraints to help bring enormous value and transformation within organisations. I often use the metaphor of a...
This article is specifically dedicated to all those in my network who work in the public sector because it is public sector innovation month. Many of my clients in government have shared that they some great events and initiatives lined up to showcase and...
Last week saw the official launch of my new book Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change. It was a glittering event with a wonderfully diverse group of people gathering to celebrate intrapreneurialism. And there...
Are you an innovative leader? Take our questionnaire below to find out. The highest possible score is 75. Let me know what you got. Over the years I have had the enormous privilege of working with some amazing leaders in my Innovative Leader’s Mentoring...
Leading from the middle is about influencing rather than directing those around you and requires the leader to lead by example. It is the creation of an environment in which innovation, as well as people, flourish. It challenges traditional notions of what it means to...
Author Sarah Ban Breathnach’s said “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do” This aptly sums up the essence of an intrapreneur. They are people who can operate at both ends of the spectrum – dreaming and...
Entrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism.
On this episode, you’ll hear how Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw transitioned from a high school teacher to become Australia’s leading expert on creativity and innovation. Listen in when she discusses the strategies she uses to facilitate knowledge retention and behaviour change in the workshops.
On this episode, Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw discusses, in BizTalk with Emmanuel, Intrapreneurship. That it’s not new, and is fundamental to the success of any organisation in the world, yet still very little attention has been placed on it.
My guest today says, “Intrapreneurs are the future of work, the future of talent AND the future of your organization.”
Joining me today is Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw
Irena has been a thought leader and practitioner in innovation and creativity since before they became the new workplace imperatives. With a PhD in creative problem-solving and a Masters in Adult Education, she is a rare combination of deep academic knowledge, real-world entrepreneurial experience and a dedicated educator on a mission to liberate underutilised talent in workplaces.
|What is an INTRAPRENEUR||3:00min|
|Why INTRAPRENEURS are so valuable to business||5:50min|
|Barriers to INTRAPRENEURSHIP||8:20min|
|Why NOW is the age of the INTRAPRENEUR||12:00min|
|The importance of upskilling and supporting INTRAPRENEURS||13:22min|
|What counts as INNOVATION||16:00min|
|What are the drivers of INTRAPRENEURIALISM||20:10min|
|How being an intrapreneur can prepare you for being anentrepreneur||23:16min|
|About the Australian Intrapreneurs Summit||32:00min|
|Can INTRAPRENEURIAL skills help you get a job||35:00min|
|Why INTRAPRENEURIALISM is so hot right now||37:39min|The Future of Work | Intrapreneur | Interview with Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw
The Future of Work – Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw reveals how leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change, and how creative and enterprising individuals – Intrapreneurs – are transforming their organisations from the inside out.
ABOUT – DR IRENA YASHIN-SHAW
Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw has been a thought leader and practitioner in the fields of innovation and creativity since before they became the new workplace imperatives.
With a PhD in creative problem-solving and a Masters in Adult Education, Dr. Irena is a rare combination of deep academic knowledge, real-world entrepreneurial experience and a dedicated educator who is on a mission to liberate underutilised talent within our workplaces.
In that capacity she works with leaders in both the public and private sector who want a critical mass of high performing, dedicated, energised employees who can help shape the future of the organisation.
Right now she is spearheading the intrapreneurialism movement in Australia by founding and organising the Australian Intrapreneurs Summit and also in her capacity as founder and editor-in-chief of Intrapreneur Magazine which launched in February 2019.
She is currently a member of the advisory board of Griffith University’s Department of Business Strategy and Innovation. Her most recent books are Leading in the Innovation Age (2016) and Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change (2019).