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How To ‘Think Outside The Building’ With Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change and is Megan’s guest in this episode of Cause Talk Radio. Professor Kanter co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from 2005 to its launch in 2008 and serving as Founding Chair and Director from 2008-2018.

Author or co-author of 20 books, her latest book is Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time which is the subject of the conversation in this episode.

Megan and Professor Kanter discuss how individuals can break through the status quo of established organizations to create bold and innovative systems change that make a meaningful impact in the world, how to influence without authority and where people most frequently get stuck in their efforts to make meaningful change.

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Links & Notes

  • (00:00) – Welcome to Cause Talk Radio
  • (00:50) – Introducing Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • (02:20) – About the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative
  • (03:33) – “Think Outside the Building”
  • (06:28) – Breaking into the Castle
  • (12:11) – Sponsor: Get “Think Outside The Building” free on Audible
  • (13:04) – Non-traditional Projects
  • (17:28) – Food Insecurity and The Daily Table
  • (21:13) – Influence without authority
  • (23:36) – Kanter’s Law
  • (27:10) – Innovation and making change

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