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Leveraging Innovation to Drive Real Results with Robyn Bolton, Founder and Chief Navigator at MileZero

By Jeremy Weisz posted 07-25-2021 05:00 PM


Robyn BoltonRobyn Bolton, the Founder and Chief Navigator of MileZero, helps executives use innovation to unlock the potential of their organizations, get real results, and create a map for future success. Robyn began her career at Procter & Gamble, where she gained hands-on experience in corporate innovation by leading the North American launch of Swiffer and Swiffer WetJet.

At MileZero, Robyn has worked with Medtronic, Ariadne Labs, Teachers Pay Teachers, and more to transform customer insights into viable businesses. She has also assisted organizations including Alexion, Sanofi, and The Cable Center in building their innovation capabilities and cultures. Before this, Robyn was a Partner at Innosight, the innovation and growth strategy consulting firm founded by Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Robyn Bolton discusses her passion for corporate innovation and explains the core traits that innovators share
  • The “four buckets” of successful innovators
  • Why you should be passionate about the problem, not the solution
  • Robyn discusses the roadmap of her career, starting with Procter & Gamble
  • Why innovation failure is a leadership problem
  • How finance can be the hero in an innovative business
  • Robyn’s strategies for solving a problem and creating something new
  • The influx of innovation as a result of the pandemic

In this episode…

How can you use innovation to unlock your business’ potential and get real results? Building the skills and filling the gaps for business innovation can be difficult. But, according to Robyn Bolton, applying new ideas and having passion are the first steps.

With years of experience in the world of innovation, Robyn knows how to unlock the potential that already exists within a business in order to produce real results. As she says, there is no innovation without people and their passions. Robyn helps companies decide with their hearts and justify with their heads — and use these emotions as the seeds to success. So, are you ready to travel the road to success?

In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco talks with Robyn Bolton, the Founder and Chief Navigator of MileZero, about how to use corporate innovation to create a roadmap for future success. Robyn discusses the importance of slowing down to find the right solution, navigating the waters of innovation to reach milestones, and staying focused on the problem you’re solving. Stay tuned to learn how to achieve greater success today!

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