210: Amy Radin: Where’s your junkyard?

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210: Amy Radin: Where’s your junkyard?

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Amy Radin (RAY-DIN), was used to getting organizational resources to innovate and drive change. Then she met Drew and gained a new perspective that caused her to never again complain, or tolerate complaints from others, about not having resources.

Amy, author of The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation In Any Company, is a native of Brooklyn having been born and raised there long before it was the cool borough.

Her passion for all things innovative is evident back to her teenage years. The daughter of a pharmacist/small business owner dad and an artist mom, Amy learned, through her early experiences at Harold’s Pharmacy, what it really meant to serve customers, meet their needs, earn their loyalty, and stand out.  She sees understanding people as the starting point for innovation of any type. Technology, in her view, is just an enabler.

Amy is a proud graduate of the New York City public school system. She was a member of one of the first graduating classes of John Dewey High School, an experimental school whose structure and programming approach were based upon a progressive philosophy of education.

At Wesleyan University, Amy studied in the College of Letters, one of the first integrated curricula in Literature, Philosophy and History. She loved the study of language, and during a semester in Madrid and over the course of a summer at Middlebury College became near-fluent in Spanish. She decided to round out her liberal arts education, complementing it with a MBA in Marketing, earned at The Wharton School.

Amy is the kind of person who is drawn to “what is possible” with an emphasis on getting stuff done, not simply dreaming.  She undertook a complete career pivot in 2014, leaving the corporate world to engage with entrepreneurs as an independent advisor, and author of The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company.

She is married to Mitchell Radin, her husband of 34 years. They are the proud parents of 3 children, Jared, Molly and Shira [“SHEE-RA”], and share their home with their rescue cat, JJ.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“We as human beings tend to prefer just sort of sticking to the status quo.” – Click to Tweet  

“Change is hard and it takes magic gluing of the right people to get you from where you are to some place very different.” – Click to Tweet  

“Change is emotional and it’s physically difficult.” – Click to Tweet   

“In today’s world, speed is critical. You can be right and late and it just doesn’t matter.” – Click to Tweet   

“There are people moving much faster than you, no matter what it is you’re trying to do.” – Click to Tweet   

“It’s not running faster on the same treadmill, it’s changing how you go about things to compress time.” – Click to Tweet  

“How you treat your customers determines if there’s going to be money in the cash register at the end of the day.” – Click to Tweet  

“It’s a matter of recognizing how big a role the contact center people can play and then making room for them at the table.” – Click to Tweet 

“The people who are talking to customers have incredible insight about how customers are feeling and engaging with products or services.” – Click to Tweet 

“Everybody should spend time with customers, it’s eye opening.” – Click to Tweet 

“Any change initiative in an organization, if there isn’t active sponsorship from the top, it’s hard to get any place.” – Click to Tweet 

“Start-ups don’t have a monopoly on innovation and big companies don’t have a monopoly on bureaucracy.” – Click to Tweet 

“Can you form interesting collaborative relationships that bring together people with different perspectives, skill, and experience?” – Click to Tweet 

“Listening is an underrated skill.” – Click to Tweet 

“Establish and invest in a diverse network of relationships.” – Click to Tweet 

“In a world of constant change and unknowns, even if you think you know everything today, it’s going to be different tomorrow.” – Click to Tweet 

“My key to staying relevant is constantly investing in relationships.” – Click to Tweet 

“It’s not what I know, it’s that I know who to call.” – Click to Tweet 

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Hump to Get Over

Amy Radin was used to getting organizational resources to innovate and drive change. Then she met Drew and gained a new perspective that caused her to never again complain, or tolerate complaints from others, about not having resources.

Advice for others

Be

Holding her back from being an even better leader

Fear.

Best Leadership Advice

Try it – there’s nothing wrong with trying.

Secret to Success

Having a network that I give to and full of people that are willing to step up and help me.

Best tools in business or life

Intellectual curiosity. I am a constant learner.

Recommended Reading

The Change Maker’s Playbook: How to Seek, Seed and Scale Innovation in Any Company

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Contacting Amy Radin

Website: http://www.amyradin.com/book/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amyradin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyradin/

Resources and Show Mentions

Call Center Coach

An Even Better Place to Work


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