Rebel Intrapreneur
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093 Robyn Bolton People decide with their hearts and justify with their heads

093 Robyn Bolton People decide with their hearts and justify with their heads


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Robyn Bolton MileZero Innovation on Rebel Intrapreneur with Bill Cushard

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I admit that I do not have a codified set of core beliefs, values, principles, or whatever else you want to call them. I know that I should have them, but I don’t. It’s something I’ve procrastinated. Successful people I know have told me that they procrastinated it too, but when they finally put in the work to write out their core beliefs, everything changed for the better. 

So when I had the opportunity to talk to Robyn Bolton, founder & chief navigator at MileZero, about innovation, I wanted to spend time talking about her 5 core beliefs because her short list says a ton about how she views innovation and how she helps her clients do great things. 

Robyn Bolton’s 5 core beliefs: 

  1. Innovation is something different that creates value.

  2. Innovation requires curiosity, courage, and commitment.

  3. Any organization can innovate, and any person can be an innovator.

  4. People (even your customers and your boss) decide with their hearts and justify with their heads.

  5. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Decisions are priceless. Action is perfection. 

To me, this list tells me much of what I need to know about Robyn and her innovation approach. 

The lesson here for Rebel Intrapreneurs (and me personally) is this: written core beliefs clarify what we think about a topic and how we approach it. All of us should write down our core beliefs. 

More about Robyn Bolton: 

Robyn’s 5 Core Beliefs

Her company, MileZero

Robyn’s Innovation Assessment

The Adobe Kickbox story blog

On Linkedin

On X 

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More about Bill:

Bill Cushard on Linkedin

Bill Cushard on Twitter

Rebel Intrapreneur podcast website

Bill’s book: The Art of Agile Marketing: A Practical Roadmap for Implementing Kanban and Scrum in Jira and Confluence 

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Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur
Rebel Intrapreneur is a podcast about a new category of high performing employee. Rebel intrapreneurs further the mission of an organization while simultaneous challenging the system from within. Founders and entrepreneurs are thirsty to find people who believe in their mission as much as they do, and pursue that mission relentlessly. Rebel Intrapreneur is hosted by Bill Cushard, who has reported directly to founder/CEOs four times in his career, which makes him an ideal guide on your intrapreneurial journey.