39 minutes | Jan 21st 2021

Billion-dollar leadership success with an innovator’s spirit with Chuck Swoboda | Thought Leader

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chuck Swoboda, former Chief Executive Officer of Cree, author of Innovator Spirit, and podcast host of Innovators on Tap. Chuck Swoboda speaks in-depth about innovation and how to cultivate it as part of an organization’s culture.

Some highlights:

  • Chuck Swoboda talks about his upbringing and how that influenced the kind of leader he came to be
  • Chuck Swoboda shares why he left HP to join Cree
  • The difference between improvement, invention, and innovation
  • Chuck Swoboda’s insights on innovation and how to cultivate a spirit of innovation within a company
  • The UFO Test in recruiting talent for your company
  • Chuck Swoboda discusses how the crisis can be great for innovation


Clayton Christensen, author of the book “The Innovator's Dilemma”

Connect with Chuck Swoboda

Chuck Swoboda’s Official Website

Innovators on Tap Podcast

Chuck Swoboda on Forbes

Chuck Swoboda on LinkedIn

Chuck Swoboda on Twitter

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