TBLP 142 | Alfredo Tan : Culture Innovation Leader

TBLP 142 | Alfredo Tan : Culture Innovation Leader

Alfredo Tan is the chief digital & innovations officer at WestJet Airlines where he is responsible for building a culture of innovation. He is also an industry professor and keynote speaker who is very passionate about science and technology. He describes himself as “someone who got lucky along the way.” 

When he’s not doing part-time lectures at McMaster University, he spends most of his time at home with his rescue animals. He also gives keynotes where he talks about cultural innovation and digital transformation. Alfredo loves going on vacation with his rescue animals and loved ones and plans to avail of the “work from Maui” which he himself implemented. 

Because of his hunger to learn and constantly improve, he went to Harvard school to do the AMP program earlier this year and is currently pursuing formal education in the legal framework which he doesn’t even need at this stage in his career. 

In this episode, Alfredo explains the different perspectives of what innovation could mean and restate the importance of focusing on what matters. He also shares the challenges he’s faced when he started building a culture of innovation. Alfredo discussed the importance of having mentors and things that he could have done differently if he was to ask his 20-year younger self. 

Don’t miss this very interesting topic about cultural innovation and the many lessons that you will learn about leadership. 


What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • How changing the mindset can help solve problems.
  • Alfredo’s guiding principle in his team
  • How having a mentor can guide you in making big decisions
  • Why it’s important to keep on learning and improving
  • The importance of taking the time to enjoy the journey more


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