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The Insightful Innovator with Danny Seals

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Want to know how to level up your employee experience using design thinking? Want a no-nonsense approach to designing people-centred products, services, and experience? Well, Danny Seals has written the book on these and tells us all about it in this episode.


  • Levelling up your employee experience has never been more important.
  • Examine the problem properly, don´t simply go with what you think the issue is. Use the ladder technique that Danny shares in this episode.
  • People need to stop simply looking at how things are and focus on what could be e.g., instead of delivering an off-the-shelf leadership programme, challenge the fundamental DNA of leadership.
  • You need to be creative, and genuinely open-minded to look at what could be.
  • Make the implicit explicit. Be open and have those difficult conversations early.
  • The businesses that retain their workers, design for the human. Their systems and processes equip their people to succeed.
  • Create experiments that can be conducted within the flow of work to evaluate things and hone your design.


'Make work better by good design.'

'Work in transparency.'

'If you don´t add that human at the centre of everything you do, who are you really designing for.'

Danny Seals Bio

Danny is Head of Employee Innovation at Legal & General, founder of Get Knotted and author of the book The Insightful Innovator. Danny has led and developed various teams using these innovative approaches to design employee experience products that exceed BAU.

Danny also hosts his own successful podcast, Mindchimp, where he talks to friends in his network and challenges the industry on the future of work. 


You can follow and contact Danny via:



Get Knotted:


The Insightful Innovator book:


Mindchimp Podcast:



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David James 

David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. 

As well as being the Chief Learning Officer at 360Learning, David is a prominent writer and speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D. 



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