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Positive disruption isn’t reserved for those in high-level leadership. Anyone can be a positive disruptor. Such is the case for Richard Montañez, now vice president of multicultural sales and marketing at PepsiCo North America, who was serving as a janitor at a Frito-Lay factory when he thought of the idea to use spice in chips. This revelation led to the creation of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. “All you need is one revelation to create a revolution,” he says in his talk at Leadercast 2020—Positive Disruption.
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Josephine Kershaw, PhD
11/11/2020 12:00:08 am
Richard Montanez's story is inspiring! His revelation would not have sparked a revolution if the visionary CEO of Frito-Lay had not asked for input AND followed up with action after listening to this "outsider" to the usual inner elite circle of company executives. When those in power are serious about change, they will not just keep doing things the same way as it's always been done with the same people who are part of the accepted hierarchy. The managers and VPs who were upset were used to operational decisions which focus on daily functions and are more subject to groupthink which is enabled by customary practices.
11/11/2020 08:18:41 pm
I really loved this session. It was probably my most favorite out of all of the session simply because the underdog won! The biggest thing I took away from the session was to never let someone else dim your light. We were made to stand out, and it is what we do with our greatness that determines where we go and what direction we choose.
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