Category Archives: Innovation


Innovation – Do Boards and CEO’s Understand?

How many Boards, CEO’s and Senior Managers are urging their staff to innovate yet lack the understanding of the culture, skills and processes required and the risks inherent in innovation? Scott Anthony wrote recently in a HBR blog that companies … Continue reading

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When you are looking for new strategic opportunities..think Blue Oceans

Most organisations are looking for growth, innovation, a way to reduce their costs or expand their markets. Many are trapped by their history in relation to the markets and products/services they offer and need a process to think beyond their … Continue reading

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Change and what we can achieve in 30 days

Whilst the song may say that “Love is in the air..” my experience talking with CEO’s and business people is that “Change is in the air..” – not so catchy and certainly not as well embraced. The result of this … Continue reading

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Part 2 – Growth Initiatives – traps and inhibitors

In my last post I talked about the elements that would be beneficial to growth initiatives and now I want to touch on those things that can hold back growth initiatives. A belief that the market you want to enter … Continue reading

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Growth initiatives – how do we grow?

We need to grow the business faster than “system” growth (i.e. faster than the overall industry growth rate). The Board is challenging the lack of top-line or profit growth and senior executives are scrambling to find the next big thing. … Continue reading

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How do you foster innovation?

How do you foster a culture of innovation? Here’s 50 ways to make a start…from ideas champions at .  Of course the foundation for innovation is the organisational culture which is needed to support the level of creativity and risk … Continue reading

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Creativity is having great ideas that add value has a number of wonderful presentations and this one from Sir Ken Robinson is “an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.” He challenges the way we’re educating our children and … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: When ideas meet and mate – video presentation from TED

At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is. Continue reading

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Chris Anderson talks about free in a digital economy

Have you considered just how much is available free on the internet? We know Google offers searches for free and yet they make a lot of money from ads but can others find a way to convert Free to some … Continue reading

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Creativity and Innovation as CEO requirements

A global CEO study by IBM discovers from talking one-on-one with 1,130 CEOs, GM’s and business leaders. About 60% of CEOs polled cited creativity as the most important leadership quality, compared with 52% for integrity and 35% for global thinking. Creative … Continue reading

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