Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft reports on the effects of being in an innovation vortex. Continue reading

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The innovation fitness dynamics

I’d suggest that today innovation is caught up in the survival race, where the bolder ones are more innovation fit and pulling further ahead. We need many more organizations to get out of this survival trap and exploiting innovation in bolder ways, become fitter in their innovating purpose. Continue reading

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2014 Magic Tipping Point for Innovation Change?

Let’s look at some of the possible top-level trends I think we might see in 2014. The good news is, we are finally seeing innovation maturing. Continue reading

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The problem for management is any discussion of the future enters the ‘zone of uncertainty’ and this ability to often ‘read the tea leaves’ can very much determine the future health and direction of the organization. Ignore these shifts or signals and you are on the path to your own ‘destruction’. Continue reading

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I think I have discovered the different types of innovation insomnia, maybe I’m on to something here. We have three types; do you suffer from these symptoms? Continue reading

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 Innovation and the New Middle Manager

By the middle managers obsession with constantly chasing efficiencies alone, there is little ‘slack’ for innovation and new learning. Their measurement is often based on this efficiency and effectiveness emphasis and not on generating innovation. Continue reading

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Mind the gap 1

Innovation nearly always suffers some form of “mind gap” and we tend to ignore the obvious and stumble into these gaps or fail to recognize them completely. These ‘gaps’ comes in so many different ways and guises. Continue reading

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