Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Surfacing Hidden Barriers to Innovation

To surface hidden barriers that might be blocking innovation does needs a conscious effort, a consistent questioning, validating and exploring to “peel away” and get at the root of the problem. Often it is simply the fear of moving from the current established practices into new ways and that stepping over is very hard and often very personal.Often in innovation adoption there are so many hidden barriers that need drawing out and resolving. Continue reading

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The Make-up of Innovation: core capabilities

We need to stop and think differently; not simply layering on more and more complexity, in the mistaken belief it will offer us sustainability in our innovation activities. Continue reading

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Exploring and Amplifying Innovation

In my innovation travels I’ve explored much of the lesser understood sides of innovation. I have always set about to try to explain them. One way is I try to relate them to the aspects of everyday innovation, give those often novel and logical frameworks or some method and structures to approach them, so they can be integrated into innovation work. Continue reading

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Heat-seeking innovation

Heat-seeking innovation relies on piecing together considerable data, rapidly absorbing the individual values to ‘react’ to the unfamiliar and continue to manage the constant and familiar. Continue reading

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Top Ten Causes of Innovation Failure

So who do you think form the group that are the most likely candidates for innovations consistent failure? Continue reading

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 Attraction Power - a strategy that is innovative in itself

All too often strategy is not influencing the behaviours and outcomes around innovation, it is simply allowing them to be left to chance. This lack of alignment and engagement is one of the main causes why many organizations seem to just simply ‘limp’ along in their innovation activity. Continue reading

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Can We Overturn Built-in Innovation Legacy?

Often organizations are weighed down by legacy. This comes in many forms; in its culture, in its history, its core markets or products, in its systems, structures and processes built around innovation practice. Continue reading

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