Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

World Economic Forum - Innovation Imperative from Davos

The World Economic Forum begins agenda for this year’s meeting in Davos, taking place between 23rd to 27th January, 2013 and saw Innovation is back on the agenda, big time. The agenda is a collective ‘innovation tour de force’ to solve all of our current ills for our leaders to work through, to begin to find all the solutions necessary. Continue reading

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GE Global Innovation Survey - Leaders Feeling Effects of Innovation Vertigo

GE have just released their latest Global Innovation Barometer survey and they are strongly detecting “Innovation Vertigo” from the survey conducted through more than 3,000 senior business executives in 25 countries. Continue reading

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Leaders Need to Drive Innovation

Although our business leaders constantly confirm that innovation is in their top three priorities yet they stay stubbornly disengaged in facilitating this across their organizations, especially the larger ones. Continue reading

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Closing the Disconnect on Innovation

There is such a disconnect going on in and around innovation. The organization ‘demands’ innovation, the leadership presents innovation at every opportunity in attractive sound bites. These seem more than often provided as a fig leaf for the embarrassment that eventually arrives… Continue reading

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McKinsey Innovation Report - what stands out

Time and time again there are new reports, surveys and different comments made on the serious disconnect on organizational innovation engagement. Despite the focus, it still continues, why? Continue reading

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Reducing the Gap of Poor Innovation Leadership - Executive Work Mat

When you begin to think through something that might change the present dynamics within innovation and its management and you feel you have the emerging answer , by recognizing one really critical gap that needs filling, it becomes exciting. It becomes hugely exciting actually, in researching it… Continue reading

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What is the Cost of Not Innovating?

The cost of not Innovating is the estimated dollar value your competitors have gained and that you have failed to capture through your own innovation efforts and this strikes more at the core of the need for ensuring innovation is well-managed and supported. The cost of not innovating includes everything you miss when your innovation efforts aren’t focused on your entire business process. Continue reading

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