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What can you take away from the 2014 World Cup and apply to your business to bolster your innovation efforts? Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Innovation Perspectives, Innovation Teaching Story, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Product Innovation, Strategy, collaboration, culture | 6 Comments
2014 innovation challenge

The end of the year is upon us and what a year it has been! From glacial ice and snow, a late spring heralded in one of the finest summers in years and as we basked in its warmth, so too did the economy with early faint shoots of recovery growing and taking firm hold across the UK… Continue reading

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This is the first in a series of articles focused on applied innovation methods. The topic of this article is a foundational framework I use to answer the question, “How to achieve individual, group and organizational innovation?” Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Growth, Innovation, Innovation Perspectives, Leadership, Leadership & Infrastructure, Management, People & Skills, Processes & Tools, Strategy, Training, education | 8 Comments
Finding the Best Ideas

Three big reasons why establishing an innovative community within your organisation will help you find the best ideas. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Growth, Innovation, Inspiration, Open Innovation, Processes & Tools Video, Product Innovation, Strategy | 3 Comments
Why Failure Is Important for Big Innovation

Expectations are a big issue in this scenario of innovation. If senior leaders at Google expect a high output from Google X they would be sadly disappointed. But they explicitly reward failure. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Creativity, Leadership, People & Skills, Uncategorized, culture | 3 Comments
Managing Innovation Portfolios - Strategic Portfolio Management

This is part one of a two-parts article co-written by Ralph Ohr and Kevin McFarthing on strategically-aligned initiatives: IPM, SPM and OPM. Continue reading

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What Anala Beevers Teaches Us About Ideas

Anala Beevers, a four year old genius that has been invited to join MENSA, teaches us that we should abandon assumptions about the quality of ideas based on hierarchies and power structures and instead look at the knowledge and quality they bring. Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Entrepreneurship, Growth, Headlines, Innovation, Inspiration, Leadership, Management, Open Innovation, People & Skills, Processes & Tools, Social Innovation, Strategy | 2 Comments