Category Archives: Management

Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation

In a popular previous article we looked at the Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate. In this article we will look at Ten Reasons You Might Suck at Innovation as we explore the following question: Do you need an innovation … Continue reading




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Inside the Mind of Jeff Bezos

It is not too often that the leader of a Fortune 500 gives you an insight into how their company achieves competitive advantage in the marketplace in a letter to shareholders, instead of launching into a page or two of … Continue reading




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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1. The … Continue reading




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The Eleven Change Roles

Change is Hard Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, … Continue reading




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Building a Strong Foundation for Change

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast. In this conversation we focused on how to make change efforts stick … Continue reading




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Are you an expert?

I came across this video recently thanks to my friends at BLT who recruit consultants for firms in London and beyond. It pokes fun at the experience many internal and external consultants face with clients, whether we are working on … Continue reading




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The Eight Change Mindsets

“While there is risk to change, just like with innovation, there is often potentially more risk associated with doing nothing.” – Braden Kelley If your organization is seeking to create a continuous change capability, it must have a strong focus … Continue reading




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Increasing Organizational Agility

Companies seeking to cope with the pace of accelerating change are looking for ways to go faster, and managers in non-technical disciplines have become increasingly infatuated with the Agile Software Development methodology and many are finding ways to adapt parts … Continue reading




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Standardizing Change

In The Five Keys to Successful Change I highlight five key areas for organizations to focus on if they are serious about building a strong, sustainable capability in organizational change, including: Change Planning Change Leadership Change Management Change Maintenance Change … Continue reading




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Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation – Revisited

Some authors talk about successful innovation being the sum of idea plus execution, others talk about the importance of insight and its role in driving the creation of ideas that will be meaningful to customers, and even fewer about the … Continue reading




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