The world is now non-linear, exponential and high-speed, and that means the traditional approaches that once made organisations successful are no longer viable. The macro challenges around driving growth, creating value, and shaping the future in an innovation-led, VUCA world, combined with the pace of technology-driven change, has created a sense of urgency.
That now requires leaders to take a much more iterative approach to explore new ways forward and create an entirely different tomorrow. The traditional approach to leadership development is also outdated and is no longer sufficient to create the kind of value required for shaping the future. Why, because if leaders are going to ‘put a ding in the universe’ they need to become pioneers, 10x thinkers and future shapers.
Change has never happened this fast before, and yet it will never be this slow again. In response to this, organisations know they need to “innovate or die!” However, the leaders we work with ask how?
So, we help leaders design new playbooks for transforming their organisations into innovation pioneers. We help them change not just the products, services and experiences they create, but how they develop them and the business models that underpin them. We help redesign innovation-led operating models, allowing leaders to continuously explore new growth opportunities while simultaneously running the core business. And we do that through building a culture of innovation.
As the authors of two of the world’s bestselling innovation books, ‘Building a Culture of Innovation’ and ‘The Corporate Startup’, our work is based on a holistic, outcome-driven approach to supercharging leadership and corporate innovation performance to shape the future.
Our dual-operating (micro-fast, macro-slow) methodology means we work with leaders to solve today’s innovation-led growth challenges while building the capabilities for solving the longer-term high-value problems and opportunities shaping the future presents. But most importantly, what we do is an outcome-driven ‘intervention’ designed to do one thing, enable leaders to continue shaping the future when we’re gone.
Building a Culture of Innovation presents a practical framework that you can follow to design and embed a culture of innovation in your business. The book presents a structured process to make change stick, from assessing your organization’s innovation-readiness to leading a managed change process that will foster innovation at each level. It includes case studies from international organizations which have shifted their focus to an innovation culture, including Prudential, Qinetiq, Octopus Investments, Cisco, Siemens, BrightMove Media, Waitrose and Feefo.
The Corporate Startup is a practical guide for established companies that aspire to develop and sustain their innovation capabilities. The world around us is changing rapidly. There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate. The challenge most companies face is how to develop new products for new markets, while managing their core business at the same time. The principles and practices outlined in this book provide companies with a blueprint of how to manage innovation while they execute on their core business.
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Why this book? When a company is committed to growth through innovation – not just exploiting the existing business models – standard accounting documents offer insufficient and, oftentimes. irrelevant data.
Who is this book for? Executives looking for a new way of measuring corporate performance in a world where accounting-recognized assets are becoming commodities investors seeking better ways of looking at a company’s growth potential managers who need to evaluate innovation product teams using not only financial indicators