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What does it mean to be a ‘responsible business’?

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 07/06/2021
What does ‘responsible business’ or ‘purposeful business’ mean to you? For some it might be about transitioning to a greener energy supply and recycling as much office waste as possible. For others is might be about deprioritising profit as a goal and focusing on achieving a social objective such as helping homeless people get back […]
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Strategy ahead of the technological curve

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 11/12/2020
Most established organizations tend to be a bit more prudent when it comes to new technologies and integrating them in their strategic options, however totally ignoring these is not an option either. Technology developments influence our lives. They bring about disruption by enabling business models that weren’t previously possible. Business models which squeeze out the […]
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Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 28/09/2020
An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a […]
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Building bold strategies, one hypothesis at a time!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 16/06/2020
With an abundance of global reports and surveys outlining the continued challenges faced by organisations in their quest to innovate, the single biggest issue we still see leaders make is not creating absolute clarity on strategy. And if you subscribe to the notion of “tomorrow’s prosperity is dictated by today’s leadership decisions” then innovation has […]
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Unleashing Leadership Curiosity

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 16/04/2020
How do you see your leadership role? Are you a numbers person or a detail devil, a blue-sky thinker, an enabler or a controller? Depending on your answer, we may need to have a quick leadership refresh. In the meantime, let’s have a quick chat about the sort of leader you need to be if […]
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Aiming for a Future-Fit Strategy

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 14/04/2020
The idea of successful innovation requiring a defined strategy is a concept which I introduced in a recent article ‘Why we need to AIM for innovation-led solutions.’ Sadly, it seems as though too many organisations are still seeing innovation as a bi-product or add-on rather than a driver of future success. A McKinsey survey from […]
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The Yin & Yang of Innovation Culture

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 31/03/2020
How would you describe your current organisational culture? Are you one of the 75% of leaders who claimed in a 2018 survey [1] that their culture was already one of innovation, experimentation and risk-taking? And if so, what did you mean by that? It’s a fair bet that if you talked about experimentation and risk-taking, […]
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Delivering innovative outcomes means becoming a dynamic organisation

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 20/11/2019
So, you think you’ve got a dynamic organisation which is actively delivering change? Congratulations, that means you sit firmly with the other 84.9% of executives who recognise that innovation is very important in delivering strong outcomes [1] and you’re certainly not one of the 72% of executives who admit that they are not out-innovating their […]
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