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Experiment Velocity vs. Learning Velocity

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 30/04/2020
I was partially wrong promoting ‘experiment velocity’ as an important Innovation Accounting KPI. I’m gonna tell you why and what’s the fix. But first let me briefly tell you how I initially concluded that ‘experiment velocity’ was the Innovation Accounting KPI to rule them all. Financial KPIs should not be used to measure new businesses. […]
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Are you Aiming to Manage Change?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 28/04/2020
Before the COVID-19 lockdown, less than 1% of health consultations took place over a video link. Now video/internet and phone consultations are seen as the primary method of contact in the first instance between doctors and patients. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen public buildings repurposed as field hospitals, and factories retooling to produce […]
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Are you Aiming for Innovation Leadership?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 23/04/2020
Are you ready to lead an innovation-centric organisation? Now don’t tell me that you are in a position of leadership so you must be! That’s a bit like saying you got a certificate for twenty-five meters doggy paddle in school and are therefore ready to swim the channel. Leading for innovation isn’t merely a question […]
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Innovation Maturity; Stop Guessing, Start Measuring!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 21/04/2020
“Creativity without measurement is akin to chaos” [1] Please don’t take our word for it; this is a time when statistics can reveal far more than we perhaps want to admit. So let’s open by examining a few key facts, starting with a look at how innovation creativity, or the lack of it, impacts organisations […]
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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
“Not all innovations are created equal.” That comment from Jacquelyn Pless headlined an article outlining the MIT Sloan approach to innovation strategy. [1] As it describes three foundations for delivering an effective strategy, the report makes it clear that innovation is a process that requires management and measurement to be successful. The idea of successful […]
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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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Sentiment – Is it the one giant leap innovation needs?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 12/09/2019
Fifty years ago, whilst the Americans were demonstrating how innovation and insight allied to a drive for success could take mankind on the first step towards the stars, the Monty Python team were settling down to write the opening lines of a show which not only revitalised the comedy scene but is also credited as […]
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