Innovation Blog

Unfreezing the innovation permafrost
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At a recent Australian innovation conference, one of the presenters stated that “inertia leads to irrelevance.” Suggesting that organisations who are inactive, passive and even lazy about seeing innovation as a strategic lever for improving the bottom line, whether it...
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Developing learning agility
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When I was living in Israel, seeking a more meaningful life, I was unable to work in my culture consulting, top team and leadership development areas of expertise. As a result of this, I experienced a powerful and deep collision...
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Innovation coaching to effect transformation
The business playing field has changed and will keep on changing, in ways that we cannot yet imagine. Uncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game, and our coaching clients are challenged by a diverse range of...
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Innovation consulting to drive speed and agility
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Almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve and add value to the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. In those days, the focus was on stabilizing innovation entrepreneurial businesses through conventional...
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What is agile decision making?
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I was at a committee meeting recently, where one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision-making - the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision-making” might mean, I was informed that it meant...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
Despite the banks (or perhaps, because of them) FinTech (financial technology) is on the rise in Australia. After all, more than half of Australian SMEs have a loan facility of some description, and only 30% are completely debt-free. It’s easy...
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Delivering a great customer experience
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I recently attended a fantastic business lunch presentation by John Stewart, who formed and leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organization. He captivated the audience with this disruptive question; Are you ready for a new world where the convergence of mobility,...
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Making innovation a habit
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Making innovation a habit is disrupting the conventional leadership paradigm by the birth of creative leaders who boldly and courageously cultivate an innovation culture: "The traditional way we've thought about leadership—which I would describe as leading from the front, this...
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Making Sense of Enterprise Innovation
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One of the greatest challenges in designing client solutions within the innovation jigsaw puzzle is about making sense of enterprise innovation in their organizational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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The 7 myths in developing an innovation culture
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As more organizations seek to embrace innovation as a lever for business growth and transformation, we have noticed that some organizations still haven't managed to create a common understanding of what innovation really means. As well as the possibilities innovation...
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