Innovation Blog

Our innovation blog aims to disrupt the way people & businesses think about innovation and to put people at the centre of business and digital transformation efforts.

To educate the market on what it means to be innovative by enabling people to make sense of innovation, and to talk about it and to communicate this in ways that are coherent, consistent & convincing.

To both assuage people’s & business natural & normal concerns whilst simultaneously challenging their habitual thinking & acting about innovation focussed change efforts.

To co-create a world where innovation is a way of life where innovation means by taking a systemic, strategic & human-centered culture development approach that builds the interface between people and technology in VUCA times.

Resulting in enabling people to be, think, talk and act differently, where people open their minds, hearts & will by understanding that innovation means making changes that add value involving:

  • Knowing how to see, respond to opportunities & solve problems in creative ways that people value & cherish.
  • Engaging in the connect, explore, discovery, design & delivery phases of innovation.

Integrating emergence, design thinking and start-up methodologies to co-create bespoke blended leadership deep learning journeys, aligned to technology to facilitate:

  • Letting go of old prescribed notions about what will work and what won’t.
  • Smart risk-taking & experimenting, yet many or most organizations are not currently set up for that.
  • Being open to the development of new hybrid and innovation mindsets.
  • Understanding why innovation is important & contextualizing it to specific organizational contexts.

True innovation comes from people. Humans have an endless ability to imagine, create, invent & innovate, however not many people have the competence, confidence & capacity to do this. By opening people up to their potential we can enable individuals, teams & businesses to innovate.

Cultivating innovation agility
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In a recent Forbes article, “What Innovation is, and isn’t” by Rob Preston, from Oracle, suggested that consumers are suffering a bout of “innovation fatigue.” Presenting data from a communications firm, Ketchums’ new Innovation Kernel study, which was designed to...
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Innovation requires experimentation
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I wish I had known about Clayton Christensen’s research on living overseas as one of the three ways of exploring how innovation requires experimentation.  It certainly would have contributed to my success by increasing my capacity for innovation, before I...
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Disrupting corporate innovation education
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As many of you are aware, I was an Australian ex-pat and start-up entrepreneur and resided in Israel for six years. Israel is globally acknowledged as The Start-Up Nation! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live within its...
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Dancing with Disruption
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In the Executive Summary of the 2014 Front End of Innovation Conference, produced by the Institute for International Research, the author introduces us to the notion of dancing with disruption with this statement: “Welcome to Business as unusual. Business as...
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Innovation and shifting corporate consciousness
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In a recent Fast Company article ‘Why Millennials Don’t Want to Buy Stuff’ the author states that “Humanity is experiencing an evolution in consciousness. We are starting to think differently about what it means to ‘own’ something.” Suggesting that technology...
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Be-come a smart creative through adaptive learning
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It was pouring down with heavy rain and we were stuck in a heavy traffic jam on the toll road taking us home from a lovely 4 day sunny sojourn in the stunning Mediterranean seaport of Eilat, on the southern...
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Three forces disrupting business as usual!
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I recently participated in the Disruptive Innovation Festival (check it out, at http://thinkdif.co) where I presented an exciting new webinar on "How the lean start-up is disrupting business as usual" introducing the notion of start-up entrepreneurship. Whenever I design a...
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Igniting a passionate purpose for innovation
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I was reminded recently “that you always teach what you most need to learn” so I am happily sharing a key learning from one of the amazing executive coaches on the current global Coach for Innovators Certified Program™. This is...
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People’s resistance to change and innovation
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I recently shared a very deep and meaningful conversation with a very accomplished US based Russian trained TRIZ practitioner - TRIZ involves working with the “theory of inventive problem solving.” As many of you are also aware, at ImagineNation™ our...
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Why embracing disruption facilitates success
Embracing disruption facilitates success no matter what industry or business game innovators or entrepreneurs play in. As an impressionable young girl, I used to greet my father when he arrived home from work, by asking “How many coats did you...
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