Innovation Blog

Birth of the agility shifter
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A recent article “The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress” in McKinsey Quarterly, it states that “Corporate leaders today need to rethink where and how they compete, and must cooperate in the crafting of a new societal deal...
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A new collaborative leadership model
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We have all used metaphors to help explain things, including understanding the nature of change.  For many, this includes the use of the sports metaphor.  American football, for example, has been frequently used to explain how business works, what effective...
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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 that 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 to harness collective genius
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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 very serious and high impact problem I...
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Coaching to effect profound change & transformation
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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
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When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. Interestingly, in those days, the...
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Building an agile & innovative culture
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We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organizations survival and sustainability. Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our...
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What is agile decision making?
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I was at a committee meeting recently and 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” actually meant, I was informed that it meant...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
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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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Disrupting corporate learning
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Having been in the corporate learning and development space now for more than 25 years, it’s been really useful to invest time immersing myself in researching recent developments and emerging trends. It seems that a “new world of work” is...
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