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Innovation Is Simple – But Not Easy!

Strategic Innovation Innovation is Simple, but Not Easy!  This is a lesson many people are now learning. Having studied continuous improvement, creative thinking and innovation since the early 1980s, having read dozens of books and hundreds of articles and papers

By |2019-08-21T02:21:54+00:00August 29th, 2016|Articles, Creative Thinking, Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

GPS, Map or Compass – What’s Your Leadership Style?

Leadership strategies to lead for innovation And what approach do the people you lead need? A while ago I was talking to one of my clients, a young and dynamic leader of innovation in her organisation, and she was

By |2019-05-14T01:16:12+00:00May 13th, 2019|Articles, Creative Thinking, Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

A Fifth Stage Of Learning To Make Innovation Happen

Learning and Development specialists know, and most managers will be familiar with, the Four Stages of Learning, also referred to as the Four Stages of Competence… Unconscious incompetence Conscious incompetence Conscious competence Unconscious competence In my new article I want to

Four Stages of Learning: Are They Enough to Make Innovation Happen?

Are you frustrated with the lack of traction in your innovation efforts? Have amazing Innovation plans and strategies been scuttled by those you thought were capable of making Innovation happen? There are many factors that affect an organisation’s ability

The Power Of Why In Strategic Thinking

Disruptive technologies Changing government policy New market or business trends Increasing competition from unexpected sources Staff turnover or disengagement These are some of the reasons recent clients have cited for focusing on the need to be more innovative, and

By |2019-05-12T23:23:02+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Articles, Creative Thinking, Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

For Successful Online Learning – Eat That Frog

In his book Eat That Frog, Brian Tracey says we can Get More of the Important Things Done by ‘eating that frog’ as the one of the first tasks for the day.  By that he means do the thing

By |2017-02-08T00:45:13+00:00February 7th, 2017|Articles, Leadership, Study Learning Skills|Comments Off on For Successful Online Learning – Eat That Frog

ABC Weekends make every weekend a Creative Experience

Make every weekend a Creative Experience Use Deliberate Creative Thinking for your ABC Weekends Creative Thinking is a skill and deliberate act that you can apply to anything - even your romantic endeavours. All you need to do is say

By |2016-11-23T01:15:33+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Creative Thinking|Comments Off on ABC Weekends make every weekend a Creative Experience

Do we get the leaders we deserve?

What Type of Leaders do we Need and Want? Effective and inspirational leadership, whether at a national/international political level or a business/team level, is vital for successful and sustained performance.  The big question is what type of leadership?  For leaders

By |2016-11-22T00:20:59+00:00November 21st, 2016|Articles, Innovation, Leadership|Comments Off on Do we get the leaders we deserve?

High Eye-Cue Action Points to Speed Up Reading

Here are some key actions and exercises that will help increase your speed and ability to manage information overload. These hints and tips come from “The Speed Reading Book” by Tony Buzan and “The Buzan Study Skills Hand Book” (both

By |2016-10-25T03:12:21+00:00September 30th, 2016|Mind Tool, Study Learning Skills|0 Comments