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27 05, 2019

Tart-up or Start up? Two innovation strategies for established companies

By |2019-05-27T19:17:04+10:00May 27th, 2019|Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

The innovation game is not played on a level playing field. Start-ups - companies under 5 years old owned by one person or a small team of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists - will innovate quite differently from established companies, which have a history of successful growth and a market share to defend. Recent start-ups that [...]

21 02, 2019

This is how unproductive most people are

By |2019-02-21T17:57:50+10:00February 21st, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

How much time during a standard 8-hour work day do you think most people are productive? Would you say about 6.5 hours? 5 hours? Well, the statistics are much lower than that. According to a study of 1,989 workers in the UK, the average person is only doing productive work for around 2 hours and [...]

6 02, 2019

Peter Drucker on the importance of doing the right type of work

By |2019-02-06T18:03:50+10:00February 6th, 2019|Leadership|1 Comment

One of the more important quotes about effective innovation comes from the great management thinker Peter Drucker. He challenged companies to ask themselves if they were spending their effort and resources on the right things. In so many cases, companies try to continually improve the efficiency of their processes, instead of asking the harder question [...]

1 02, 2019

Is diversity in a team good or bad for innovation?

By |2019-02-01T15:03:34+10:00February 1st, 2019|Leadership|1 Comment

Is diversity actually as good for innovation as most experts say? Or is this just a policy issue which doesn't have much evidence to show performance improvements? In the video above, I go through a series of research studies which provide some numbers behind the assertions. In this article, I go through those studies, as well [...]

23 01, 2019

HiPPO’s are killers (of ideas)

By |2019-01-23T17:29:27+10:00January 23rd, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

HiPPOs are killers. No I am not talking about the large aquatic animals. (Even though statistically the are deadly, killing an estimated 500 people in Africa each year) No, I am talking about a killer of ideas. The HiPPO: Highest Paid Person’s Opinion. This is the tendency in most organisations for people to just follow the opinion or decision [...]

21 01, 2019

What can #boycottgillette teach us about how brands need to evolve and innovate?

By |2019-01-21T19:25:25+10:00January 21st, 2019|Leadership|6 Comments

Well, that escalated quickly. Last week, Gillette released a new commerical, which instantly went viral for some very interesting reasons. Check out my response to the commercial and the controversy in the video above. The advert takes Gillette’s famous catchphrase “The Best a Man can Get”, and changes it to urge men everywhere to become [...]

18 11, 2018

Embrace Disruption: two tips on making change happen

By |2018-11-19T09:45:43+10:00November 18th, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

The experience of change can be enriching, rewarding and beautiful as well as uncomfortable, costly and painful. I have been an evangelist of change in organizations for my whole working life and I have witnessed the pride and enthusiasm of new ideas going live and the bitterness and frustration of people who would prefer not [...]

3 02, 2018

Elon Musks new $0 salary, and what it can teach us about visionary innovation leaders

By |2018-02-03T05:10:56+10:00February 3rd, 2018|Leadership|1 Comment

When it comes to innovative business practices, Elon Musk doesn't appear to do anything half-hearted. In fact, we have previously spoken about how Elon Musk shows how you can turn a Twitter complaint into a solution in 6 days. But when it comes to representing an innovative leader, he has just taken his dedication to forward-looking [...]

11 12, 2017

7 Essential Skills Required to Succeed as An Entrepreneur

By |2017-12-11T10:32:25+10:00December 11th, 2017|Leadership|6 Comments

Many entrepreneurs believe that the most important factor that will determine their level of success with a startup relates to their overall experience and skills in the niche area. However, the most successful entrepreneurs have developed a certain set of skills that have helped them reach their goals. While you definitely need nerve and patience [...]

1 10, 2017

7 Ways to Boost Employee Morale in Your Workplace

By |2017-10-01T09:17:43+10:00October 1st, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Office morale can directly impact job satisfaction ratings as well as productivity and even talent retention. Unfortunately, some managers and business owners only think about the importance of morale when it sinks to a very low level. The ideal work environment will foster high morale on a regular basis, and this will feed high employee [...]

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