Are you Aiming to Manage Change?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On April 28, 2020
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Before the COVID-19 lockdown, less than 1% of health consultations took place over a video link. Now video/internet and phone consultations are seen as the primary method of contact in the first instance between doctors and patients. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen public buildings repurposed as field hospitals, and factories retooling to produce […]
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Are you Aiming for Innovation Leadership?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On April 23, 2020
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Are you ready to lead an innovation-centric organisation? Now don’t tell me that you are in a position of leadership so you must be! That’s a bit like saying you got a certificate for twenty-five meters doggy paddle in school and are therefore ready to swim the channel. Leading for innovation isn’t merely a question […]
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Unleashing Leadership Curiosity

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On April 16, 2020
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How do you see your leadership role? Are you a numbers person or a detail devil, a blue-sky thinker, an enabler or a controller? Depending on your answer, we may need to have a quick leadership refresh. In the meantime, let’s have a quick chat about the sort of leader you need to be if […]
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Aiming for a Future-Fit Strategy

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On April 14, 2020
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The idea of successful innovation requiring a defined strategy is a concept which I introduced in a recent article ‘Why we need to AIM for innovation-led solutions.’ Sadly, it seems as though too many organisations are still seeing innovation as a bi-product or add-on rather than a driver of future success. A McKinsey survey from […]
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The Yin & Yang of Innovation Culture

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On March 31, 2020
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How would you describe your current organisational culture? Are you one of the 75% of leaders who claimed in a 2018 survey [1] that their culture was already one of innovation, experimentation and risk-taking? And if so, what did you mean by that? It’s a fair bet that if you talked about experimentation and risk-taking, […]
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Sentiment – Is it the one giant leap innovation needs?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On September 12, 2019
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Fifty years ago, whilst the Americans were demonstrating how innovation and insight allied to a drive for success could take mankind on the first step towards the stars, the Monty Python team were settling down to write the opening lines of a show which not only revitalised the comedy scene but is also credited as […]
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