Category Archives: innovation

Obedience is dangerous for organisations

Most of us accept, to a large extent, the indoctrination of obedience that we receive in our youth.  Parents and teachers combine to teach us that doing what we are told is right and good and rewarded and failing to … Continue reading

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Change, disruption and adaptability

There was a time for many businesses and other organisations, when the essence of good practice was to develop a way of doing things, get good at doing it that way and repeat, with only minor adjustments.  There was a … Continue reading

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Success vs struggle

Most careers start with a product – us.  When we go out into the job market we try to match what we have to offer with an organisation that needs it – or something similar. It is not surprising therefore … Continue reading

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The Adaptive Organisation top five.

In the old days things were simple and straightforward (at least if the rose tinting of your glasses is strong enough).  An organisation could decide what it did and form itself around getting good at doing that thing.  Organisations that … Continue reading

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Design thinking, leadership and transformation

Have you been onto any UK Government websites recently?  Registering to vote or taxing a car or something like that? I registered to vote in April.  I went to a website, clicked a few links, typed a couple of things … Continue reading

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Megatrends

Three megatrends of Digitisation, Decarbonisation and Aging will change our lives more over the next ten years than in the previous fifty. We have already seen digitisation transform many aspects of our lives, but three of the most significant areas … Continue reading

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Pluralist Manifesto

It could be argued that the social/economic stalling of so many of the older economies is reflective of a parallel political stalling.  For over 1600 years, from the end of the Roman Republic until the “Glorious Revolution” of 1688 in … Continue reading

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