My podcasts are intended to provide a guide to using ReThinking, Innovation, ReInvention and Creative Thinking in organisations of all types and sizes from Micro Enterprises to large conglomerates, private sector, public sector or not for profit. There is something for everyone here. Listeners will be introduced to a range of ideas that fall under the umbrella of Innovation and Creativity but which can help with real business issues. The topics covered will help you solve problems, generate ideas, make decisions, formulate business strategy and engage the stakeholders of your business.
Innovation Without Tears
Innovation is great and solves many business issues like surviving and beating the competition. It gets overlooked though because some CEOs see too much pain in the way. What if I could highlight some of the potential issues and then we could solve them together? Wouldn't that be great?
Virtual Gardening, Planning But Different
Are you frustrated by traditional methods of planning or creating 'to do' lists? Maybe you find them too restrictive? Its nice to know what you have to do but sometimes the methods of capturing this information seems a little too rigid. Virtual gardening might be the answer you are looking for!
Science Fiction, It’s The Future
People often refer to the fact that Science Fiction becomes reality. It is not that strange as most Science Fiction is not created as a result of a wetted finger held in the breeze or gazing at tea leaves in the bottom of a cup.
It is perfectly possible to predict the future by looking out for 'weak signals'. These are signals, bits of information that are missed by most people who are not experts or who are not able to see patterns.
Goodbye 2021 Hello 2022
It is now the time to bid farewell to 2021 and look forward to 2022, a year that we hope will be much better for us all. But what do we need to keep in mind regarding Innovation and/or reinvention for next year? Scope and intensity will be key with a leaning towards innovation. The changes made in 2021 will gather pace, there is no going back.
The Secret To Innovation
The secret to innovation is …. that there is no secret! There are a few things to consider but these are definitely not secret.
Also, please do not believe that Innovation is the preserve of a select few, the Innovation Gurus that have sprung up everywhere. As the great Charles Handy once said ‘guru is just an American word for charlatan’. Once you have worked out what works for you, simply practise and repeat. There are however a couple of things to remember.
How Long Until Your Business Dies?
No I am not pretending to be the Grim Reaper and I am not referring to you, simply your business. How long do you think your business can carry on without some sort of change? With business lifecycles getting shorter you may not have as much time as you think!