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I write to disrupt your thinking. In these blog posts I try and challenge, stretch and inspire new ideas & conversations.

Let’s think about creativity in a new way

Here is a new way to think about creativity By using a different metaphor. Creativity as a switch. Using this perspective you and your group or team could switch on your creativity and then switch it off - in an instant. Depending on the situation you could switch on...

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What is a Team Problem Solving Culture?

[learn_more caption="Click here to learn more"]Culture plus process equals breakthrough solutions There are numerous articles, posts and content around team problem solving processes. Basically these involve a number of steps: 1. Defining the problem 2. Generating...

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Why leaders need to become multi-thinkers

Shifting leadership thinking from single to multi In 1983, Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, in a book called Frames of Mind proposed a Theory of Multiple Intelligences rather than a single, general one. I am suggesting we extend his theory by having a Theory of...

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The 70/20/10 Leadership Thinking Formula

The Leadership Thinking success formula In the Marketing and Innovation space there is a 70, 20, 10 formula: - 70% of your innovation efforts should be on your current business, products and markets - 20% on adjacent or near-by markets or related products (e.g. think...

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Here is the formula for exponential growth

Exponential Thinking x Exponential Technologies Much of the excitement and the focus of leaders today is on the growth of exponential technologies. Think AI, Robotics, IoT, AR, VR, 3D Printing, Social Media Platforms etc etc These technologies are upending traditional...

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Exponential Thinking is the most important leadership skill?

If you cannot think in an exponential way - you're toast! A few years ago, IBM conducted a survey among CEO's around the world which found that creativity is the most important leadership quality. As far as I know this research has not been repeated or replicated. I...

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How do you learn a new skill?

5 Principles to Learn a New Skill I am a great fan of Anders Ericsson, a Professor at Florida State University. Anders is an expert on expertise and human performance. He is the author of what some people call the 10,000 hour rule. This is the idea that expertise in...

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What is 100x Innovation?

The 100x Innovation Starting Point In the 100x Innovation System, innovation is defined as: Anything, new or different that potentially creates value. It can be a 1x change, idea or solution (e.g. a walking meeting) right up to a 10x game-changing product or a 100x...

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The Three Horizons vs 100x Innovation

What is the Three Horizons Framework? In 1999, the book -- The Alchemy of Growth was published. It's authors Mehrdad Baghai, Stephen Coley and David Clark studied a number of high growth organisations and as a result developed The Three Horizons Framework. Since that...

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“Imagination @Speed is more important than knowledge (with due deference to Mr Einstein).”

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