Category Archives: Growth

How to stay above the automation line

Why should you be more creative and innovative within your organisation? Because without this edge your job is, or will be, at risk. Just as many blue-collar workers have been replaced with automated production lines, technology will also automate many … Continue reading

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Business is a Journey: Pull over and ask for direction

A recent survey revealed that men clocked up over 276 miles a year aimlessly driving around lost with 12% refusing offers of help. The waste in time and money (apparently £2,000 over the lifetime) does not appear to be any … Continue reading

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Trouble with Twitter

Let me first state that I get social networking. Business is about connecting with people and communicating your value proposition. It’s about real engagement with your customers and both learning and prospering from that engagement. Both Facebook and LinkedIn have … Continue reading

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If only I could FAIL like Edison and Dyson

Edison was no stranger to failure; It reportedly took him 10,000 attempts before he perfected the light bulb. But Edison wasn’t unusual; failure really isn’t a stranger to innovation. James Dyson failed 5,126 times to create a bagless vacuum cleaner. Whilst his 5,127th attempt … Continue reading

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The Disruptive Power of Innovation: The End of HMV, Woolworths and Jessops is only the beginning.

In November 1942 Winston Churchill warned “This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is perhaps the end of the beginning.” The bankruptcy of Woolworths, Jessops and the likely fate of HMV … Continue reading

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Don’t outsource your motivation- 10 tips for self-motivation at work

Based on the number of  views  my previous post on Motivation received,  I seem to have hit a nerve and therefore, a topic worthy of a follow up with some tips and guidance for employees struggling with motivation at work. So … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Work

Innovation isn’t a topic for just your R&D department or in product development. Innovation should be on the board agenda and with each and every department and individual. Its a culture thing, its a vision thing, its a HR thing. … Continue reading

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2013: Three Resolutions To Embrace

Lead There isn’t a job title called leader; It isn’t a position, it’s an attribute.  Gandhi and Martin Luther King didn’t have positions of power, but it didn’t stop them leading and, more importantly, leading change. They did not have direct reports so being a manager or director are … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas: Download my book on innovation for free

Christmas is a time for giving and for the next 48 hours you can download my book on Business Innovation completely free. This is my Christmas gift to you.  No catch.  No registration.  No email harvesting. The offer has now expired … Continue reading

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Built to Last: Revisited

Built to Last by Jim Collins has sold millions since its publication in 1997 but 15 years on is it  working and is anyone still listening? The driver behind Jim Collins and Jerry Porras research was to find the magic … Continue reading

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