Happy Birthday To Us!

This blog is one year old today! Thank you for all your comments, feedback and insights. I look forward to your continued involvement in our second year. Very best wishes Stuart

No Empowerment = No Innovation

No business can continuously and consistently deliver exciting new innovations without the drive, commitment and creativity of its people. As businesses grow, however, the entrepreneurialism that characterised its initial success can be ground down by the...

Are You An Integrated Innovator?

Strategic advances are made when organisations become the first to find a profitable way to exploit new opportunities. These opportunities may be created by changes in customer tastes, technology, economics or other external factors, or, more likely, a combination of...

Innovation: Exploit The Unexpected

Managers value predictability; it gives them a sense of control over external events. In my experience, results that do not match initial expectations are not normally welcomed, and actions are quickly put in place to restore performance to expected levels. Even...

Mind The Gaps

If you are doing little to find solutions to your customers’ unmet, and often unspoken needs, you will be unlikely to transform your business performance. Transformational innovation occurs when a business finds a way to meet a need that customers didn’t know they...

Should You Be More Selfish?

I am increasingly convinced that success requires a certain level of selfishness that many managers and executives are simply unwilling to reach. Rather than run the risk of upsetting one of their colleagues, or, even worse, their boss, they toe the line and end up...

Mark Turrell Testimonial

For the past few months I have been helping Nelsons Natural Healthcare to identify major new sources of sales and profit growth. I’m grateful to UK Managing Director, Mark Turrell, for sharing his assessment of the results we have achieved.