5 Rules for Working from Home

5 Rules for Working from Home

As the Coronavirus starts to bite, more and more people will be asked to work from home. When I worked for Boots the Chemists, my days ‘working from home’ generally comprised of watching daytime TV programmes, doing the odd crossword, playing my guitar, making endless...
5 Sources of Innovation Ideas

5 Sources of Innovation Ideas

Transformational innovations seem obvious once they’re seen through the rear-view mirror. It’s only when you have to look at the blank, open road of possibilities in front of you that developing innovative new ideas seems a tad more difficult! Take Starbucks, for...
13 Characteristics of Innovation Leaders

13 Characteristics of Innovation Leaders

Strategic advances are not made through problem solving; they are made when organisations become the first to find a profitable way to exploit new opportunities. Resolving problems is about dealing with the past, not the future. Problem solving may help you drive...
5 Wrong Ways To Deliver Innovation

5 Wrong Ways To Deliver Innovation

Innovation has never been more important to companies as it is now. The recession is creating new needs and new forms of value are needed to fulfill them. Yet there remains a yawning gulf between business leaders’ rhetoric on innovation and the reality on the ground....
What Market Are You Really In?

What Market Are You Really In?

When Apple first launched its ground-breaking iPad, the comment that made me really stop and listen was when Steve Jobs said that Apple were now the world’s largest player in the mobile devices market.   It struck me that Apple’s perception of its market had...
The Resistance To Change Formula

The Resistance To Change Formula

Twenty years ago, an expert in organisational development and organisational change introduced me to the ‘resistance to change’ formula. I’ve used it ever since to better manage any business projects – which means all business projects!! – involving a change in...