I simply enjoy innovation. I got ‘hooked’ ten years ago and have increasingly focused upon it until it is 100% of my business thinking and activities. I research across innovation, look to develop novel innovation solutions and frameworks that have real potential value to apply to different problems we all face in managing innovation. I provide these through a range of solutions that underpin my advisory, coaching and consulting work at http://www.agilityinnovation.com on supporting innovation for individuals, teams and organizations.
For me, innovation needs to enter the DNA of our organizations and our own individual make-ups. Here on this site, I try to work across different aspects to offer thoughts, ideas, advice and concepts to help each of us to understand innovation that little bit more.
Through my business, Agility Innovation Specialists, we deliberately set out to help grow your body of knowledge on innovation. Having this 100% focus we believe does provide the necessary additional intensity of focus needed for innovation success that someone who specialises can provide.
We research topics that relate to innovation for the future, applying what we learn to further develop organizations core innovation activity, offer appropriate advice on tools, techniques and frameworks so clients can achieve positive and sustaining results from their innovating activities. Web site: www.agilityinnovation.com
Recently a dedicated site for exploring the components of our ‘fitness’ make-up for innovation, is outlining my working towards an approach that can model what is dynamic and not that improves innovation performance. There are clearly dependencies and this evolving model attempts to provide answers to current performance gaps, and where to put a greater focus upon, to improve the innovation performance engine in capability and capacity building, to raise the game and align it more into the strategic needs. This dedicated site can be found at www.innovationfitnessdynamics.com
As for my personal journey of how I got to this point I can only say it has been varied, challenging but full of fun and learnings. This has taken me to live and work in Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Malaysia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, USA, Australia, and recently eleven years in Singapore, starting up businesses, turning them around or simply accelerating them and achieving their footprint within the world. This has been in senior positions within global corporations or through supporting others in different forms of collaborations or advisory activities.
In mid 2008 I moved back to Switzerland from Singapore and presently focus my time between Asia and Europe for this innovation practice and its related sister company (www.hocaconsulting.com) that focuses upon related subjects important to growing organisations capability in today’s world but keeping innovation central to the framing solutions. I work and move between my preferred bases of Switzerland and Singapore.
Innovation as a source for our growth fascinates me. I hope I can share some of this passion with you here on this site as I search for the DNA makeup of innovation.
Voted into the top three innovation bloggers for 2011 and also again for 2012 on a leading Global Innovation Community- Innovation Excellence- , go to http://bit.ly/tWE1oX for the 2011 top 40 and in 2012 go to http://tinyurl.com/ayj2fdn
Also voted as one of the top 50 tweeters on the subject of innovation su.pr/4U9EBB .
These accolades are highly appreciated and valued- they inspire me to keep innovating in my own way, developing the theory and practice as well as help me in my own work.
I believe I can contribute to the wider innovation community we are all part of to support the innovation activities we all need to undertake through advising, coaching, writing and mentoring on innovation as well as through my consulting work to stimulate others