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About paul4innovating

I simply enjoy researching innovation, applying this to provide novel solutions and advice, coaching and consulting to individuals, teams and organizations through my business, Agility Innovation Specialists (www.agilityinnovation.com.) As an advisory business we aim to stimulate and deliver sound innovation practice, researching topics that relate to innovation for the future, as well as align innovation specifically to organizations core capabilities. I was voted into the top three contributors for 2011 on leading Global Innovation Community www.innovationexcellence.com. Go to http://bit.ly/tWE1oX

Are you dependent on other’s best practices?

I often wonder if “best practice” is actually a hidden drug within our organizations that everyone simply craves to be taking. Why do so many advisory organizations promote best practice? Simply because those in the organization constantly feel under pressure … Continue reading

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Redesigning the organizations middle for a new innovation shape.

Let’s admit it; our middle management needs a radical makeover, a new fitness regime to make us far more ‘innovation fit’. Most organizations do need to change their middle management structures as they are far from that necessary ‘fitness for … Continue reading

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Risk: Understanding Your Scope of Reach from Your Grasp.

We were not born as risk-takers but we can develop it through our own growing self-actualization, creativity, a pursuit for growth and enjoying that feeling of being stretched. Well some of us do, but sadly most tend to become risk-avoiding … Continue reading

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Exploring the Value Of Your Innovation Capital

      Following on from my last post of “Place your future bets- invest in Innovation Capital” which outlined the significant contribution innovation capital plays in our economic growth, let me offer some further thoughts on its value to … Continue reading

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Place Your Future Bets – Invest In Innovation Capital

Recognizing the value of our innovation-related assets is where the ‘smart money’ should go. To gain growth and to improve productivity is through innovation. We need to translate knowledge into new values. When you pause and consider the make-up of … Continue reading

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Recognizing your type of innovation leader

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few- they make it happen as they are the heavyweights that have the final say. We all need to recognize the type of innovation leadership personality … Continue reading

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Building upon four key wealth creating pillars

Most rooms we enter have four sides; they provide the structure to build upon. Presently in many of our economies, particularly in the West, we are struggling to find real growth; we are limited on our wealth-creating possibilities. Why is … Continue reading

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Exploring Diffusion and Adoption for Innovation – Part 3

One of my favorite books is “Dealing with Darwin- how great companies innovate at every phase of their evolution” written by Geoffrey Moore. It is well worth a read. When you work through his other books and connected thinking of … Continue reading

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Exploring Diffusion and Adoption of Innovation – Part 2

The future within our engagements will determine diffusion and adoption It is all about letting go but also grabbing more at the same time, and then finding ‘it’. Technology has opened up the door to both scale and fragmentation and … Continue reading

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Exploring Diffusion and Adoption for Innovation – Part 1

According to Professor Clayton Christensen and drawn from his book “Seeing What’s Next: Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change”, by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony, and Erik A. Roth published by Harvard Business School Press, the … Continue reading

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