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weirdos and mavericks in whitehall

Weirdos And Mavericks In Whitehall?

Much has been made in the press of Dominic Cummings and his desire to appoint 'weirdos' to all parts of ...
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Are You Solving The Right Problem?

Out of all the people in the world, the people we tend to trust the most are probably doctors. We ...
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I Didn’t See That Coming – Do You Predict The Future?

Somehow, CEOs and small business owners seem to think that after a great disaster has befallen them, saying 'I didn't ...
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Opening doors

Why You Should Love Opening Doors

Have I gone mad? Last month it was paradoxes and now we have opening doors! Is it a real door ...
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What Is Creativity?

When you think about Creativity, what springs into your head? Does my question encourage you to think of names of ...
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innovation constipation

Innovation Constipation – Are You Sufferng?

Innovation Constipation? It sounds painful, is it? The answer to this question really does depend on your definition of pain ...
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No More Change Programs – Meet The Super Chameleon

No more change programs? Really? You are thinking that I must be out of my mind. Of course, a business ...
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How To Become More Unreasonable

No, this is not a manual to enable you to annoy your colleagues and friends. If you have not read ...
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innovation centre of excellence

Creating An Innovation Centre of Excellence

So you want to create an Innovation Centre of Excellence? Let us first check that we are speaking about the ...
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smart goals or massive goals

SMART goals are rubbish but massive goals are better

You may hear a lot of talk about SMART goals and then see lots of discussions (and possibly argument) afterward ...
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Innovation tips

Three Ways To Ensure Your Innovation Efforts Fail

As you might have guessed, I do not really want to see your Innovation efforts fail! I am not saying ...
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innovation on the radio

Late Morning Show, June 3rd 2019 – guest Louisa Ashforth

My weekly Late Morning Show on Radio Ramadhan broadcast on June 3rd, 2019.  My guest is the founder of LA ...
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