What is new management? One of the problems with our current approach to management is that we treat team members as objects or just ‘resources’ that assigned to roles. We do this regardless of their individual competencies, personal preference or level of commitment. The traditional approach Many managers attend traditional management training, or have learned from […]
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A key element of business today is good communication skills. If you have good communication skills then you are able to influence people effectively, motivate them towards their goals and inspire the confidence that you can achieve them. You need to engage well with your colleagues, communicate well with your team, listen to your customers […]
Kung Hey Fat Choy 恭禧發財- Happiness and Prosperity, in this year of the Monkey. On February 8th 2016, the Chinese year of the Monkey began. Every year is governed by a different animal (in a cycle of twelve) and each animal has different qualities and prospects. The Chinese horoscope tells us that these will have […]
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” John F Kennedy. 1961 It is hard to imagine the impact of this bold statement, looking back from our vantage point of the next […]
We humans often think of ourselves as superior beings; the only beings capable of rational thought and invention. So I was intrigued to read in Times recently that far from being bird brains, crows are actually quite bright.
Successful innovators know that great ideas don’t just come from R&D departments, but from people working on the ‘front-line’, customers, suppliers, even competitors. These are the people who are likely to know what the problems really are. They also know that the more ideas there are, the more likely one of them will be great. […]
In a very rash moment yesterday, I have decided to post a new idea every working day on twitter until I reach 101.
Are you stuck for ideas to take your business forward?
Next time you have a meeting why not spend 10 minutes of thinking creatively at the start? Ask this question: what are the most unlikely ways you could use a…..
Big companies generally have more resources for Innovation, but smaller companies can still learn from what they do. Here are some ideas from the most Innovative, based on a recent BCG (Boston Consulting Group) survey of 1,070 senior executives to find the worlds most Innovative companies.
You have probably experienced conventional brainstorming before, where someone stands in front of a flip chart and write up ideas one at a time. This person will usually only write up the ideas they like and understand. About 4 hours later, you have maybe 50 ideas. Would you like a way to generate more ideas, […]
Developing and Implementing Ideas According to independent reports, you are more than 3 times as likely to be a successful business if you have new ideas. As a recent government report on Innovation states, without new ideas, companies in the UK will be unable to compete successfully against new products and services developing economies are […]
“Business innovation is a vital ingredient in raising the productivity, competitiveness and growth potential of modern economies.” Business innovation is a key element to entrepreneurship and anyone who aspires to be either an entrepreneur (external entrepreneurship) or an intrapreneur (internal entrepreneurship). Essentially, Innovation is the successful exploitation of new good business ideas. These can be […]