• Why Big Teams Keep Getting Bigger

    Why Big Teams Keep Getting Bigger

    Large teams, like large movie studios, are more likely to generate sequels than produce anything new Read more

  • What To Do When You’ve Become A Legacy Organisation

    What To Do When You’ve Become A Legacy Organisation

    The outside world can push you into Day 2 if you won’t or can’t embrace powerful trends quickly. If you fight them, you’re probably fighting the future. Embrace them and you have a tailwind Jeff Bezos Highlight of my week was the annual get together of the Disruptive Innovators Network, back in person after three […] Read more

  • Turning Constraints Into Innovation Opportunities

    Turning Constraints Into Innovation Opportunities

    As we enter a further period of economic uncertainty we will undoubtedly see a slash and burn approach to cost reduction in many of our organisation’s. An impending crisis often triggers suboptimal decision making that tends to focus on survival and forgets about investing in the future. Talent is lost only to be re-recruited again […] Read more

  • The Unintended Consequence of Putting People in Boxes

    The Unintended Consequence of Putting People in Boxes

    The world’s population will reach 8 billion sometime in November 2022, and each one of those people has a different personality, different background and different set of values – making us all unique. You wouldn’t know it though if you looked at how we design interactions with users in the social sector. I recently saw […] Read more

  • Understanding The System Beats Recruiting People Every Time

    Understanding The System Beats Recruiting People Every Time

    How much better off would we ALL be, if all the resources poured pointlessly into chasing talent were instead poured into understanding systems, and systems thinking? The Quintessential Group This week I got the opportunity to speak at the prestigious Archbishop’s Palace, a place steeped in history and first mentioned in the Domesday Book nearly […] Read more

  • Few People Get Promoted For Asking Difficult Questions

    Few People Get Promoted For Asking Difficult Questions

    Research indicates that even when everyone within a group recognizes who the subject matter expert is, they defer to that member just 62% of the time; when they don’t, they listen to the most extroverted person   Khalil Smith Innovation must be founded on a deep understanding of the problem we are seeking to solve. It takes a […] Read more

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