Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Coaching to Overcome the Ten Innovation Intractables

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If you could ask a series of question that might help unlock innovation blockages it would make such a difference to our innovation performance and engagement. I think this might need a good external facilitator as my recommendation, one who has deep innovation knowledge and expertise, able to manage the ‘dynamics’ within the room.

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The Connecting Art of Selling Outcome-Based Solutions

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The typical linear and often siloed mindset that we have for much of our innovation thinking within our business organizations has to rapidly fall away. We are in the ‘cusp’ of a fundamental change that technology, platforms, and connected ecosystems will bring into the mix for connecting and collaborating in dramatically different ways than the past.

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When Art and Science Combines for Innovation

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The powerful combination of designing and providing something that pushes our existing knowledge, our boundaries, understanding or expectations — and capturing it in thought, explanation, or detailing the discovery makes up the art and science of innovation. We just need to find even better and consistent ways to combine them continuously.

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Exploring Drivers of Innovation Change

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I always show a particular interest in statements claiming to have identified a relevant driver of innovation change, then to think through these. Let me offer mine since using the different drivers can give you new insights into your innovation activities plus also can prompt significant changes to freshen up your innovation portfolio.

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Disrupt, Destruct, Digital – The Way of Future Life?

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Are we always being extorted to disrupt our enterprises before someone else does? The constant threat of both those ‘known to us’ and those ‘unknown competitors’ who can simply raise money based on a disruptive concept, provide a different business model and, then attack tomorrow, leaves us with not a comfortable feeling does it?

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The CIO needs to Fuse Business and IT

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In the past twelve months or even more, I think there have been some exceptional reports and thinking coming out of Deliotte’s group, from its dedicated practice centers, their University Press and the Deliotte Consulting LLP, mostly from the US practice.

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