Helping Complex Organisations Innovate

Satisfied customers, enthusiastic employees, diminished competition
In the digital age, innovation is essential to meeting customer and employee expectations, and to avoiding disruption by competitors.

At Board and Senior Executive Team level, I support organisations seeking to innovate.

To understand more, have a look at my Manifesto, browse my recent Articles and News, or read About what brought me here.

You can also find me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

“…until you have turned a spark of creativity into revenues, profits, or improved performance on a process, …… all you have done is stuffed an idea into a locked box.”

Scott D Anthony

How can I help?

I have grappled with the challenge of innovation over a 40 year career in public service, the last 15 years of which have entailed leading large organisations through fundamental and constant change: from the Cold War, to Counter-Insurgency Campaigns, to the resurgence of Hostile States, latterly against the background of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

My experience of success and failure in this endeavour, the skills I have learnt and developed over time, my digital knowledge, and passion for innovation, have equipped me powerfully to help complex organisations with:

  • the definition of a process for arriving at a Strategy that will foster innovation,
  • testing the content of that Strategy, including the design of an innovation ecosystem, and
  • advising and mentoring leaders at all levels to ensure that Strategy is executed.
The intended result is not innovation for its own sake, but rather satisfied customers, enthusiastic employees, and diminished competition.

Just finished #ThePremonition by Michael Lewis. It is a book about government (anywhere) and the virus that is malignant obedience. Also interesting on crisis management and perverse incentives in private health care. But uplifting, and a story very well told. #FindTheL6

Applications are open for @creativedlab. If you're a founder looking to take your startup to the next level, CDL provides global mentorship, expert technical advice, and opportunities to raise capital. Time well spent.

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Calling all founders with massive ideas

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Found this when clearing out papers today. So amazing, it just has to be shared. Patton, commanding 7th Army, reporting on Bradley, II Corps; in 18 words. (Eisenhower used 5.) A year later Patton was Bradley's subordinate in 12th US Army Group.

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Patton on Bradley

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This is amazing.

This is amazing.
The New York Times @nytimes

A drone operator shot a short video in a Minneapolis bowling alley to rally support for the business. It was viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media and won high praise from Hollywood directors. https://nyti.ms/3l80Nhv

An amazing story shortly to be published, about Michael Strickland CMG, DSO, OBE, MM, CStJ, Star of Jordan, written by his son, Tim. "Strick" was a WW2 Royal Tank Regiment soldier who started as a Trooper (ie Private) and rose to General! Fear Naught

https://www.casematepublishing.co.uk/strick.html

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Just finished #ThePremonition by Michael Lewis. It is a book about government (anywhere) and the virus that is malignant obedience. Also interesting on crisis management and perverse incentives in private health care. But uplifting, and a story very well told. #FindTheL6

Applications are open for @creativedlab. If you're a founder looking to take your startup to the next level, CDL provides global mentorship, expert technical advice, and opportunities to raise capital. Time well spent.

Image for twitter card

Calling all founders with massive ideas

share.creativedestructionlab.com

Found this when clearing out papers today. So amazing, it just has to be shared. Patton, commanding 7th Army, reporting on Bradley, II Corps; in 18 words. (Eisenhower used 5.) A year later Patton was Bradley's subordinate in 12th US Army Group.

Image for twitter card

Patton on Bradley

www.mediafire.com

This is amazing.

This is amazing.
The New York Times @nytimes

A drone operator shot a short video in a Minneapolis bowling alley to rally support for the business. It was viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media and won high praise from Hollywood directors. https://nyti.ms/3l80Nhv

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Contact Me

I would be delighted to discuss how I can help you and your business to innovate successfully.

Office: 01225 612340

“The adaptive demands of our time require leaders who take responsibility without waiting for revelation or request. One can lead with no more than a question in hand.”

Ronald A Heifetz and Donald L Laurie