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.

According to @IgnatiusPost, a US National Security Council spokesman said “we intend to make this invasion a strategic failure for Russia.” In response, Putin could 1) de-escalate, 2) do more of the same, or 3) escalate. The latter will be his instinct. What could he do? 1/5

CDL-Estonia has just launched as @creativedlab's 11th location @unitartu! With a new stream focused on digital society, CDL is looking for founders exploring commercial opportunities to creatively, securely, and responsibly digitize human societies.

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CDL-Estonia will infuse an advanced startup ecosystem with global capital and expertise

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Here’s a thought: the West should commit to giving as much in security assistance to Ukraine as it pays Russia for energy. Seems only fair…and would incentivise weaning ourselves off Russian oil and gas quicker than might otherwise happen. #SlavaUkraïni

We are deterred from direct military action in #Ukraine️ by Russia's nuclear weapons. Yet Putin is choosing not to be deterred by ours. The most recent manifestation of this is the US' postponement of an ICBM test in March and Russia's testing this week of its Sarmat ICBM.

1/2 Russia’s incompetent military performance is not just a function of organisation or tactics. It is clear that they are rotten to the core, as evidenced by multiple behaviours:

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According to @IgnatiusPost, a US National Security Council spokesman said “we intend to make this invasion a strategic failure for Russia.” In response, Putin could 1) de-escalate, 2) do more of the same, or 3) escalate. The latter will be his instinct. What could he do? 1/5

CDL-Estonia has just launched as @creativedlab's 11th location @unitartu! With a new stream focused on digital society, CDL is looking for founders exploring commercial opportunities to creatively, securely, and responsibly digitize human societies.

Image for twitter card

CDL-Estonia will infuse an advanced startup ecosystem with global capital and expertise

share.creativedestructionlab.com

Here’s a thought: the West should commit to giving as much in security assistance to Ukraine as it pays Russia for energy. Seems only fair…and would incentivise weaning ourselves off Russian oil and gas quicker than might otherwise happen. #SlavaUkraïni

We are deterred from direct military action in #Ukraine️ by Russia's nuclear weapons. Yet Putin is choosing not to be deterred by ours. The most recent manifestation of this is the US' postponement of an ICBM test in March and Russia's testing this week of its Sarmat ICBM.

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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