I believe all good things are Purpose-Made. I don’t buy the multi-functional, all-purpose nonsense of marketing. Great leaders have a Purpose, Brands need a meaningful Purpose and even People need […]
“The important and difficult job is never to find the right answers, it is to find the right question.” Peter Drucker.
From young we learn the value of the right Answer. Questions are the domain of authority, they are posed by parents, educators and later on bosses. We spend a large part of early life learning the Answers to Questions, preparing ourselves for the highest level of Questions and Answers: Examinations. The average new recruit has had to pass more than 500 significant tests to get into their chosen career. This pre-ocuppation with Test and Answers creates an Answer Culture which we carry with us into life. We fear the unanswerable Question. It’s only by asking many though-provoking question about a presenting problem that we are able to formulate the final and Queen of Innovation Questions, the HOW MIGHT WE question.A HMW question when crafted well holds two things:
An understanding of the underlying problem AND it opens the door to where the answer might lie (provides direction).
A good HMW statement should enliven your brain and start ideas flowing. A weak HMW statement, feels heavy and leaves you in problem territory with no doors to the solution.
An Innovation Day provides an opportunity to Excite, Empower and to Experience Innovation in your Company. Those that participate in an Innovation Day not only bond with their co-workers and […]
What is surprising about the habits of Innovators is that they are not unique to the adult world. In fact we were probably at the height of our Innovativeness when we were just Five Years Old.
Imagine you have just been tasked to overhaul an ailing product or service, you could spend time improving all aspects, but this is time consuming and costly so how can […]
The World Economic forum released their 2011 Global Competitiveness Report this week. The 544 page report provides a glowing picture of the competitiveness of the Singapore Economy (ranked 2nd globally, after Switzerland) and some rich insight into Singapore’s less than glowing performance on the 12th pillar to Competiveness, Innovation.
Change is hard. And at its core, Innovation is about Change. Think how hard it is to make change in your personal life, now magnify that difficulty by the power […]
Dear Brand (this goes for humans too), if you want to be more interesting and memorable then Be Less into Yourself and Be More into What People are Into. Slogans […]
As someone who has lived in the world of branding and ideas for a long time, I am constantly astounded as to how few senior management really understand what a […]
Our Left Brain approach to business makes us predisposed to solving problems by rational means. So when we face a problem like “How do we get people to drink more […]