During my summer break from writing on the blog, I read a lot of articles on the innovation mindset. I am glad this became such an open topic lately. Stéphanie and I recognized that, years ago, as a cornerstone problem for most organizations getting serious about innovation. As with anything we work on, the way […]
Do you want to reboot your innovation mindset? Then, you have to look forward; not in your rearview mirror so much. You might look a tad crazy in the process. It actually means you start to let go of everyone’s preconceived ideas and shared wisdom. You enter the slightly weird zone of seeing what is […]
Because you know what the iPhone is, you probably take it for granted and see it as a mere evolution of its initial inception in 2007.
Hey, you’ve found us! Innovation is the change you bring to the market. Innovation is not measured by the number of patents or the volume of R&D expenses. It’s about how much you change the market. And in many ways, we believe that a restaurant chain can be more innovative than a pharmaceutical lab. Although […]
Since my TEDx talk “emotions at work” 4-5 years ago, I have been writing a few articles about how emotions can have a very useful place in companies and add value to innovation strategies. What I haven’t written about yet is what I’ve been doing these past few years in organisations to enable emotionally healthy […]
A glimpse in my current work on autonomous vehicles with a few (undisclosed) customers and how the innovation mindset in this market is rewritten as we speak.
I’m glad to be sharing this article about Claire Déprez, Innovative Management Programme Leader at Worldline, the youngest of the transformation leaders I’ve interviewed. I’ve met Claire in 2014 when she was a mentee in the mentoring pilot programme I designed for them. The year after, she became member of the voluntary mentoring coordination team. […]
So I’ve decided to continue the series of transformation leaders’ interviews and I’m starting this year with Thierry Zedda, a French engineer, currently working as a Performance and Portfolio Manager at DSM [one of the largest Dutch companies with 10 bill € in revenue, and employing over 20,000 people]. Going from engineering to finance to […]
We use innovation to say many things, which usually translates in being smart and fast about it. This is a wide-spread fallacy. Let’s understand why…
After trying not to sell stand-alone training programs for execs for so many years, we must admit that this is more necessary than ever. Let’s discuss what we want to offer and why:
Am I the only one that wonder why we still ask rock-star CEOs what was their recipe for success? I understand the father figure thing. But the 2019 market, its digital environment and socio-economics have nothing much to do with what they had to face in 2004. What can a Mark Zuckerberg or a Jeff Bezos […]
Some of our customers are already using this retainer-on-demand consulting format but most companies still contact us too early or too late to work on innovation projects. Too late, when they have thought through many points already and have engaged resources, they contact us to legitimize their approach or they hire us on a too […]